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In Dreams

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  181 ratings  ·  25 reviews
In the land of nightmares, she finds the man of her dreams...
He haunts her in her dreams. 
She is always searching, looking for the man who calls her from afar, a disembodied voice who knows everything about her. 
But when she discovers the unimaginable secret her family has hidden for so long, her dreams—and her nightmares—invade her reality.
Her true love beckons, but t
Paperback, 304 pages
Published January 9th 2014 by Speak
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Mar 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
Digno de un drama del Olimpo.

es una historia se puede decir un poco conocida, sin embargo tiene su toque, ella hija del dios de los sueños, nuestro muy adorado Morpheo, y una humana estudiosa. El un dios minotario que no le importa dejar todo por ella.

ella me parece un poco sosa al comienzo, eso del drama principal de soy una semidiosa bla bla bla... sin embargo no encuentra su verdadero poder sino hasta muy muy avanzada la historia, en cual existe el típico drama familiar de la familia mas dis
Jan 28, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: single-books
*Minor spoilers*

Iris's dreams are always the same- a long hallway filled with doors, her holding a set of keys, and a disembodied voice telling her to find him.
In her waking life, she lives with her grandpa and her mother, who has Sleeping Beauty syndrome. She doesn't know it yet, but her father is Morpheus (yeah, like from Splintered :D), Greek god of dreams. Iris will do anything to find the literal "man of her dreams", even if it means risking her life, as well as the lives of her friends an
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-but-unowned
This was an okay novel. I've read two of Orloff's novels and both have been 2 stars... I think I may be seeing a pattern and she may not be an author for me.

So this book... Did not see it turning into a mythology book. Not at all. Nothing wrong with it, but based on the blurb? Definite twist for me.

And it was a unique twist as well. About dreams, nightmares, etc. It's something different that I haven't read about before, so I was intrigued to know how it ended. But it was a struggle to make it
Apr 29, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was just okay. The Greek mythology storyline was awesome, and if this had just been about that I would have loved it.

However, there was an incredibly dull and creepy "love affair" that took up most of the novel, and that entire plot was awful. I found myself skipping past her dream make out sessions to get back to the good part of the story, and I truly don't understand why this "relationship" was at the forefront of the book.

I loved Iris's relationship with her Grandpa, her mother's
Jennie Machines
Apr 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book really fell flat in mostly every way. The characters were annoying and flat. The blurbs out the book gave me no indication it was about Greek mythology, and it was not a pleasant surprise. The plot was just blah and pointless. The steamy romance I was expecting was non existent.
Naiu Herondale
Jun 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
oh dios, que libro aburrido.... me vi obligada a terminar de leerlo para saber como terminaba, pero ash.... no lo recomiendo por nada en el mundo u.u

donde tenia lo distopico???
Jessica Stacy
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Author: Erica Orloff
Genre: YA
Publisher: Penguin
Year of Publication: 2014

Main Character: Iris— (3.5/5) This girl got some major points from me for her strength and determination. Not even the threat of her complete demise could convince her to give up fighting.
Secondary Characters: I’m not even sure what to say about Aphrodite. I thought she seemed suspiciously overbearing and I kept waiting for her to turn out evil, but she didn’t. Annie was probably my favorite secondary character. She had a t
Myra Espino
Apr 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paperbacks-owned
In Dreams is the first book I've read by Erica Orloff and I enjoyed it. I rarely enjoy YA books and this one, I was hooked!! Loved it!
Mary Winstead
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
Great read. About a man in her dreams that is haunting her and trying to find him in time to save them both.
Luisa Lee
Jan 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Dreams is the type of book you buy because you're in a reading slump because it gets you out of it. I loved this book and all the characters were amazing, I didn't hate anyone. It's a stand alone as far as I know but it's very unique. It has Greek mythology but it centers around a few select gods. Morpheus, the god of dreams is Iris's father while her mother is mortal. Her uncle Epiales, the god of nightmares is planning something that is only revealed at the end of the book. Iris has only me ...more
Aug 05, 2016 rated it liked it
This was a refreshing read after my NA binge. At first it was slightly slow and I was ready to give up on this book. But about halfway it got interesting and then had hooked.

Iris has been having the same dream for a long time. She's always in this hallway surrounded by doors and a guy's voice. After a few chapters it seems repetitive, and then there is finally a face to the voice. Things start to pick up, her dreams are becoming real, and next thing you know, you're finally hooked.

When her drea
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really liked the mythological premise of this book. And I LOVED the portrayal of Aphrodite as a curvy, pastry-loving aunt. Ending seemed a little rushed, but the plot moves fast and is filled with neat characters. My main complaint-- and this is not at all the author's fault-- is that the cover is hideous! Iris is described as having long, curly black hair. The cover features a girl with shoulder-length blonde hair. There was so much to work with to create an amazing cover, and the publisher ble ...more
Natalie Haughan
Jun 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I literally ready this book less than a week ago and I'm already rereading it. The book was AMAZING and what drew me is was the Greek mythology because most books these days are werewolves or fae or vampire and this was a shock, literally one of my favorite books. This book is a must read and if you don't read it you are missing out on something INCREDIBLE. I can't even explain how good This book was. I was lost in it and the time just passed without me realizing it! I now have a newfound intere ...more
Mar 19, 2014 rated it liked it
The plot summary sounded so good and yet I was disappointed with the overall quality / telling of the tale. Definitely, for the tween / teen crowd. I wasn’t too fond of the writing style. The story often jumped around a lot and felt rushed. The plot itself was something different and very different from the cover. Overall I would only read this to pass time. Took me by surprise when it turned into mythology and spoke about the interpretation of dreams. I did love the quotes about dreams at the b ...more
Jul 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Dreams was an interesting quickie read that I enjoyed. I needed a light summer read and I liked the premise of this book. It was mysterious from the get go and I found the unfolding of the story to happen at a steady pace. It took me in directions I did not expect and I found myself really drawn into the plot. I couldn't put the book down as I wanted to know how everything would play out. Check it out....quickie read but really interesting. 4/5 stars!
Feb 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
While a lot of books have been taking Greek myth and doing retellings, Orloff does something different by focusing on the lesser gods that most people forget and creates a different spin on dreams. Not only that, but Aphrodite is so much more than she's often portrayed and she attacks today's notion of Western beauty and encourages Iris and Annie to ignore this notion. Quite probably my favourite character in the book because of how awesome she is!
Cassandra Cox
Aug 26, 2016 rated it liked it
This book was okay but not so great I would read it agin. I think it needed more emotion. Reading it I didn't get the urge that something really good was going to happen. I never felt as though I needed to keep reading. I just don't think it was the book for me.
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
I skimmed through this one quickly. The plot twists were not at all what I imagined after reading the flap of the book. That was a pleasant surprise. Needs a cover redesign - not only is the cover misleading but the girl has black, curly hair and that is mentioned many times throughout the book.
Feb 09, 2014 rated it liked it
I'd give In Dreams a 3.5/5 stars. It was a really good concept and I liked the love story but I'm just not so sure about the execution. In general it was a good read and I really liked the Greek gods aspect!
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was ok
I have read another book by this author-illuminated and I liked it a lot more than this book. I liked the story idea, but it didn't have enough depth to make it believable. It also had a totally out of left field coping a feel make out moment that ruined the romance.
Me quedo con las historias de Hades
Wijaya, P
Feb 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fanny Núñez
Agh, de verdad quería que me gustara, pero todo es tan absurdo!
Esperanza Guzmán
Apr 06, 2015 rated it it was ok
I looooooooove greek mythology but arg! this book is so boring,I'm pretty sure that more than half of the story could be ignored.
Sep 09, 2015 rated it liked it
I love Aphrodite, she sure is different than how people usually portray her. She's the coolest aunt yet.
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"Erica Orloff is a native New Yorker, novelist, blogger, mother of four, chronic insomniac, alt-rock loving, voracious reader (and prolific writer) who has written over twenty novels across a number of genres and pen names. She currently lives in Virginia where she rarely sleeps, roots for the Yankees and the NY Giants, knits in her almost-never free time, herds worms with her six-year-old Pirate ...more
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