Book Review: The Dream Slayer by Jill Cooper

Posted October 30, 2012 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 0 Comments

Published: June 25, 2012

Buy: Amazon, B&N

Source: Bought

Goodreads Blurb: When your dreams come true, sometimes you get more than you bargained for…

Natalie Johnson has always dreamed she’s someone else; calm, beautiful, in control. A chosen warrior with a maniacal arch nemesis and a dreamy boyfriend, the type that can make your knees melt and your heart quiver.

Real life is much different. She’s tormented by a bully and endures the sharp tongue of her father, but finds solace in her dreams.

When her bully ends up dead, de ja vu from a dream hits her hard as everything around her begins to fall apart.

Whatever killed Sarah in her dreams is now in reality, hunting her from the shadows. And it wants her dead.

Somehow as the lines between reality and nightmare blur, Natalie must discover hidden strength to pull her friends and family back from the brink of madness.

This book is action packed and unique.

Some of the characters were difficult to connect with, but that didn’t take away from the story.  Natalie, the main character, is a high school student that is bulled because of her appearance.  All that changes when her bully ends up dead.  Her best friend, Tristan, is awesome.  He’s witty, sarcastic, and completely loyal to Natalie.  He has always defended her, and doesn’t understand why she puts up with everyone’s crap.  Natalie’s “other” self was incredibly cocky, and not very likeable to me.  She had little emotion.  She was a total bad ass though when it came to slaying.

I think my favorite part of this book is the fact that Natalie begins to think of herself as more than just the pudgy nobody.  She has worth and a purpose. I found it sad that she didn’t think this way prior to realize her destiny.

There are quite a few funny parts.  The demon master, Morach, is really funny, along with his idiot demon posse.  His bantering with Natalie was reminiscent of Spike and Buffy.

I’m curious to see what happens next with Natalie and her friends.  I’d also like to know why Meadow’s Creek is such a powerful and magical place.

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I'm a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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