Julie Aim is a dreamer. Every night she enters into other people’s nightmares with a mission: to hunt down and kill evil spirits known as shades. For Julie, killing shades is not the difficult part – Staying alive is. It is not just the rigorous training her school Grey Haven puts her through to track shades, or the dangerous missions she faces in the dream world – It is the fact that someone close to her wants her dead.
When Julie survives a fight with a shade she was never meant to face, a plot to tear down Grey Haven from the inside out is revealed. A traitor is killing off dreamers, and her name is on his list. Determined to catch the killer, Julie and her two best friends, Tommy and Carrie, search for the truth. It does not take them long to realize that they are in far over their heads.