Review: Dream On (Whatever After #4)

Title: Dream On (Whatever After #4)
Author: Sarah Mlynowski
Genre: Middle Grade
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Source: Library
Format: Ebook
Release Date: November 26, 2013
Rating: ★★★★★

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Goodreads Synopsis:

Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the magic mirror bite….

It was supposed to be the best sleepover ever. Just me, my best friend, Robin, and an awesome night of s’mores, secrets, and staying up late. No pesky little brothers allowed. And DEFINITELY no magic mirrors.

Everything was perfect…until the mirror sucked Robin into Sleeping Beauty’s story! My brother and I dove in after her, but we couldn’t stop her from pricking her finger on the spindle. Now we’re REALLY in trouble. Robin’s fast asleep–and Sleeping Beauty is wide-awake! To save the day I’ve got to:

– Host a fake birthday party for Jonah
– Find a prince to wake up Robin
– Avoid getting cursed by scary fairies

We only have ten hours to make things right…or this day will become a nightmare!

Review:

This was a really fun story! It had some elements that were different from the past books in the series.

When Abby and Jonah travel to Sleeping Beauty’s story, Abby’s friend Robin ends up going with them. The problem was that when they got there, Robin pricked her arm on the spindle that was meant for Sleeping Beauty, aka Bri. Robin fell asleep instantly, taking the spell that was meant for the princess. The kids had to figure out a way to wake Robin up and fix Bri’s story.

Some of the parts didn’t go as smoothly as they did in the other stories. They planned a birthday party for Jonah in order to get wishes from fairies to save Robin. However, that didn’t work out when the fairies discovered that it wasn’t actually Jonah’s birthday. They had to find another way to fix their problems.

I was glad to see more of Abby and Jonah’s real lives in the story. Even though Abby’s friend was asleep for most of the story, I liked hearing about her friends. Up until this book, we only really heard about their adventures in fairy tales. There was even an addition to the family at the end of the story, who I believe will be making appearances in later books too.

This was a fun adaptation of Sleeping Beauty! I’m excited to read the next book!

What to read next:

Bad Hair Day (Whatever After #5) by Sarah Mlynowski

Cinderella Stays Late (Grimmtastic Girls #1) by Joan Holub, Suzanne Williams

Have you read Dream On? What did you think of it?

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