Review: Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy J. Breedlove

Hey everyone!
Today I will be sharing my review of Screamcatcher: Web World by Christy J. Breedlove with you all.


Title: Screamcatcher: Web World
Author: Christy J. Breedlove
Release Date: 23rd April 2019
Publisher: Melange Books, Fire & Ice
Page Count: 218
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Buy It Here: Amazon UK, Amazon US

Summary:

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 centre of the web, where all good things are allowed to pass?


My Review:

Sreamcatcher: Web World is definitely not my usual type of book. I usually stick to horrors and thrillers, rather than fantasy and I don’t often venture in to the YA genre either, so this was really out of my comfort zone. However, after reading the synopsis for the book, I was extremely intrigued, and I am glad that I gave it a chance.

The storyline is very unique, and unlike anything I’ve ever read. Using a dreamcatcher as the main part of the plot, and creating an entire web world was an extremely clever idea from Christy J. Breedlove, and the story was executed brilliantly. The attention to detail made the web world come to life, and very easy for the reader to envisage it. There were parts that seemed to drag a little, but as a whole, the book was very well written.

Jory was definitely my favourite character. She’s strong, and smart, and she also doesn’t take any shit. Darcy was a little irritating, but I think that was the point, she was supposed to be the whiney, annoying one of the group. I also found Choice’s obsession with Jory a little creepy at times, and didn’t really enjoy their ‘love story’, but other than that, I did enjoy Choice’s character. Lander was actually an interesting character, but after around half way through the book, we don’t see much of him. We were given a brief background of the main characters, but I did feel that their personalities could have been explored more during the story.

As a whole, I did really enjoy Screamcatcher: Web World, and it made a nice change to read something a little different to my usual picks. If you enjoy YA and fantasies, I would definitely recommend giving this book a read.

I give Screamcatcher: Web World a 4/5 rating!


A huge thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of Screamcatcher: Web World, in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. How wonderful–it’s an honor to receive such an in-depth an honest appraisal from you, Dani. I can certainly admit that trying to create a web world was a challenge because it could have gone so many ways. I’m particularly glad that you really understood the purpose of Darcy, who was a deliberate stick in the mud which further complicated the treacherous journey. No all who journey in adventure our heroes. Circumstances dictate real people in real situations that rock our emotions. Blessed be for your time, consideration and thoughtfulness.
    As of this writing, Screamcatcher: World Web just took the first place in the N. N. Light Book Awards contest for best Young Adult Novel of 2019. Quite a pleasant shock for me, having never entered or paid to enter the contest. It’s also a win for the First Nations Tribes, who had a great influence on this story and, in the most positive way.

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