Author: Caragh M. O'Brien

Nerd Blast: The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’Brien

Posted September 5, 2017 by MC / 0 Comments

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 Nerd Blast: The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’BrienThe Keep of Ages (The Vault of Dreamers, #3) by Caragh M. O'Brien
Published by Roaring Brook Press on August 29th 2017
Pages: 288

In the fast-paced, high-stakes conclusion to Caragh M. O'Brien's Vault of Dreamers trilogy, Rosie travels to a derelict theme park to shut down dream mining once and for all.

Driven by fear when Dean Berg kidnaps her family, Rosie Sinclair strikes out across the country to rescue them. When an elusive trail leads her to Grisly Valley, the contaminated ruin of a horror theme park, Rosie has to consider that Berg may once again be manipulating her every move to make her fearful, priming her for a final, lethal dream mining procedure. As Rosie struggles to outmaneuver Berg, she unearths the ultimate vault of dreamers and the hint of a consciousness more powerful and dangerous than any she's imagined before. Faced with unspeakable suffering and otherworldly beauty, Rosie must discover how to trust her mind, her friends, and reality itself.

Propulsive and deeply speculative, The Keep of Ages concludes the Vault of Dreamers trilogy with stirring possibilities for what it means to be alive.




“A sharp novel about the ways in which everyone can be manipulated, either through editing or one’s own desire to go the easiest path.” ―BCCB

“Like O’Briens Birthmarked trilogy, this dystopian, sci-fi, psychological-thriller hybrid raises ethical and moral questions about science. This might have been a difficult story to pull off, given the environment, but with a likable narrator who is thoroughly unimpressed with herself, it works . . . this should have wide appeal.” ―Booklist

“Fans looking for a science fiction novel that is not heavy on the science fiction or who want something vaguely dystopian will enjoy this title.” ―VOYA

“A mixture of science fiction and contemporary fiction, this novel is an interesting addition to both genres.” ―School Library Journal

“A fast, satisfying psychological thriller . . . The sudden cliffhanger will polarize readers.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Like viewers of The Forge Show, readers will want to keep watching Rosie.” ―Publishers Weekly


Caragh M. O’Brien is the author of the BIRTHMARKED trilogy and THE VAULT OF DREAMERS series, both from Macmillan/Roaring Brook Press. Born in St. Paul, Minnesota, Ms. O’Brien was educated at Williams College and earned her MA in the Writing Seminars from Johns Hopkins University. Her young adult science fiction has been honored by the YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, the Amelia Bloomer Award, the Junior Library Guild, and numerous state reading lists. A former high school English teacher, she now writes young adult novels full time from her home in rural Connecticut.

(Photo Credit: Tomy O’Brien 2014)


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ARC Review: The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’Brien

Posted August 29, 2017 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
ARC Review: The Keep of Ages by Caragh M. O’Brien

Oh my goodness, I can’t believe this series is finished! I feel like I have been waiting for book three for so long. I am so happy to know how the story ends, but I am so sad that I won’t get to spend any more time with these beloved characters. If you weren’t already aware, I am a huge fan of Caragh M. O’Brien. You can check out my […]

ARC Review: The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O’Brien

Posted February 16, 2016 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
ARC Review: The Rule of Mirrors by Caragh M. O’Brien

Oh my goodness, writing a review for this book is SO HARD, because it is the second book in the series and I don’t want to give anything away! I wish I could just gush about how much I love this series, but I think it is definitely better for you to go into the books without knowing much about them. The first book in this series, The Vault of Dreamers, […]

Review: The Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O’Brien

Posted August 23, 2015 by MC in Book Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: The Birthmarked Trilogy by Caragh M. O’Brien

Birthmarked, Prized, and Promised by Caragh M. O’Brien (Goodreads)   The Birthmarked trilogy introduces us to our heroine, Gaia Stone, a teenage midwife living in a society about 400 years in the future. She lives in a unique world, in which a slightly ramshackle, dystopian community and a scientifically advanced city exist side-by-side, separated by just a wall. The city inside the wall, the Enclave,  is a pristine, white safe […]