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All Aboard the Dinotrain by Deb Lund
Are You Afraid Yet? by Stephen James O'Meara
Bailey's Day by Robert Haggerty
A Brief History of Time by Shaindel Beers
Cat Heaven by Cynthia Rylant
Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Márquez
A Dark, Dark Tale by Ruth Brown
Dead End by Helen R. Myers
Dreamstone by D. A. Hendrickson
The Electric Church by Jeff Somers
The Essential Basho by Basho and translated by Sam Hamill
Excuse Me... Are You a Witch? by Emily Horn
Farewell Atlantis by Terry Bisson
Freckle Juice by Judy Blume
Grampa's Zombie BBQ by Kirk Scraggs
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry
How to Host a Killer Party by Penny Warner
The Kayla Chroincles by Sherri Winston
The Ladies' Paradise by Émile Zola
Little (Grrl) Lost by Charles de Lint
Little Quack's Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson
The Man Who Did Something About It by Harvey Jacobs
Owly Volume 1: The Way Home and The Bittersweet Summer by Andy Runton
Princess Ben by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Revolutionary War on Wednesday (Magic Tree House #22) by Mary Pope Osborne
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan
The Soul of the Rhino by Hemanta Mishra
Spot Visits His Grandparents by Eric Hill
The Texicans by Nina Vida
The Thanksgiving Door by Debby Atwell
Twister on Tuesday (Magic Tree House #23) by Mary Pope Osborne
Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown and Leo Dillon
The Wolves in the Walls by Neil Gaiman
Veracity by Laura Bynum

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

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Comments for Dreamstone

Dreamstone: 06/02/10

A Dreamstone cover art (Link goes to Powells) In Dreamstone by P. A. Hendrickson, Prothia is set up like Australia, a former penal colony, but on a planetary scale. The descendants of the original settlers have made a nice life for themselves and are now hearing rumors that slave ships are coming. In the midst of the panic that's brewing over the news, Joebin Vassiter and some other men start having terrifying dreams that might contain answers to their dilemma.

The novel starts off strong with opposing sides making plans. There's enough left to the imagination to make the opening mysterious. Joebin's family life is mundane compared to the excitement in orbit.

After such a strong start I was hoping for a parallel structure that switched between space and Prothia. Unfortunately the next bunch of chapters stuck with Joebin. By staying on the surface and focusing on this quest to find the Dreamstone the plot lost its momentum and apparent direction.

The other reviews I've read have been very positive and I think Hendrickson has potential as a science fiction writer. Dreamstone, though, did not work for me.

I received the book for review.

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