Dreamshores

Dreamshores Review

Restless and fire-hearted, ten-year-old Sierra Nevada Smith was always chasing monsters, whether through the pages of her favorite books or in the woods behind the secluded California town where she grew up. Fantastic new worlds opened for her, however, when, after a near-tragedy, she discovered the films of legendary stop-motion animator Russell Boylan.

Ten years later, she finds herself working aboard a yacht, adrift at sea and in life, her peers nicknaming her the 'Monster Girl': a sad consolation for her own stunted career as a stop-motion animator in this era of computer-generated effects. When their boat is mysteriously pulled through a corridor of fog, the crew finds themselves deposited on the shores of an extraordinary island, a place where the stomping, roaring, clambering dinosaurs and creatures of Russell Boylan's classic films have been relegated to live beyond script or screen, and to evolve.

And it is here that Sierra discovers not only an incredible power, but what may be her purpose.

Title:Dreamshores
Edition Language:English

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    Dreamshores Reviews

  • Crazy4Books

    I requested this book from Netgalley because I love the idea of being stranded on an island with monsters. The story had enchanting moments and a unique concept. Its a celebration of our childhood ima...

  • Montzalee Wittmann

    Dreamshores by Mike Robinson is a strange but wonderful book. It's about a girl, then later the woman, obsessed with the monsters of stop-motion animator guru that dies in a plane crash out at sea. W...

  • Melissa Souza

    *** Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for the ARC in return for an honest review! ***The plot was what really drew me to this book. I liked the idea behind this story but somehow I feel it coul...

  • Paige Green

    Rating: 3/5Genre: New Adult FantasyRecommended Age: 15+ (technical words and monsters)Pages: 233Author Website LinkAmazon LinkI received a copy of this book for free courtesy of Black Chateau Enterpri...

  • Kylie

    4 stars! I really enjoyed this book. For me, it was a mix of Jurassic Park and Spy Kids 2, which was really fun. The beginning really didn't pull me in too quickly, as it was kind of background inform...

  • Lady-Erin Mason

    I wasn’t to sure what to expect from this book when I first picked it up but I loved the premise. Once I started, it felt like I was slipping into a dream. The whole idea of merging life after death...

  • giftedteacher

    I really enjoyed the celebration of creativity and "genuineness" in this book. Claymation is so much more "real" than CGI, and then of course this book takes the "realness" of creativity to a whole ne...

  • Patricia

    This is a strange story in a very good way . The story starts with a ten year old Sierra a girl who chases monsters either in books or in the movies of her all time favourite film maker Russel Boylen...

  • Patti

    Overall rating: 4***So I wasn’t sure about this book but kept reading just to see where it was leading. I am glad I did. This authors writing style is very unique. The storyline is definitely one of...

  • Ruby

    Lover of Jurassic Park and old fashioned B movies will want to give this fun tale a read. It abounds with monsters, dinosaurs, and beasts of fantasy and sci-fi, adding in a heroine with super powers, ...