Thursday, October 22, 2015

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst

Her parents ran a bookstore.  They had a secret business; they sold dreams...

Clarion Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published November 3rd.

Sophie doesn't dream.  She just sleeps through the night.  But she can tell who isn't by their actions and their dark marks under their eyes, etc.  So she suggests they take a dream catcher home.  Once they do, their dreams get caught in them.  Her parents distill the dreams and sell them to those who want to experience happy memories, trips, nightmares and more.  One day Sophie takes one and drinks it.  That's when she found out she could bring things to life.


You see, her dream was about a monster in the closet.  She wasn't afraid of him, though.  She petted him, they fell asleep together and when she woke up at home, he was still on her bed.  It was a bit hard to explain to her parents and they weren't happy with her.  She was happy with her new pet.

All went well until a strange man sees her monster.  That's when Sophie's life falls apart.  It takes work on Sophie's part with her friends helping to save her kidnapped parents.  Get prepared for a lot of monsters and excitement before you get to the end of this book.  Sophie's world comes back together again but it's changed.  I think it's changed in a good way, though.  What do you think?  And how can you look at that cover and not be intrigued?

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