Synopses & Reviews
The Forge School is the most prestigious arts school in the country. The secret to its success: every moment of the students' lives is televised as part of the insanely popular Forge Show, and the students' schedule includes twelve hours of induced sleep meant to enhance creativity. But when first year student Rosie Sinclair skips her sleeping pill, she discovers there is something off about Forge. In fact, she suspects that there are sinister things going on deep below the reaches of the cameras in the school. What's worse is, she starts to notice that the ridges of her consciousness do not feel quite right. And soon, she unearths the ghastly secret that the Forge School is hiding—and what it truly means to dream there. From Caragh M. O'Brien, author of the Birthmarked trilogy comes the first book in a new series, The Vault of Dreamers, a fast-paced, psychologically thrilling novel about what happens when your dreams are not your own.
"A mixture of science fiction and contemporary fiction, this novel is an interesting addition to both genres." - School Library Journal "A fast, satisfying psychological thriller . . . The sudden cliffhanger will polarize readers." - Kirkus Reviews
"A sharp novel about the ways in which everyone can be manipulated, either through editing or one's own desire to go the easiest path." - BCCB "Like O'Briens Birthmarked trilogy, this dystopian, sci-fi, psychological-thriller hybrid raises ethical and moral questions about science. This might have been a difficult story to pull off, given the environment, but with a likable narrator who is thoroughly unimpressed with herself, it works . . . this should have wide appeal." - Booklist "Fans looking for a science fiction novel that is not heavy on the science fiction or who want something vaguely dystopian will enjoy this title." - VOYA "A mixture of science fiction and contemporary fiction, this novel is an interesting addition to both genres." - School Library Journal "A fast, satisfying psychological thriller . . . The sudden cliffhanger will polarize readers." - Kirkus Reviews “Like viewers of The Forge Show, readers will want to keep watching Rosie.”- Publishers Weekley
About the Author
Caragh M. O'Brien earned an MA in the writing seminars at Johns Hopkins University. Her novels Birthmarked and Prized were named YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults. Birthmarked was also a Junior Library Guild Selection and chosen for the ALA 2011 Amelia Bloomer List. She lives with her family and writes from her home in Connecticut.