Reverie: Big Library Read 2-16 November

Christchurch City Library patrons can join millions of readers around the globe in reading a compelling young adult eBook during Big Library Read, the world’s largest digital book club. From November 2-16, readers can borrow and read Ryan La Sala's debut novel Reverie.

Christchurch City Libraries readers can borrow the eBook or eAudiobook without waiting by visiting or downloading the Libby app. Readers can then discuss the book online.

Reverie is a wildly imaginative story about what happens when the secret worlds people hide within themselves come to light. In the story, all Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can't remember anything since an accident robbed him of his memories a few weeks ago. So when three of his classmates claim to be his friends and the only people who can tell him what's truly going on, he doesn't know what to believe or who he can trust. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident, and only he can stop their world from unraveling.

Big Library Read is available in over 22,000 libraries and thousands of schools around the world, including more than 90 percent of public libraries in North America. During past programs, readers have engaged in intellectually stimulating online conversations. The program is facilitated by OverDrive, the leading digital reading platform for popular ebooks, audiobooks and magazines. Reverie is the 23rd selection of this program which began in 2013 and takes place three times per year. Readers can join an online discussion about the book.  This free program runs for two weeks and only requires a Library name card to get started.

Reverie was published as an ebook by Sourcebooks and as an audiobook by Recorded Books. The title can be read on all major computers and devices through Libby or, including iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phones and tablets and Chromebook™ without waitlists or holds. The title will automatically expire at the end of the lending period, and there are no late fees.

To join the discussion, learn about past Big Library Read titles and download Libby, visit



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