Author: P.H.T. Bennett
Genre: MG Fantasy
Like every kid in Solasenda, 11-year-old Kiva Stone has been far too busy training for one of the five town guilds to think about something as useless as dreaming. But when she and her sister DeeDee uncover a mysterious plot to get rid of them, their only hope lies with a shadowy group of people who get unimaginable powers from their dreams. As the girls escape with them up the river, they start learning secret dreaming techniques that have been forbidden for centuries. But how can they learn enough to stand against the enemies chasing them? The answer lies in the shattered history of Orora Crona, the lost Valley of Dreams, and whoever can piece it together first will rule for centuries to come.
Review: Kiva Stone and her sister DeeDee live in a dystopian town, Solasenda, where she spends most of her tie training for one of the five town guilds. Dreaming is out of the question, but when Kiva grows weary of a plot to get rid of her and her sister, her only hope lies in the world beyond the town, to a shadowy grou of people who get fascinating powers from their dreams. Those dreaming techniques have been forbidden for ages - but they are exactly what Kiva and DeeDee will have to learn to stand a chance.
Kiva was amazing, and I also really enjoyed DeeDee. The story was imaginative, and the writing flowed well. An amazing book for middle graders!