The Dream Crystal by Mark O'Bannon
All of the world's dreams are about to die. The Shadow People have come. Always near, they linger in the darkness, ready to devour dreams, hopes, aspirations and desires. . .
Aisling, having lost her dream of becoming a fashion designer, learns that she's a Faerie changeling. Disquieted by the fact that her faerie parents are kidnappers, she has decided to rescue the human child she was exchanged for, but her "sister" is no longer among the faeries, having been taken by the Shadow People. Ith, the Lord of Shadows, is trying to control the dreams of mankind, which are under the protection of the faeries, so they're at war.
Aisling, who doesn't believe in dreams any longer, is falling in love with a handsome, mysterious stranger - one of the Shadow People.
This book opens up in the human world, but quickly transitions over into The Land of Dreams. I have to say, I really love The Land of Dreams: flying, making clothes you can just dream up, and just all the faeries! Unfortunately, that was one of the only things that I really enjoyed about this book.
The characters were okay. There were quite a few of them though. It was easy to remember Aisling, Eileen, Morrigan, and Genevive along with a few others, but there were so many smaller characters, I just couldn't keep track of them all!
The writing style of this book was very different than anything I've ever read before. It was very long a descriptive, which can be good. But in this instance, there were too many descriptions at times. I once counted five paragraphs about how certain characters were dressed. That is just too much fashion description for me.
The book did seem to get a quicker pace towards the ending, but I couldn't stay with it. Though a good book, it just wasn't one for me. I couldn't finish it, which I haven't done in a long time. The writing just didn't draw me in as much as I thought it would.
Overall I didn't like this book, although I have read reviews were people have loved it and highly recommend it. I guess you will have to read it yourself and decide whether or not you like it.
Overall Rating: 1.5 Stars