Book & Author Details:
Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy Breedlove
Publication date: 23rd April 2019
Genres: Young Adult Fantasy
When seventeen-year-old Jory Pike cannot shake the hellish nightmares of her parent’s deaths, she turns to an old family heirloom, a dream catcher. Even though she’s half blood Chippewa, Jory thinks old Indian lore is so yesterday, but she’s willing to give it a try. However, the dream catcher has had its fill of nightmares from an ancient and violent past. After a sleepover party, and during one of Jory’s most horrific dream episodes, the dream catcher implodes, sucking Jory and her three friends into its own world of trapped nightmares. They’re in an alternate universe—locked inside of an insane web world. How can they find the center of the web, where all good things are allowed to pass?
I was really taken by the premise of this story. It felt unique and I was looking forward to reading it.
Unfortunately, for me, the execution didn’t live up to the promise. I’m genuinely disappointed about that.
I found the narrative to be a bit jumbled and the characters’ behaviours and interactions didn’t feel to me to be age appropriate.
Ultimately, this simply wasn’t sufficiently engaging to keep my interest.
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.
Chris Stevenson, writing as Christy Breedlove, originally born in California, and moved to Sylvania, Alabama in 2009.
His occupations have included newspaper reporter, front-line mechanic and federal police officer.
He has been writing off and on for 36 years, having officially published books beginning in 1988. Today he writes science fiction, fantasy, paranormal romance, young adult, adult thrillers and horror. He has a total of 10 titles appearing on Amazon.
He was a finalist in the L. Ron. Hubbard Writers of the Future contest, and just recently took the first place grand prize in a YA novel writing contest.
He writes the popular blog, Guerrilla Warfare for Writers (special weapons and tactics), hoping to inform and educate writers all over the world about the high points and pitfalls of publishing.