Book Review & Birthday: Dreamshores by Mike Robinson


ISBN (eBook): 9781620077818
ISBN (Paperback): 9781620077931
Language: English
Imprint: Curiosity Quills Press
Publication Date: July 25, 2016

Restless and fire-hearted, ten-year-old Sierra Nevada Smith was always chasing monsters, whether through the pages of her favorite books or in the woods behind the secluded California town where she grew up. Fantastic new worlds opened for her, however, when, after a near-tragedy, she discovered the films of legendary stop-motion animator Russell Boylan.

Ten years later, she finds herself working aboard a yacht, adrift at sea and in life, her peers nicknaming her the ‘Monster Girl’: a sad consolation for her own stunted career as a stop-motion animator in this era of computer-generated effects. When their boat is mysteriously pulled through a corridor of fog, the crew finds themselves deposited on the shores of an extraordinary island, a place where the stomping, roaring, clambering dinosaurs and creatures of Russell Boylan’s classic films have been relegated to live beyond script or screen, and to evolve.

And it is here that Sierra discovers not only an incredible power, but what may be her purpose.

My Review:
This book is about young girl Sierra who fell in love with the monster creations of the stop-motion animator Russell Boylan. She grows up and doesn't achieve her dream in the same field and instead works on a boat. Turns out Sierra was supposed to be on this boat that gets lost at sea in fog and ends up on an island full of Russell Boylan's monsters. From this point on in the story, you get taken on a wild adventure full of twist. The character Sierra is likable and so are the monsters. The adventure was the best part of the book for me. Overall the story was as convivial as the book cover. I recommend to all lost souls who are waiting, looking, and hopefully stumbling upon their purpose!

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About Mike Robinson:

An avid writer since age 7, award-winning author Mike Robinson began selling professionally at 19, placing various speculative fiction stories in magazines, anthologies, e-zines and podcasts. He is the author of the novels Skunk Ape Semester, The Prince of Earth, The Atheist, the short story collection Too Much Dark Matter, Too Little Gray, the co-author of The Talisman Chronicles #3: Hurakan’s Chalice (with Aiden James), and the non-linear trilogy The Enigma of Twilight Falls. A native of Los Angeles, he edits the magazine “Literary Landscapes,” the official publication of The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS). He is also a screenwriter and producer. His official website can be found at * Facebook * Twitter


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