To Dream Is To Die by Sarah Lampkin is the first in a New Adult Paranormal story of a girl who is alive by day and dead by night..
“Eighteen-year-old Brenna Whit is entering college as a freshman and starting to meet new people, but she hides a dark secret. Because of an accident that happened three years ago, her spirit wanders the Fade whenever she falls asleep. It’s something she wants to keep hidden from the world, but when she sees someone watching her in spirit form, she fears the secret’s out. With new friends, possibly new enemies, school, and a new crush, Brenna has too much to worry about for just her freshman year of college.“
This book is the perfect swing from Young Adult to New Adult. If you’ve been wanting to try a new, more mature genre, I think this is a great book to start with.
We follow the main character who is off on her own as she starts college and all the crazy, new things that come with being on her own. But she isn’t like most college students since she is essentially dead. After a tragic accident in high school, whenever she falls asleep, her soul is whisked out of her body and ventures into this secret, ghost-like state. That is, until she meets a guy who may be the first human to see her.
If you love lighter paranormal stories without all the scary stuff, To Dream Is To Die combines a great contemporary, college life with the supernatural world. There is a ton of drama from cute guys to crazy roommates to unforgettable friendships. This book will have something going on around every corner.
Overall, I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. We venture into the mystery of her condition as she meets more characters involved. There’s even demons and fairies, so watch out for them!
This book is easy to read and I would recommend it for those looking for a fun, college story with a paranormal twist.
Published: 8 January 2019
Publisher: The Parliament House
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
How I Read It: eARC from Xpresso Book Tours
“Sarah Lampkin is a New Adult/Young Adult fiction author from Southern Virginia. She currently resides in Northern Virginia with her cat, Fox (who is practically a dog). When she’s not writing, she’s playing video games, rock climbing, or getting ready for hunting season. Sarah began writing over a decade ago with her first novella called Angels: Moon and Sun, which is now being rewritten as Tainted Wings on Wattpad. She draws inspiration from Celtic mythology in her stories and aims to create unique worlds following strong female protagonist. In 2015, Sarah was able to utilize her Dead Dreamer series in her graduate program and graduate with an MA in English.”
*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. All of my book reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*
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