Review: The Anatomy of Dreams

The Anatomy of Dreams
The Anatomy of Dreams by Chloe Benjamin
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I know the problem here: THE ANATOMY OF DREAMS’s description mostly defines the last third of the book. The pace picks up, the mystery tightens, and the suspense rises. Before that though…

We need a description that accurately describes the first two-thirds of the book. I’ll give it a go. Chloe Benjamin’s new book, THE ANATOMY OF DREAMS, tells the story of two kids, with two different histories, and two different personalities walk a unified path of mystery, love, and learning. Not all is as it seems. Benjamin slowly burns her reveal across two time periods, decades apart. The much admired professor holds secrets the main characters are not soon to find out.

This is a tale that flows with a casual energy, painting its tale with a youthful vibrancy. Relatable as a YA book, yet triggers deep enough to spark the adult mind.

Don’t expect to be dropped off the surprise cliff when events reveal at 65-percent, but pieces do assemble into a moving part the quickly speeds up. Enjoy the initial character-building moments and hold fast to the ride.

This is not the next INCEPTION, but THE ANATOMY OF DREAMS holds up well enough on its own. It just needs a description that describes the book as a whole.

Thank you Atria for providing me with an electronic copy of this book for review.

You can find this book’s preview and other reviews on Amazon: The Anatomy of Dreams: A Novel

One thought on “Review: The Anatomy of Dreams

  1. Christi Cassel

    Great minds think alike, I see! 😉 Looks like we had very similar reactions to this one (you’re just a little kinder than I am).

    I definitely agree that one of this book’s biggest failures is its marketing. If you go in expecting one thing and get something entirely different (at least for the first 2/3 of the book), then you’re bound to be a bit disappointed.


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