Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Book Review: Dream a Little Dream

Title - Dream a Little Dream
Author - Kerstin Gier
Series - Silber #1
Genre - YA Paranormal Fantasy
Published - April 14th 2015
Publisher - Henry Holt and Co

Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv's dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she's in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals.

The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They're classmates from her new school in London, the school where she's starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what's really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn't possibly know--unless they actually arein her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute.... 

Liv and her sister have started the first day of school in a new school so many times this should just be like every other time but right away things start off different. The cottage their mom had planned to stay in out in the country didn’t work out and they are living in a lavish apartment going to private school. Her mother who she’s encouraged to date has actually done it and found a guy she’s been seeing with two older twins. Liv had no idea that one of the four attractive guys she encountered her first day of school just happen to be one of the twins. Liv had no idea how intertwined their lives would be after that first encounter.

After spilling juice on herself Grayson one of the wins give her one of his hoodies to wear home. It’s the hoodie that she wears to bed that night because she was cold that pulls her into a dream about the boys. While the dream is real to the boys at first Liz thinks she’s just dreaming she has no idea that they are really with her. It’s the next day at school that she realizes that she was in a dream with Grayson and his three friends and her being there has just brought her into the group. The more dreams that they share Liv learns more about what the boys are doing in the cemetery as well as about Anabel. Will Liv figure out what’s really going on in and outside the dream world before it’s too late? What about Henry who’s taken an interest in her?

I like Liv she’s an intelligent girl who likes a good mystery which is exactly what she’s faced with. I wasn’t sure about the boys each one is a little different and they all right away seemed super attached to her for different reasons. However as the story progressed I clearly had my favorites like Grayson he’s the older brother type who really just wants to do right by Liv and we also have the love interest Henry. I’m really curious to see who really is Secrecy the one who runs the Tittle-Tattle Blog which is a school gossip column.

I’ve been on the fence for a while trying to decide if I wanted to read Dream a Little Dream but it worked for my Grim challenge so I went for it. First off the cover is beautiful and I wish I had picked up a physical copy because my kindle paperwhite doesn’t do it any justice. This is my first book by the author so I wasn’t sure what to expect but I’d heard great things. I found the concept interesting it does have a new girl new school feel with an added bonus of a gossip column but that is where the similarities end. I found the idea of the game and the dream world very unique and exciting. I was curious to see how it would play out and spend most of the day finishing off the book. Dream a Little Dream is a fast paced YA filled with a mystery, paranormal elements and even a little romance. I really liked the authors writing style it was beautifully written flowing smoothly from start to finish. This is my first novel by the author but I hope to read more of her books after enjoying this one so much. I can’t wait to see where the next book will go. 


  1. OOh nice review! I want to read this one as well, and read her first trilogy, Ruby Red! I've heard good things about both, though there have been some issues with the translation as the author is German, I believe, and some think her translator loses some things during translation with the story. It doesn't seem like you had that issue, so that's good! Makes me more excited to give this one a go! Great review!

  2. Glad you enjoyed it, I am a bit curious about it. Great review.

  3. I really liked this one, too. It was my first by her, so I'll definitely be picking up her other books! Great review!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions