It’s the future year of 2015, where technology governs life. No one on the globe is free from being tracked through government RFID. The worldwide underground organization, GOG, is the one group equipped to fight against citizens’ loss of privacy. Ann Torgeson is a technical writer working for a tidal energy company—living a seemingly normal life in the Pacific Northwest—when her vivid dreams turn real. Is her training as a paranormal CIA agent when she was nineteen years old now altering the doorway between her subconscious and reality? When Ann starts to dig into her past, her present begins to unravel, leading the reader through events that twist and turn everything upside down. Question everything you know is essential in this dystopian (light) science fiction trilogy.
Today Guest Minion Brandi Jording joins us for a follow up to the guest blog that we ran this weekend from author Linda Hawley. Brandi takes a look at Dreams Unleashed for us.
In a few days, we will also present to you an interview with Linda Hawley that is being prepared by another Guest Minion, David Naughton-Shires and then, after that, SNS will be running a contest based on the three Linda Hawley articles, so stay tuned!
Meanwhile, enjoy Brandi’s review,
Until next time,
We live in the age of paranoia. It’s getting so a girl can’t even undress in front of her first floor window without 20 people watching and tossing loose change at her. It’s a dirty shame. But sometimes late at night, when she’s adding up all of her pennies and dimes, she wonders… who else is watching? But enough about me, it’s time to meet our main character.
If you put Dana Scully and Fox Mulder into a blender and hit puree, they’d make a mean Ann Torgeson.
She’s smart, she’s tough, she hates government interference and has a natural flair for remote viewing (astral projection). Technical writer extraordinaire by day, secret member of GOG (Get Out! Government) by night, she was one heck of an interesting woman to read.
And while I’m not a huge fan of books that like to play with timelines, jumping from past to present and back again, it worked for this particular tale. After a slow start, it helped to keep me guessing and my interest piqued. Even the more unbelievable aspects of the story were made believable by Hawley’s seemingly effortless knack for infusing fact into her fiction.
Definitely not one my normal reads, I’m glad I gave it a chance. I would rate it 3 out of 5 stars. Dreams Unleashed was a great start to what I’m sure will be a fantastic book series. It poked fun at the TSA, and gave a frightful vision into a not-too-distant world where privacy truly is a thing of the past.
Brandi Jording, Guest Minion (Reviewer)