TRAVELER & DREAMER
Dreams and the real world collide in this twisting, world-bending fantasy duology about family, friendship, and how love can span every reality.
2018-19 Keystone State Reading Association (KSRA) Secondary Book Award Finalist
Jessa has spent her life dreaming of other worlds and writing down stories more interesting than her own, until the day her favorite character, Finn, suddenly shows up and invites her out for coffee. After the requisite nervous breakdown, Jessa learns that she and Finn are Travelers, born with the ability to slide through reflections and dreams into alternate realities. But it’s not all cupcakes, pirates, and fantasy lifestyles – Jessa is dying over and over again in every reality, and Finn is determined that this time, he’s going to stop it . . . This Jessa is going to live.
Jessa has learned the hard way that traveling to alternate realities isn’t always fun. Still mourning a devastating loss, she isn’t really prepared for the arrival of a reckless version of someone she once loved who is now bent on revenge. Add an increasingly complicated relationship with her best friend Ben, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the threat of the multiverse collapsing, and Jessa’s got a lot on her plate. She may be destined to help save an infinite multitude of worlds . . . but in the end, all Jessa really wants to do is save the people she loves.
PRAISE FOR THE TRAVELER DUOLOGY
“Readers seeking an enjoyable romantic fantasy will find what they’re looking for in this absorbing book. . . With each new Jessa, readers will become intrigued with a different character’s story even as they root for the original Jessa to stay safe. Featuring skillful world-building and carefully plotted suspense, this novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting the sequel.” – School Library Journal
This is a stellar debut novel with something for everyone—action, mystery, romance, even time travel . . . Overall, this is an excellent, engaging read that will appeal to fans of many genres.” — School Library Connection
“DeLano’s debut novel is full of mystery, action, and romance. Her masterful storyline will keep readers guessing until the very last sentence . . . DeLano’s portrayal of a young man affected by autism shows the author’s sensitivity and knowledge and will be appreciated by those with relatives or friends diagnosed with the disorder.” ―VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates)
“DeLano has done it again. Her masterful blending of parallel worlds takes a complex idea of quantum physics and makes it easy to follow, while also creating a gripping sci-fi novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats. … DeLano has spun a fun, genre-bending series that includes love, coming-of-age, and relatable protagonists who will resonate with teens.” — School Library Journal
“An entertaining and satisfying conclusion to the Traveler duology . . . The pace is brisk with a fine balance of action, mystery, and romance in short chapters that will hold the reader’s attention. —VOYA (Voices of Youth Advocates)