Ander’s Reality

Content Overview

Overall Content



Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking


Intimacy, Sex, Immodesty


Violence, Weapons, Crime, Blood


Potentially Intense Themes


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Ander’s Reality

Adam Roach


As “Dreamers”, they’re sworn to protect a world called Luceria and that duty has never been needed more than now. There was a time when Luceria was a beautiful magical place, but has become dark and dangerous because of The Taker.

The Taker is a Dreamer who wants the magic of Luceria for himself and wants the ability to stay there forever and rule with those Lucerians he’s turned into his own army.

For the past six months, Ander has been having nightmare like daydreams that he can’t seem to stop or get away from. He doesn’t know where to turn or who to trust and its beginning to affect every aspect of his life. On the night of his 14th birthday after spending the day being tortured by the school bully, Ander goes to bed and shortly after falling asleep, he feels like he’s falling and lands in the abandoned looking, terror filled world of Luceria.

Is this the same place as his daydreams?
Why is this happening to him?
Are there others like him on Earth who can fall into this other world?
Where has everyone gone?

Ander has more questions than answers as he begins to try and navigate not only the notion of another reality, but who he really is meant to be.

ANDERS REALITY is a YA Low-Fantasy Novel and is written for ages 10 and up.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5) Props to Adam Roach on his debut book, I love the cover! I was dropped into a story where you can enter a new world through dreams. I quickly came to be fascinated by this world and the details Adam put into it. There was vivid imagery with creatures and villains and more. It’s exciting and best of all it’s unique. I read a lot of books so when someone hands me a new premise, it’s easy for me to get attached.   

While it took me a bit to comprehend this new realm, it fell into place well. There is intended confusion at the beginning, but as soon as I was given just a bit of information, the world took shape and I grasped what Adam had created. He spins a tale with well-thought-out villains and straddled both lands with ease.

The change of protagonists went smoothly and I loved the short chapters. The descriptions were done well enough for me to envision the dream world. Ander is a character that was easy to love and I was rooting for him from the start.  His school and home life felt familiar to me so it was easy to connect with him.

Thank you to Adam Roach for the opportunity to review his book in exchange for an honest review.

Detailed Content Review



H***- 4






Religious Cursing



G**- 3


Derogatory terms etc-

Alcohol, Drugs, Smoking

A man drinks a beer. 

Intimacy, Sex, Immodesty


Violence, Weapons, Crime, Blood

A young teen gets bullied because his dad is dead. 

A young man pushes a young man, making him fall. 

Heads of large cats have been placed on poles. Images of cats have been drawn with blood. 

A human-like creature grabs another creature then throws it. Shrieks and cries are heard of those being tortured by others. Blood and body parts remain. One creature carries a severed head. 

A young man has a black eye, most likely from his father. A young man punches a young man in the gut. The young man punches him in the eye. 

A group of people are holding down a young woman. 

A young man screams and is taken captive. 

Two groups fight with weapons and talons. Blood sprays across a man’s face. The man stabs a creature with a spear. 

A large flock of birds attacks a group of creatures. They peck and slash the group while the creatures try to kill them. 

People are kept alive in glass encasements. 

A young man fights off a large man by using glass pods thrown at him with levers. 

A man plunges a knife at a man’s chest but another steps in the way and it is plunged into his. A man thrusts his spear through a man as the man falls and lands in his blood. He slices the head of another. Brain is seen through his skull. Two groups battle and one group is “annihilated.” 

A man punches a man. 

Potentially Intense Themes

Nightmares- fangs, yellow eyes, a hole where the nose should be, milky white skin. 

Cat-like human creatures 

A young man‘s father was killed when he was younger. It was a car accident that caught fire. No remains were able to be identified. 

A creature is white with no hair, holes on its face and yellow slits for eyes. It uses all fours to run. 

Many people have gone missing.

A young woman is missing. Her mom said she vanished from her room. 

A very large house has been burned. 

A man-like creature is very large and has a lion’s mane of spikes. 

**Any quotes from the book are taken from the advanced copy and therefore may not be fully accurate or correctly compare to the final copy of the book.

**As an Amazon associate I earn from qualifying purchases. 


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