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Zat is a dreamer from the distant future—a time when humans no longer dream and Earth is a desolate wasteland. He dreams of the beautiful Earth of the past, and a fiery-haired beauty named Babe. Against the wisdom of his peers, Zat decides to risk everything to travel back in time and live in Babe’s dreams…

Babe is the perpetual new girl in town. Her father's job frequently
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Paperback, 175 pages
Published July 11th 2017 by Amberjack Publishing
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Maya
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

2,5 STARS

I remember getting this book a long while ago and was really looking forward to it. The blurb sounded exciting and intriguing, so I thought why not give it a go. So now I finally read it and I hate to say it but I'm actually quite disappointed by the weak plot.

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The way this story started left me totally confused since the author doesn't tell us exactly what's happening. You get a teenager in the present time that moved to a new town because
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Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen)
DNF @ 15%

I’m not assigning a rating to this, as I didn’t get very far-- and as such, this review focuses more on why I decided not to continue, instead of an overview of the entire work.

The premise for this is really interesting, focusing on a girl and boy separated by past/future, who connect through dreams. But the writing style is very cluttered and filled with info-dumps.

Instead of giving any perception of the characters, the first few chapters are just stuffed with information. Both Babe’
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✨    jamieson   ✨
Jun 20, 2017 rated it did not like it
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my review


Dream Me had an interesting premise - humans in the distant future have developed the ability to travel back in time and live in the past through the dreams of people living at that time.

Zat is one of those people from the future, abandoned by his entire family and unable to live with his uncle anymore, he decides to travel back in time to live in the dreams of the main character, Babe. The story it told partly in writing, an
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Tanya Tate
Jun 18, 2017 marked it as may-come-back-to
*Makes an observation on the cover*
Update 2
*Author of the book sees your observation and ask you to message them*
* Author of the book sends you an sign arc copy of the book along with two of their other books*
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This is my first physical arc!!!! I feel so official now! lol

Thank you Ms. Kathryn Berla for the gift!!!!

Update 1: Umm Why does it have the same cover as Making Faces by Amy Harmon??? Which all they did was put an filter on it?
Dianne
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
The only way he could be with her was in her dreams. Zat was from a dark, distant future Earth and in the desolation of his world, people no longer dream, yet Zat does and his dreams are filled with a long ago Earth of beauty and a girl named Babe.

Babe’s dreams star a boy named Zat and every night they are together, but those dreams bring her migraines of excruciating pain. Babe finds she would rather be with Zat in a dream world than to live in reality without him. Must they choose between the
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Tuba Sayed
Mar 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Life is but a dream.

This is one of those of books you just want to keep on reading beacuse it's so delightful, and the characters feel like they are your friends. But let me tell you beforehand, if you are a die-hard sci-fi lover than this might disappoint you. The core aspect this story revolves around is not delineated enough. You might come out this world, frustrated, deprived of answers, but if you like to weave your own theories, and become satisfied with your imagination, then should give
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Erin
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, netgalley
Thanks to NetGalley for an uncorrected digital galley in exchange for an honest review.

Oh my goodness! I am not sure what to say about this book. How about the positives? Eye catching cover, I requested this YA sci-fi/new age book without really paying attention to the synopsis. I had absolutely no preconceived notions. The writing was beautiful, there were even some lovely sentences that I could see myself using to teach figurative language in the classroom. The two main protagonists Zat and B
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Lucy Banks
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dream Me - Quite literally dreamy, highly imaginative and intriguing!

I was fascinated by the whole concept behind Kathryn Berla's Dream Me; a girl moves to a sleepy Florida town, then falls in love with the guy who keeps appearing in her dreams...most mysterious!

And I wasn't disappointed. In fact, in terms of writing style, it reminded me a lot of Christopher Pike (my YA fave!), with a similar haunting, drifting prose that was both down-to-earth and lyrical - a hard thing to pull off.

The settin
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Sophie (Blame Chocolate)
Sep 11, 2017 rated it did not like it
Find the full review at Blame Chocolate.

I received a copy courtesy of the publisher for an honest review. Thank you to Amberjack Publishing for the opportunity.

Being a “sci-fi” kind of romance, I expected way more from this. Sure, there wasn’t a lot to pack up in 175 pages but when you waste 50% of the book talking about Babe and her friends eating grilled fish or playing tennis, you get no excuse.

There were some really interesting concepts in this, but they were a) not explored enough and b) al
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Dani - Perspective of a Writer
Babe is yet again the new girl, her dad and mom moving her to Florida as the newest golf pro at the Sugar Dunes country club. It's nothing new and at least she gets to be by the beach for her last year of school. Zat is the mysterious boy that invades her dreams from the distant future. Risking his life on the uncertain technology that projects his consciousness through time to past earth, he chooses Babe's dreams to occupy. As the summer comes to a close Babe finds her life taking some left tur ...more
Manon the Malicious
Jul 04, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
*2.5 Stars*

I was provided an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Babe is always moving. The story starts when she’s 17 and is moving to Florida. Her father is a pro golfer and got a job in a country club. She also works there in the Tennis shop.
Everything is going ok despite being far from her boyfriend until she starts having vivid dreams that leaves her with terrible headaches.

The writing style was ok, but the plot was super messy. It was like the two storylines had no relation
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Caron
★||Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars||★

I received this book from the publisher on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Dream Me is a book that is a love story of sorts told through a science fiction point of view.

I'll start right off by saying that most of this book was confusing to me. I don't know what message was trying to be told and it irked me that I couldn't tell because I felt like I was missing out on some joke.

Here's what I did get. Zat was from a future Earth where the world and humans
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Kathryn Berla
Jul 19, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
KIRKUS REVIEW
In this YA novel, a young man from Earth’s far future visits a present-day teen in her dreams, but soon their connection is threatened.

In a future era in which the Earth is dying, Zat plans a dangerous trip, time traveling to our present by projecting himself into the mind of a teenage girl while she sleeps. That girl, Babe, who’s 17 (roughly Zat’s age), is an adaptable, resourceful person thanks to her father’s job as golf pro, which has caused them to move from state to state—most
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Alice Rachel
Apr 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful book!
As always, Kathryn Berla's writing is so good. Beautifully written and flowing so well. But no, I'm not jealous at all... (Totally am).
Her style is so unique and all of her own. You can tell someone is a good writer when you recognize their work based on their writing style alone.

There were many things I liked in this book, most of them subtle.

For example, I loved the criticism of misogyny flowing through the book. Babe is faced with a plight all girls/women have to deal wi
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Ash †Reviews of a FearStreetZombie†
I received this book in return for a honest review.

The ending alone is worth a extra star on it's own.
It's what saved it from being two stars for me.

I liked this book, I really did. It has a ton of potential. But I just felt like their was a lot of things missing.
What really got me was this was suppose to be a sci-fi book (not really a fan of those but I admit, the blurb really drew me in to this book) but there really wasn't anything sci-fi about it.... It was more like paranormal/supernatural
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Julie Parks
May 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya
This is such an odd crossover between dystopia and the common world...on one side a bit poor word building on the other - a rather intriguing perspective. Kathryn Berla's writing always amazes.
Mel (Epic Reading)
Aug 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
So Dream Me is someone's really interesting, yet bizarre idea. Unfortunately this idea appears to have been put in the hands of an amateur writer who decided to use every teen book cliche ever.
We have
- insta-love
- one setting is dystopian
- girl whose been moved away from her friends/boyfriend
- awkward teenage moments
- the beautiful boy everyone loves
- the popular girl
- a small town high school

This results in lines like:
"We were inseparable, until we were separated last week, just two days aft
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La Coccinelle
Oct 07, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
I feel insulted. After 270 pages of implausibility sprinkled with what I can only describe as mansplaining, I'm miffed. No, I'm downright annoyed.

If this book had lived up to its synopsis, that would be one thing. But it didn't. It failed. Boy, did it fail! Where do I even begin?

To begin with, the premise of a far-future human coming back to inhabit the dreams of a present-day teenage girl is a bit far-fetched. If you're going to try to pull that off, you need to do more than... well, this. (vie
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Suze Lavender
Jun 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Babe is used to moving a lot because of her father's job. This time she has to start over in Sugar Dunes, a small town in Florida. Babe's father has arranged for his daughter to work at the local tennis shop, so Babe has something to do during the summer and will have the chance to earn some money. In her new home Babe's nights become more interesting than her days, she starts dreaming about Zat, a boy she has an instant connection with. The dreams feel real and each morning Babe has a terrible ...more
Darque  Dreamer
Jul 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dream Me was very imaginative. The author captured the essence of a teenage girl with such youthful prose while keeping the reader hooked to the story. Though the fantasy aspect of the story line is not as full as would be expected, the reader's interest is kept on learning about Babe and her friends. The book provides a quick, easy read, though the chapters are not nearly as long as desired. The idea behind the story is something unheard of. Fantasy novels often explore tales where Earth has be ...more
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Oct 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: reviewed
The thing that drew me to this book was it's interesting and intriguing blurb and thought why not but I was surprisingly disappointed by how weak the plot was in the general context of the novel. Let me just say that some people may like this kind of plot but for me, it opened in a confusing manner where you have no idea what is going on. The main characters were good but the dual perspectives were not explained or even hinted at making the two points of view seem like completely separate storie ...more
Ines
Jul 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book caught me since the first chapter. I really liked the different narrations (Babe's point of view, Babe's blogs and getting to know Zat's "world"), it made the reading very fresh, light and easy-going. The language is not complicated or intrincate, so this book is suitable to be read by adults, teens, pre-teens... I think everyone will enjoy reading this fantasy romance book.

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Amber
Aug 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dream Me by Kathryn Berla is a young adult romance with time traveling and romance. Zat exists in a distant future where Earth Is no longer habitable and people are leaving earth to find homes on other planets. Zat is a dreamer and wants to risk everything for a girl named Babe he sees in his dreams even though his peers warn him against it. Babe and her family have moved again. With her dads job as a pro golfer they move all the time and she really just wants to stay in one place for a while. B ...more
Ruth
Aug 13, 2017 rated it liked it
(I was given an ARC in exhange of an honest review.)

3.5 stars
"Life is but a dream."

Dream Me has a great story, packed with the little things in life and filled with heart-warming scenarios.
The idea of Zat living in someone else's dream is interesting. I thought this is something different from the books I have read. And it kind of is. I also liked the idea of the main character having her own blog.
The first chapters were a little bit difficult for me, I couldn't get into the story. But as I tu
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T.H. Hernandez
At times, DREAM ME felt like two different tales, but woven together, they tell the story of Babe and Zat, an unusual couple in an impossible situation. Babe's father is a golf pro, and she and her family move around for his job. The latest move takes them to the Florida coast where she meets the locals over the summer before her senior year of high school. Included are the queen bee, Mattie Lynn and her minions, LeGrand, the poor little rich boy who only comes on his yacht for the summer with h ...more
Christiane (Pages Unfolding)
This book doesn't make any sense whatsoever. Implausible and boring.

I received this free ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Netgalley and Amberjack Publishing.

Dream Me is a sci-fi novel for teenagers and young adults. It’s about a young girl named Babe (Really? Oh yes) who has often moved to different places in the US. Before starting her senior year of high school, her parents decide to move one more time – to Sugar Dunes, Florida, a tranquil but small place where the most excitin
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Hilary
Jun 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, ya
*I received a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.*

I've never been more disappointed with a book in my life.

Dream Me is a young adult sci-fi novel which, when you reach the end of it, you'll feel as if you've ordered chocolate ice cream but given the coffee flavor instead.



This novel has an intriguing premise and the scientific concept is what makes me want to read it in the first place. Berla has created a unique time-travel system in which the traveler is not physically, but me
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Rojean
Aug 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dream Me is an interesting story--perfect for anyone, but especially teenagers. It's inspiring because the message is there will always be a chance to make your dreams come true. If you're eager to achieve your goals and willing to sacrifice and play all your cards, no matter how risky it is or how low the chances are, you can make your dreams a reality.

Babe, the protagonist, is a blogger and you will learn about her and her personality through her blog. She is a patient person who tries to u
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Angela (Books of a Shy Girl)
Dream Me by Kathryn Berla is a YA sci-fi book, whose main characters are Babe and Zat.

Zat is from the future, where it’s impossible to live on Earth. So he decides to time travel back, living in the dreams of Babe. A senior who just moved to Florida. It’s summer, the school hasn’t started yet and she works at a tennis shop.

Babe has been all around the country, and now she has recently moved to Sugar Dunes in Florida. She has a travel blog a little different from the other ones. In this blog she
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Morrisa
Jun 26, 2017 rated it liked it
REVIEW FEATURED HERE ON MY BLOG: https://morrisareads.wordpress.com/20...

 I wanted to mention **TRIGGER WARNINGS** for this book as well - there is some sexual assault/sexual harassment. So if that sets you off, do be cautious.  Secondly, one of the characters, Mai, her last name is Nguyen, and Babe throughout most of the book struggled to figure out the pronunciation. And when she figured it out she proceeded to use "Nuggins." Kinda rolled my eyes at that one. 

So I got this book through the aut
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