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Dangerous Dream

(Dangerous Creatures #0.5)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  4,537 ratings  ·  446 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
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Monyka Manoyrine
Nov 24, 2013 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.

Jess the Shelf-Declared Bibliophile
3.5 stars. I was on the fence whether or not I wanted to read these Beautiful Creatures spin-off series, since I’m not really emotionally invested enough in Ridley and Link’s toxic relationship to care. I figured I’d dip my toes in this short story to decide, and while Ridley still certainly isn’t likable, the trouble she gets herself into is intriguing. I’m interested to see how the story will turn out.
Izabella (Pages Full of Stars)
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.
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-reads
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 marked it as to-read
Link and Ridley? Of course I'm going to read it! ...more
I welcomed Dangerous Dream with open arms mostly because it was a novella and I knew I would breeze through it. I also was hoping it would make me like Link and Ridley a little bit more too.

Now I've never been a huge fan of their relationship because I was so in love with Ethan and Lena's. So I was trying to go into this series with an open mind and not judge it based on the characters I didn't really like since the first book. Honestly, I sort of liked this book but I still don't like the char
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Nov 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-books
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.
Dec 06, 2013 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
Dec 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
May 08, 2020 rated it liked it
Potential. Please don’t let me down.
“Happy endings don’t come cheap.”
Man, it feels strange being back in Gatlin with all these characters again. A good kind of strange however. I don’t know why I waited so long to visit them again, probably some fear that the spin off series will fuck up an ending I actually really enjoyed. Yeah, jury is still out on this, since this is a novella and not the ‘real’ first book of the new series, but hey whatever.

Serving as an introduction to the new series Dangerous Creatures, this short novell
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
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.


Find out what happened on Finding Bliss in Books.
Teresa Love
Dec 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Jun 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: young-adult
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

*2 / 2.5 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 characters in the first chapter I had tr
Sep 11, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: novellas
“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
Sep 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing

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
Dec 24, 2014 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, reviewed
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 18, 2013 rated it liked it
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
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
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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
Dangerous Dream

The Characters:

Wesley “Link” Lincoln
Ridley Duchannes
Our other usual suspects in Gatlin County.

The Story:

I lost interest the moment this stopped being about Link AND Ridley. I skimmed a few more pages but I give up. I really don't like Ridley and don't care what she does. I give up.

The Random Thoughts:

*DNF so no rating

Jordan Tolbert
Dec 06, 2013 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!
Dec 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Ridley is my favorite character in this series, but often her mouth gets her in trouble. With this one she does just that. I liked seeing her bested, she needs to be taken down a peg, her ego is too big. I am intrigued by what Ridley found out and to see where things go in the new series.
Ugh! This just left me wanting to read Dangerous Creatures ASAP. Ridley, you are trouble with capital letters, girl. Poor Link, what awaits him.
Dec 05, 2013 marked it as to-read
AudioBook Review:
Stars: Overall 3 Narration 4 Story 3

Return to Gatlin where we’ve come to the point where Ethan, Lena and Link have finished high school, and are ready to move on. That is, until Ridley returns to ‘catch up’ which always means stir up (she can’t help it) trouble, most particularly with Link. She’s still, despite her near-constant obsession with him, really figured out her feelings, and the push-pull of their relationship is truly the focus here. Link as the ‘stoner-type’ and a
Anastasia シ
Oct 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Kami Garcia is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. She is the coauthor of the BEAUTIFUL CREATURES series, which has been published in 51 countries and 37 languages, with over 10 million copies in print. In 2013, Beautiful Creatures released as a feature film from Warner Brothers. Kami is a cofounder of the YALLFEST kid lit book festival and the author of five solo ...more

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