The Dreamers

The Dreamers

In an isolated college town in the hills of Southern California, a freshman girl stumbles into her dorm room, falls asleep—and doesn’t wake up. She sleeps through the morning, into the evening. Her roommate, Mei, cannot rouse her. Neither can the paramedics who carry her away, nor the perplexed doctors at the hospital. Then a second girl falls asleep, and then another, and panic takes hold of the college and spreads to the town. As the number of cases multiplies, classes are canceled, and stores begin to run out of supplies. A quarantine is established. The National Guard is summoned.

Mei, an outsider in the cliquish hierarchy of dorm life, finds herself thrust together with an eccentric, idealistic classmate. Two visiting professors try to protect their newborn baby as the once-quiet streets descend into chaos. A father succumbs to the illness, leaving his daughters to fend for themselves. And at the hospital, a new life grows within a college girl, unbeknownst to her—even as she sleeps. A psychiatrist, summoned from Los Angeles, attempts to make sense of the illness as it spreads through the town. Those infected are displaying unusual levels of brain activity, more than has ever been recorded. They are dreaming heightened dreams—but of what?

Title:The Dreamers
ISBN:9780812994162

    The Dreamers Reviews

  • Lala BooksandLala

    This was magic. Highly recommend, but for a very specific audience. If you enjoy having tons of characters (that you don't necessarily get time to connect with or "like") and appreciate a vague, myste...

  • Emily May

    These days, science doesn’t take much interest in dreams. 2 stars. I'm rating this purely based on my personal enjoyment and connection with the narrative. Some people are going to love this book. ...

  • Angela M

    This narrative style! From the first paragraph I knew I was going to be so pulled into this story, whatever it was going to be, by the writing. There is something about it, the way Karen Thompson Walk...

  • Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)

    It is much harder for me to write a review of a book that I did not like rather than one I loved. I do not usually read science fiction/fantasy or whatever genre this would be assigned to but the revi...

  • Kaceey

    4.5*College. A time when teens begin the transformation into adulthood... Truly, just teenagers experiencing life away from home for the first time. Wide-eyed excitement, anticipation and seemingly en...

  • Holly  B

    An epidemic of perpetual sleep strikes a small town. Many are "trapped" not by a captor, but by their own slumber. I was captivated immediately from page one. A frightful opening made me ever so cur...

  • Debbie

    Me? Liking a sci-fi book? It’s true!And no, I did not undergo electric shock therapy. This book is almost pogo-stick worthy, it’s so damn good. I don’t even know what category this book fits int...

  • Larry H

    Confession time: I'm a total hypochondriac. I don't watch medical shows, because I've convinced myself I'm dying of things it's medically impossible for me to contract. I caught a bad cold two days af...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    4 genre spanning stars! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ The Dreamers is a different sort of read for me, and I’m grateful I read it. The premise? A disease is affecting a college town causing unstoppable sleep and ...

  • Susanne  Strong

    4.25 Stars.In Santa Lora, California, a College Student, named Kara, falls into a deep dream filled sleep. No one can wake her. She is the first of many. Mei was Kara’s roommate, she and several oth...