Book Title: Fifteen
Author: Jen Estes
Genre: YA Fantasy
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Legend has it if you die in your dreams, you die in real life. Fifteen-year-old Ashling Campbell knows that’s not true because when she closes her eyes each night, she doesn’t dream about public nudity or Prom dates. Instead, she’s catapulted to the front row of her future self’s execution - fifteen years from now - where monsters have taken control of her hometown and she, or rather, her 30-year-old counterpart, is their public enemy number one.
For three months and counting, it’s been the same dream… until an encounter with an antique dreamcatcher. Ash falls asleep to discover she’s no longer a mere spectator in these dreams - now she’s astral-projecting into the body of her future self. Each night, she goes on the run with a ragtag group of rebels - who have no idea she’s really a high school sophomore and not their noble warrior. She has to make it through each night so that she can wake up and find a way to change the future. For every action she does in the present day, she falls asleep to discover it had an equal impact fifteen years later. It’s up to her to manage her two worlds and make sure she’s still got a place in both.
Ashling is 15 but does not lead a life of a normal 15 year old. This is because whenever she fals asleep, she finds her self inside her 30 year old body. She doesn't know what is going on. Why people are trying to kill her? What happened to her town?
It goes from dreaming about her future to being inside her actual future body. She has to figure out if she should tell any of the rebels the truth.
Plus everything she does in her normal 15 year old life affects the future.
This book doesnt read like a normal YA. It felt like such and awesome read. There was not any of tht whining high school stuff but an amazing story instead.
I cannot explain how awesome I thought this story was. I cannot remember when I have read a story like this. I could not put the book down. Ashling has to deal with so much and hands it so well. She is mature beyond her years. Such a great leading lady. Showing girls that age does not matter and we all have that something special inside.
Born and raised in the Midwest, Jen had to choose between staring at corn or reading books. Corn husks just didn't have the appeal of the Baby-Sitters Club, and so a bookworm was born. Reading later turned into writing and in 2011, Jen published her first novel with Camel Press. After releasing four books in the mystery genre, Jen finally gave in to the literary demands of her inner teenager with her YA debut, FIFTEEN (coming January 2015 from Curiosity Quills).
Jen is an active member of the National Writers Union. When she isn't writing, Jen enjoys sci-fi in all its mediums, attempting yoga, using her passport, watching baseball, and reading a good book. She lives in Illinois with her husband Nathan under the tyranny of their three cats: Wrigley, Ivy and Captain Moo. To balance the feline:human ratio, they are expecting their first child in the early spring. You can find Jen on the web at www.jenestes.com, on Tumblr as AuthorJenEstes, and tweeting under @jenestesdotcom.