Wednesday, March 6, 2013

REVIEW: In Dreams (The Dream #1) by J. Sterling

Title/Series: In Dreams | The Dream #1
Author: J. Sterling
Publisher: J. Sterling
Published: July 28th 2011
Format: eBook | Pages: 201
Genre: YA, Paranormal, Romance
Source: Purchased B&N
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★★★★✩ (4.5/5) Stars!

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When Katherine Johns starts dreaming about a boy she doesn't know, her college roommate Taylor is determined to find him. Convinced he must exist, Taylor is relentless... until she finds out exactly WHO the mysterious stranger really is.

The realization rocks the girls to their core and sends them down a path of unimaginable heartbreak as they learn to navigate their new reality.

Follow Katherine & Taylor's journey through love, friendship and tragedy in this emotionally captivating debut novel by J. Sterling.

*This is an old format of how I used to do my reviews. I just don't have the time or energy to update it to my current style and totally rewrite it at this time :(*

Plot (4/5):

This book is very different. I mean what girl out there hasn't dreamed up the perfect guy? And what wouldn't you have given to think just for one second.. maybe he's real! Then as the story progresses it takes an unimaginable turn. I literally didn't figure out dream guy's identity until the split second before Kathrine does. And I was just...There just aren't words.

Characters (5/5):

You can't help but love every single character in here. No wait. I take that back. Kylie...well Taylor says it herself before we get introduced to her..she's not a very nice person. Though deep down I know and understand her reasons for being how she is. Doesn't mean I have to like her! :) Taylor is one of those friends you wish you had for real. She is so funny and sarcastic she has you laughing on just bout every page she's on. And there are some very crush worthy boys in this too. Yes, boyS, plural! And Katherine is great in the beginning. It's kind of rocky in the middle and I just don't get her. I mean I do but I don't. That's all you're going to get because I can't explain without ruining the plot twists! But in the end I still adore her.

Pacing (5/5):

There was plenty of laughter and drama and warm and fuzzy moments to keep you entertained.

Ending (5/5):

I was so worried mid way through this book. It was really heading down a road that just could not have ended well. At all. As it wrapped up though things fell into place. A bit different. But happy all the same.

Overall Satisfaction (3/5):

The reason I gave such a mid score on this section is the book started out great and totally interesting with the whole amazing dream guys situation. When the revelation of who the dream hunk is comes about, the book kind of takes a strange and disturbing road. By disturbing I mean worry about the mental health of Katherine kind of disturbing. Once again, without giving major things away that's all I can say. It was pretty sad to watch. The tragedy of the whole situation was heartbreaking. On so many different levels. But still I couldn't put it down and by the time I got to the end I had bout 20 pages to go and my NOOK kept flashing a warning at me because my battery was nearly dead. Then I didn't think I was going to be able to finish because I'm literally crying. *Sigh*... the end. I'm not talking like one little tear here and there. I'm talking full on sniffling, can't-make-out-the-words-my-eyes-are-so-blurry-from-tears crying! It ended perfectly :) I'm glad I read it, even with the frustration through the middle. I think I'd even read it again, especially now that I know what to expect!

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