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Dream Wars: Rising

Narrated by: Vanessa Moyen
Series: Dream Wars [Stone], Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins
Categories: Young Adults, Ages 13 & Up
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Publisher's Summary

Inception meets War of the Worlds with a sassy female lead.

My name is Kit Steele, and I was 10 years old when thousands of alien ships landed all over the world in the year 2020. We thought for sure that we'd be goners, about to be obliterated or terraformed out of existence. But when the ship doors opened, they were...empty. Maybe they were just communication vessels, we thought.

But that night, when humanity fell asleep, we were sucked into an alternate dimension. The Dream Wars. A place where the alien ghouls fed off of your body unless you fought back. If you're killed in the Dream War, your body dies on Earth. That was 10 years ago, and I've been training for the Dream War every night since then. Each time I close my eyes and drift off to sleep, I become a merciless killer taking out as many ghouls as I can. It's earned me the rightful title of Commander, and now I protect the rich in their sleep with my team of warriors. But the one thing I didn't expect was that my new client Damien Striker might be able to put a stop to this war if I can keep him alive long enough.

Meet the team:

Commander Kit Steele - Carnivore, protector of billionaires, has a penchant for blue hair and anything sweet, hates cats, despises the color pink, and loves 80's rock music

Medic Ronnie Sotto - Kit's best friend, graduated Harvard medical school at age 15, loves cats, favorite color pink, and once did leg surgery on a cat in the dream war to save its life

Lieutenant Brisk Hutchins - Slept with Kit one time, is in love with Ronnie even though she turns him down because he slept with Kit, pretends to like cats, has one of the highest ghoul kill records second to Kit, secretly loves old Britney Spears songs

Pyrotechnic expert Nox Lightfoot - Nickname "pretty boy", likes to light things on fire, thinks cats are okay, and would jump in front of a bus if it would bring bacon back

©2018 Leia Stone (P)2018 Leia Stone

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  • Cherish
  • 17-04-2019

Just right!!

This book is great! Well developed characters and a world that is interesting and worth getting sucked into. I’ve had many a day of hanif out in my car with this book.

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  • Rachel
  • 17-10-2018

love it!

So orginal, makes it worth the listen everytime. love Leia Stone and Vanessa Moyen. I would try their books anythime.

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  • JC
  • 01-03-2020

Alien dystopian novel

Wow! So this is the first alien dystopian novel that I have listened to. I really enjoy reading any of Leia Stone novels. This isn’t one of her normal novels but I really enjoyed it. I got sucked into Kit and Damiens world. I really liked Kit’s character. She was a bada** with humor. I can’t wait to read more about their adventures. You just can’t help but root for them to win. I can’t wait to continue reading this series! Also, can’t stress enough how amazing Vanessa Moyen is as a narrator.

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  • AaliyahD
  • 26-02-2020

Surprisingly enjoyed this.

Ok so I’m kind of biased because I love Leia and her books but I’m not a huge fan of aliens and it starts out kind of slow but it get better. I recommend getting this audio book.

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  • April McDermitt
  • 23-02-2020

<br />Kittie ain't scared of no ghoul.

I read this book back in 2018 before the series was complete. I just recently listened to the audiobook. Vanessa Moyen is my babe. I love all of the books she narrates. She really enhances the story.

So the book... Of course its amazing I mean Leia Stone wrote it. But I digress

So the main character Kit. I love her. She is badass, strong, and so caring for others. I love the story it is very original. An alien race comes to earth but you only encounter them when you are sleeping. Crazy. And really cool on how their world rests just on top of earth. they are connected. I like adding in the maturity part of it. That kids are not targeted by the ghouls. But really sad that so many lose their parents to these beings.

Oh Damien. Swoon. I liked him right off the bat. In charge but willing to let a woman lead. Then washing the dishes after the butler cooked. Amazing!!

So cool that an autistic adult was able to solve the earths problem. But of course the government has to step in when earnings are threatened. Ugh. All I am saying is that I am so excited to be able to finish the series this time!!!

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  • Caroline
  • 22-02-2020

Unique Concept

I'm always a fan of a unique story concept. A world where going to sleep means entering a never-ending war with powerful aliens is definitely that.

Personally, I rarely ever get a good night's sleep and, because of this, sleep is precious to me. Imagining a world where no one but children gets a restful sleep is a nightmare beyond what I can even fathom.

Kit and here team have made a career out of protecting those who could pay survive the dream wars. They are amazing at it and this next job is supposed to be much of the same, until they get to know their newest client and the secrets he's been hiding.

This is a dark concept, but the characters and their personalities add a lightness to the narrative so it doesn't get too bogged down with doom and gloom.

Good for anyone who likes sci-fi with a thick layer of hot boys and girls flirting.

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  • SColeman
  • 18-02-2020

Phenomenal!

The story and the narrator had me hooked from the beginning. I can't wait to download the next book to listen/read.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 16-02-2020

Unique story

This was a pretty unique story! Very interesting, I'll definitely be reading the rest of the series. The narrator did a wonderful job as well! The character voices seemed fitting and were all easily distinguishable from each other.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this audiobook in exchange for an honest review.

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  • Lexi Zieve
  • 16-02-2020

Amazing first book!

This book was so good! It grabbed me from the moment I started it and did not let go. I didn’t want to put it down or stop listening. This was such a unique and interesting concept where sleep is not for those who are strong enough or wealthy enough enough to afford protection from the aliens. I loved all of the characters and their dynamics. This was an amazing first book and I can’t wait for the next one!

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  • Chelsea Okamoto
  • 14-02-2020

Unexpected Greatness

I have read many Leia stone books and this was definitely different but it did not disappoint. They way she writes draws you in and holds onto you until the end. I am excited for the second book. Vanessa Moyen also did a fabulous job of narrating the book and she brings it to life!

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  • Jocelyn Barr
  • 21-09-2018

Love this Series!!

Leia Stone is an amazing author with a really creative mind. Dream Wars is a fantastic series, not normally into si-fi but as it was Leia Stone though I would give it a go and as usual this author does not disappoint!! Kit and her crew are amazing characters and I can’t wait to see what happens next!! Plus with Vanessa Moynes narrating you can’t go wrong!! 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️