Title: Dream Eater
Author: K. Bird Lincoln
Genre: NA Urban Fantasy
Publication Date: April 4, 2017
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Koi Pierce dreams other peoples’ dreams.
Her whole life she’s avoided other people. Any skin-to-skin contact–a hug from her sister, the hand of a barista at Stumptown coffee–transfers flashes of that person’s most intense dreams. It’s enough to make anyone a hermit.
But Koi’s getting her act together. No matter what, this time she’s going to finish her degree at Portland Community College and get a real life. Of course it’s not going to be that easy. Her father, increasingly disturbed from Altzheimer’s disease, a dream fragment of a dead girl from the casual brush of a creepy PCC professor’s hand, and a mysterious stranger who speaks the same rare Northern Japanese dialect as Koi’s father will force Koi to learn to trust in the help of others, as well as face the truth about herself.
Do you love books about paranormal creatures? Is urban fantasy your thing? Are you tired of seeing the same old, same old in these genres? Dream Eater is totally the book for you. With a dragon, bakus, and a kitsune, I guarantee that the Dream Eater can provide you with a totally unique reading experience like nothing you’ve ever read before.
Now, I’ll admit that I’m a sucker for werewolves, and I may or may not harbor a secret desire to see vampires rise up again in YA, but I appreciated reading a story that felt fresh and different. It really made me feel like absolutely anything could happen at any moment because it wasn’t bound to any of the tropes that paranormal/UF books are known for. This feeling, combined with some seriously awesome writing and world building, captivated me so deeply that I sat down and read this book in one sitting during a rainy afternoon.
If you’re looking for something new to spice up your reading life, I would highly recommend Dream Eater. Not only does it offer up a unique concept, it also boasts well-written characters and fast paced, smooth writing. I give it a 4 out of 5 stars.