Brought to you by OBS reviewer Autumn
Chantal Breelan is a ward of the state, living under the care of a woman who is cold and heartless. Her past is a mystery, and her future is even more uncertain. She can’t recall why she had been taken from her parents and so she’s left with nothing but an empty hole where her childhood should have been. When she awakens from her nightmares, she’s left with terrible, violent images, as well as a boy whose face is oddly familiar, yet can’t be placed.
Scared and alone, Chantal begins to confide in an imaginary friend – a shadow in the shape of a man who stands in the corner of her room. She is comforted when she believes he listens to her.
On her eighteenth birthday, Chantal is forced to leave her foster home. She moves to New York City, but the start of her new life doesn’t begin as smoothly as she’d hoped. In this environment, she faces a whole new set of challenges.
One night at a subway station, Chantal meets a young boy who runs away from her, and she’s compelled to follow him down into the tunnels. But this Rabbit Hole reveals a world where reality is a nightmare. Her dreams are clues to her future, and her life becomes twisted and dangerous when she learns that things that go bump in the night are not just in fairy tales and childhood stories. (Goodreads)
Growing up in foster care, Chantal has seen more than her fair share of frightening things. Trying desperately to cope, she turns to her only friend – the shadow of the man that has “watched” over her since she was a small child.
She hopes that when she turns eighteen, she will finally be able to make a better life for herself. She dreams of going to university, getting a job, making new friends and for once having a normal life.
All at once, she finds that truth is stranger than fiction. Her imaginary friend has followed her to her new apartment in the city and when he reveals himself, she is thrown into a dangerous and mystical world where she discovers that she is not just a struggling college student but that she herself may hold the key to save others like her from certain death. And on top of all of this, she has to keep from falling in love with the one person that she can never have.
This book is one of the most original books that I have read in recent memory. The story line was the perfect combination of drama, suspense, mystery, action and romance. Chantal was an intelligent and strong heroine and Nick (Mathias) was beyond swoon worthy.
I really couldn’t find one thing about this book that I didn’t like – not one. Lovers of paranormal and paranormal romance will adore Legacy of a Dreamer. It is a hidden gem and with a sequel in the works, it won’t stay hidden for very long.