Raising Sleeping Stones
The Orora Crona Chronicles #1
***Winner of a 2013 Newbury Comics Award!***
When sisters Kiva and DeeDee Stone discover a mysterious plot that threatens them and everything they care about, they have to take a crash course in the ancient art of DreamKeeping to survive. As two elder DreamKeepers lead them up the Varruvyen river to the Eyle of Return, they show the girls how to gain dream powers greater than anything they had ever imagined. But can they become strong enough to face the monsters that haunt their dreams at night, strong enough to fight the enemies that draw nearer each day? The answer lies somewhere in the broken history of Orora Crona, the Valley of Dreams lost centuries ago, and whoever can piece it together first will rule for centuries to come.
This book started out really slow for me and had me asking a lot of questions. As I progressed with the story, the more it picked up, yet it still had me guessing about my undying questions. The ending also left quite a cliffhanger and it was disappointing for me where the author left off. Of course, I am not big on cliffhangers. It was a great dystopian and a great debut but it just had some things missing for me. I loved the characters and left as if I could connect with them.
Over all, this story is really great for middle grade readers to read and I know they will enjoy it and I still highly recommend it.
The author provided me with a digital ARC copy of the book for review purposes only. No remuneration was exchanged.