Book Review: “Dream a Little Dream”

“Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy #1)” by Kerstin Gier

Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy

GoodreadsOther Silver Trilogy books

Source: Netgalley [Thank you!]

Summary from Goodreads:

Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yep, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark magic rituals. The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where’s she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life that they couldn’t possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv could never resist a good mystery. . . .
This title is scheduled to be released January 6, 2015
This title is scheduled to be released
April 14, 2015

reviewI love the way Gier writes her protagonists. They’re spunky and fun but seem totally realistic. Liv was great to read about. I could totally get on board with how she was annoyed at her mother for dragging her to a new country and making her live with strangers. I could even get on board with how quickly Liv jumped at the chance to hang out the boys even though weird things are going on. She’s bored with her life so why not take a chance to make it more exciting even if she’s not totally convinced that demons exist?

I really appreciated how Gier kept the story light. I didn’t know much about the story so I was a bit hesitant when the demon came up. I don’t like reading those types of books so I was getting worried. Gier really managed to keep the story from being too dark and scary. The big twist was interesting. I didn’t see it coming so I’ll be interested in seeing how things turn out in future installments.

The dream world was pretty awesome. I loved the idea that everyone’s dreams are bit connected. It was cool to see Liv jump into other people’s dreams and learn more about them. I really want to go to a dream world like this now and see what everyone’s door looks like!

The bottom line? Interesting mystery, great protagonist, and fun story. What’s not to like about that?

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