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Dangerous Dream (Dangerous Creatures 0.5)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  2,808 ratings  ·  383 reviews
Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin. But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can't resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link. Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangero ...more
ebook, 46 pages
Published December 17th 2013 (first published January 1st 2013)
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Monyka Manoyrine
Dec 04, 2013 Monyka Manoyrine marked it as to-read

My OTP of the entire Caster Chronicles series!

Link is probably my favorite character in the entire saga and it I just can't control my feels right now >^<

Can't wait for this book to come out! I'm just gonna wait here.

Dec 03, 2013 Izabella marked it as to-read
Asfhdhjhdhjjdf, can't properly describe how excited I am for this series!

Could December come any sooner, please?

Stacia (the 2010 club)
3.5 stars. I know. I'm surprised too. My feelings about the Caster Chronicles series that spawned this new Dangerous Creatures series were mixed, and I never got around to finishing the previous series after seeing some spoilers for the end of book 4. I was unsure whether or not to try the spin-off books, until I saw that there was a prequel short story offering, and figured that I could spare a few minutes of my time.

This prequel was pretty much all Ridley and Link, which hooked me instantly.
Fans of Beautiful Creatures, let's get a trip back to Gatlin!

When I discovered that Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia will make a spin-off to one of my favorite series, I was beyond excited. And guess what, they didn't disappoint me. This novella showcases, Ridley's feelings for Link.
Oct 02, 2013 Mizuki marked it as to-read
Link and Ridley? Of course I'm going to read it!
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I went into this, even though it is a novella, expecting very little. I didn't love the original Caster Chronicles series, or at least the two books that I tried but I was hoping that I would like this better, even though like I mentioned, I didn't have any expectations. So I went into this just wanted a light, hopefully fun take on the Casters.

I am pleased to say I loved this and really want to read the first book now. I think I will like Link and Ridley even more than I did Ethan and Lena.
Patty  (BookishWanderlove)
I received a copy of Dangerous Dream from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

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Short & Sweet

*3 stars*

Maybe it's just me, but if you haven't read the Beautiful Creatures/Caster Chronicles series then I wouldn't suggest reading this novella. Some people would disagree but I found it so annoying to come across parts that said "long story" and "another long story" UGH!!! Plus, there were so many chapters in the first chapter I had trouble tryin
Beautiful Creatures is one of those series I just can't seem to quit. Even with their mind-numbingly slow pace and pretentious tendency to throw around literary quotes like you'll be quizzed immediately upon finishing, these books are mildly amusing to me. So, when I saw Dangerous Dream, the prequel novella to the New Adult-ish spin-off featuring Ethan and Lena's "dangerous" best friends, Link and Ridley, my curiosity got the better of me.


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Dec 06, 2013 Olivia marked it as to-read
This is me when I saw this on my email - :0!!!!! I am sooooo excited for the series, but I don't have a kindle so I guess I'll have to wait for January... I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GO BEAUTIFUL CREATURES!!! AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Helena Fili
That was brief but still damn good. I have a feeling Dangerous Creatures is going to rock this world. Ridley and Link are fucking amazing and I can't wait to read their story.
Carol [Goodreads Addict]
Dangerous Dream is the prequel to the new series Dangerous Creatures by Kami Garcia. This series will focus on Link and Ridley who have had an on again, off again relationship and it seems still are.

We start out at graduation for Link, Lena and Ethan. A graduation that can’t go off without some of Ridley’s antics. Link is in love with Ridley and finally admits it to her which causes her to run. In New York she manages to get herself into some trouble, of course, so we are led to believe that Li
Johan Patrick Sy
Bring It On The Siren
A review on Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's Dangerous Dream

Title: Dangerous Dream
Author: Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
Series:Dangerous Creatures 0.5
Rank: 79th book in 2015

Plot movement: 4stars
Entertainment Factor: 4stars
Characters: 4stars
Writing Style: 3stars
Details: 3stars
Provoking: 3stars
Action Scenes: 3stars
Suspense: 4stars
Conclusion: 4stars
Emotion: 3stars


And I am very fond of Beautiful Creatures series. I craved for more of the series. I love Len
Dangerous Dream is a novella intended to introduce readers to the Dangerous Creatures series, without having to have read the popular Beautiful Creatures series.The premise of the story is right up my street - packed with dark supernatural beings, and given that this book is only around 35 pages long, this should have been a very enjoyable quick read... yet it took me three days to force myself to finish it. For the first time in an incredibly long while I did not enjoy any aspect of this work. ...more
Dec 05, 2013 Laura marked it as to-read
“If I’d go to Saint No Way today, I’ll go to Suffer tonight. At least the name’s settin’ my expectations where they probably belong.”

A really nice novella, I'm surprised to find that I was really sucked into that game of cards. And I actually think this is the only time ever in the history of the world that I LIKED ETHAN LAWSON WATE. I liked the guy. He always annoyed me to no end in the actual main series, but in this novella? Jesus, he was cool.

Link felt like she’d thrown a bucket of water in

I was so excited for this e-novella. I had a freaking countdown. I think my sister got tired of hearing me fangirl about it. AND FINALLY!!! When I woke up this morning, I know it wasn't released yet(I live in Philippines. Time zones suck.) and I was so freaking excited I couldn't think of anything else while I was in school. HA! When I got home, the first thing I did was download it. HEEEE

I consider Ethan Wate an old friend. I've been there since the start. I know a lot of people didn't like the
I'm not a fan of short stories, as a rule.

However, I've got the impression that this serves as a useful prequel to Dangerous Creatures - the brand new spin-off to the Beautiful Creatures series, which I, against every expectation, ended up enjoying an awful lot - so I figured I'd give it a go.

This definitely does have more of a prequel feeling than an autonomous short story. I don't think it'd make a lot of sense to anyone who hasn't read the original series; as it was, it took me some time to
Zareena (The Slanted Bookshelf)
Dangerous Dream starts out from Ethan's POV at his, Lena's, and Link's graduation. It's been a long time since I read any of the Beautiful Creatures books but reading the beginning of Dangerous Dream was like coming home after a long night out; it was so comforting yet exciting to be back in Gatlin with Ethan and the others and this novella really made me realise how much I missed these authors' writing.

The story then switches to Link and Ridley's POV. Link and Ridley's relationship is complica
Its graduation day for Link, Ethan and Lena, who will soon be going off to college. With his heart on his sleeve, Link says those three dreaded words to Ridley. I LOVE YOU. Ridley, who shares his feelings, but refuses to admit it, runs off to cleanse her mind of those words and the power they have over her heart. That summer between graduation and college focuses mainly on Ridley and her wild antics, dangerous activities and trying to escape the truth her heart knows. Although told through diffe ...more
*I received a free ARC of Dangerous Dream from Little, Brown Books for Young Readers via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review*

Mostly focused on Ridley, Dangerous Dream is a short and quick read, and it truly shows how screwed up Ridley is...

This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog (un)Conventional Bookviews
Jordan Tolbert
Dec 11, 2013 Jordan Tolbert marked it as to-read
I have been begging for a spin off series since I finished the series last May! Gahh. I can honestly say that Kami and Margaret have a way of writing that connects you with the characters and makes it hard for you to let them go. I can truly state that Beautiful Creatures is my favorite series and ive read Hunger Games, Twilight, Divergent, etc. Er Mah Gerd. I cant wait!
Questa è una storia breve (40 pagine in cartaceo, 55 in e book più o meno), prequel dello spin off della serie Caster Chronicles, Dangerous Creatures che parla di Ridley e Link... L'estate dopo il diploma, durante una normale conversazione al Dar Kin, Link, finalmente, pronuncia le parole tanto temute "I love you Rid", confessando tutto l'amore che prova per la ragazza. E Ridley che fa? Spaventata da quelle parole scappa per un viaggio in Europa.. Di ritorno dal suo viaggio fa sosta a new york e ...more
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AHHH!!! I want the next book!!!

I’m so excited!!!

I thought I’m done with the story… Ridley and Link are so cute together. Though I wish it was a POV style. DANGEROUS CREATURES!!! GIMME GIMME!

Book Review originally published here:

The best part of this novella is that it featured Ridley and Link. While I couldn’t always relate to Lena and Ethan and wasn’t fully on the bandwagon promoting their relationship, I’ve always been a huge fan of Ridley and Link. The book is brief, but it does has a story and plot, and it doesn’t fall into some of the tedious, slow-paced writing traps the other books in the series are prone to. If you’re a fan of the se
Dec 05, 2013 Nasiba marked it as to-read
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Detailed Review: I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

First, I must say I loved The Caster Chronicles and to have another series related to it, is just awesome! Ridley's one of my favourite bad characters because of the fact that she actually has a vulnerable side to her that balances her bad-girl demeanour. Also knowing that she loves her cousin Lena makes me warm inside because it j
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How can such a short novella put me in complete emotion-overdrive & almost makes me cry because it's over so soon? Well that's the amazing talent of these authors. Dageroud Dream is a prequel to the series which sets the stage and gives us a little teaser on what to come. Reading Ridley's POV is very entertaining, she is definitely Trouble with the capital T!!!
More a prequel to the new series than a genuine short story in and of itself. It's definitely not a story that could stand on its own two feet in any way. But it served its purpose to tease the new series. Ridley's always been a fun character, full of that push-pull that was kept her interesting. We'll see if the new series will work in New York since the South was so much of what made the first series successful. It could be the shot in the arm it needs, the other books were never as good after ...more
Johan Patrick Sy
Ridley Rdley Ridely! :D
Dangerous Dream: A Beautiful Creatures Story by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is the "0.5" in the newest series by Garcia and Stohl, Dangerous Creatures. A spin-off of the Caster Chronicles, this seems to be the start of a series following at least Ridley and probably Link from the Chronicles. I knew it was a short story going in (kind of had to know it by the full title) so at least I wasn't disappointed by a misconception as to the length of the story.

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