Friday, February 21

Book Review: Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto

Dream Student (Dream, #1)
Author: J.J. DiBenedetto
Title: Dream Student
(Dream #1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance, YA, Fantasy, Mystery
Format: ebook
Pages: 287 
Published: March 18th 2013
Where I Got It: My shelf (Amazon freebie)

What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? If you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, darkest secrets…without them ever knowing?

Sara Barnes is about to find out. She thought that all she had to worry about was final exams, Christmas shopping and deciding whether she likes the cute freshman in the next dorm who’s got a crush on her.

But when she starts seeing dreams that aren’t hers, she learns more than she ever wanted to know about her friends, her classmates…and a strange, terrifying man whose dreams could get Sara killed.

Another freebie that has been collecting dust on my Kindle! Time to give it a read!

The story follows Sara who is a college kid and wants a normal life, however, she has been having terrible and/or weird dreams lately. She soon realizes that these dreams are not her own. They belong to other people which includes a terrifying man. 

I started off really, really liking this and couldn't put it down! Such great potential! And then....snore. I had a hard time reading this midway through because everything moved so slowly. I got over the whole narrative being too diary-y without it actually being in diary format. I grew to be intrigued and entertained by Sara's thoughts and rambling ways (I can relate to that for sure). But my goodness...I was so bored. 

Brian was cool, but the insta-love was silly. I would be creeped out by him at first especially knowing he dreamed of me. 

Beth was okay after a while. 

I powered my way through it and it did pick up a touch, but I was still yawning by the end. I actually fell asleep a couple of times during parts that should've kept me reading! had great potential but fell flat for me. I'll give this 2 stars.  


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