Promising new talent Schafer introduces readers to an exciting series that thrusts a science-driven doctor into the midst of Dreamworld (versus “Wakeworld”). There are multiple layers of characters and plotlines, all designed to make this story rich and compelling.

Dr. Vivian Maylor never believed the stories about Dreamworld that her mother Isobel always ranted about. While Vivian’s always turned to science and reason to provide answers, she can’t seem to shake off her vivid nightly dreams. And when a teen emergency room patient burns from the inside out after rambling on about dragons, everything Vivian believes is called into question. Then a chance encounter leads Vivian to Zee, a man from her dreams. Before long Zee and Vivian are caught up in a power struggle that threatens Dreamworld, Wakeworld and even the Between. (ACE, Feb., 304 pp., $7.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith