Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares ~ Review and Giveaway

Posted: December 11, 2015 in Blog Tour, giveaways, horror, reviews, Science Fiction, YA
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We are excited to announce that the young adult novel Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge and Suzanne Young is now available for sale! Welcome to my tour stop, be sure to stop by the tour page for the full schedule.

From the critically acclaimed transmedia project Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, comes one of the most anticipated collaborations in YA literature this year: a thrilling, edge of your seat story written by award-winning musician, producer and director Tom DeLonge and New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young.

Poet Anderson…Of Nightmares follows the epic journey of two orphan brothers, Jonas and Alan, who are Lucid Dreamers. After a tragic car accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas sets out into the Dream World in an attempt to find his brother and wake him up. What he discovers instead is an entire shared consciousness where fear comes to life as a snarling beast called a Night Terror, and a creature named REM is bent on destruction and misery, devouring the souls of the strongest dreamers to get closer to the Waking World. With the help of a Dream Walker—a guardian of the dreamscape, Jonas must face his fears, save his brother, and become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson.

Poet Cover Sept 17 2016

 My Review

Alan and Jonas are brothers, orphans. They have only each other. They’re also Lucid Dreamers, able to move in dream worlds. When an accident lands Alan in a coma, Jonas must enter the dream world to find his brother and wake him up.

He’ll have to face a monstrous creature, his very own Night Terror, and REM, an evil being bent on entering the real world.

I enjoyed the names of some of the beings. Night Terrors and REM (rapid eye movement) are both sleep conditions and great choices. Caused some “I see” moments for me.

Jonas starts out fumbling in the dream world but catches on quick. Thrown into dangerous situations, he adapts. Save his brother, the girl he loves, the dream walkers, and the world, a heavy burden rests on his young shoulders.

At first glance the cover looks creepy. Take another look. See all of those images. I give five stars on the cover alone. So creative.

Action galore. It never slows down. Between the dream world and the waking one, you are pulled along at a face pace.

It feels a bit sci-fi, a bit horror, a bit action and adventure, and all thrilling. I can honestly say this story is something totally new for me. Not even sure how to tag it.

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I have the hard cover edition and it is awesome. The cover art leaps out at you and the book comes with a music CD. I listened to it while reading and it really lent atmosphere and excitement.

A great collaboration brings you an amazing reading experience.

5 Stars



About the Authors:

Tom DeLonge is an award-winning American musician, producer and director best known as the lead vocalist, guitarist and songwriter for the platinum selling rock bands Blink-182 and Angels & Airwaves. His home is San Diego, where he focuses on creating entertainment properties that bridge music, narrative and film through his multimedia company To The Stars. For the full experience of Tom’s work, visit www.tothestars.media.

Suzanne Young is the New York Times bestselling author of The Program series. Originally from Utica, New York, Suzanne moved to Arizona to pursue her dream of not freezing to death. She is a novelist and an English teacher, but not always in that order. Suzanne is the author of THE PROGRAM, THE TREATMENT, THE REMEDY, and HOTEL RUBY.

Poet Anderson Complete Music and Book Gift Box
Open Worldwide
Ends December 23, 2015
Prizing is provided by the publisher, hosts are not responsible. Must be 13 or older to enter and have parental permission if under 17. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary to win.

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This event was organized by CBB Book Promotions.


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  1. Mai Tran says:

    Question to the author: How did you come up with the main characters’ names for this book?

  2. Judy Thomas says:

    The whole concept sounds amazing. I had not heard of Poet Anderson till recently and can’t wait to find out more.

  3. fuonlyknew says:

    It was an interesting concept and worked great. It was especially fun to read while listening to the CD.

  4. This is so creative; it seems to be opening an entire new pathway for literature. I am fascinated by this work and would love to win this lovely gift set.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      I know. It was something else to experience. The music added so much to the read. I’ll be checking out everything about this book and the series now!

  5. Seen this one around and it looks really cool, it’s on my wishlist! :)

  6. carlrscott says:

    I’ve heard such great things about this book. To be able to win this huge prize is a dream come true. Thanks for the chance.

  7. I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed this! Thank you so much for hosting a tour stop and sharing your thoughts about the book!

  8. Heidi says:

    I have been seeing this all over, and I have got to read it. The cover like you say is worth the price of admission.

    • fuonlyknew says:

      Oh yeah. That cover shows and tells so much. I studied it before I started the story and it helped me visual so much!

  9. feeroberts64 says:

    This sounds very interesting. I’ve never had a book that came with a music CD before. I like the idea of that. It would definitely be a new experience for me.

  10. Sandra Watts says:

    He is new to me too. I love his cover artwork!

  11. Salvador Moreno says:

    Tom & Ashley are very talented. This definately is an interesting concept and project; it’s a great complement with the comic books. Can’t wait for the next book. I’m purchasing the graphic novel soon

  12. katarguelles says:

    I’ve had my eye on this book. I love the cover and it sounds really interesting.