Title: Dreams of Shreds and Tatters
Author: Amanda Downum
Publication Date: 12 May 2015
Source: ARC via NetGalley
When Liz Drake's best
friend vanishes, nothing can stop her nightmares. Driven by the
certainty he needs her help, she crosses a continent to search for him.
finds Blake comatose in a Vancouver hospital, victim of a mysterious
accident that claimed his lover's life--in her dreams he drowns. Blake's
new circle of artists and mystics draws her in, but all of them are
lying or keeping dangerous secrets. Soon nightmare creatures stalk the
waking city, and Liz can't fight a dream from the daylight world: to
rescue Blake she must brave the darkest depths of the dreamlands. Even
the attempt could kill her, or leave her mind trapped or broken.
And if she succeeds, she must face the monstrous Yellow King, whose slave Blake is on the verge of becoming forever. (Goodreads Synopsis)
Dreams of Shreds and Tatters is an atmospheric and engaging tale that had me hooked from the first chapter. Downum's use of imagery is excellent and really helped to set the scene and give the tale great depth and a dreamlike appeal. If you enjoy dark fantasy tales with a paranormal slant, this will be good book for you - a delightful read.