Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Dreamland Burning by Jennifer Latham

Dreamland Burning
Release Date: February 21st, 2017
Publisher: Little Brown Books 
Genre: Mystery | Young Adult 
Pages: 365 Pages
Format: ARC
Reason: For Review
Find the Author: Website
Buy the Book: Amazon CA | Amazon


Some bodies won’t stay buried. Some stories need to be told.
When seventeen-year-old Rowan Chase finds a skeleton on her family’s property, she has no idea that investigating the brutal century-old murder will lead to a summer of painful discoveries about the past, the present, and herself.
One hundred years earlier, a single violent encounter propels seventeen-year-old Will Tillman into a racial firestorm. In a country rife with violence against blacks and a hometown segregated by Jim Crow, Will must make hard choices on a painful journey towards self discovery and face his inner demons in order to do what’s right the night Tulsa burns.

Something us Bookworm's deal with is what I call 'shelf-loathing'. Shelf-loathing is when you have a book sitting on your shelf for a long time that when you finally get to reading it, you hate yourself a little bit for waiting so long to read it, that, is shelf-loathing. I have some major shelf-loathing going on right now with Dreamland Burning I cannot believe I've had this book living on my shelf since January and I just got around to reading it now.  My friends, this novel is one-in-a-million.

Every so often we stumble across a rare gem, and when these moments happen unexpectedly it makes it even sweeter. I was not expecting to be so taken by Dreamland Burning. This novel seared itself right into my heart and soul. The story line is no easy read. Jennifer Latham tackles the racism that still lurks in 2017 and the Race Riots that took place in 1921. She delivers the story in a dual-perspective and did so flawlessly. Not once do either characters blur. They both stand so strongly on their own.

We are first introduced to 17 year old, Rowan. Rowan's family is in the early stages of renovations on their 'back house', during this process, a skeleton is unearthed. Rowan goes on a mission to dig up the truth and get justice for the crime that was committed.  Then we are transported back to 1921 and whisked into the life of Will Tillman, a 17 year old boy growing up during the midst of segregation and the uprising of the KKK.

Both stories will keep you on the very edge of your seat. Your heart will open up to these characters and during the moments you are not reading, you will be left thinking about them, wondering how their story ends.

Jennifer Latham penned an unforgettable coming-of-age story. She not only crafted beautiful characters but she brought forward a piece of history that I had not known about. She left me wanting to learn so much more about this time in history. It's pacing is perfect and will leave you flying through the pages with a burning intensity. Dreamland Burning will forever stay with me and I cannot wait for Jennifer Latham's future work!




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