Legend has it if you die in your dreams, you die in real life. Fifteen-year-old Ashling Campbell knows that’s not true because when she closes her eyes each night, she doesn’t dream about public nudity or Prom dates. Instead, she’s catapulted to the front row of her future self’s execution - fifteen years from now - where monsters have taken control of her hometown and she, or rather, her 30-year-old counterpart, is their public enemy number one.
For three months and counting, it’s been the same dream… until an encounter with an antique dreamcatcher. Ash falls asleep to discover she’s no longer a mere spectator in these dreams - now she’s astral-projecting into the body of her future self. Each night, she goes on the run with a ragtag group of rebels - who have no idea she’s really a high school sophomore and not their noble warrior. She has to make it through each night so that she can wake up and find a way to change the future. For every action she does in the present day, she falls asleep to discover it had an equal impact fifteen years later. It’s up to her to manage her two worlds and make sure she’s still got a place in both.
Reviews for Fifteen
Fifteen is the first installment in Jen Estes The Dreamwalker Diaries. Meet 15 year old Ashling Campbell. Ash once believed that if you died in your dreams, you died in real life. Thankfully for Ash, that legend is debunked each time she falls asleep. Especially the last 90 days. You see, Ash has been having dreams about her 30-year old future self. It is a future where Billings is a dark, bleak town run by demons and she is enemy number one. But, after tampering with a dreamcatcher and coming back with clear injuries, things take a turn leading Ash [...]
I love time travel or parallel universe stories, so Fifteen by Jen Estes was right up my alley.
Every night, Ash Campbell has the same recurring nightmare – she is being executed on a stage in front of a crowd of people in her hometown. By a monster that couldn’t possibly exist.
This was such a fun read. Ash discovers that if she controls her nightmare, she can change it. She is actually inhabiting her future 30 year old self, and being that she is aware she is dreaming, she is able to do different things that will help her discover exactly [...]