"Dream Walkers have been on this earth for centuries. We live in a parallel plane to Earth.....There are good and bad people living on this plane. The Chancellors are the bad guys. They become powerful and multiply on fear. Fear is what feeds them. Nightmares are ideal for creating fear, so they try and make as many bad dreams as they can. A small child in the middle of a nightmare is the perfect vehicle for strengthening Chancellors. They live on the energy created by that fear.....We're the good guys. Our mission is to stop nightmares before they start so that children don't suffer and Chancellors don't multiply."
This book was very clean with very minimal language and no real adult situations. In fact, the book has a really cool story line. It is a pretty awesome idea to write a book about a clan of people who fight the source of bad dreams. Ingenious really. Not only that but the fact that she has no idea who she is or what she is capable. It is great to see that she doesn't let all that power go to her head, because Aspen has more power than most in her clan. But it isn't very stable, and that can be dangerous. Dylan helps her to learn how to channel that power and he absorbs it whenever it is necessary. After she fully gets her powers, they tend to come out whenever she gets really angry or upset. It's a good thing Dylan is around so much to help her keep it under control. What Aspen doesn't like is how much attention he gets from Ruby. She is way too familiar with Dylan for Aspen's liking, and she seems to snub Aspen when she can. Great. Another Miriam. At least that is what I thought whenever Ruby started coming into the picture! Rebuilding her life is requiring a hefty effort on Aspen's part, as well as that of her friends and family that is left. Her Uncle Leeman is going to be her and her mother's savior when it comes to getting away from Stephan and Miriam. Because of him and Dylan, they will be safe and happy. And most importantly, Aspen won't have to hide who she is from her mother anymore. Like I said before, it's a twisty nightmarish version of Cinderella that will keep you coming back for more!!