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by Smith, Lindsay, 1984-

Format: Print Book 2015
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
Available (4)
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Fiction TEEN FICTION Smith
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Teen Department - Teen Fiction
Call Number  TEEN FICTION Smith
Monroeville Public Library Teen Books Y SMITH LINDSAY
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Teen Books
Moon Township Public Library Young Adult Fiction YA F SMITH Lindsay
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA F SMITH Lindsay
Shaler North Hills Library Young Adult Fiction YA SMITH
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Young Adult Fiction
Call Number  YA SMITH

A high-concept, fantastical espionage novel set in a world where dreams are the ultimate form of political intelligence.

Livia is a dreamstrider. She can inhabit a subject's body while they are sleeping and, for a short time, move around in their skin. She uses her talent to work as a spy for the Barstadt Empire. But her partner, Brandt, has lately become distant, and when Marez comes to join their team from a neighboring kingdom, he offers Livia the option of a life she had never dared to imagine. Livia knows of no other dreamstriders who have survived the pull of Nightmare. So only she understands thestakes when a plot against the Empire emerges that threatens to consume both the dreaming world and the waking one with misery and rage.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Livia is a dreamstrider, able to jump into another person's body by traveling through the dream world a handy talent for someone involved in intelligence work on behalf of the Barstadt Empire. She doesn't have much faith in her abilities, but she is the last stand against Barstadt's enemies and their plan to resurrect an ancient evil known as Nightmare. Smith (Sekret, 2014) creates a plausible alternate world for her combination spy-romance novel, but her strength is the scenes she creates as part of the espionage story line. The book is slow to start and somewhat repetitive in the beginning, but once Livia and partner (and potential love interest) Brandt are fully immersed in their pursuit of the bad guys, the pace quickens and so will readers' pulses. This blending of political intrigue with the world of the subconscious will appeal to fans of Kit Alloway's Dreamfire (2015) and the sci-fi variant Mindwalker, by A. J. Steiger (2015).--Welch, Cindy Copyright 2015 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Smith (Sekret and Skandal) returns with another spy-centric novel, this one set in a richly imagined fantasy world where the citizens of the Barstadt Empire pray to a godlike Dreamer for protection, while those in the Land of the Iron Winds labor to restore the long-defeated Nightmare to glory and terror. Meek and fearful Livia, once a lowly tunneler, has risen in importance because of her ability to enter a person's dreams. Livia's rare skill-called dreamstriding-allows her to inhabit and control the bodies and minds of unsuspecting generals and traitors while they sleep, making her the ideal spy. Her lack of self-confidence in her abilities can grate, however, in addition to endangering Livia and her mission. Smith narrates exciting scenes of espionage via dreamstriding and showdowns against the forces of Nightmare, yet the narrative drags when Livia's self-doubts take center stage. A love triangle involving a boy of a higher station and one of questionable heritage unfolds amid Livia's attempts to fight off Nightmare and come into her own. Ages 12-up. Agent: Ammi-Joan Paquette, Erin Murphy Literary Agency. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Dreams -- Fiction.
Fantasy fiction.
Young adult fiction.
Publisher New York :2015
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Dream strider
Language English
Description 394 pages : map ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781626720428
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