Waiting on Wednesday: Life Is but a Dream

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Waiting on Wednesday: Life Is but a Dream

Life is But a Dream by Brian James
Published by Feiwel & Friends
Pub Date: March 27th 2012
Buy the book! | Goodreads

Sabrina, an artist, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, and her parents check her into the Wellness Center. There she meets Alec, who is convinced it’s the world that’s crazy, not the two of them. They are meant to be together; they are special. But when Alec starts to convince Sabrina that her treatment will wipe out everything that makes her creative, she worries that she’ll lose hold of her dreams and herself. Should she listen to her doctor? her decision may have fatal consequences.

Brian James calls Life is But a Dream “the most intense book I’ve written. Bringing this unique character to life and seeing the world through her eyes, with all its beauty and confusion, was an immense challenge that I hope is just as rewarding to read as it was to write.” Intense–yes. Unforgettable–definitely.


The synopsis instantly made me think of movies like A Beautiful Mind and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, so I’m really looking forward to it because I love those movies. :) And the cover is very eye catching!


Jess @ Gone with the Words

18 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Life Is but a Dream”

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    OMG YES. I featured this a while ago. The premise of this book is so interesting. I really wonder how the author will work it. Plus, I love the cover, which doesn’t hurt~ GREAT GREAT choice  :D

    Demi @ Only Somewhat Queer

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    Crazy Book Slut

    must add this book to my list, thanks for sharing it with me.

    Mine is here…. Crazy Book Slut

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    Kathy Coleman

    That sounds like a very awesome book that is going to be a challenging read that will leave me thinking. I definitely want to check it out. Thanks for sharing. And yeah, I love the cover, too. :) 

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    Jan von Harz

    I am very interested in this one too. I really want to see how the author handles the issues this one bring up. Great pick!

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    Jessica@a GREAT read

    Think I’ve heard of this one, at least the cover looks familiar! Not totally sure! See wayyyyy too many awesome books lately!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    I’m reading this right now!! Every time I read “Sabrina” I’m all giddy lol First book I read with my name for the main character ;)

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    Lena Beana

    This one sounds so interesting.  I love the concept of how the protag is diagnosed with schizophrenia and trying to figure out whether she wants to live in her creative world or the world everyone tells her to.  Oh, and I seriously love the cover.  It kind of reminds me of What Dreams May Come, only without all the deaths.

    Awesome pick, hon! :D 

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    I am such a big fan of Brian James’ other books, and I’m glad you posted this because I didn’t know he was coming out with a new one, thank you!

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    I haven’t decided if I’m going to read this one yet or not, but it sounds really interesting.. just not sure if it’s quite *my type* you know? :) I’m interested to see what people think about it though.

    My WoW at Esther’s Ever After

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    Angel @ Mermaid Vision Books

    I’m waiting on this one too! Crossing my fingers for an ARC :D

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