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This was such an amazing bookI am never onna forget this I loved each and every word of it Malorie Blackman s writing style was so wonderful the first person thing throughout the story made me feel what the character was feeling what the people were feeling the fear the emotion everything There was so much raw emotion in this book Amazing No one writes like Malorie Blackman does And the plot was just awesome Loved every bit Rating clarification 45 starsFavourite book of the month Great premise full review in a few days FULL REVIEW For my pre read thoughts and reasons for reviewing please visit From the Shadows I Review This is my favourite Malorie Blackman book of the month without a shadow of a doubt While I didn t find it scary I did find myself etting drawn into the story and losing hours of my life by just becoming enthralled by the stories Each nightmare has an individual voice to it but still feels like a part of the overall plan of things I have to say that I feel like a lot of those nightmares could actually happen in our world The premise is an interesting one the ability to hide from your own worst nightmares by jumping into those of others is something I think I d uite like to do Knowing people s deepest darkest secrets would help make people seem eual to me we re all scared of something The dark s one of my worst fears What about you The writing is some of Malorie s best in my opinion the words flowed together painting beautiful pictures of things no one wants to happen Her writing is Something That Just Comes that just comes talent and experience and I m in awe of herKyle He s our main character and nightmare jumper He s an interesting character and is difficult for me to pin down I did like him but he was so filled with pain and uilt but as I read his story I came to see why and I felt for him I understood To be honest if I was him I d have played my cards in exactly the same way I felt like I wanted to stage an intervention for him but he s intelligent than most people in the world because he figures out what he needs to do to feel better about himself and life in eneral That s something most people don t manage in than a lifetimeRachel Rachel s a bit special in the sense that she s not what she appears to be That makes it really hard for me to tell you about her without spoilers but she s the only other main character I always felt a bit weird about her Something felt off about her and I didn t buy into what she was saying at first She knew way too much I m not sure if I m making sense I et what I mean thoughFavourite nightmare Robby s Robby s nightmare was a highlight it was a nice edge into dystopia and I think it d make a fabulous novel A lot of the others felt like they were all they needed to be but this one has depth to it and a whole back story that I want to explore I do feel like having it in here undersells it I want And just as a coincidence Robby s nightmare is page 99 So I m The Nine of Us going to use it as a sly way to promote this My Page 99 Test of The Stuff of NightmaresOverall this is a reallyood set of stories weave into a bigger story arc I love the idea and I love how Malorie presented it The writing was amazing and the pace was incredible I think it s a challenge to make short stories the right length and Ms Blackman does it time and time again in this story The way she d snap back to the present situation to build up tension and anticipation was a stroke of enius as far as I m concerned Malorie Blackman is one of those highly loved authors by the younger readers and from what I can ather this is one of those books that people either adore or *they sit on the side about I think the latter is mostly due * sit on the side about I think the latter is mostly due people comparing it to her highly acclaimed Noughts Crosses seriesHaving had only this experience with Malorie Blackman I can say I really enjoyed the book Her writing style is really engaging managing to pull the reader into the story easily as well as managing to hold their attention well I feel as though the title of the book oversells the horror aspect of the story yet it is full of suspense and I would recommend it as a read so long as people are willing to approach it with an open mind and do not compare it to her Noughts Crosses series which seems to muddy the water somewhat when it comes to this book I went on a bit of a binge this past summer and read way too many books at one o Kyle has always been afraid of things especially dying Whilst on a train on a school
the main character Kyle help him conuer hisChange The Main Character Kyle
nightmare However it is like the thirteen nightmares are just surrounded by a plot ratherHowever it is like the thirteen nightmares are just surrounded by a plot rather the plot including the nightmares if that makes sense sorry if it doesn t However you could also say that this book has fourteen plots I m really sorry I m making this sound confusing Basically the plot of this book is amazing and you should read itFinally the characters I loved every single Character And Reading This and reading this I think I ve come to believe that you et to know someone much better by their nightmares than by when they re awake I loved each and every character even though we knew about some than others I even enjoyed the nightmare of The StrangerYep that s it The Perils of Pursuing a Prince (Desperate Debutantes, guys My review of The Stuff of Nightmares Iive this book a 5 out of 5 At first I didn t really connect with the characters and I think the dreams may have been too uick to be able to do that but I enjoyed reading it Some of the dreams had The Barracks Thief and Selected Stories great endings and were reallyrippingFavourite character Rachel Couldn t finish this book I d heard of Malorie Blackman and knew second hand that she was a very ood author but I just didn t like her styleThe plot now that I think of it was uite interesting but I thought it could have been done better or in different circumstances Most of all I just didn t like the way it was narrated Too much first person far too much Most of it wasn t even necessary though I suppose since all the nightmares were personal then it made sense but not if Kyle was actually inside their head and watching them Then the first person nonsense was rather redundantI m actually disappointed that I didn t enjoy this book and rather confused that I couldn t even make myself finish it I did make it past half way however and naughtily I read the last page Probably wouldn t have been worth it anyway I read this as part of the carnegie longlist 2010 and on balance having read Noughts Crosses was disappointed as I felt that Malorie Blackman wasn t presenting anything new The title also oversold the horror element However having said that I am about to recommend it to a colle An athletic kid who runs to shake off his lingering anxieties faces a horrific event that marks his life permanantly Kyle who looks forward to his annual school trip and another way to escape his monotonous personal life survives the train wreakage after it is crushed and mangled after the impact Being the only survivor he adventures through the carriage desperately searching for anyone else conscious when he realises he can slip into the minds of the corpses across the train After he is drawn into the minds of his limp classmates Kyle becomes aware that it is not only him who experiences the consuming terror and fear thats eats on As they do in John Oliver s hometown in England I do my Halloween stuff well mostly read horror themed books in February as well So keeping up with that impromptu tradition I picked this up At first I was liking it well enough I was like imme contemporary diverse authors no need to Walter Mosley this up Let s face it we are not Luke Cage But a uarter of way in it started to The Commodore (Aubrey/Maturin, go downhill and I suddenly realized this was rather a bland offering Whenever I read badly written books I think of Stephen King I know there is no correlation between those two things It is just that King has written so much on how not to write badly that I can t not think of him or his advice when I chance upon horrendous writing Nicest thing I can say about this novel is that it is properly written and that it srammatically sound But that s probably by default I was Dare Mighty Things going toive it only one star Then I bumped it up to three because some of the stories in it were really The Texas Rangers Heiress Wife great From any number of them a better book could have sprung but those stories did buttress this mess and it is worth a skim because of that In an odd way this does remind me of an infinitely better novel Gargoyle by David Andrews I hope Andrews has written another book by now Even though I had loved Gargoyle for some reason I disliked it immensely tooAnd I ll admit there is something to living through the nightmares of others That s scarring in a way that even our own rotten dreams are not Incidentally I bought this book with airl who is than just a friend and yet she is less than what she could be. Now burns with the desire to live and to live without fear But will Death release him.