Sunday, December 15, 2013

Lucid by Adriene Stolz & Ron Bass

Title: Lucid
Author: Adriene Stoltz & Ron Bass
Pages: 352
Published: October 3rd 2012 by Razorbill 

Summary: What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?

Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different—except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.

The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.

This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.


Lucid is a story about Sloane and Maggie both teenagers. Sloane is an actress trying to make her name in Hollywood. She also has a life style that most teenagers don't have. She goes to auditions instead of classrooms, has a parent whose not in the picture all that much because she works at Vogue magazine. She also has a little sister who she feels is her only best friend. Then there's Maggie who is just like every other teenage girl. She goes to school, has her set of friends, does photography, but she also did lose her best friend one night. Both girls struggle with the idea of sleep. When one goes to bed they dream of the other girls life. 

I loved the premise of Lucid. I always love reading about dream worlds and sleep. Each chapter is about each of the girls life. You see each girl struggle through out their ordinary day, and how Sloane goes to therapy to cope with her dream life and her struggle with her mia mother. 

The end felt rushed and terrible. This book would have received four stars, but I was not impressed with the ending. It confused me, and I'm not easily confused when it comes to reading things. It became too much of a blur and it happened really quickly. It felt choppy. I think if they weren't trying to rush it it would have made it a little bit cleaner for an ending.