The earthy tones of The Back of the Shed Gang’s latest crush’s new novel, Dreamscape:Saving Alex blends in well with our new spring garden nestled against the freshly painted shed. It’s a beautiful sunny day on my wharf and I’m enjoying the serenity and the last few words of Kirstin Pulioff’s latest release. We had the pleasure of having the beautiful and gifted author on the milk crate having a yarn with us, filling us in on this masterpiece. Today, I’m delighted to display it for the world to see! Now that I’m finished with the spellbinding adventure, I will give you kind folks my take on Dreamscape: Saving Alex and then you can take a stroll around the shed and check it out for yourself!
Dreamscape: Saving Alex a dream of a story!
By Tina St. Clair – Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Rating: 5 Stars
Kirstin Pulioff has created yet another masterpiece with Dreamscape: Saving Alex. The story is an unique and intriguing concept that I throughly enjoyed. Alex is a disillusioned sixteen year old girl who feels that her parents don’t value her opinion or as a person. This is proven when her mother informs her at the last minute that they are moving a lot sooner than anticipated, the next day! Giving her no time to say good bye to her friends. Under protest, Alex and her best friend Natalie set to work and pack her belongings. During the packing process, Alex’s best friend Natalie finds an old video game they used to play as kids. When Natalie grows tired and stops playing, Alex continues the game, but something weird happens. She gets sucked into the game. Now lost in the video game world, Alex discovers that her surroundings are all too real and she’s in danger. Soon, Alex discovers that she’s more valued than she thought.
Kirstin has pulled off, in my opinion, the impossible. She’s taken a complicated concept of turning the fantasy world of video games, interjecting it into our world and making it realistic and compelling. I was easily pulled into the story of a teenage girl being dropped into a world which she believed was familiar only to discover it’s not. She has to adjust and adapt. Does she do it flawlessly? No. Does she accept her new surroundings and role with grace? No, not at first. The main character is portrayed as perfectly flawed… in other words, human. The perfect role model.
Dreamscape: Saving Alex is spellbinding right down to the last word.
Welcome to the tour for Dreamscape: Saving Alex by Kirstin Pulioff. This is a young adult contemporary fantasy.
Dreamscape: Saving Alex by Kirstin Pulioff
Sixteen-year-old Alexis Stone is used to getting away from life’s frustration with Dreamscape, a video game she’s loved since childhood. As her family prepares to move, a sleepy night of gaming pulls her into the world like never before. Trapped in Dreamscape’s realm, Alex is about to learn that being a hero has consequences… and this time, the stakes are deadly. Will helping the rebellion cost her everything she knows and loves? Or will she betray them to save her own life?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kirstin Pulioff is a storyteller at heart. Born and raised in Southern California, she moved to the Pacific Northwest to follow her dreams and graduated from Oregon State University (Go Beavs!) with a degree in Forest Management. Happily married and a mother of two, she lives in the foothills of Colorado, and enjoys being a stay at home mom. When she’s not writing an adventure, she’s busy living one.She loves to hear from readers and fans. Please connect with her on any of her sites:
The author will be giving away the following to 11 winners of the below Rafflecopter. The giveaway ends May 27th.
- $50 Amazon or Paypal gift card (INT)
- 5 custom made necklaces
- 3 custom Dreamscape bookmarks
- 2 custom Dreamscape zipper pulls (US)
a Rafflecopter giveaway