November 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway ~ Dead Dreams by Emma Right

Hey guys! Welcome to my stop on the Dead Dreams Blog Tour hosted by IFB Tours. Click here to follow along with the full blog tour schedule! :D 

Title: Dead Dreams
Series: Dead Dreams #1
Author: Emma Right
Re-release date: October 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Psychological Thriller
Source: Review copy

Blog Tour Organized by: IFB Tours

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~ Synopsis ~

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. 

~ My Thoughts ~

My Rating: 5 / 5 

Dead Dreams, from the cover, looks like it would be a paranormal kind of novel, but surprisingly not! I checked the genre again just to be sure even though it's clearly stated on the cover that this is a psychological thriller. It was definitely thrilling to read - I felt like I was holding my breath throughout the entire novel!

I enjoyed taking a break from the paranormal genre for Dead Dreams. Brie has moved out on her own into an apartment and advertised for a roommate on Craigslist. When I read that, I couldn't help but facepalm. Craigslist? Really? That'd be the last place I'd advertise for a roommate even if I was end-of-the-rope desperate. After an interview, Brie has found her roommate, who happens to be an heiress. An heiress on Craigslist?? 

A lot of this wasn't making sense to me, but not in an irritating way. It was in an oh-my-God-watch-out-Brie kind of way. I could have kept a tally of all the mistakes Brie makes that I wish she hadn't made in the first place. Sprinkled here and there throughout the novel are hints from Brie that this isn't going to end well for her. I don't know exactly how or when but that something really bad is going to end up happening. It was inevitable. 

While Brie questions her roommate's secrecy and the lies she catches her in, Brie still continues to trust her and doesn't listen to the gut feeling she has that something is very wrong. The situation Brie is in along with the decisions she made had me thinking this was a huge scam, but I couldn't figure out the roommate's angle. What would she have to gain from tricking Brie? The first time I caught my roommate in a lie I wouldn't be able to trust her or explain it away like Brie did. 

Things escalate quickly, and I practically chewed my fingernails. I had no clue what was going to happen and tried to put the pieces together as I went along. This is an extremely gripping read that snatches you up from page one and doesn't let go until the end. And even after that, you aren't going to be able to stop thinking about this one for quite a while!   

~ Purchase Link ~

~ About the Author: Emma Right ~

Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast. Besides running a busy home, and looking after too many pets, she also enjoys reading aloud to her children and often has her nose in a book. Right was a copywriter for a major advertising agency during her B.C. years. B.C. meaning "Before Children," which may as well have been in the B.C. era, as she always says. 

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks, Shane! It was so good, and I can't wait for the next one! :D

  2. Oh WOW! This sounds truly awesome, Jennifer! I have enjoyed some excellent thrillers lately and am looking for more, so Dead Dreams will find its way to my TBR shelf.
    Happy reading!
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

    1. It's so good!! I can't wait to see what you think about it! :D

  3. Gotta have this one! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

    1. You've definitely gotta get this one! Hope you love it, and I can't wait to hear your thoughts on it! You're welcome! :D

  4. Yay! I'm so glad you loved this, Jennifer. I've been dying to see a review of it. :) I like psychological thrillers and this sounds like a great one. Your review kinda got my adrenaline pumping a bit. Thanks for an exciting review!

    1. I've definitely been getting into thrillers lately. It's nice to read something other than paranormal once in a while. ;) LoL, I love that your adrenaline was pumping just reading my review! :D

  5. I agree that at first glance I thought this was a paranormal novel. It's good to know that this is a good thriller -sometimes it's good to break out of the normal paranormal genre!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

    1. I predict YA thrillers are going to be the next big thing. I'm starting to see more and more of them. I might just now be paying attention though, lol. It's cool to read something so exciting without it being paranormal. :)


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