Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Review: Dying Dreams by Katherine Sadler

Publication Date: January 1, 2015
Series: Dying Dreams #1
Rating: 5 Stars

Official Blurb:

Liza Simmons has just learned she is a banshee who dreams of death. Problem is, the government knows what she is and they want her to work for them, touching dead bodies and dreaming of how the victims died. In 2070, in a world ravaged by climate change, the fae have few rights and Liza doesn’t have any other options than to do what the government wants.

Agent Sloane Rice works for the supernatural protection agency, or SPA, and it’s his fault the government knows what Liza can do. He convinces her to sign on with SPA as an agent to avoid becoming a government science experiment. Liza works with Rice to find out why several mermaids have disappeared or died in recent weeks.

During their investigation, they uncover a larger crime and a possible fae rebellion. They both know they need to focus on the job and ignore the mutual attraction growing between them, but trying to fight it may get them both killed. Especially when the fae rebel behind all of the recent violence discovers that they are on his trail.

Have you ever read a book that just sucked you in from beginning to end? Or the kind of book that you start reading at a reasonable hour and before you know it it's time to go to work and you've finished the book? Dying Dreams was one of those books for me. It was engaging and kept me guessing up until the very end. And even the end leaves you ready for book 2. It was easy to imagine a future world where those who are different are denied the same rights as others. It wasn't hard to imagine a world changed by the pollution humans put out from cars, factories, illegal dumping, etc. I loved the bit of paranormal the author entwines within the story: sirens, banshees, elves, pixies, and etc. I loved the mystery surrounding the main characters, Sloane and Liza. I'm ready for book 2!

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