Even awake, no one is safe.
After the fall of the black market, Maisie Lane’s city is overrun with criminals who want her dreamscape for their own. She’s always envisioned Maze City populated, but not with people like these. Nevertheless, she must relinquish some of her control not only to save the man she loves, but to protect and defend her precious city. While friends and family face danger and betrayal, another enemy is lurking in the shadows.
As time runs out, Maisie and Steve must fight with everything they have, or lose it all, including each other. And even if they somehow prevail, nothing will ever be the same.
The Sandman is the seventh installment in the Reveler serial, a hot paranormal romance set in a world where shared dreaming is a new pop culture phenomenon that allows people to indulge their wildest fantasies. But there are also unknown dangers Darkside; nightmares are slowly infiltrating not only dreams, but the waking world as well.
Revel with me.
The fallout from the collapse of the black market and events that led survivors through the Scrape means as this story begins, Maze City is the only place that's safe. Trouble is, not everyone is there and even if they were, just how long can they stay in the dream waters? The Sandman is well and truly rising but even the humans are trying to catch up with those who seek to control the Agora. Once you could trust those who work for Chimera but the Oneiros are everywhere and carnage is a close step behind!
This is a hard review to write because truthfully, I really don't want to give away too much of the plot. Those who have followed this series know all about hybrids and the nightmares that seek out living flesh. The fascinating cast of characters is spread about in this installment and it's quite heartbreaking to read about the events the thoroughly evil Ms Kellison is putting her characters through! Talk about taking things up a gear! Not a conventional romance by any means, but drama that keeps me coming back for more.
If I say more, I will give far too many details away but one thing’s for sure, The Sandman was an intense read that shocked me. It left me feeling bereft as a much loved character faced their own worse nightmare with a cliffhanger ending that made me scream. No point screaming though, as I guess Ms Kellison will release the next book as soon as she dreams it up!
I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review.