Some Faraway Place

Some Faraway Place


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Some Faraway Place, the third Bright Sessions novel from creator Lauren Shippen, features Rose, who has her humdrum life flipped upside down when she starts to travel into dreams.

Rose Atkinson’s mother can see the future. Her father can move things he doesn't touch. Her brother Aaron can read minds. And Rose, well, she makes a mean spaghetti bolognese.

Everyone else in her family is Atypical, which means they manifested an ability that defies the limits of the human experience. At nineteen, well past the average age of manifestation, Rose is stuck defending her decision not to go to college and instead working in the kitchen of a local restaurant, hoping to gain the experience she needs to become a chef.

When a rollerblading accident sends her to the hospital, she meets a girl she can't forget and she starts to feel like maybe her life isn't quite so small. But when she starts falling asleep mid-conversation, she thinks, then again maybe I’m doomed to never have good things.

Rose should be happy to learn that she’s Atypical after all—that diving into dreams makes her a part of her family in the way she always wanted. But the more time she spends in the dreamworld, the more complicated her ability becomes. Trying to balance her work, her power, and a girlfriend who doesn’t know about Atypicals, Rose seeks help. But she soon discovers that being Atypical comes with dangers she never could have imagined. Even her carefully constructed dreamworld isn’t safe.

This is the story of Atypical Rose, who discovers that your dreams coming true isn’t always a good thing.

Title:Some Faraway Place
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    Some Faraway Place Reviews

  • Lex Kent

    2.75 Stars. I’m sorry to say that this book was not for me. However -and there is a big however- I thought this book could be read as a standalone and now I know I was mistaken. Not only is this the...

  • carley (? ? ??)

    it's lauren's world and we're living in it---edit after reading:3.5 stars? maybe 4? i want to give it a higher rating but damien's parts/involvement really sucked. i liked his book enough but i'm tire...

  • Bethany

    I went in with high hopes but ultimately struggled with Some Faraway Place. I read the first book in the Bright Sessions series and loved it, but was under the impression they could all be read as sta...

  • Cat Books

    Big thank you to Tor Teen and Netgalley for providing a free digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I would like to point out that this book is the third in a shared world trilogy ...

  • Alexx

    Okay, wow wow wow. I don't even know how to explain this book. This was a beautiful and heart wrenching story of being human—of getting lost, making mistakes, trying to make a connection with others...

  • C. Elizabeth

    3.5 stars.The best thing about Some Faraway Place was how my feelings fluctuated. I started out believing I wasn't going to enjoy it at all, and by the end, I was almost emotional. And by almost, I me...

  • Jen

    Why am I crying at that ending though? ...

  • Colby

    Some Faraway Place is the third book in Lauren Shippen's The Bright Sessions series and is the last book she's writing in this universe. I don't know how to explain how it feels to feel one of my favo...

  • Z - literaryeffect

    Huge fan of The Bright Sessions podcast so I was excited to read this one. We follow Rose who can enter other people’s dreams. It was fun to get to know more about her family as they were all atypic...

  • Shannon

    Unfortunately I think I'm going to have to call it a day on Some Faraway Place: A Bright Sessions Novel. I'm sure I'll come back to finish it at some point, but having it linger here is just kind of s...