Reviewed By Faridah Nassozi for Readers’ Favorite – 5 Stars
What would you do if the greatest love of your life only came to you in your dreams? Due to the nature of her father’s job, Babe’s family lived a nomadic life and as such they never stayed in any one place long enough for her to form any roots. This always made her feel like an outsider wherever she went. Meanwhile, in another time realm many many years ahead of Babe’s era, someone shared the lonely feeling. All life on Zat’s planet was on the brink of extinction, and everyone was looking for an alternative planet that would hopefully be more hospitable to human life. However, Zat had chosen a different path; choosing to travel back in time so he could experience the beauty of Earth only known through words written long ago. But that was not the only motivation for his choice, for in his dreams lived a beautiful red-headed girl who he could only meet by going back in time. Even if they managed to make contact through their dreams, what would it mean for them? Could there be hope for Babe and Zat beyond the dreams?
Dream Me by Kathryn Berla is the perfect blend of alluring YA romance, sci-fi, fantasy, and a most profound message for humanity. I loved the depth of both the message and the characters in Dream Me, and how Kathryn Berla crafted both together to produce one of the most compelling YA stories I have read. The story delivers a warning to all of us about where our planet is headed unless something is done to alter this course. It is a much needed reminder that while we enjoy the various advancements mankind has achieved, we should always be mindful of the adverse effects these have on our climate … or else we will find ourselves on Zat’s kind of Earth where all the gifts from Mother Nature we take for granted are extinct. I especially admired how the novel was tailored to appeal to the section of our generation in whose hands lies our hope for a better tomorrow. May they have the wisdom to undo the wrongs past generations have done to Mother Earth before it’s too late.
Coming July 2017 to Amberjack Publishing.