Blog Tour – Review & Giveaway: Dead Dreams
by Emma Right
BookCrushin is happy to be a part of CBB Book Promotions to bring you today’s tour stop for Dead Dreams by Emma Right! In this post you will find all the book information, review, excerpt and a tour wide giveaway! Enjoy!
Dead Dreams by Emma Right
Category: Young Adult, New Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Publication: August 26, 2013
Purchase: Amazon, B&N, Smashwords
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.
Dead Dreams is a young/new adult mystery thriller. I used to read mysteries a lot, but not so much lately, so at first I wasn’t really feeling this story. I wasn’t sure if it wasn’t for me due to my lack of genre variety or you know. The first chapter is very fast-paced then things kind of slowed down. Honestly, it dragged during the beginning and not due to too much background or story building. However, if you like a good mystery stick with it; the story builds & really picks up! Especially, when you get to that point and are demanding answers is exactly when you are left turning pages to make sure you aren’t missing the big reveal, oh no author Emma Right leaves us hanging until book 2! Sometimes, breaking the genre mold as a reader is a good thing!
I just want to be clear as the book is categorized as young adult & it’s acceptable for that group, but truly the characters are new adult IMHO. Brie is 18 and moved out of her childhood home into a meager apartment she can’t afford on her own. She already works two part-time jobs but also wants to save up to go to a college of her choice, so she decides to take on a roommate without much more thought. Brie is exactly what defines new adult, self discovery, questionable choices, and easily driven by wanting to be a successful grown-up!
Dead Dreams turned out to be an enjoyable, albeit mysterious, quick read! It definitely lives up to that mystery/thriller tag! When the two main characters finally get into the thick of their shenanigans (spoiler free?) the plot gets crazy & the pages got turning! I was so, what’s the right word without giving anything away, confused at the end. But sometimes momentum grows, book 2 comes out in Spring 2014!
Grand Prize: $15 Amazon Gift Card & ebook of Dead Dreams (INT)
Additional winner gets a paperback of Dead Dreams (US)
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Author Bio: Emma Right
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.
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Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop for this one!