This review may contain spoilers.
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 are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute….
Dream a Little Dream is the first book in a trilogy called The Silver Trilogy, in English. The German version of this trilogy is called Silber, written by Kerstin Gier, and translated by Anthea Bell.
One thing that I thought to be bothersome was that Liv talked almost in a purely English (as in England) manner. It could be though that she’s moved around a lot, and that’s changed her way of talking. Especially with Liv’s parents being who they are (very smart people).
Something that I liked about Dream a Little Dream is that I could fall into the story really quickly. All of Gier’s books are like that, which is great. There’s almost an Alice in Wonderland feel to the story, which was something enjoyable to read about.
The story of Dream a Little Dream sure is an interesting concept, though. And the story is a charming one! Which I something I did not expect.
What I didn’t particularly like was that we’re not given all that much history into the story and it’s characters all that much. I felt like I was expected to make my own history for the story. I sincerely hope that the readers are given more of an insight to the world and story behind everything in the next book, Dream On.
I didn’t have high hopes for the story going into the book. Now that I’ve read Dream a Little Dream, I can honestly say that I didn’t enjoy the book as much as I thought I would, unfortunately.
I ended up giving Dream a Little Dream, 2 of 5 stars on Goodreads.
Have you read Dream a Little Dream? If you have, did you enjoy it? I’d love to know your thoughts!