I just finished Dream Girl by S. J. Lomas. I got this as a galley about 7 months ago and I got so overwhelmed with books (I know right?!?) that a few books slipped through the cracks so here I am trying to make up for that.
The premise for Dream Girl was bit different and I liked it but it was almost too much. I’m not one to be into government agencies and conspiracies in my reading, though oddly enough I love me some X-Files. This could easily be fantasy or Sci-Fi with a twist of Romance. Though Sci-Fi is not my go to type of read, in fact I generally avoid it, I found this one to be not so over the top that it wasn’t enjoyable. There is enough teen angst and drama to satisfy the young adult crowd too.
Dream Girl follows two main characters, Christine and Gabriel, as they meet and find themselves connected in an alternate world, dream world to be exact. Though Gabriel is used to the torture of living a second life while sleeping Christine is new to dream walking and clings to Gabriel for answers. As things progress and become more complicated a new ally joins the ranks that adds the bit of jealousy of a love triangle.
In the end Gabriel isn’t given a choice on his life’s path and is forced into his father’s line of work. Christine has a choice, go on with her life like she never met Gabriel(seriously tho, what kind of choice is that?!?) or join the secret government agency that she has become privy to.
The book ended with the promise of a sequel with a bit of a cliffhanger, which I hate, but the book premise was interesting enough that I will certainly look forward to reading the following book. I need to know what happens in the end with Gabriel and Christine.
Booklings look alive, this book has got a little bit of everything and will be sure to please. Take a chance and pick up Dream Girl and discover what happens in our dreams.
I give Dream Girl a 3.5 out of 5.
I received a copy of Dream Girl from NetGalley for a fair and honest review.