Dreamhunter. Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader into an extraordinary fictional world in which dreams are as vividly. Knox’s (The Vintner’s Luck, for adults) debut for YA readers, the first in the Dreamhunter Duet, recalls Arkady and Boris Strugatsky’s sci-fi. Stephenie Meyer – author of the Twilight Saga Suitable for ages 12+ Fast-paced and dazzlingly imaginative, Dreamhunter will draw the reader.

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Laura believes Sandy has died in the fire and becomes depressed, hardly ever coming out of bed. The choice of time period, as well as Knox’s eelizabeth style bring to mind Garth Nix’s powerhouse fantasy novel Sabriel.

The only character I had my own visceral response to was NOWN, who I adored, because of the lack of explanation as to his thinking. The beginning of this book is rather slow.

Jan 30, Lucy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Put like that, Knox’s world actually sounds dense, not thin. He and Laura, live in the same motel, called “Miss Lilley’s”. She succeeds and, a few days later, her father vanishes. March Learn how and when to remove this template message. Printz Award in In preparation for reading and reviewing a book of essays about New Zealand YA writing, I’ve been re-reading some books, starting with Ekizabeth Knox’s two-parter elizabsth and ‘Dreamquake’.

Dreamhunter Duet

Each year, scores of teenagers attempt to become dreamhunters in a rite of passagebut few achieve interdimensional transit to the Place. The dream Laura has, her own dream, of her father coming tiredly home, then seeing her waiting, and straightening up and hurrying forward to meet her — Dreamhuhter had that knoxx when I came back from the hospital on the night that my father died.

Because of this she becomes lonely and the only person she can truly trust is her “servant” Nown. People travel from all around to experience the benefits of the hunters’ unique visions.


Southland’s official church is a “Southern Orthodox Church” which regards the practice of dreamhunting as immoral and unethical.

The father and aunt figure didn’t give me the warm fuzzies, and the last half of the book had me scratching my head in some parts. These people are called Dreamhunters and they harvest dreams which are then transmitted to the general public for the purposes of entertainment, therapy — or terror and political coercion.

Dreamhunter (Dreamhunter Duet, book 1) by Elizabeth Knox

Lists with This Book. Knox weaves the story through this book, and it’s sequel Dreamquake, with elegant ease.

And when Laura’s father, the man who discovered the Place, disappears, she realizes elizabeyh this secret has the power to destroy everyone she loves. Chorley also feels three-dimensional, I liked the way he was spoilt but determined and the way his non-dreaming ability contrasted with the other two adults and the way that made him active.

DREAMHUNTER by Elizabeth Knox | Kirkus Reviews

I wasn’t a fan of the cliffhanger ending, and I didn’t think the author developed the transformation of Laura from spacey follower to dreamhunfer person who makes such a world-shattering decision at the end of the book.

Want to Read saving…. Now, Rose and Laura are fifteen, and they are finally old enough to Try—to find out if they are capable of entering the place and bringing back dreams.

On top of this, I love dreamworking, so I was intensely satisfied with this as a theme. ellizabeth


But the latter could be argued, I guess, that she was still following more than thinking for herself. Southland is vivid, familiar and yet other, a slip in time that makes this read like historical fiction rather than fantasy. Elizabethh 16, Emma Miss Print rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: In general I am the kind of person who reads a book once which does nothing to change the fact that I dreamnunter own every book I ever fell in love withbut there are a few books I have to pull out now and again to re-read.


Now fifteen-year-old Laura and her cousin Rose, daughters of Dreamhunters, are eligible to test themselves at the Place and find out whether they qualify for the passage. She shows this love by doing …more I agree, Laura does love him, but is not in love with him even though he is the quintessential hero figure, is he not?

Pre-Recorded Audio Player – 1 pages – Draemhunter cousins Laura Hame and Rose Tiebold both come from famous dreamhunting families, but only Laura proves to be blessed with the gift and once inside The Place she finds out what kox to her missing dreamhunter father and reveals how the government has used dreams to control an ever-growing population of convicts and political dissenters.

Apr 27, Karen rated it liked it. Dec 22, Melliott rated it really liked it Shelves: When they are old enough Rreamhunter and Rose Try the trial of becoming a dreamhunterand while Laura is successful, it turns out Rose does not have the ability and therefore cannot become a dreamhunter.

Laura comes from a world similar to our own except for one difference: Aug 10, Stacia the club rated it it was ok Shelves: Dramhunter was the spark that set off your imagination? Be the first to discover new talent! Laura ventures into the Place to find him, but instead receives a letter from him, confiding in her the essence of the Place and saddling her with a terrible mission—to clear up a mess of his own making.