Published April 14th 2015 by Henry Holt and Co.
336 pages |
Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals.
The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what’s really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn’t possibly know—unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv could never resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute…
Book Review: 1/2
Every once and a while you come across an author that is so wonderfully talented that all of their novels become an automatic buy. Gier is one of those such authors.
Unfortunately for me, since I don’t speak any other language besides English, I must wait what seems like an eternity in order to get my hands on translated versions of her novels. I loved Dream a Little Dream so much that I planned to purchase the original version of the second novel in this series, in German, and then spend countless hours translating it. I know, how utterly ridiculous am I?
Dream a Little Dream follows Liv, who has recently moved to London because her mother plans to remarry. After an unfortunate evening of meeting her new step siblings she begins to dream of unique doors that lead her into the dreams of others. When her dreams merge with reality she begins to realise that the world her step-brother warned her about is just as dangerous, just as mysterious, and just as cruel as he described.
Gier writes with such an eeriness that I devoured this book in one sitting. She never gives you too much information, which I love because it means you just keep on guessing until the very end. There is romance, weird cultish followings, strangeness that goes way beyond dream walking….shall I say more?
This one is highly reminiscent of Lewis Carroll’s work, which is like an always bonus!
Now I must wait another eternity for the next one. Why book Gods, why?