I received this book for free from St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hugo & Rose by Bridget Foley
Published by Macmillan on May 5th 2015
Genres: Fiction, Literary
Source: St. Martin's Press
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Rose is disappointed with her life, though she has no reason to be - she has a beautiful family and a perfectly nice house in the suburbs. But to Rose, this ordinary life feels overshadowed by her other life - the one she leads every night in her dreams. After a childhood accident, Rose's dreams take her to a wondrous island fraught with adventure. On this island, she has never been alone: she shares it with Hugo, a brave boy who's grown up with her into a hero of a man. But when Rose stumbles across Hugo in real life, both her real and dream worlds are changed forever. Here is the man who has shared all of her incredible adventures in impossible places, who grew up with her, even if they aren't what either one imagined. Their chance encounter begins a cascade of questions, lies, and a dangerous obsession that threatens to topple everything she knows. Is she willing to let go of everything she holds dear to understand their extraordinary connection? And will it lead her to discover who she truly wants to be?
“Hugo and Rose” by Bridge Foley is an interesting tale of Hugo and Rose. This is the story of two people who have the same dream every night since childhood. These two dream of a tropical island and their adventure on how to get to Castle City. In this dream state Hugo and Rose started out as children and grew up as they grew up in real life, however, when Hugo and Rose reached the prime of their life, they stopped growing in their dream state. When Rose and Hugo meet in real life, they try to get to know each other as real people and Rose decides to make choices that could jeopardize her family and her entire life.
This story definitely brought an interesting theory to the table however it wasn’t completely explained. There was no explanation of why Hugo and Rose have been having the same dream for forever. None of this was really explained to the reader how two people can have the same dream and that they can also be who exist in real life. It was definitely nothing like what I expected. The characters were hard to fall in love with. Rose seemed to be sad, creepy, and a little self-centered. She is ready to destroy her entire life. I think it is hard to fall in love with a book when you can’t fall in love with its characters.