Thursday, September 13, 2012

Review: Lucid by Adrienne Stolz & Ron Bass

Author: Adrienne Stolz & Ron Bass
Title: Lucid
Publication: October 2, 2012
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: Contemporary
Rating: 3 out 5
Source: Around the World Arc Tours
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.

Thoughts: Two girls living completely different lives but are connected by their dreams. They have the same name Sloane Margaret Jameson and each have suffered devastating loses in their lives. They have become accustomed to dreaming about the other and are okay with it until each one meets the guy of their dreams. Things are getting fuzzy now and the girls aren't sure which reality exists and which one is the fantasy. But one thing is certain they both stand to lose much more than either is ready to give up.

Maggie: Aspiring actress, loving sister and scared. She is afraid to love or be loved. She's certain of herself but at the same time she has the vulnerability. She lives in a one parent household but her mother is hardly there and she has taken on most of the responsibility for her sister. She comes off as older than she is but at times she seems so young. Then Maggie meets a young man that could be just what she's been waiting for but can he handle the other woman in her life, Sloane. Will he think she is crazy? Will he leave?

Sloane: Normal girl, photographer for the school yearbook and heartbroken. She is fortunate to have both her parents but she holds this anger towards her mother for some reason. She is also afraid to let someone in. Sloane is still grieving the loss of her best friend. She gets along with everyone not really in one particular clique until she meets a boy that changes everything. Can she risk telling him about Maggie? Will he believe her?

I liked both girls, maybe Maggie just a tad more than Sloane but they each are great characters. This book is crazy and I'm still trying to figure out which girl is real because the ending was so confusing. I have an idea which girl but would have liked it spelled out in big letters for me. I'm left wondering if they were schizophrenic or was this an alternate reality where they lived parallel lives and were subconsciously aware of the other. Eh, I don't know. Lucid is a mind game that will suck you in and you won't know which way is out. 


  1. Interesting and confusing! I mean after reading I probably have the same thoughts as you, is it all real? ;) Not sure if I'm up for that! Great review.

  2. Lol, I agree. I wasn't up for it either

  3. Sounds like a fun book! I would love to read this and discuss the book with you.

  4. The cover of this book looks weird, yet cool.

  5. This book sounds so interesting <3 I love the cover and I can't wait to read it. Lovely review.


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