Jan 24, 2015

Review -- The Boy in her Dreams

23316911The Boy in her Dreams
Author: Laekan Zea Kemp
Release Date: October 31st, 2014
Publisher: Self-Published
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 316
Format: Ebook, Received from author in exchange for an honest review

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Synopsis:

When Roman wakes from a six month coma, the first thing he sees is the girl of his dreams. Except Bryn isn’t confined to the dream-state anymore and neither is he. He’s awake and alive and as the memories of how he and Bryn fell in love come rushing back, so do the memories of why he’s lying in that hospital bed in the first place.

Plagued by guilt, Roman makes a decision that alters both their fates and as Bryn fights for her life in a German hospital, Roman must fight for her forgiveness before it’s too late. Because Roman and Bryn weren’t the only things to wake out of Bryn’s dreams. The shadows seem to be hunting them both and a strange side effect of Roman’s miraculous recovery may be the only means of stopping them. That is, if he can reach Bryn before she slips too deeply into the very dreams that seem to be imposing more and more on their waking lives every day.


My Review:
After the first book ended, I had to read the second one. I contacted the author to let her know I would love to review that one as well. I was lucky because she agreed to let me review it and sent me over a copy. I got sucked down in blog tours, but I knew I wanted to still get to this book. I finally got to it, obviously, since I am writing this review.

Bryn is still such a wonderful character. She does so much for everyone else that I wish sometimes she would do a little for herself. She follows her heart in everything and I love that about her. Even having a very over protective mother, she still finds ways to do what she knows she needs to do.

Roman makes mistakes this book around, but his reasons do have logic behind them. He feels the things he does are right even when sometimes they weren't. I still loved him as a character and knew he did everything that he thought was best for Bryn.

This book was a little slower than the first time around. I did find me having times where I was wishing it would hurry up. You followed Roman some and followed Bryn some, but not much was happening at first. It definitely picks up in Germany though. So much starts to happen that you are sucked in.

There is so much you learn about the shadow world, but also you get stuff thrown at you that just makes you even more confused. It was one of those take a couple steps forward, but then take one step back. Most times this would make a book annoying, but the author made it work. It made you keep wanting to know more and more that you couldn't stop reading.

The point of views switch between Bryn and Roman again in this book. I still love it because you get to see both sides of a story would be pretty difficult if you had to follow only one of them.

The ending is what made me knock down a star. It was all kind of thrown at you at the end and you don't really get any closure when you finish the last sentence. I am pretty sure there is more to come, but I wish it would have be ended in a way that at least made some type of sense. I kind of had a "what the heck" moment when it ended. I didn't know what to think of it, and as I type this now, I still don't. I do know she succeeded it making me even more anxious to get the next book so I can at least wrap my brain around it some more.

Even with the ending, the book was fantastic. I was biting my nails, not literally, but the figure of speech. I couldn't stop reading because I just had to figure out how much things changed even more. So many things happen within the last 15% of the book that you are in shock at the end trying to comprehend it all. It was wonderful how well she was able to switch it all around with the detail she pumped into the book.


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