Author: Michelle Flick
Publisher: Indie Author
Source: ebook Nook
Kate isn’t thrilled to be moving to the middle of nowhere. She's already lost her parents, now she's leaving the only place she's ever known as home. She’s not there long when she realizes her dreams aren’t her own and that she has the ability to walk through other people's dreams. Not only that, but she might have found her dream guy--literally. He's in her dreams.
Just when she starts to get the hang of dream walking, strange murders in her new town start to occur. Girls are being killed as they sleep with no evidence, no suspects and no clear motive behind the deaths. It doesn’t take Kate very long to realize that the girls aren’t just being killed as they sleep—they’re being killed in their sleep. Kate must figure out how to find the killer in the real world and keep the ones she loves safe while they sleep.
MY REVIEW (which can also be seen as a fan-girling rant) CONTAINS SLIGHT SPOILERS....
Read at your own risk!
New town, new school, new start... Hey, it's tough.Especially when you have Cruella DeVille Junior hunting you down for stealing her boyfriend.... hahaha! Ok you guys, I am in love with this book! BUT before I say anything else, lets begin with the basics...
Meet Kate, average HS student, but a bit of brat (I blamed it on her grieving process... I mean, the girl just lost her parents). The thing about Kate is that she has an extraordinary "gift", she's a dream walker, she has the ability to "walk" through other peoples' dreams... At first Kate brushes it off as her own nightmares, but when she starts seeing the people from her "dreams", at school, things take a turn down creepy lane. Things get even worse, when girls from Kate's HS start dying in their sleep. The question on everyone's mind... WTF is going on?
Ok... NOW, let's talk about what I LOVED! --
Kate, she's flawed and far from perfect. She considers Elise her best friend but at the same time keeps her distance. She’s very determined, smart and witty… but you know what I liked best about her? That she is NOT weak.
Jesse, Kate's sister, is just awesome. Her and Fergie, LOVED them both! I connected most with Jesse, I loved her character and saw how hard she was trying to keep her family together after their parents tragic car accident.
Kate slowly grew on me as a character; the more I got to know her, the more I started to care about her... Next thing I know, I found myself yelling at my nook, "NO KATE! DON'T FALL ASLEEP!".... I really was worried about her every time she went to sleep.
Which brings me to my next point, the dream walking... SCARY as HELL! Every time Kate went into a dream, I wrapped the blanket around me a lot tighter! That paranormal twist really did give it the perfect, "edge of your seat" creep factor. I couldn't wait til the dream was over and Kate got out safely.
At times, while Kate was at school mostly, I felt like I was reading about typical YA cliche aspects; typical mean girl (evil blond girl, who does the impossible to patronize Kate), cocky male lead (sort of; Colton, gorgeous and he knows it). But what I like best about them all was the dialogue. Real and genuine! I freaking loved Elise, Kate's best friend! She was hilarious! The perfect voice of a high school teenager! And trust me, I should know! I deal with them everyday ;) She was funny, loyal, true... What more can you ask for. JCru was as evil as mean girls come... Think of her as a Regina George from MEAN GIRLS. Every scene with her was just so, ugh.
The killer!? Never saw it coming. I mean, don't get me wrong, there was an instant where I thought I had figured it out, but I was wrong. When things started to get more personal (aka. Elise. Don't want to give too much away), I was actually scared. I literally stopped reading the book several times to look outside my hallway or under the bed. It's been a while since a book actually got under my skin...
Now, let's talk boys....
Nick. Oh.Em.Gee. NICK!
Where do I even begin?
Yep, that's him! That's my version of NICK<3 Speaking of Nick… Dear Lord, please bring me Nick wrapped up for Christmas this year. Amen….. (my book boyfriend prayer, haha!) But seriously, let me just take a minute to swoon! I just absolutely LOVED him! I tend to have high expectations for my leading men, and Nick fit every single one (and more!). Kate’s attraction to Nick is so relatable that it kind of hurts your heart to read about it. The only bad part is that he doesn’t show up until 50-something pages in. Info on him is very scarce in the beginning, but that's ok, because it just adds to his sexy mysteriousness (<-- is that even a word?). The romance between him and Kate is expertly crafted and left me both satisfied and urging for more…. Like, for real. I NEED more Kate and Nick ! If you like your fictional men to be stubborn but sexy as hell, Nick's the guy for you!
Overall, I'd like to let you all know that my mind has been on WALKER mode for the past couple of days. AND I LOVE IT! <3 Great story, great characters, overall flippin' GREAT book!... Yes! It was THAT good! Only bad part; IT ENDED! (BTW, great flippin' ending too! *bravo, Michlle, Bravo*)
Don't know if there is going to be a part two, I can totally see the story continue.... might just have to tweet Michelle to find out ;) Sooooo.... All in all, do us all a favor and enter the giveaway below, trust me when I say this is one book you don't want to miss!
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About the author:
Michelle Flick lives in Western New York with her family. She teaches 8th grade ELA and is a lover of coffee, dogs, and music. You can find Michelle on Facebook, twitter and on her blog: www.flickspicks1.blogspot.com
About the dog:
Fergie is real! She is a 5-year-old collie. She hates tiled floors, loves the outside, and is never far from her family members. She is as loving and loyal as the Fergie in the novel!