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Book: Screamcatcher – Web World

Screamcatcher – Web World by Christy J. Breedlove

Publisher: Fire & Ice Young Adult Books

Have you ever had a nightmare? A reoccurring nightmare? They are the worst! Our protagonist Jory Pike knows all about it. After her parents’ death she keeps having nightmares. She doesn’t believe in old Indian lore even though she’s half Chippewa, but she is willing to try anything to get rid of the nightmares. Even using a dream catcher.

It couldn’t hurt, right? Unfortunately for her, the ancient dreamcatcher she uses has had its fill of horrible nightmares. During a sleepover with her friends, while Jory has another one of her nightmares, she and three of her friends are sucked into the world of the dreamcatcher. A parallel universe filled with the worst nightmares one can imagine.

Parallel World With Your Worst Nightmares

Christy J. Breedlove created a dreamcatcher world filled with violence, deception and a lot of horrible creatures. At first it reminded me a little of  “The Walking Dead”, mostly because it seemed to be a desolate universe. But instead of zombies there were a whole lot of other creatures to worry about. And not long after our friends end up in the web the parallels I saw with The Walking Dead disappeared and it became its own world.

I liked the book. I enjoyed how it grabs back to Indian folklore, which is something I haven’t seen a lot in stories yet. The story is original and it made for a nice change from all the YA Fantasy books I’ve read in a while. I did think that Jory seemed to be able to solve all the riddles and quests rather easily. I guess I would have liked it a little more if she had a little more “trouble” solving it all. But non-the-less I like the uniqueness of this book.

If you want to read an original YA Fantasy storyline based on Indian folklore this book is definitely for you. It is pretty fast paced and makes for a great change from the regular YA stories.

Rating: 3/5

Screamcatcher – Web World is available now

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Christy J. Breedlove in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. All opinions are my own.

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