Night after night her dreams revealed so
much more…but are they only dreams?
Title: A Witch's Dream World
Author: Cheryllynn Dyess
Series: Chronicles of Elizabeth Fairbairn, book 1
Release Date: January 30, 2015
Genre: YA / Paranormal / Occult / Romance
Elizabeth has gone through so much lately with her mother's passing. Now she lives with her aunts and she has begun to have nightmares. Only her nightmares are not nightmares at all, but spirit walks. Elizabeth never knew she belonged to a family of witches that dates back centuries. It is believed that she is the strongest one of all. She never knew her father was alive or that she had a twin brother. Now she must learn about a world she never knew existed. She has to learn to embrace her heritage and figure out how to defeat the Council. They are conspiring to destroy the structure of coexisting in this new society that her ancient people hold dear. Night after night her dreams reveal so much more....but are they only dreams?
3 out of 5 (good)
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Elizabeth was dealt one of the worst blows one can be dealt: her mom died. Upon her mom dying, she started having bizarre dreams that seemed almost lifelike. Once she started living with her aunts, life as she knew it, ceased to exist. She learned she possessed some incredibly strong powers and had very large shoes to fill. Could she do it? Would she have to do it all alone or would she have help from others? Who would all come together to fight the council and what side should she chose?
Sire Wesley is a “prince” of the elves. Wesley is immediately attracted to Elizabeth. Wesley has the ability to transform into a Panther and further learns that his race is able to use telepathy. He teaches Elizabeth about his family’s history and knowledge that will aid Elizabeth in learning new abilities. Wesley’s mom does not agree with his relationship to Elizabeth. Is it possible that Elizabeth’s powers could be used in the future that would end up hurting Wesley?
I enjoyed this story very much; in fact, I read it in one day no problem. However, I found it lacking in a few areas. The story line was fun to read and kept me intrigued. In some spots, however, the story line seemed to be slightly slow or hard to understand. I enjoyed reading about the relationship with Elizabeth and Wesley, and even Elizabeth and Devlon. I think there was a rush to both stories and then kind of hit a plateau. I did expect to have a little more action in the story line then there really was but it could be building up for the next book! I definitely think the author is on the right track for the possibility of creating a great next book depending upon how she chooses to spin the story, which I am interested to read.
Cheryllynn's vivid imagination comes through in all she does in life. Her writing started in junior high and although she never truly shared her work until recently she kept them hidden away in an old tattered orange folder. Original works she wrote from 1984 still holding ink on the pages are now being shared. Science Fiction and Fantasy are her favorite genres with mystery and thrillers in close running.
Born in Northwest Florida and raised in Southeast Georgia she gained a love for nature and the outdoors. After almost twenty years in the healthcare industry and obtaining her Bachelors of Science in Healthcare Administration/Healthcare Information Systems she has returned to her love of writing. Currently living in Central Texas with two of her four children, she has begun a new chapter in life that has opened her heart and soul to many great adventures. Her dreams are to one day return to her native homes and settle in for life with her kids and all her family and to continue writing.