Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares by Tom DeLongePoet Anderson ...Of Nightmares by Tom DeLonge

Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares

byTom DeLonge, Suzanne Young

Paperback | November 21, 2017

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NEW 2017 Paperback edition!  Winner of the silver Benjamin Franklin award for Best Teen Fiction and part of the critically acclaimed transmedia project Poet Anderson: The Dream Walker, comes what is hailed as a "teen Blade Runner, this book has nonstop action with dramatic, heart-pounding escapes" by the School Library Journal.  Poet Anderson...Of Nightmares is 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.

 Also keep an eye out for …Of Nightmares, the original soundtrack EP by Angels & Airwaves.
Title:Poet Anderson ...Of NightmaresFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:November 21, 2017Publisher:To the StarsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:194327231X

ISBN - 13:9781943272310

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A great journey - Discover the Dream Wold with Poet Anderson Jonas Anderson and his older brother Alan are Lucid Dreamers, that means they have the ability to become aware of their dreams and to control them. After they found out in their early youth, the brothers experience their dreams in common, they share a common Dream World in which other Lucid Dreamers gain awareness, too. After a horrible car accident Alan is in a coma and it seems as if he would not wake up again any soon. Jonas, however, is confident that he can find Alan in the Dream World and make him to wake up. What he has discovered in this world is a huge, common parallel universe, which is not only characterized by an entire shared consciousness, but also of the fears of the dreamers. These fears are manifested in the so-called Night Terrors, bestial monsters that pursue Jonas especially. But his biggest enemy is REM, a creature that feeds on destruction and misery and calls for the souls of the strongest dreamers. Fortunately, on Jonas' site is Jarabec, a Dream Walker, the guardian of the Dream World. This Dream Walker helps him to overcome his biggest fears, to find his brother and to become who he was always meant to be: Poet Anderson. And then there's Sam, a girl Jonas was deeply in love with... About the book itself: This book fascinated me from the first page to the last. The authors Suzanne Young and Tom DeLonge are able to breath life into words, and they create a fantasy world in which one is immersed deeply. Trust me, you don't want to leave. The chracters are all well-thought-out and developed in detail. You can truly empathize with many of them, especially when it comes to Jonas. Jonas and you will witness a breathtaking new world. I honestly loved the book because it is a really exciting and fascinating fantasy novel. Throughout the story, the protagonist faces some ups and downs and there are many turning points. I just could not put this book away once I started reading it. The story is original and unique at the same time, you feel closely connected to the protagonist and you will realize that we all are plagued by fears, but we can be overcome these fears just like Poet Anderson. Last but definitely not least you will find an enchanting love story that has no easy start. The end leaves you speechless,but I won't spoil you here. Who should read this book: I can highly recommend this book for all fantasy and science fiction lovers. Tom Delonge's imagination is unique, very much alive and visionary. He combines elements from popular classics such as Star Wars, Inception, Tron and maybe a little bit of Harry Potter, too. Anyway, this book is magical. This book is a page-turner and suits both young and old readers. About the authors: Suzanne Young is a New York Times bestselling author, already known for her novels "The Program", "The Treatment" and "The Remedy". Tom DeLonge, the creative genius behind bands like blink-182, Box Car Racer and Angels & Airwaves, has become a stunning fantasy author. You might be sceptical at first and you may have concerns, but you will be proven wrong instantly. In fact, the imagination of neo-author Tom DeLonge is impressive and captivating at the same time. The creation of Poet Anderson and the world behind must not hide from the "big players". I have given this book a chance and I was not disappointed at all.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Death, Dreams, and a Damn Good Story! Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares is the story of a teenage boy who has undergone serious tragedy and must do what it takes to protect the ones he loves. In Poet's universe, the Dream World and Waking World are interconnected realities that both have dire consequences. Poet has the power of Lucid Dreaming, which he learns how to craft throughout the novel in order to overcome his nightmares and become a hero. This book blends sci-fi, romance, and suspense all into one. You have elements that echo Tron and Star Wars that provide excitement and awesome imagery, while you have a romance that keeps Poet grounded to the Waking World as he navigates the unpredictable (and sometimes hellish) Dream World. The book has you engaged and interested the whole time and leaves you wanting more at the end. For fans of Tom DeLonge's music who are skeptical--you know that special feeling you get while listening to blink-182 or Angels and Airwaves? You get that same feeling reading this book. The themes that DeLonge has preached throughout his musical career--human consciousness, achieving the impossible, and yes, plenty of profanity--they're all here in the form of a novel. Better yet, the companion AVA EP is on iTunes so you can get the best of both worlds. I was not aware of Suzanne Young before this book but now I'm a huge fan. The writing style is accessible while remaining engaging throughout. She is best known for her bestselling The Program series that explores dark topics coupled with gripping romance. In Poet Anderson she explores more of these ideas, but this time in relation to dreams and with a lot more action (and glowing motorcycles). Death, destruction, and the treacherous waters of high school romance are all explored beautifully by Young in a way that will captivate a wide demographic of audiences. Definitely pick up the book if you want a new and engaging YA book. It's the type of story that could easily be seen on the big screen soon.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent scifi/thriller/action/adventure novel! Poet Anderson… Of Nightmares is the latest installment of a cross-media project written by Tom Delonge and Suzanne Young. I have been a fan of Tom Delonge’s work for over a decade and have particularly enjoyed the Poet Anderson project which has already included an award winning animated short, three comic books, a graphic novel and two albums, The Dream Walker LP and the …Of Nightmares EP which is a companion to the novel. I impatiently awaited the release of the Poet Anderson… Of Nightmares novel and I was not disappointed. The plot is a typical hero’s quest, but what really drew me in was the depth and detail of the world created by Tom Delonge and his creative team. It describes a Dream World, a place where all of us visit when we sleep. Most of us simply wander through the Dream World, unware that we are even dreaming. The Lucid Dreamers are well aware of their dream state and have the ability to control their dreams and, to an extent, change their environment. But there are those in the Dream World who have even greater awareness and even greater abilities. Unbeknownst to most of the Waking World, there is war waging in the Dream World where REM, the epitome of evil and the harbinger of nightmares, strives to not only control the realm in which he exists, but he seeks to enter the Waking World where he can make nightmares real. He and his army of Night Stalkers and Night Terrors consistently battle the Dream Walkers, dreamers who will stop at nothing to put a stop to REMs malevolent ways. Enter Jonas Anderson, an orphan who, like his older brother Alan, are Lucid Dreamers and have enjoyed exploring the Dream World in a very limited capacity. They have suspicions of deeper levels of subconscious awareness but never had a chance to fully explore. After Alan is put into a coma from a terrible and suspicious car accident, Jonas resolves to find a way into the deeper realms of the Dream World to find and retrieve his brother. It is then that Jonas begins to learn the true nature of the Dream World and his place in it. Jonas has a destiny that neither he nor his brother ever imagined and Poet Anderson… Of Nightmares is about his journey to that discovery. In the Dream World he makes many friends and enemies, learns to overcome his fears, to own the pain he has for so long locked away and to trust in himself and the people he loves and love him. The book reads extremely easily and the prose flowed so smoothly that I, as a 40 year old man, initially thought it was a little to “young” for my liking. However, after a few chapters of getting used to Suzanne Young’s style and getting familiar with the world and characters she eloquently describes, it was very easy for me to visualize everything that was transpiring on the pages. The dialogue between Jonas and his younger companions was appropriately juvenile (he is a high school student, after all) and the manner in which the more grown-up characters spoke effectively contrasted the attitudes of the mature and not so mature characters. The development of Jonas’ relationship with his love interest Sam felt particularly awkward, but then, what teenage romance isn’t awkward? The morals and philosophies of the Dream Walkers, though ultimately benevolent, beg us to ask many questions: How far can you go to stop evil, even if it means sacrificing the lives of the good? How far is too far? It is a devastating war the Dream Walkers are fighting and REM has no objection to killing anyone in his way. But when the Dream Walkers determine that Jonas is the key to their victory and to REMs victory, should Jonas be destroyed for the sake of the rest of the world? It is a very important question that the book poses and it is an obvious reflection of our Waking World. It is a question we should be asking ourselves. I enjoyed this book on all levels… the characters, the story, the highly detailed world. I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys science-fiction… from cyberpunk to fantasy, space opera to thrillers… it even appealed to the part of my heart that is still 15 years old. The characters are loveable and loathsome, the story is gripping and the settings is unbelievable. The imagination of Tom Delonge is rich and deep and Suzanne Young did an amazing job putting it on paper for all of us to experience.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Captivating and dark This book combines the worlds of Nightmare On Elm Street, Blade Runner and Tron. Story takes the best parts of them to create a very unique idea of a dream world - shared consciousness of sleeping humans. It's a complex world but it has well-defined rules and diverse characters, each having their own purpose. All that makes the world easily understandable and captivating. World is full of lucid dreamers(people who are aware that they are dreaming and who can control some aspects of their dreams) and Dream Walkers - guardians of the world and people in it. But it’s not that perfect. There is a dark side to the world it too - Night Terrors who haunt troubled and helpless. They are controlled by monstrous creature REM who wishes to bring chaos to both dreaming and awake worlds. And that’s one of the things I loved the most - horror is not fictional, it’s actually relatable, we all have experienced nightmares and hat knowledge makes the book feel so much more realistic. Authors renovate classic idea of good vs evil. They bring that to an easily understandable plane - dreams. They give a very unique perspective on something we don’t really think about much even though we spend an immense amount of time on it - sleeping. It’s has such a seemingly simple base and that makes the book even more wonderful The main character - young lucid dreamer Jonas Anderson. We follow his adventures and character development through grief, vulnerability and loneliness and their destructive powers. Wishing to escape and seeking salvation in companionship. His character is very relatable and you grow and learn with him. Story makes you impatient to know what will happen next but it will also make you want to slow down time to savour every moment of it. Great way to spend several evenings
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Death, Dreams, and a Damn Good Story! Poet Anderson ...Of Nightmares is the story of a teenage boy who has undergone serious tragedy and must do what it takes to protect the ones he loves. In Poet's universe, the Dream World and Waking World are interconnected realities that both have dire consequences. Poet has the power of Lucid Dreaming, which he learns how to craft throughout the novel in order to overcome his nightmares and become a hero. This book blends sci-fi, romance, and suspense all into one. You have elements that echo Tron and Star Wars that provide excitement and awesome imagery, while you have a romance that keeps Poet grounded to the Waking World as he navigates the unpredictable (and sometimes hellish) Dream World. The book has you engaged and interested the whole time and leaves you wanting more at the end. For fans of Tom DeLonge's music who are skeptical--you know that special feeling you get while listening to blink-182 or Angels and Airwaves? You get that same feeling reading this book. The themes that DeLonge has preached throughout his musical career--human consciousness, achieving the impossible, and yes, plenty of profanity--they're all here in the form of a novel. Better yet, the companion AVA EP is on iTunes so you can get the best of both worlds. I was not aware of Suzanne Young before this book but now I'm a huge fan. The writing style is accessible while remaining engaging throughout. She is best known for her bestselling The Program series that explores dark topics coupled with gripping romance. In Poet Anderson she explores more of these ideas, but this time in relation to dreams and with a lot more action (and glowing motorcycles). Death, destruction, and the treacherous waters of high school romance are all explored beautifully by Young in a way that will captivate a wide demographic of audiences. Definitely pick up the book if you want a new and engaging YA book. It's the type of story that could easily be seen on the big screen soon.
Date published: 2015-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING! It’s the YA series we’ve all been waiting for! As a high school teacher who is exposed to many reading materials in the run of a day, a book has to be absolutely amazing in order for it to fully engage me in my leisure time – and this one has certainly done it. It has been so long since I’ve come across a book that I not only finished in one sitting, but was left wanting more! Poet Anderson…of Nightmares tells the story of two brothers who are lucid dreamers. After a terrible accident that leaves one of them in a coma, it is up to Jonas to battle his own emotional trauma in order to save his brother from the dream world. Does he do it?! You will have to read to find out! In additional to loving this book on a personal level, I am also currently in the process of developing a comprehensive curriculum around this book to teach in both my high school English and Psychology classes. Not only is the storyline rich in character development and dialogue but I truly believe that it will also open doors to a deep analysis from a Freudian perspective, or otherwise psychoanalytic interpretation. I have no doubt that my students (who are often difficult to engage as readers!) are going to instantly fall in love with these characters, identify with them and become immediately captivated by the adventures of Jonas and Alan! DO NOT MISS THIS!
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THE YA SERIES WE’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR! As a teacher who is exposed to many reading materials in the run of a day, a book has to be absolutely amazing in order for it to fully engage me in my leisure time – and this one has certainly done it. It has been so long since I’ve come across a book that I not only finished in one sitting, but was left wanting more! Poet Anderson…of Nightmares tells the story of two brothers who are lucid dreamers. After a terrible accident that leaves one of them in a coma, it is up to Jonas to battle his own emotional trauma in order to save his brother from the dream world. Does he do it?! You will have to read to find out! In additional to loving this book on a personal level, I am also currently in the process of developing a comprehensive curriculum around this book to teach in both my high school English and Psychology classes. Not only is the plot rich in character development and dialogue but I truly believe that it will also open doors to a deep analysis from a Freudian perspective, or otherwise psychoanalytic interpretation. I have no doubt that my students (who are often difficult to engage as readers!) are going to instantly fall in love with these characters, identify with them and become immediately captivated by the adventure. DO NOT MISS THIS!
Date published: 2015-10-06