Book Spotlight: Fifteen by Jen Estes

Fifteen (The Dreamwalker Diaries, #1)Fifteen
by Jen Estes
Cover Artist: Conzpiracy Digital Arts
YA Urban Fantasy, SciFi, Paranormal
Paperback233 Pages
January 15th, 2015 by Curiosity Quills Press


Legend has it if you die in your dreams, you die in real life. Fifteen-year-old Ashling Campbell knows that’s not true because when she closes her eyes each night, she doesn’t dream about public nudity or Prom dates. Instead, she’s catapulted to the front row of her future self’s execution - fifteen years from now - where monsters have taken control of her hometown and she, or rather, her 30-year-old counterpart, is their public enemy number one.

For three months and counting, it’s been the same dream… until an encounter with an antique dreamcatcher. Ash falls asleep to discover she’s no longer a mere spectator in these dreams - now she’s astral-projecting into the body of her future self. Each night, she goes on the run with a ragtag group of rebels - who have no idea she’s really a high school sophomore and not their noble warrior. She has to make it through each night so that she can wake up and find a way to change the future. For every action she does in the present day, she falls asleep to discover it had an equal impact fifteen years later. It’s up to her to manage her two worlds and make sure she’s still got a place in both.

About the Author

Jen Estes is the author of the Cat McDaniel Mystery Series and the forthcoming FIFTEEN (The Dreamwalker Diaries).

Born and raised in the Midwest, Jen had to choose between staring at corn or reading books. Corn husks just didn’t have the appeal of the Baby-Sitters Club, and so a bookworm was born. Reading later turned into writing and in 2011, Jen published her first novel. After releasing four books in the mystery genre, Jen finally gave in to the literary demands of her inner teenager with her YA debut, FIFTEEN (The Dreamwalker Diaries) with Curiosity Quills. Jen lives in Illinois with her husband Nathan under the tyranny of their three cats: Wrigley, Ivy and Captain Moo.

She is an active member of the National Writers Union. When she isn’t writing, Jen enjoys sci-fi in all its mediums, attempting yoga, using her passport, watching baseball, and reading a good book.


  1. Cali Willette1/19/15, 10:51 AM

    This book sounds like a cool scifi. ;)

  2. Ah, I love this site! Thanks for the spotlight!

  3. This book sounds so fantastic!

  4. Interesting. I wonder how this will turn out. Managing two lives at once... definitely something I wouldn't be too good at.

  5. The concept is pretty cool.

  6. Thanks for stopping by, Jen! I thought the plot was really interesting. I hope Fifteen does well!!

  7. I thought it was pretty unique with some interesting twists.

  8. Me neither. One is a big enough handful for me. ;)

  9. Whoa -- this synopsis has made me think if I've ever died in a dream. No, I don't think so, though my dreams can be pretty strange. I'm not always sold on dream books, because the stakes never seem high enough, but this book seems to have solved that problem!
    Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

  10. I would say that it does because they're dreams, but they're really the future she's seeing.


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