What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? If you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, darkest secrets…without them ever knowing?
Sara Barnes is about to find out. She thought that all she had to worry about was final exams, Christmas shopping and deciding whether she likes the cute freshman in the next dorm who’s got a crush on her.
But when she starts seeing dreams that aren’t hers, she learns more than she ever wanted to know about her friends, her classmates…and a strange, terrifying man whose dreams could get Sara killed.
“Dream Student” is the thrilling first installment of the Dreams series.
This book has an interesting premise. It starts out with a pretty normal college girl with pretty normal college girl problems. Next thing you know she’s seeing into other people’s dreams. That could get messy if you really think about it. Oh, and it does get messy.
I liked Sara. It was nice getting to watch her transform from this rather shy and inconsequential person into someone who was confident enough to use her dream “power” for good.
With all she sees in her dreams, I think that the author did a great job by providing her with a really great support group of friends and family.
It was a different take on that for me. Most protagonists are usually floating around on their own trying to solve problems. They’re usually very introverted or have some other quirk.
It was a different take to have a main character who was a regular person.
The book has a lot of dialog where the same things are said over and over but, it actually wasn’t annoying. It helps solidify the characters as people to me. Wouldn’t I run the problems over and over in my head to find a solution?
The description’s of the murders is very well done. The author doesn’t blast you with a ton of gory details and still manages to translate the horror of what is happening and what Sara sees.
This is the first book in a series but it was a full story on its own. I’m always happy to see that. Nothing is more annoying than a book with a basic ” to be continued” at the end.
All in all, the character building is solid. Description’s are done well. There is drama, action and just the right balance of good events to balance the scale.
AND it has a happy ending. I like my happy endings.
Solid book in my opinion.
I give it 5 stars.
The Technical Data:
Title: Dream Student | Author(s): J. J. DiBenedetto | Publisher: Amazon Digital Servies Inc. / Publication Date: 3-18-2013 |Pages: 287 (kindle) | ISBN: B00BW3FPF4 | Genre(s): Paranormal Romance Suspense | Language: English |
Rating: 5 out of 5 | Date Read: 11-4-2015 | Source: Copy from Author