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Reverie by Ryan La Sala Review

Day 21 of #PrideLibrary20.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Reverie by Ryan La Sala

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Cover image of Reverie by Ryan La Sala

All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember how he got there, what happened after, and why his life seems so different now. And it’s not just Kane who’s different, the world feels off, reality itself seems different.

As Kane pieces together clues, three almost-strangers claim to be his friends and the only people who can truly tell him what’s going on. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident. And when a sinister force threatens to alter reality for good, they will have to do everything they can to stop it before it unravels everything they know.

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Describing Reverie in a few words is almost impossible, it’s a mind-blowingly unique novel with twisting magical elements and adorable queer characters, not to mention a drag Queen sorceress for an antagonist! The story begins with Kane, who has lost all of his recent memories and can’t recall what has happened leading up to being found in a river by the police, obviously the intrigue in this situation had me hooked from the first page! Kane is understandably, frustrated at his lack of memories and so he attempts to discover the reason why they are missing, it was a very suspenseful situation and I wasn’t sure who to believe, Posey (drag Queen sorceress) or Kane’s friends.

Eventually with the help of his friends Kane discovers he’s part of a group that dismantles reveries, which are dreams or fantasies that involuntarily manifest in the real world and this is when the fun begins! The reveries that occur during this novel are so vivid and imaginative, the author has an amazing ability at writing descriptive world building that immerses you into the story. I will admit that occasionally I would lose track of the plot slightly as I am easily confused by too much detailed description but I could still appreciate the very unique storyline. I read this in eBook format as well and I’m hoping next time I read it as physical book I’ll be able to keep track more effectively, or flick between the pages if needed.

Reverie is definitely a queer book that I think deserves a lot more attention, it’s such an exciting and unique concept, the story has a lot of amazing elements from a little queer romance to a magic-wielding friendship group, throw in a drag Queen sorceress and this book was a very wild ride for my imagination! I would definitely urge anyone interested in reading Reverie to invest in a physical copy of the book because not only is that cover going to look beautiful on your shelves, you might appreciate being able to easily go back a few pages if need be!

June ’22 TBR

Happy Pride Month! For the first time in 2022, I’m curating a small (ish!) TBR for the month, this month I’m aiming to read only or majority LGBTQ+ books by a range of diverse and #OwnVoices authors. I haven’t been able to read as much since changing jobs in September (life update – I’m a… Continue reading June ’22 TBR

With This Kiss Review

With This Kiss by Carrie Hope Fletcher Disclaimer: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I will earn a small amount of commission on any purchases made through these links at no extra cost to you.I was sent a copy of this novel by the publishers to review, however this has… Continue reading With This Kiss Review

5 thoughts on “Reverie by Ryan La Sala Review

  1. I read Reverie a month or two ago, and I completely agree with your review! It’s such a fun and vibrant story, and so delightfully queer. I’m glad to see you enjoyed it too! 💙

    And as someone who has a physical copy, I can’t recommend it enough. Being able to flip back a little is super handy!

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