Published by Scribe Publishing Company on November 2013
Genres: YA, Paranormal
Source: YA Bound Book Tours
I received this book for free from YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Goodreads
For Christine, dreams have never meant much. Until she meets Gabriel. Everyone thinks Christine should stay away from her new coworker at the library—thanks to his bad reputation—but when her dreams grow more vivid and she becomes entangled in a dangerous dream world with Gabriel every night, she can’t stay away. Soon it’s clear there is far more to dreams than Christine ever imagined, and now she’s on the path to making the biggest, and strangest, decision of her life.
Christine’s parents have moved to Texas. They expect her to follow after the summer. Christine has other plans. She is looking for a way to stay in Michigan for her senior year. She’s not expecting to meet Gabriel who turns her world upside down. Gabriel introduces her to the dream world. The dream world is a place that is dangerous for Gabriel. Christine tries to help him make sense of it. She has to keep the secret from her friends. Her plans are falling to the wayside. She knows one thing she has to help Gabriel and keep him safe.
In an Oyster Shell – It was a compelling read that was creative and intriguing.
The Pearls – The whole book is good. The writing was well done. The concept was well conceived and well executed. I liked the idea of a dream world.
The attraction between Gabriel and Christine was electric. It compelled Christine to join Gabriel in his world. The tension this caused among her friends was tangible. The conflict and tension made me turn the pages quickly.
The world building was well done. The work that went into building up the dream world was intense. It paid off in the end. I like how the author used Gabriel’s stories to describe his experiences.
The Sand – I didn’t like all the stories that Gabriel shared with Christine.