Dead Dreams by Emma Right
Kindle Edition, 250 pages
Published August 26th 2013 by Tribute Books
Age Group: YA
Series: Dead Dreams #1
Source: ecopy from publisher
Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has so much going for her: a loving family in the sidelines, an heiress for a roommate, and dreams that might just come true. Big dreams–of going to acting school, finishing college and making a name for herself. She is about to be the envy of everyone she knew. What more could she hope for? Except her dreams are about to lead her down the road to nightmares. Nightmares that could turn into a deadly reality.
When I read the summary for this book, I thought it seemed super cool. I don’t get a chance to read too many psychological thrillers, but I watch lots of these types of movies and I love them. Unfortunately, Dead Dreams just was not the book for me. I thought the story was jumpy and confusing.
I thought this was going to be a story about Brie. And while she is the main character, it really isn’t a story about her at all. It is about a chain of events that happen to her. My biggest problem with this book was that I didn’t really understand the point of it. It felt like it was missing a plot. Don’t get me wrong, a lot of stuff happened, but they felt like things that could be a really cool story surrounding a main plot. I didn’t really know what Brie was doing with her life before her new roommate showed up. I didn’t really know what she was doing during the story except for working, and I never really felt like I got to know her.
The mystery surrounding Brie’s roommate was interesting enough, but it was so confusing. I know that’s how it was meant to be, but it just frustrated me. I tried multiple times to get into this book, but I had to force myself to keep reading. I think some people could really enjoy the mystery surrounding this story and would totally get into the creepy, and unique story telling, but it just wasn’t something that I enjoyed.
Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one.
Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children.
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