Friday, July 27, 2012

Review of The Dream Slayer by Jill Cooper


When your dreams come true, sometimes you get more than you bargained for...

Natalie Johnson has always dreamed she’s someone else; calm, beautiful, in control. A chosen warrior with a maniacal arch nemesis and a dreamy boyfriend, the type that can make your knees melt and your heart quiver.

Real life is much different. She’s tormented by a bully and endures the sharp tongue of her father, but finds solace in her dreams.

When her bully ends up dead, de ja vu from a dream hits her hard as everything around her begins to fall apart.

Whatever killed Sarah in her dreams is now in reality, hunting her from the shadows. And it wants her dead.

Somehow as the lines between reality and nightmare blur, Natalie must discover hidden strength to pull her friends and family back from the brink of madness.

I actually won this book on a blog contest.  This book was pretty original.  I liked how the author used the dreams to merge with reality.  The first half of the book was really entertaining.

I got a little confused in the second half of the book.  She was having two realities and a dream world at one point.  Also, the narration switched to multiple people without any distinctions between them.  

If you like demons, this book is everything you could want.  It was very reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, only in dreams.  Natalie and her sidekicks are likeable characters.  The relationship between Nat and Tristan is sweet.

Overall, this was a good debut for the author.  This story is a YA paranormal read.  I give it three glittery stars! 

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