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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Review: Dreaming Dangerously by Kathleen Harsch

Dreaming Dangerously by Kathleen Harsch
Publication Date: September 10th, 2011
Publisher: CreateSpace (Self-Published)
Page Count: 256 pages
Format: Paperback
Source: Author
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Purchase From Amazon: Dreaming Dangerously
*I received a copy of this book from the author. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own*
What if you could HEAR thoughts?

Thanks to her ability to mind-drop, Cassie can hear the thoughts of everyone around her. But sometimes her telepathy is more of a curse than a psychic gift, especially when it comes to Will Rossi.

Reason #1: He pushes his thoughts at her, whether she wants to hear them or not.

Reason #2: His sexy, vindictive ex-girlfriend.

Reason #3: His dimples are absolutely, 100% distracting.

To her surprise, Cassie feels drawn to Will's electromagnetic vibes. Yet, as she falls for him, she discovers their relationship has some serious side effects. She begins to have dreams about the future - dreams that come true in horrifying ways.

Cassie needs to learn to trust Will, or she won't be able to prevent the tragedy she sees coming.
Typically, I'm not one to pick up books about psychics or mind readers or things like that, but when the author contacted me about her book I was pretty intrigued. Although some things didn't work too well for me, the overall book was pretty good. I did have some issues with characters and certain aspects of the story, but overall it was a quick read and I enjoyed it.

The characters were pretty tame. Cassie can read minds, and once she meets Will she has these prophetic dreams that sort of end up happening, only not the exact way she dreams them. This situation kind of confused me because I didn't really understand the point of Cassie having the dreams, but mostly they put her in really dangerous situations where Will had to save her or something. Will was your typical alpha-overprotective-male who felt like he needed to "save" Cassie from the world or something. It was cute at first but then it just felt like he was being overbearing. Cassie was hurt by her last boyfriend, whom she loved, so she has a hard time trusting Will, but I was really pulling for him!

The story itself was fast-paced and definitely kept me reading. Cassie ends up in a lot of dangerous situations that had me seriously worried for her! She really thinks about others more than herself which is definitely heroic, and I liked that she never let Will tell her what to do. Some parts of the story were a little confusing, or slow, but the overall pace of the book was definitely exciting. I know there are going to be more books in this series so I am looking forward to finding out what happens next! One of the more obvious issues I actually had was the story's resemblance to Twilight. Some situations were almost exact copies, and because I'm not a big Twilight fan I had a hard time with that.

Although I'm not a big fan of Psychic books, Dreaming Dangerously is one of the better ones. I do wish some things, like the dreams, were explained a little more because I'm still not sure what's causing them or why Cassie is having them, but Cassie isn't sure either so I'm hoping that will be explained in the next book. I liked the idea of different types of mind-reading being the focus of the story. I do feel like the story itself was a bit rushed, but overall I enjoyed reading this one!


  1. Hadn't heard of this one...I'm not one for physic's either so =/ I may check it out one day though =)

  2. Lovely review. This book definitely sounds interesting but I'm not too sure if I will like it or not. I think I might give it a go, though. :)

  3. I've never read much about psychics (at least not in a non-fiction setting) so this one intrigues me a bit. Your review definitely has me curious, I've put it on my list so I may get around to reading it...

    -Jac @ For Love and Books

  4. No mind reader books!? Hello! Twilight!! haha. Just kidding. This sounds pretty original though I don't think I've ever picked a book up that has Psychics (well excluding Alice Cullen :P). But this sounds pretty neat.

  5. Hmm...I'm not sure if this is something I'd like, to be honest, so I think I'm going to steer clear for now. At least until I check out a few more reviews. My to-read list is so ridiculous at the moment that I'm trying to be a little more picky with what I add to it. Key word: trying. Lol.

  6. I'm not familiar with this one but I've read a book/series before about dreams too but in an entirely different execution. Great review!

    Sarah @ Smitten over Books

  7. This actually sounds like it would be right up my alley. Sounds like a good read. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog!

    Livin' Life Through Books


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