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Book Review | DREAM ON, by Kerstin Gier

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Dream On (The Silver Trilogy #2), by Kerstin Gier

Publish Date: June 26, 2014 (audiobook published June 21, 2016)
Published by: Macmillan Audio
Translated to English by: Anthea Bell
Narrated by: Marisa Calin
Pages: 317 (approx. 10 hrs)
Genre: YA Paranormal
My Rating: ★★★★☆ (4 out of 5 stars)


Things seem to be going well for Liv Silver: she’s adjusting to her new home (and her new family) in London; she has a burgeoning romance with Henry Harper, one of the cutest boys in school; and the girl who’s been turning her dreams into nightmares, Anabel, is now locked up. But serenity doesn’t last for long.

It seems that Liv’s troubles are far from over–in fact, suddenly they’re piling up. School gossip blogger Secrecy knows all of Liv’s most intimate secrets, Henry might be hiding something from her, and at night Liv senses a dark presence following her through the corridors of the dream world. Does someone have a score to settle with Liv?

My Review:

I enjoyed this one just as much as the first one, although I did feel in the beginning that Liv wasn’t as Little-Miss-Nancy-Drew as she claimed to be. There were just a lot of clues and things that she didn’t seem to pick up on, and it was getting a little annoying. Towards the end she got better, but with focus being on other things it didn’t really matter much then, anyway. 

I have to say I was little iffy on the drama between Liv and Henry. On the one hand I would have loved to see them perfectly happy together, on the other hand, it kind of made sense. I thought Henry’s secretive nature in the first book was fine, because I figured more would be revealed in the second book, and while it was, I thought it should have come from him and not through others. I was hoping for a relationship that grew strong enough for him to feel comfortable enough to share his troubles with Liv, and to learn to lean on her for support. But, no, he just refused to say anything or explain himself. So, the relationship drama that came about as a result of that? Completely understandable.

I thought the plot was interesting, with new mysteries introduced and characters as well. It was definitely fun to listen to as an audiobook and I am looking very much forward to the final one.

Beat the Backlist 2018 | Books Completed Toward Goal: 30/20

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