Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Not all dreams are sweet.

For seventeen-year-old Janie, getting sucked into other people's dreams is getting old. Especially the falling dreams, the naked-but-nobody-notices dreams, and the sex-crazed dreams. Janie's seen enough fantasy booty to last her a lifetime.

She can't tell anybody about what she does -- they'd never believe her, or worse, they'd think she's a freak. So Janie lives on the fringe, cursed with an ability she doesn't want and can't control.

from amazon.comhen she falls into a gruesome nightmare, one that chills her to the bone. For the first time, Janie is more than a witness to someone else's twisted psyche. She is a participant....

Beth says 4.5 Stars...

This is an unusual book. It definitely threw me for a loop. What made it so wonky (at least when I first started reading it) was the way it was written. Everything was short, fragmented, and jumpy, and it left me more than a bit confused. However, as the story progressed I realized that the writing was perfect for the book. Janie's confusion was what the reader felt; it made her instantly easier to connect with. Because of this, I was able to connect with her despite the fact that we are very different. For a good part of the book it didn't feel like there was any plot, but as I kept reading one began to emerge. This novel is a page turner. I was gripped and couldn't put the book down. It's a good thing that it's short, otherwise I might still be reading and doing nothing else. This is a perfect summer read for those who aren't content with pure fluff. This book makes you look at your dreams a little bit differently, and wonder who's watching.


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