A. J. Lath has often been told that he has a wild and overactive imagination, and nowadays lets it all out by means of writing stories and working as an illustrator. He has had a small number of short stories published in the small presses, and in his professional life has illustrated CD covers and supplied 3D graphics for videogames.
Dreamshade is his first book; it was inspired by an article about childhood imaginary friends, which led him to wonder ... what if those friends were real? And what if those friends had enemies?
on July 14, 2010 :
I also found the beginning a bit stilted, like an old fashioned children's book. It wasn't long, however, before the book picked up steam and I was caught up in the story. I ended up really enjoying the book and look forward to a sequel.
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)
on July 09, 2010 :
Haven't finished the book yet. Sorry to say the first few pages I've read did not exactly attract my attention and desire to finish the book. Since it's a for young adults read, maybe teens will have a different view of the book.
(reviewed 26 days after purchase)