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Dream a Little Dream

Review

Dream a Little Dream

written by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell

Liv is starting over at a new school and a new home...again. Her parents are divorced, and each time she switches off to live with the other, she's living somewhere entirely new. This time, she, her sister are moving in with her mom’s new boyfriend, and they’ll be going to school with his kids, Grayson and Florence.

One night, in her dream, Liv finds herself in a graveyard. Grayson is there as well, telling her to go away; she shouldn't be with him during this dream. She stealthily follows him, though, as he meets with his three friends Jasper, Arthur and Henry, the most attractive boys in school. Liv stays in hiding while they draw a flaming pentagon on the ground and perform some sort of dark ritual, apparently to summon a demon. In this unfortunate moment, she falls into the center of the pentagon and becomes part of their dark "game."

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM is a completely unique novel with elements of mystery, fantasy, romance and even horror…. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a book that you won't be able to put down.

The next day, they all remember the dream and Liv discovers she can enter someone's dream as long as she goes to sleep with one of their belongings on her. Afterwards, she and the other person will remember the dream. The next thing she knows, Grayson's friends are inviting her to be a part of their "game", because they need to finish the rituals or else the demon will not be pleased. Grayson warns her against it, but Liv agrees to join, even though she doesn't believe in demons. Just as things begin to get romantic for Liv, they also get dangerous, just as Grayson expected. Eventually Liv's life is on the line.

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM is a completely unique novel with elements of mystery, fantasy, romance and even horror. The characters were develop a bit slowly throughout the book. However, because they’re each very distinct, you can remember who is who even with the large character cast. The writing style is very modern, and it makes DREAM A LITTLE DREAM easy to understand, even in the most complicated parts of the book. The outcome is never what you expect, so the whole book keeps you guessing. This is definitely a great read with an exciting plot that will keep you interested throughout the whole book. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a book that you won't be able to put down.

Reviewed by Maggie L., Teen Board Member on April 29, 2015

Dream a Little Dream
(The Silver Trilogy #1)
written by Kerstin Gier, translated by Anthea Bell