Saturday, November 16, 2013

Review of Dead Dreams by Emma Right

Picture and description taken from Goodreads

Dead Dreams
by Emma Right


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.

My Review / Thoughts

I took part in the excerpt tour and couldn't wait to get my hands on this book!  I was very thankful to receive a copy for review.  I honestly couldn't put this book down.  I am so new to the review world, so I hope that I don't give anything away.  I haven't quite figured out how to talk about the characters without giving away too much.

There was a time in the book where I thought that the MC was a little too naive for my liking, but then I realized that she was 18, first time away from home, first place of her own, first everything.  I still think the situation she decided to take part in was a little unrealistic, but it obviously didn't stop me from reading what was going to happen.

I like that toward the end of the book I found out something I wasn't expecting to find out.  I love it when a book does that for me! It was as if the book ended in the middle of a sentence.  The cliffhanger is going to drive me crazy until the next book comes out.  (In a good way!)  It makes me think.

I love the Mom in the book.  I am sure most probably would think she is too intrusive, but I think that is why I like her.  I have kids so I can relate to her feelings.

The whole idea of having dreams that may or may not come to life is terrifying to me, which is why I was so interested in what was going to happen.

There are characters in the book that I don't think are going to have a major role in the series, but I wish they would.  I hope to find out more about the MC's ex-boyfriend and more about her colleague at the gym.  I know they say "flashbacks" are bad, but I LOVE them, and hope that we get to find out more about the MC's background in the next book.  She is interesting, slightly annoying, naive and great!

I really enjoyed this book!  There may have been some elements that made me go "ya right", but over all I think it's a fantastic read!  I am really looking forward to the next installment!

When a movie leaves me with too many questions I tend to dream about them and make up my "own" endings.  I have a feeling the same thing is going to happen with this book.  I have too many "scenarios" going through my head; I won't be surprised if I dream about the book.  How appropriate!  Right?

I hope you have enjoyed the excerpts as much as I have, and I hope you will enjoy the book as well!  It is a good, clean book!

My Rating:  I am giving Dead Dreams 3 1/2 "hearts" only because the MC's naivete is a little much for me.

Source:   I received a copy of this book from the host of the tour in return for an honest review.  I was not compensated in anyway for this review.  These are my own "PERSONAL" thoughts on the book!

About the Author:  (taken from her website that you can find here: Emma Right)

Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast. Besides running a busy home, and looking after too many pets, she also enjoys reading aloud to her children and often has her nose in a book. Right was a copywriter for a major advertising agency during her B.C. years. B.C.meaning “Before Children,” which may as well have been in the B.C.era, as she always says. Please feel free to contact Emma. She’s always happy to hear from her readers.
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