Jane has traveled the world with her father and twin brother, but it's not until her fractured family–still silently suffering from the loss of Jane's mother many years before–inherits a house and a history in Coney Island that she finally begins to find a home. With the help of a new community of friends, a mermaid's secrets, and a tattooed love interest with traffic-stopping good looks, the once plain Jane begins to blossom and gains the courage to explore the secrets of her mother's past.
Dreamland Social Club is awesome. I kept putting off reading it because I didn’t know what to expect. Once someone finally gave me a little push and told me to read it, I happily dove in.
Dreamland Social Club is one of those books that you know is contemporary but it feels a little like fantasy- like you’re living in a dream state or something. In Dreamland Social Club, you slowly get eased into the story. I really liked the way it was told and how smooth the narrative was. I could really understand Jane and what she was going through.
Even though I’ve never been to Coney Island or visited a Circus Town, after reading Dreamland Social Club I felt like I had been to Coney Island. Everything was described really well and I think that Tara Altebrando did an amazing job with the story in general.
All of the characters in Dreamland Social Club were incredibly well developed and I wanted to be friends with nearly all of them. The island is nearly a character in the book because of how big of a part it plays in the story. I love books like that. This novel was a wild ride of dreams, secrets, and friends.
I highly recommend Dreamland Social Club. It is a magical book that you won’t be able to put down.