Friday, November 1, 2013

Dead Dreams

Looking for a thriller series? Here's book one in a series that is pretty promising, so far.

Dead Dreams - 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.

Let's talk about an 18 year old who makes poor choices, shall we? The story is about Brie, aspiring college student who works two part time jobs to make ends meet. She moves out of her parent's house and into her own apartment but is on the hunt for a room mate, so she posts on Craigslist, like an idiot. Enter Sarah. Mysterious, secretive, incredibly wealthy Sarah. Despite every possible red flag and alarm going, Brie decides that she needs a roommate more than anything and Sarah fits the bill because she can clearly pay rent. 

The description really doesn't do this book any justice because while Brie does start having nightmares- that's not the real story. Unless it's supposed to be, judging by the title, and in that case that plot element falls a little flat. Basically- not enough time is spent talking about the dreams. What is talked about a lot is Sarah, the bizarre story she's telling Brie that makes absolutely no sense at all and the fact that Brie falls for it is just baffling. Really? You're going to... scam a bank, switch identities, and basically put all of your trust into a person who has already lied and/or omitted serious things from you. 

Yup, sounds legit. 

What gets me is the story ends right on a cliff hanger. Like a huge one. Not like other series where a major thing is tied up but you're left with questions. No, this is a stop in the middle of action type ending. We've got blood, we've got one girl making a discovery about the other, and she's on the verge carrying out the plan that makes no sense anyways because what? She's implicated in a maybe murder? Did the wrong girl get killed? Or is this really part of the plan to get rid of the other one? To say there are a lot of unanswered questions is an understatement. 

If you are looking for a fast paced thriller, this is yours. I finished this one in about three hours- easy afternoon read. Below is a rafflecopter to win $25 towards Amazon! WOO HOO! Check out Emma's blog, Emma's Facebook, Dead Dreams Facebook, Emma's Twitter, Emma on Google+, etc. 

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1 comment:

Tribute Books said...

Always happy to hear when you're able to fly through a novel, Sara! Especially a thriller like Emma's that keeps you on your toes! Thanks for the review :)