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Must Read New Series | Book Review: Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Geir

Kerstin Gier has done it again – Dream A Little Dream is the start of a fantastic new series!

Book Review: Dream a Little Dream by Kerstin Geir

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Title & Author: Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy) by Kerstin Gier

Genre: Young Adult – Fantasy, Paranormal

Release Date: April 14, 2015

Series: Silber #1

Publisher: Macmillan

How I Got the Book: ARC via the publisher

Description:

“Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yep, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark magic rituals.

The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where’s she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life that they couldn’t possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv could never resist a good mystery. . . . ”

New Auto-Buy Author

Long before I did my Backshelf Book post, where you guys suggested I read the Ruby Red Trilogy, I had already read Dream a Little Dream and LOVED IT.

This reinforces for me that 1. Kerstin Gier is a rock star and 2. I will be reading all her future work forever.

More about the book: Similar to the Ruby Red series, Dream a Little Dream is set in England (specifically London). Liv and her family just moved to the neighborhood, and in the midst of starting a new school and settling in, her dreams become vivid and strangely real feeling – like some of her new classmates (cute boys, of course) start making an appearance…

First off, I just loved Liv. She’s so funny and her shared inner thoughts and observations made her so relatable and charming. She’s the type of heroine who’s boy obsessed but is aware of that fact and makes fun of herself for it.

Then, there’s Liv’s family. They’re a bit crazy and going through some changes, which only adds to the overall hilarity of the book.

Another aspect I loved was the sleuthing Liv does and in her dreamscape, where she dreams but can sort of navigate through corridors and doors and locks and moments from her past.

There’s so much to discover and learn in Dream a Little Dream that I have no doubt the second book will have more to uncover and dig into. This book was pure fun, and I cannot gush about it enough.

Bonuses:

  • Lottie, Liv’s German nannie (too adorable!)
  • Liv’s cute and funny sister Mia
  • The high school gossip blog, Secrecy
  • Twists and turns I was genuinely surprised by

OVERALL:

I pretty much loved everything about this book. Not only was it fun to read, but it was well written with witty dialogue and a fantastic mystery. The paranormal aspects of the book were well planned, and I’m dying to know more about how things work and what’s next for Liv and her new friends. Dream a Little Dream is simply a must-read new series that I cannot recommend highly enough!

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Tessa

    thank you for this suggestion!

    Tessa
    “Here there be musing” blog
    heretherebemusing.blogspot.com

  • http://zeitzulesen.blogspot.de/ Kati Junge

    Yeees I can only recommend the series – I have already read all 3 books in German 😉 and I just got off the second movie … though I do prefer the books!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Kati – That’s so cool! I’m SUPER jealous :) These books are already movies?!?!

      • Kati

        Oh no! I just realized my mistake – I mixed the Silver series and the ruby red series! So sorry! I this case I have read only book 1+2 of the silver trilogy as no. 3 is not being published before October this year. However, there are already 2
        movies made from the ruby red books. And I watched the second one end of last week though I liked the first one better. iTunes offers them for rental.
        However, all of these are nicely written YA books by Gerstin Gier!

        • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

          Ohh, gotcha!! It’s easy to get things mixed up :) WAT. I didn’t know iTunes had it to rent. Excuse me while I go binge watch it!!! I didn’t even realize there was a second movie, either! Thanks for all this info!

  • http://mybookishlife.com/ Ramona Wray

    Oh, Lisa, this one sounds like a winner! A high school gossip blog? Lol, that sure qualifies as a great bonus. Thanks for sharing :)

  • winterlilies

    Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog through Jess from priceiswong. After the Ruby Red trilogy Kerstin Gier has become an auto-buy author for me as well (at least for her young adult novels), and I loved loved loved Silver #1 and #2. I just can’t wait to get my hands on the next one!!

    • http://www.readbreatherelax.com Lisa@Read.Breathe.Relax.

      Welcome to the blog :) And, I totally agree! Waiting for sequels is unending torture, haha!

  • Brittany Welsh

    For whatever reason, I think this is my most anticipated new book coming up. That and Hidden Huntress.