Monday, November 16, 2015

Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto

Dream Student (Dreams, #1)Book Description:
What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? If you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, darkest secrets…without them ever knowing?

Sara Barnes is about to find out. She thought that all she had to worry about was final exams, Christmas shopping and deciding whether she likes the cute freshman in the next dorm who’s got a crush on her.

But when she starts seeing dreams that aren’t hers, she learns more than she ever wanted to know about her friends, her classmates…and a strange, terrifying man whose dreams could get Sara killed.

“Dream Student” is the thrilling first installment of the Dreams series.

My Thoughts:
This book was ok.  Sara is a typical student whose biggest worry is passing finals.  Then she begins to see other people's dreams.  Sara isn't an 'out there' person and would rather just stay home and chill, but her roommate can talk her into an occasional night out.  In her dreams, Sara meets Brian but she also sees some horrific events unfold!
I liked Sara from the start.  I do wonder why this ability just 'appeared' but I have to say it is an interesting ability.  Brian was a bit quiet for my taste but he fit well with Sara.  Their instant love was somewhat off-putting for me.  The pace is slow and steady but I did skim the overly descriptive parts of the book when it got tedious.  The premise of the book is good and I'm interested enough to continue the series and see where it goes.
This is a 3/5 for me.  I think this was the book to 'set' the series and am hoping the next improves on this.

Thank you to the author/publisher for the review copy of this book (via PUYB).  I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. There are a lot of "dream" themed books popping out of the fantasy/paranormal genre these past few years. I've never read this, or anything by this author, but I'll have to keep an eye out on the series. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thank you for your review!

    I hope you'll enjoy the later books in the series

    1. I'm very curious where you take these characters! The set up is definitely there and any number of things could happen :)