Dream a Little Dream (Silber #1) by Kerstin Gier
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Source: ARC provided by publisher! (Thank you!!)
Buy It: Amazon | IndieBound
Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yep, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark magic rituals. The really weird thing is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where’s she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But they seem to know things about her in real life that they couldn’t possibly know, which is mystifying. Then again, Liv could never resist a good mystery. . . . – Goodreads
While I haven’t read Gier’s other series, I was fascinated about this book after I read the blurb. Mysterious doors. Talking statues. Crazy girls with hatchets. Sign me up! Because Gier had to spend a bit of time world building, I got bored quickly. I put this book down with the plan to pick it back up a little bit later and I never came back to it. Months later when I was checking goodreads, I knew if I went back to it I would have to start from the beginning and I don’t have time for that sadly.
Quinn is looking forward to her senior year at Poe University. She has big plans to hang out with her best friend, flirt with a certain boy genius, party at her favorite dive bar and figure out what she’s going to do after graduation with her not-so-useful art major. But that’s before she meets Luke, a hot townie who’s moved back home to help take care of his dying sister. And it’s before a weird epidemic sweeps across campus, mysteriously turning people’s eyes purple.
Is it an odd side effect from a new party drug?
Is it a rogue virus developed in a campus lab?
Is it the mark of the devil?
Soon the town starts blaming the university and the student religious group becomes frighteningly aggressive in their on-campus accusations. Quinn and Luke are caught in the middle—until a tragic accident forces Luke to reveal the one part of himself he’s kept carefully hidden. That he’s so much more than the happy-go-lucky boy next door Quinn had believed him to be isn’t a surprise…but this truth might be too dangerous for her to handle – Goodreads
Nope. Nope. Nooooope. This didn’t work for me on page 1 and 30 pages later it still made me rage. I have no regrets stopping this.