The difficult part of fiction is making it more believable than real-life. This book is so beyond unbelievable - and not because of the fantasy aspect - it was borderline stupid. I think if Maya spent some time fleshing things out, it could be a really fun story. But having this deadly drama appear from no-where - all started from a seemingly innocuous package - was silly. Not ever does the reader feel danger - just a confusing sense of, "who cares, it's an envelope." Then for Cynthia to just immediately accept and trust Gabe, without so much as a, "hi," was just strange. The guardian/dreamweaver aspect was fun and creative, and Maya's writing was excellent. I just think the story itself could have used a lot more thought and development.