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Dream a Little Dream (Silber #1)

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Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv's dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she's in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals.

The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They're classmates from her new school in London, the school where
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Hardcover, 319 pages
Published April 14th 2015 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) (first published March 8th 2013)
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Kitten Well, when translating books they don't generally change things like this. The characters always live in the same places and have the same origin.…moreWell, when translating books they don't generally change things like this. The characters always live in the same places and have the same origin. Just like the German version of Harry Potter is still set in Britain and Harry and the Dursleys still live in Surrey. Lottie is obviously still German (Bavarian, to be precise) and therefore, the poem is in German, too. And Liv and her family obviously still live in England, though her father is originally German, which is why their last name is Silber and not Silver. You see, when translating a book the translators are really only... well, translating. They're not supposed to change the story or even write a completely new one. Depending on the book they might change people's or places' names (e.g. A Song of Ice and Fire does that a lot and it even happens in Harry Potter every once in a while) but they would never change the setting or anything like that.(less)

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Kai
Apr 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
"Home is where your books are."

I preordered this as soon as I heard about it. And then I read it as fast as I could. And you know, I liked it, but not as much as Rubyred. Sometimes I just had the feeling the author tried too hard to be funny and romantic and in the end it was a little too much for my taste. (view spoiler)
Still, I enjoyed this one, the characters were funny, the idea and what she made of it very original. And t
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Ecmel Soylu
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


Kerstin Gier'in hayal gücüne, yazış tarzına ve karakterlerine bayılıyorum ben.
Aşk Tüm Zamanların İçinden Geçer serisini de çok sevmiştim ama Silber'i daha çok beğendim sanırım.

Bu kitap küçükken okuduğumuz hikaye kitapları ya da absürd çizgi filmler gibi, okumaktan o kadar keyif alıyorum ki anlatamam. Böyle ilgi çekici bir konuya bir de absürd, komik ve sıkmayan diyaloglar ve tam da sevdiğim tarzda karakterler eklenince zevkten dört köşe oluyorum.
Liv'in kardeşi Mia'ya bayıldım ya. Yok böyle bi
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Hailey (HaileyinBookland)
Mar 19, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: owned
Just like the Precious Gemstone Trilogy, this book had charming characters and great potential, but it just fell flat. Things were dragged out and I was just bored. This time I don't think I'll be continuing with the trilogy.
Anne Goldschrift
Feb 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ach, das war ein schönes Buch - unerwarteterweise :D Aber, ich kann mir gar nicht so richtig vorstellen, wie es zu der Geschichte noch zwei weitere Teile geben kann? Ich bin gespannt :)
Kiki
Jul 17, 2016 rated it liked it
Hngh. This book's difficult. I'm not even sure I rated it correctly. I've been in a massive reading slump lately, and I've been seriously flagging with my reading challenge, which is disappointing, since I was smashing it for the first half of the year. Until about May, I was never less than 3 books ahead. Now I'm three books behind and bricking it. I thought this book might pull me from my funk, but it was a bust.

This book was a pretty quick, easy read, and the best thing about it is the narra
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Ksenia
Sep 19, 2014 added it
Shelves: publicist-books
First off: no love triangle! Yay! Liv is a fun character and her dialogue was a hoot to read! She just tells it like it is. The story is quite the sassy and ridiculously fun romp! Oh, and the boys weren't so bad either ;)
Beyza
Feb 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Öncelikle kitabın adı –Silber – Almancada “gümüş” demek. Arka kapakta geçen “Liv Silber” ismine dikkat etmeden, evin içinde silber, silber diye gezinen kızının ne dediğini merak eden anneme “Yayınevinin parası yetmemiş, bu kadar çevirebilmişler.” açıklamasında bulunmuştum. Tabii Pegasus ve parası yetmemek kelimeleri yan yana gelince adamı gülmekten taş eder. Silber –tabii ki de gerçek tahminim buydu ;) – bir özel isim; ana karakterimizin soyadı. Ve açıkçası kitaba adını verecek kadar niye önemli ...more
Mirayda
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ya aslında klişeler yok değildi ama çok keyifli vakit geçirtti bu kitap bana. Diyaloglar falan eğlenceliydi. Şimdilik Aşk Tüm Zamanların İçinden Geçer serisinden bi tık önde benim için. EN ÖNEMLİSİ DE AŞK ÜÇGENİ YOK. Karakteriyle konusuyla vs. sevimli bi kitap kısacası. Baskısının mükemmelliğinden söz etmek bile istemiyorum :')
tardisneokuyor
Jul 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
YA SEN NE KADAR TATLI, NE KADAR GÜZEL BİR KİTAPSIN!
Kitap fantastik olmasına rağmen hiç bir şekilde sizi yormayan bir kitap. Hem kafanızı dağıtacak hem de sizi apayrı bir dünyaya sürekleyecek bir şekilde, çok iyi kurgulanmış. Sürekli bir olay olmasa da kitap hiç bir şekilde sıkıcı değil, aksine çok akıcı ve merak ettiren bir kitap. Bittiğinde direk ikinci kitabı okumak isteyeceksiniz.

En sevdiğim karakterler Mia ve Henry oldu.
Ayrıca o Arthur ne öyle yahu? Hiç sevmedim.



**Spoiler**
1.Eğer İbli
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Wendy Darling
I really, really liked the narrative voice, which was engaging and humorous. The story didn't feel as cohesive as I would have liked, however, and there are a lot of things going on, a lot of characters, and it just felt a bit all over the place. I am definitely interested in reading the author's Ruby Red trilogy now, though. I like the way she writes, I just hope the plot and characters are a bit more clear cut in her other series. Seems like other people are liking this one better, which I und ...more
Paige  Bookdragon
Apr 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf, read-2015, meh
My two star rating said "It was okay.

I think that's true because this book is okay. It's fun sometimes but it was overall disappointing. I was expecting something magical and fun and some adventure. Not 4 golden boys who made a pact with a devil. Enter this girl who says YES to the things that should be said NO to and who's sometimes badass but most of the time a tad annoying.

So this is okay but I sure as hell want something different.
Nina
Sep 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2017
This was a very interesting book and a quick read! I really enjoyed it and since I already own the other two books in the series, I'm definitely gonna read the second book now. The only negative things I can say about this book are that I didn't enjoy it as much as I enjoyed "ruby red" and the other books in that series and I was also a little disappointed that the main character of this series reminded me a lot of the one of her other series. They were a little too similar for my liking and I h ...more
Odette Knappers
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: inbezit, 2016
This is how books with a fantasy element should be: unique, like nothing you've ever read before. I've enjoyed reading this book a lot, happy to be continuing this story with book 2 and 3!
Mel
Jun 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Upon 2017 reread: original review stands. Fun and entertaining. Finally continuing on with this series.

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This book was unexpectedly good! I am not going to lie, from the blurb, I was picturing a sort of The Raven Boys knock off story and the only similarities is that there are dreams, and 4 boys and a girl. Otherwise, they are nothing alike!

Dream a Little Dream follows a hilarious girl named Olivia who moves to London and meets 4 boys in a dream one night, and these same four
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Asena Özoral
Apr 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ya Henry,Arthur,Grayson,Jasper filan atın beni aralarına!!
Aditi
Apr 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

---- Edgar Allan Poe


Kerstin Gier, a German bestselling author's Silver trilogy is being translated into English by the popular English translator, Anthea Bell. So the translated version of the first book in this series, Dream a Little Dream has been released this month, that centers around the life of an unconventional teenager who is admitted to a new English school in London and so as her dreams take a new turn, exciting adventures are
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Denise Bücherwunderland
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Vorneweg
Letztes Jahr habe ich innerhalb kürzester Zeit die Edelstein-Trilogie gelesen und nachdem ich bisher auch viel gutes über die Silber Trilogie gehört habe, musste ich die Reihe auch unbedingt anfangen 😄

Meine Meinung
Die ersten Kapitel war ich ehrlich gesagt ziemlich skeptisch, da mir alles sehr oberflächlich vorkam.

Nachdem die meisten von euch die Bücher bestimmt schon kennen, oder zumindest schon mal davon gehört haben, muss ich ja nicht mehr viel zur Handlung sagen, oder? 😊
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Meli
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lo amé mucho. Mega fresco y entretenido, como no podía ser de otra manera con Kerstin. Es una genia total. Amo su estilo, amo que sea tan graciosa, irreverente y distendida a pesar de que se nota que es una mujer muy culta.
La adoro y ya quiero seguir con esta trilogía. Lastima que no la tengo completa, porque daba para maratonear ❤
Sharon
I have been stalling to read this series for 2 years, but I think I am ready now. One of my absolute favorite trilogies was written by Kerstin Gier and I am really hoping this one would be just as amazing, if not more.

Also, that cover is GORGEOUS.
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Thoughts on the 1st half of the book
“But maybe I wasn’t doing the film justice and it wasn’t the usual high school garbage with the malicious blond cheerleader, the charming but superficial football captain, and the impov
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Nikoleta
Nov 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Αν και αρκετά μικρό βιβλίο, δεν του λείπει τίποτα. Γρήγορη πλοκή, περιπέτεια, γλυκό ρομάντζο και ωραίες περιγραφές. Την ιστορία την βρήκα πολύ πρωτότυπη. Βέβαια το πρώτο βιβλίο είναι νομίζω εισαγωγικό. Ανυπομονώ για την συνέχεια. Η Gier είναι πλέον μια από της αγαπημένες μου συγγραφείς, καθώς έχει ένα συγκεκριμένο μοτίβο στην συγγραφή της, το οποίο αγαπώ. Χιούμορ, ανάλαφρη αφήγηση, τσαούσες και αστείες ηρωίδες, κίνδυνο για ανθρωποθυσίες, υπόνοιες για αιρέσεις και χορούς με υπέροχα φορέματα. Τα β ...more
Alyssa
Mar 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Dream A Little Dream by Kerstin Gier
Book One of the Silver Trilogy
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Publication Date: April 14, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: ARC sent by the publisher

Summary (from Goodreads):

Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yep, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially this one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys perform dark magic rituals.
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Suzanne
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am seriously loving this author. I am so glad I picked up both her trilogies! This series is like a Freddy style creepy plot that makes a person double think the safety of dreams. Not really a horror but still intriguing!
Katerina Kondrenko
10 out of 10

Ревью в моем блоге/This review on my blog
Living A Thousand Lives
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Genre: fantasy, YA
Stuff: dream-walkers, a lot of fun
WOW: original concept, humor
POV: 1st-person, female
Love-Geometry: light

Quote-Core:
"It's in dreams more than anywhere else that you get to know people best - along with their weaknesses and their secrets."

I've read it in Russian and
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ZEYNEP DERYA
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Aşk Tüm Zamanların İçinden Geçer serisinden daha çok sevdim. ÇOK DAHA İYİYDİ. Rica ediyorum birisi ikinci kitabı buraya fırlatsın
Nilin Börekçi
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Uzun zamandan beri böyle tatlış bir kitaba ihtiyacım olduğunu farkettim. Kesinlikle her şeyiyle beni kendine çeken bir kitap oldu.

Ve yazarın dili o kadar akıcı ki, kaç sayfa okuduğunuzu anlamıyorsunuz. 40 sayfa okumuş gibi hissediyorsunuz ama bir bakmışşsınız ki 70-80-90 sayfa okumuşsunuz. Elimde olsa hemen serinin ikinci serisine atlardım.

Karakterlere bayıldım. Hiçbiri mükemmel değildi, kusursuz karakter yoktu ki bu neden beni kitaba daha çok bağladı.

Henry'yi, Liv'i, Grayson'ı, Jasper'ı ve Arth
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Nihan
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ya çok güzeldi. Tüm kitap boyunca dişe dokunur bi olay olmasa da hiç sıkılmadım. Devamını çok merak ediyorum. Bu arada Henry bebeyyyyiiimmmm. *-*
Zoha
Oh boy! It was so refreshing! Just what I needed. I hadn't read anything in months because I was in the WORST reading slump of my life. And all the cutziness and fluffiness of this cloudy book got me out of the slump.

I mean who can resist the charms of dream traveling???
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“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

♥This book was full of gossipy shenanigans! Liv's life couldn't be any more cliche. Divorced, career-obsessed parents, a loving nanny, future ex-step father and his family,
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Alex
Feb 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
La Gier c'entra il bersaglio anche questa volta!
Dopo la trilogia delle gemme, una delle saghe che ho apprezzato di più (a parte il finale affrettato di Green..), ero molto curiosa di leggere altro di questa autrice.
Silver é il primo libro di una trilogia sui sogni, un tema assolutamente affascinante a mio avviso.
La trama invoglia subito alla lettura, grazie ad uno stile accattivante, giovane, impreziosito da una brillante vena ironia e reso intrigante da una nota alla Gossip girl!
Una ragazza Liv
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Sanne
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: german-author
Das ist das erste Buch, das ich von Kerstin Gier gelesen habe und ich muss sagen, ich fand es großartig! Ein originelles Konzept, tolle, liebenswürdige entwickelte Charaktere, eine witzige Protagonistin, ein Hauch Selbst-Ironie und natürlich eine spannende Handlung - mehr kann man sich für ein Buch gar nicht wünschen.

Liv ist eine sympathische Protagonistin mit einem Humor, mit dem man sich eigentlich nur identifizieren kann. Die Idee mit der Patchwork Familie ist clever ausgespielt worden und st
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Mary ♥
Oct 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars

The most interesting things are always the most dangerous

dream
noun
1. a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring in a person's mind during sleep.
2. a cherished aspiration, ambition, or ideal.


That was exactly what this beauty was. A dream.
It had everything a perfect Halloween read has. Scary things, like whispers in the dark, shadows lurking in abandoned corridors, demonic rituals and stalkers. Fun, sass and an a totally amazing main character who made me crack up with
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“Zu Hause ist da, wo deine Bücher sind.” 102 likes
“Liv, stop it!" hissed Mia. "You look like a lovelorn sheep!"
I gave a start. "As bad as that? Oh, that's terrible." I added - and I was to regret it in the course of the day - "If you see me looking like that again, give me a nudge or throw something at me. Promise?"
"With pleasure," said Mia, and three hours later, because she always kept her promises, I was black and blue around the ribs and had been hit by assorted flying objects: several chestnuts, a spoon, and a blueberry muffin.”
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