Thursday, June 4, 2015

DNF Review: Dream A Little Dream by Kerstin Gier (#1)

Okay, sooooo, I was really excited for this one.  I really tried to like it and to care for the characters and to get interested in the story.  I even took someone's advice and kept going when I was originally going to DNF.

It just never picked up for me.

For one, the characters...they were an interesting mix for me.  I liked reading about them, but there was this side of me that just didn't care if they lived or died.  That tends to be the thing that makes me DNF books most.

And the story.  Um.  I don't really know what to say?  It felt really jumbled and confusing.  It was slow in the beginning, too, with not enough intrigue.  I also felt like the whole four-boys-and-dreaming thing had been done too brilliantly by my favorite author, Maggie Stiefvater, in The Raven Boys.  I wish it had been done better, you know?

Anyway.  Let me know if you have read this and what you thought!
Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv's dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she's in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals.

The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They're classmates from her new school in London, the school where she's starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what's really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn't possibly know--unless they actually arein her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute....


  1. I liked Ruby Red and Sapphire Blue but I wasn't so sure about this one. I think I'll give it a pass too.

  2. Paperback PrincessJune 6, 2015 at 4:07 AM

    Sierra have you read other Gier books in the past? Wow that is a disappointment :( How long before you DNF a book, like what page do you decide to not continue?

  3. I have been agonizing over not being able to get to this one (from NetGalley) before it expired. Now I feel a little better.

  4. I'm sorry to see that you didn't enjoy this one. I've kind of steered clear of it because it didn't seem like something I'd enjoy.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  5. It was definitely a bummer. I heard a lot of people have a hard time with the beginning but liked the end a lot, but I just couldn't seem to get past it.

  6. I actually really enjoyed Ruby Red, and can't wait to read the other books in that trilogy. I was bummed about this one. I ended up reading consistently through over 150 pages, and then I skimmed the rest, hoping it'd pick up. I try to give books a fair amount of time before I DNF. Have you read this one yet?

  7. I agree- Ruby Red was a fun book! I need to read Sapphire Blue soon. :)

  8. Hmmm...yeah. I almost missed my cut off for this one. But I almost bought it brand new and I'm glad I got around to it before then....I would not have been happy if I'd spent $17 on this book and not enjoyed it! :/ Do you think you'll read it eventually or will you pass all together?

  9. Probably not - mostly because I was pretty disappointed in another book recently released by this same publisher. Kind of feels bad to say that I won't give this one a try because of that but I'm so overwhelmed with stuff to read at the moment...