Dreamseeker (Dreamwalker – 2) by CS Friedman
When Jessica Drake learned that her DNA didn’t match that of her parents, she had no idea that the search for her heritage would put her family’s lives in danger, or force her to cross into another world. In an alternate Earth dominated by individuals with unnatural powers called Gifts, Jessica learned that there was a curse within her blood, one so feared that all who possessed it were destroyed on sight. For she was a Dreamwalker, and the same dark Gift that would allow her to enter the dreams of others would eventually destroy her mind and spread insanity to all those around her.
Now she is back with her family, but there is no peace to be found. Her childhood home has been destroyed, her mother’s mind is irreparably damaged, and the Gift of the Dreamwalkers is beginning to manifest in her in terrifying ways.
When a stranger invades her dreams and creatures from her nightmares threaten to cross into the waking universe, Jessica knows she must return to the alternate Earth where she was born and seek allies… even if doing so means she must bargain with those she fears the most.
We pick up the story shortly after Jessica, her brother, and the rest get back to this world. Jesse has closed that bridge but that doesn’t mean that there are no other paths back to this world. Jesse’s mother has never really recovered after the attack in Dreamwalker. It has been up to Jesse to take care of everyone. But then she starts having nightmares of strange creatures and she is afraid of going insane. Jesse decides that the best course of action is to go back stop those that are trying to kill her.
This story picks up right after Dreamwalker. Jesse’s mother has never really recovered and Jesse has picked up the slack. But when she starts having nightmare she figures that she better go back and stop those that are after her. The part I liked was the different abilities and about Shadows. I would have loved to learn more about the Shadows.
I admit that it has been a while since I read Dreamwalker and it took me a little bit to remember what happened. But even then it seems that things have gone in a different direction. Devon and Rita didn’t have that draw like in the first book. Then I was thinking that there was going to be more romance since it was hinted at pretty heavy but I didn’t really see that here.
Overall I did like Dreamseeker. It does seem weaker than Dreamwalker so I hope Dreamweaver will fill in some spots.
I received Dreamseeker for free in exchange for an honest review.