Title: Dead Dreams
Author: Emma Right
Series: Dead Dreams #1
Publication: August 26th, 2013
Category: Young Adult (YA)
Genre: Psychological Mystery Thriller
Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has so much going for her: a loving family in the sidelines, an heiress for a roommate, and dreams that might just come true. Big dreams—of going to acting school, finishing college and making a name for herself. She is about to be the envy of everyone she knew. What more could she hope for? Except her dreams are about to lead her down the road to nightmares. Nightmares that could turn into a deadly reality.
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Emma Right is a happy wife and homeschool mother of five living in the Pacific West Coast of the USA. Besides running a busy home, and looking after their five pets, which includes two cats, two bunnies and a Long-haired dachshund, she also writes stories for her children. When she doesn't have her nose in a book, she is telling her kids to get theirs in one.
Right worked as a copywriter for two major advertising agencies and won several awards, including the prestigious Clio Award for her ads, before she settled down to have children.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when reading Dead Dreams and I loved not knowing what direction the author was taking the story. It was reminiscent of the movie Single White Female and I doubt anyone who reads the novel will ever look for a roommate on Craiglist.
Brie was likable, but very naïve. She was gullible to the point where readers will definitely want to reach through the book and shake some sense into her. I liked that the story was told from her POV and readers follow her along as she tries to figure out what’s going on with her strange new roommate Sarah.
I loved the pace of Dead Dreams. It was a quick read and moved from suspenseful scene to scene flawlessly. There was nothing predictable about the book and although I thought I was diving into a paranormal book, the novel is actually a thriller.
I actually don’t mind cliffhangers, but the ending in this book killed me. There was no resolution at all to any of the plot points. Readers are left with many of the same questions they had at the start of the book. I would’ve actually waited to read the novel until the next book was out. I’d still recommend this book to fans of mystery and suspense because of the uniqueness of the plot.
Rating: 3/5 Stars
I received a copy of this novel as part of the Dead Dreams blog tour.