3 stars · fiction · series · young adult

Eternal Dreams: The Curse of Memories by Christopher Compton

Eternal Dreams : The Curse of Memories

Book 1

author : christopher compton

pages : [paperback] 228

favorite characters : salvador & adora

summary :

Eternal Dreams is a fiction fantasy tale about six teenage friends who escape into a dream world to hide away from the horrors of their own lives, only to find that reality is catching up to them anyway. Drephoria, the name of the stunning dream world created from their collective minds, will test the limits of their friendship, break the balance between good and evil and prove the true value of memories and the imagination.

The first book in the trilogy, “The Curse of Memories,” focuses on the central character Kail and his dark past, told through memories, while simultaneously introducing the rest of his friends (known as The Inseparable Six) and the other strange and deadly inhabitants of Drephoria. Pitted against the dark queen Malise and her legendary allies known as The Forgotten Four, Kail and his friends must rid their world of evil before they lose themselves forever. Nostalgic, thrilling, heart-breaking, and consistently memorable, Eternal Dreams is a fantasy at its finest

review :

The Curse of Memories started off slow for me. If you do pick up this book, I highly recommend sticking with it, because as the plot built so did my interest. The dialogue was stilted, I have to admit, but the scenes painted in the descriptions were fantastic. As soon as Kail and his friends travel to the world of Drephoria, made completely of their dreams, you begin the see the true nature and potential of the characters. Everything in unpredictable and nothing is safe. The settings are exactly what you’d think would come out of dream, parts of the real world mixed with the absurd and magical. And then of course there’s an important quest thrown in.

Kail was the character that interested me the most because he’s the one we get to hear from and we know that he’s hiding something. Every time he was caught in his memories, those were my favorite scenes because I wanted so desperately to know what had happened to make him the person he was. While it was a little predictable, trying to see how he might change and develop as the book went along, I definitely didn’t mind the journey.

I really want to continue onto the next book of this series to find out what happens next! Because this book got better as it went along, I’m hoping that same thing will happen throughout this trilogy. There’s so much to be explored with the other characters that I’m hoping, if it’s still focused on Kail, that he’ll interact with them more and ways that’ll show us another side of them. It’ll be awesome.

I’d recommend this book to fans of quests, dream-like settings, and fantastical things. If you’re looking for fully fleshed-out characters, this might not be the read for you.

 3/5 stars

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