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In Dreamscape: Saving Alex by Kirstin Pulioff, Alexis Stone's life as she knew it was coming to an end and there was nothing she could do about it. Her mom had just informed her that instead of the three months they had promised her before relocating, they had to move immediately. Enlisting the help of her best friend, Alexis begun to grudgingly pack up her room. Imagine the girls' delightful surprise when they discovered their childhood favourite video game, Dreamscape, in the back of Alexis' closet. The two had played the game countless times when they were little. When Alexis pressed a wrong code in an attempt to play the game one more time, she had no idea of the door she was about to open. Just like that, she magically found herself living in the strange world that she had always maneuvered as a video game. With panic and excitement, Alexis was determined to find her way back home, after all she knew all the tricks from years of playing the game. But nothing she had seen on the screen could have prepared her for the challenges of adventures that lay ahead of her; now that Dreamscape was real, so were the dangers. Can she safely manoeuvre the challenges and find her way back home?
Have you ever imagined yourself as a real life character in your favorite video game? The thought is equal parts scary and equal parts exciting. Kirstin Pulioff gives you a chance to see how it would feel to have this dream come true with her captivating YA story. This exciting adventure is vividly brought to life through a brilliant plot and unforgettable characters set in the magical world of Dreamscape. I loved the idea of two little girls playing video games and then a girl super hero; it breaks so many stereotypes. Dreamscape: Saving Alex is not your everyday YA fantasy novel. The story brilliantly blends adventure, fantasy, action, suspense, some YA romance, and a mesmerizing setting to give you a thrilling reading experience.