Have you ever wondered where fairytales go once they’re created?

It’s been eight years since Story Sparks last had a dream. Now they’re back, tormenting her as nightmares she can’t remember upon waking. The black waters of Lake Sandeen, where her Uncle Peter disappeared decades before, may hold the secret to Story’s hidden memories, or a truth she’d rather not know. On a bright summer afternoon, Story and her two best friends, Elliot and Adam, take a hike to the lake, where they dive into the cool water and never reemerge. What they find is beyond anything they’ve ever imagined could be possible, a world where dangers lurk in the form of Big Bad Wolves, living Nightmares and meddlesome witches and gods.

Now Story must remember who she really is and somehow stop two worlds from ultimate annihilation, all while trying not to be too distracted by the inexplicable pull she feels toward a certain dark-eyed traveler who seems to have secrets of his own. The fates of the worlds are counting on her.


Copy gifted by the author in exchange for an honest review.

The idea of the story was good. A girl who looses ability to dream and all her memories about her previous dreams is genius. Also the quest of bringing two worlds together? Amazing!

I liked that Ms Randall have connected so many fairy tales but at the same time the love between Story and Nicholas is a bit annoying. Story is just way too engrossed in being swooned, kissed and other fairy-tale like things.

What I like best? Is Story’s best friends. They are funny and entertaining but also so different that she has the support she exactly needs.

It was a great first book by this author.

4 stars from me.


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