What if you could dream your way into a different life? What if you could choose to live that life forever?
Sloane and Maggie have never met. Sloane is a straight-A student with a big and loving family. Maggie lives a glamorously independent life as an up-and-coming actress in New York. The two girls couldn't be more different—except for one thing. They share a secret that they can't tell a soul. At night, they dream that they're each other.
The deeper they're pulled into the promise of their own lives, the more their worlds begin to blur dangerously together. Before long, Sloane and Maggie can no longer tell which life is real and which is just a dream. They realize that eventually they will have to choose one life to wake up to, or risk spiraling into insanity. But that means giving up one world, one love, and one self, forever.
This is a dazzling debut that will steal readers' hearts.
Dreaming, especially lucid dreaming, is a topic that is endlessly fascinating to me. The fact that Lucid is all about dreaming—and dreaming that you're living another person's life, at that—makes me seriously excited. I'm interested to see how Stoltz and Bass will approach this story, whether they'll aim for a more paranormal or psychological angle or if they'll offer an explanation at all.
Also, I have to say that I adore this book cover. It's very eye-catching in its simplicity. The font and design isn't too fancy, but it all works. I love that the girl is sleeping upside down, that the cover relies on mainly only two colors, and how the title seems to blur in and out of focus.
It also helps that I am a big fan of this book's editor. So there's that too.
Releases October 2, 2012 from Penguin Young Readers Group.