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File Size: 950 KB
Print Length: 265 pages
Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
Publisher: Right House Books; 2013 First edition edition (August 26, 2013)
I am completely baffled by some of the negative reviews on this book. For the most part, people were upset that the book left you hanging, but that's very common in books these days. Not only that, but I felt the author did a very good job at choosing a place for her ending. It's like the second stage of the story, so it only makes sense that it should be the next book in the series. That's what a series does--it continues where the previous book left off. These reviews make no sense to me. I loved the cliffhanger. Of course, there was the initial "Awe, man!" but that's okay, I've read many books that end like that and while it's a bit frustrating that I can't get the rest of the story right away, it helps build the anticipation for me when I finally do get the next book. If you're like me in that regard, then you'll love this story. If not, steer clear. You have been warned!
I'm not usually into psychological thrillers because I'm not one of those people who likes to be scared. That being said, the storyline of this particular book sounded so compelling that I just had to give it a try. I was not disappointed. The story was more suspenseful than scary, though I will admit that I had to release my grip on my throw a couple of times during some of the more tense scenes. In addition to the suspense, there's a ton of mystery (which is what I usually read). The entire time I was reading I was trying to figure out if people were really who they said they were and what other secrets people were hiding. My brain was spinning the entire time, and honestly, I have no idea what the second book will reveal, but I'm looking forward to reading it.
I think another thing that made me like this book even though I don't usually read books of this type was the fact that the language was clean. I didn't have to skim over words or scenes that I find offensive. Instead, I was left to simply enjoy the story, which I did immensely.
If there was one drawback to the book I would say that there could have been a little more character development. I like to know the characters so well that I can almost guess what they're going to do or say next. I couldn't do this very well in this book. The characters were good, realistic and likable (or unlikable, depending on the character), but I didn't feel there was enough information about them to really know them inside and out. The basics are there, but I'd like to see the author add a little more depth.
All in all, this was an excellent story that didn't take me long to read, which is good since I'm often pressed for time. It was clean, and the plot was both mysterious and compelling. Whether you're a young adult or older, I think you'll love this book, as long as you're prepared to be left in suspense until the next book, which I definitely am!
Dead Dreams is an exciting, creepy, and suspenseful read, but it’s also a cautionary tale. As a college librarian, I work with and teach research skills to students who are often the same age—and same maturity level—as Brie, the main character. One of the challenges I face is getting the students not to accept information at face value, but to question where it’s coming from, its purpose, and whether the writer has an ulterior motive. Sometimes they seem a little too trusting—or so overwhelmed by everything going on in their lives, including work and family and schoolwork, that they just can’t find the time and energy to be as thorough as they should.. So for me, Brie’s attitude and behavior make perfect sense, and had me biting my nails just knowing she was being too trusting and walking into a trap.
I enjoyed the book’s creepy tone, the mysteries, the build of the suspense—and I knew the cliffhanger was coming so wasn’t surprised or particularly disturbed. After all, I watch TV shows that leave me hanging at the end of every season, and movie series that make me wait years in between, so I’m good with waiting…although—I am ready to find out the rest of this story already! I’m looking forward to it, and I’m also looking forward to seeing Brie mature and work things out. If she can survive!
Well written book which makes you question reality and motivations. Very much looking forward to more from the author and book 2. The first page got me hook line and sinker. The books about 300 pages but I read it faster then any other book I have read. The reading is smooth and fast paced. Well done!
This is a young adult book but as an adult I really enjoyed it which is the way a YA novel should be I think. I really like the contrast and way that Brie and her roommate were written. Brie made a lot of mistake along the way but it was fun to follow her.
Great writing, great book, would highly recommend!
Gripping taken of a plot between two roommates to escape threats of "death" of one rich young woman, one of the roommates. A scheme concocted by them backfired. Where is Sarah? Good read. Now for book 2.
This book was captivating from the first paragraph. I could not put it down! I am freaked out that I need to wait for book 2 !! Great story and fast paced suspense. Had me on edge! Great read highly recommend it.
liked the book, it was one that held my attention and still was trying to figure out what the ending was going to be. Then it ended leaving me with lots of questions so I had to order the second book. Let you know how pleased I am later
This is probably more YA that I'd normally read, but it was a free download so I gave it a shot. It was a little slower and simpler than I'm used to, but it was still enjoyable. Am not sure if I'll get the next one when it comes out. I am kinda curious how the story continues though...
Oh My WOW! Very good book. I am now desperately search for book 2. I can't WAIT! Is it out yet??? Pppulllleeeez......I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!! I seriously feel like I have left Bre hanging at a very precarious moment in time!!! Won't hesitate before I buy book two!!! HELP ME FIND BOOK TWO!!