Review: The Dream Protocol by Adara Flynn Quick

The Dream Protocol: Descent
Adara Flynn Quick
Publication date: April 20th 2016
Genres: Dystopian, Young Adult

WHATEVER YOU DO, DON’T GET OLD. In fiery young Deirdre Callaghan’s home of Skellig City, no one has dreamt their own dream in over a thousand years. Dreams are produced by the Dream Makers and sold by the Ministry, the tyrannical rulers of the city. In Skellig City, years of life are awarded equally and the ruined are cast away beneath the city on their 35th birthday.
Unbeknownst to the Ministry, Deirdre’s handsome friend Flynn Brennan is afflicted with a terrible disease – a disease that accelerates the aging process. Knowing his fate if the Ministry should ever discover his illness, Flynn has lived his whole life hiding from their watchful eyes. When Flynn’s secret is finally discovered, Deirdre is determined to free him from the Ministry’s grasp. But to save him, she will have to reveal herself to a shadowy enemy…one that none of them even knew existed.

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I’m not normally a fan of reviewing books that are part of a series as I always feel obliged to review the whole series so that you, my dear reader, don’t miss out, but I made an exception for this book because I LOVED the cover art. I’m a fickle reader and when faced with a row of books with little time to study each one I will always pick the cover I like best….which  has varying degrees of success! 
But, my book shallowness came through for me this time and I couldn’t have been happier with The Dream Protocol.  I found the story engaging and fast paced and a tale that kept you guessing….and leaves you guessing!! 
I loved the theme, it reminds me a little of a Hunger Games style of life with a little bit of social inequality thrown in for good measure. And after the teaser at the end of Book 1 I cannot wait to read book 2!! 
The idea of the Ministry is a unique one and the depiction of people buying and living out their fantasies in their dreams could be a glimpse into our own future and the author depicts this life with creativity and flare that captivates the reader.
This book is definitely worth a read and kept me up until the wee hours! 

Author Bio:
Irish-American author, Adara Flynn Quick, is the writer of The Dream Protocol series. Early in her career, Adara was fascinated by dreams, the unconscious, and the healing stories of many cultures. As a contemporary author, she writes young adult literature that brings ancient myths and legends into futuristic worlds. She is an accomplished visual artist and uses her background as a psychotherapist to inspire the finest and darkest moments of her characters.
Driven to distraction by her computer, Adara writes all of her stories longhand. Pen and paper are two of her favorite things. The author tortures her husband with a passion for downtempo electronica and too many pillows. She is a firm beleiver that there are never enough                                   pillows.


Disclosure: I have received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own

3 thoughts on “Review: The Dream Protocol by Adara Flynn Quick

  1. Hi Nat. I am super excited that you picked up The Dream Protocol and that it drew you in by the end! It is a story of secrets, mysteries, and standing up for what is right.
    Looking forward to following your blog!

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