Jan 30, 2012

In Dreams by J. Sterling ~ YA romance review

Review ~ In Dreams by J. Sterling

In Dreams follows the story of college freshman Katherine Johns. When Katherine starts dreaming about a boy she doesn't know, her roommate Taylor is determined to find him. Convinced he must exist, Taylor is relentless... until she finds out exactly WHO the mysterious stranger really is. The realization rocks the girls to their core and sends them down a path of unimaginable heartbreak. Follow Katherine & Taylor's journey through love, friendship and tragedy in the debut novel by J. Sterling

My Review:
This story started out with a couple of new fun roomies in college, then took a turn for the weird.  Katherine has a very realistic dream of a gorgeous blonde haired, blue eyed guy who (in her dream) she was madly, deeply in love with.  Unfortunately at the end of the dream, he appears to be dead.  She awakens in an emotional panic!  He seemed so REAL!
I wasn't sure at this point if I was going to like this book, but curiosity (and my promise to review this book) kept me reading.  As I continued along on Kat and her roommate Taylor (and more characters along the way), I really never connected with anyone in the story.  I enjoy a story more when I feel a connection to one of the characters.  I felt Katherine was both shy and outgoing at the same time, had an instant bff relationship with her new roommate, and fell in love with 2 guys all at the same time.  A bit unrealistic I know.  BUT!  This is FICTION, and a bit of a fantasy romance.  Lots of twists and turns to keep the reader guessing what will happen, who will she choose, is there danger ahead???
So, my personal opinion is this ~ do you like YA romance with a bit of a twist?  Do you like love triangles with hot guys, huge biceps, sweet dispositions and amazing personalities?  Well, then you may LOVE this book!  I liked it, but didn't love it.  My personal rating would be a 3.5 out of 5.  Give it a try yourself - come back here and let me know YOUR rating!  :)

author site:  www.j-sterling.com
twitter:  @realjsterling

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