A Clean Young Adult Thriller

“With engaging characters and fantastical situations, Schaller’s R.E.M. delves through grief and sorrow to discover a second chance with love and joy.” —CATHY MCCRUMB, bestselling and award winning author of Recorder

Gwendolyn Gonzales would do anything for her best friend. Even allow herself to be dragged through Macy’s dreams by a British coffeeholic who claims to be Macy’s Dream Guardian. The rules of the Dream are simple: blend in and don’t die. When Macy’s dreams take a turn for the worst, following the rules may be harder than it seems. And may end in deadly consequences. 

“This is a terrific story that rockets along from the opening page to the genuinely surprising ending. Skillfully developed characters, prose, and scenes all contribute to the sense of being in the hands of a confident storyteller.” -DANIEL SCHWABAUER, award winning author and creator of The One Year Adventure Novel

“Inception meets Rise of the Guardians meets Sandman. This is the book I’ve been yearning for since high school. It has everything a reader can ask for-an intriguing world, lovable characters, fast-paced non-stop action. I can guarantee you’re going to have a hard time reading it in more than one sitting.” -HOPE BOLINGER, editor and author of 20+ award winning books

“R.E.M. is a story full of emotion, adventure and high stakes. A story that will not only make you fall in love with the characters, but may also make you crave a coffee. R.E.M. is a beautiful story with a fantastic and unexpected ending.” -JENNA TERESE, YA author of Ignite

“A whirlwind of imagination, R.E.M. will keep you up late into the night. A dream-world thriller perfect for fans of Inception and mysterious, protective heroes. Schaller delivers non-stop action and just the right touch of romance.” -C. F. E. BLACK, author of Blade of Ash.

R.E.M. is the first place award winner of the One Year Adventure Novel’s 2017 Student Novel Contest.