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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

{Book Review} WHAT DREAMS MAY COME by Beth Honeycutt

Book Title: What Dreams May Come (In Dreams #1)
Author: Beth Honeycutt
Publisher: indie
Publishing Date: May 28, 2014
Length: 249 pages
Source: author in exchange for an honest review

Reality is overrated. Or so Ellie Cross has always believed.

Ellie is an ordinary, nothing-special girl who feels invisible most of the time. She’s the kind of girl who would loan her lunch money to anyone, but she’s definitely not the kind of girl to get noticed. Well, except by her mom, who constantly nags her not to be such a dreamer, and the class bully who makes her life miserable. It’s kinda grim for a girl who’s already painfully shy and all-too-aware that she “takes work.”

But Ellie has a best friend, someone she can turn to whenever she has a problem. Well, some might call him an imaginary friend, since they’ve never actually met outside of dreams.

And, sure, Ellie knows it’s kinda weird to have a friend no one else can see, but since her real-world friends currently number one, she figures an imaginary friend can only improve her social life. Even better, since he isn’t real, she can tell dream-guy-Gabe anything, without ever worrying that he’ll ditch her for someone cooler or embarrass her by blabbing her secrets. And so what if she happens to have an itsy-bitsy crush on her reality-challenged friend? Who’s it hurting, really?

But things are about to get complicated, because there’s a new guy in school—a guy with hauntingly familiar eyes. A guy who knows things about Ellie that he shouldn’t have any way of knowing…

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 I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Getting the book for free did not affect my review and no other compensation was offered or accepted.

Sweet. Clean. Teen. Romance. Those four words describe this book perfectly. Ellie has been dreaming of a guy named Gabe since she was a young child. While she has told her parents that the dreams have stopped, she still sees him when her emotions are high and they meet in dreams. His face is never clear to her even when she is staring at him full-on, but she remembers his eyes and all the emotions she has read in them...

When there is a new kid at school named Gabriel, Ellie is fascinated by him as he walks through the door of her classroom. She has this feeling she has met him before. When she makes eye contact, she is startled, but she kinda thinks she's going crazy...Dream Guy can't be real even if their names are similar, right?

As we follow Ellie and Gabriel's friendship, more and more information comes to light. I absolutely adore Ellie's BFF and how she has always believed in Ellie. And she also offers the possibility that this could scientifically happen in the world of probabilities. The story develops further and more information comes to light and you end with this sweet little sigh as it does. Destiny. Meant-to-be. Dream Guy. Dream Girl. Connections. Very, very lovely and romantic.