Thursday, November 26, 2015

Review: In My Dreams by Cameo Renae








SYNOPSIS

The dreams were happening again. 
It was something seventeen-year-old Elizabeth Hayes thought she’d outgrown. She didn’t want them anymore; detailed premonitions of how people would die. 
One night, Lizzy’s worst nightmare occurs. She dreams of her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers his car was found in a river, along with his lifeless body. 
Confusion settles deep within when Michael appears alive in her dreams. He warns her, attempting to keep her safe from the very person who murdered him. 
Awake, Lizzy must pull on her inner strength, not only to save herself, but also her friends whose lives are in danger. 
In My Dreams is a story of trust, friendship, courage, and true love that lives beyond the grave







*4 STARS*

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. 

Looking for a smooth, easy read to get yourself out of a reading slump? This book is for you!

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In My Dreams has it all. A strong heroine, swoon-worthy hero, a lovable best friend, interesting story line, detestable villain, and a bittersweet ending. The action was great and the story flowed well. Ironically, my least favorite parts were when Michael would visit Lizzy in her dreams. It all just seemed too perfect and too sweet, like give you a cavity sweet. I mean, I get it. I understand these are her dreams and anything is possible, but it was just a little bit over the top for me. It wasn't enough to keep me from finishing the book in one day though. There was a small plot twist involving Tyler that had me rolling my eyes. I just felt like there were so many more possibilities for his backstory. When I read the basis for his choices, I experienced a snort of derision moment akin to Sheldon Cooper.

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The too-sweet dreams and Tyler's plot twist are why I knocked off a star. The ending was, by far, my favorite part of the entire story. I'm not going to elaborate because of spoilers, of course, but the last 10% had me glued to my Kindle.

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We get a glimpse of a few of the characters from another one of Cameo's series and it was fan-freaking-tastic. It made me eager to dive into her Hidden Wings series. 

*plugs in Kindle and clears schedule*

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If you've read the description, it goes without saying that is book is quite a tear jerker. I teared up a couple of times in the first half of the book, but from 60% on, I gave up fighting and just let the tears flow.

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