Review: Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier

Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Gier
(The Silver Trilogy #1)

Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy

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

The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where’s she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life that they couldn’t possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv could never resist a good mystery. . . .
  I just never got into Dream a Little Dream. At first, I thought I'd love it. I'm not sure if I just didn't like the writing style or some things got lost in translation, but the story really bottomed out and dragged for me.

  I'm a very character driven reader. And these characters just didn't do it for me. Instead of connecting with Liv, I spent a lot of time frustrated with her. She didn't stop to think, and I wanted to shake some sense into her! There wasn't much on the romance front, either. There were definitely hints at something that may unfold in future books in this series, though.

  The dream sequences were so strange for me. I think it may have been the translation. I felt like I would have liked them if they had been described more concisely, but they were too vague for me. Or maybe that's all because of my lack of interest in this book.

  A lot of people are fans of this author's other series, and I think that group will enjoy this book. But I'm not so sure that the masses will enjoy it. It could use a better translation with more attention to detail to make it really shine. That being said, this isn't a bad book. It just wasn't for me and became boring for me because of that.

**I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review with no compensation.

10 comments:

  1. I love the cover
    Thanks for sharing

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  2. Oh bummer. I have heard things getting lost in translation with this author. I heard the same with her first series. It seems you either love it or hate it. I am curious about this one, but perhaps I should read her previous series first, since I already have that! Then I'll see if I like her style or not. Nice review all the same!

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    1. Definitely a good idea to read the one you already have first to see how you'll like it!

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  3. I requested this from Netgally and I got rejected *SOBS* .. Anyway, the cover is very pretty <3 Although, I'm not sure I'd be able to connect with the characters as well, I prefer character driven books as well. Love the honest review x <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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    1. Really?! How strange! :( *pats* Thanks, Benish!

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  4. The cover is so pretty though! But for some reason, I don't think I'll connect with the characters :(

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    1. It is! There was an older version when I first requested it, but the updated cover is sooooo gorgeous!

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  5. I've read her Ruby Red series and it didn't resonate with me either so I was hoping her other book would be better... Of course it was translated from another language :P

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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    1. To my knowledge, I haven't read a translated book so it was so weird to see blatant bad/weird translations. Maybe I just need to broaden my horizons with more translated works, though!

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