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Dreaming Darkly

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  21 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Ivy Bloodgood’s mother is dead, and she should probably be sad about it. But she isn’t. Myra Bloodgood was confusing mix of protective and abusive, a manipulative personality who never told the truth—about where she came from, who Ivy’s father was, or why they were living their lives on the run.

Now that Ivy has been sent to Darkhaven, an island off the New England coast, t
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Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by Katherine Tegen Books
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    Release date: Apr 09, 2019
    This gothic mystery takes readers to the cold, creepy island of Darkhaven, where a girl with unexplained blackouts grapples with secrets from her dead ...more

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    Lenna • Sugar Dusted Pages
    I'm to the point in my life when seeing the word Gothic makes me go EERMMERGERRSH YAASSS MY PRECIOUSSS and swoon.
    Jackie
    Aug 05, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs, 2018-reads, mystery
    *3.5 stars*

    Family secrets and hidden treasure lurk in the shadows of this small island town setting up a gothic style mystery with deadly consequences.

    “Dreaming Darkly” brings Ivy to a small island off the coast of Maine where she is to live with her Uncle after her mother’s suicide but things quickly unravel as she learns of a longstanding curse upon the family and a bloody feud that goes back generations with the neighbors and it doesn’t take long before she’s confronted with the horrors of
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    Kathy Martin
    Mar 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    After her mother's suicide, sixteen-year-old Ivy Bloodgood finds herself on a small island in Maine living with an uncle she didn't know she had. First thing she's told is to stay on the Bloodgood part of the island and leave the Ramsey part of the island alone. But then she meets Doyle Ramsey. He is someone she can talk to when things are getting scary and creepy with her uncle.

    Ivy is having hallucinations - seeing strange things, finding dead bodies and bones - and is told that she has a herit
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    Celia McMahon
    Thank you to Edelweiss and Harper for the e-arc.

    3 stars.

    Ivy is brought to the small island of Darkhaven after her mother's suicide. She discovers a curse on her family that spans decades and things start to awry as secrets are uncovered and relationships severed.

    I'm a fan of girl on a small island type books. I mean, how can you not be? Things always seem to go all nutty. It makes me think that I need to visit some cursed and thinly populated island. Who knows what stories I could churn out. Iv
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    Genna
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

    Ivy's short life has been an endless string of tragedies, culminating with the suicide of her unstable and perpetually adrift mother. At only 16 Ivy is forced to relocate to Maine to live with the uncle she's never met in the Bloodgood manor, a towering, once regal, manse slowly crumbling into the churning sea. However, the few inhabitants of Darkhaven Island are haunted by their pasts and a terrible, hate-fueled feud lingerin
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    Courtney Lavallee
    Mar 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arc
    Thank you HarperCollins for sending me an arc for an honest read and review.

    This book was dark and twisty and amazing.

    It took me a bit to get into it, in the beginning I honestly thought it was a book I would end up DNFing.

    After the first five ish chapters it got addicting. I couldn't put it down. The plot was so intricate.

    The plot twist blew my mind it was unexpected and even darker than I thought.

    The characters in here were strong and unique. They seemed almost like a Romeo and Juliet pair.
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    Lindsay
    Feb 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs
    Thank you Edelweiss for the ARC. The mystery kept me intrigued from the start, though I wasn't a fan of the characters. Ivy was the cliche beautiful and new girl who wasn't the brightest. Doyle was the cliche hot, bad boy that fell in instant love with Ivy at first sight. The words they exchanged prove it. Lots of Twilight bashing fill these pages, but come on. It's been over 10 years since the books and movie gained popularity. The time has come and gone of ya books bashing Twilight. No, I don' ...more
    Tatiana
    I usually am not a big fan of reading gothic thrillers. This book was truly riveting in the secrets, murders, and psychological breakdowns that occur on the Darkhaven island. I loved the eerie description of the island and stories about the family's past. The audience questions what is the truth and what is in Ivy's mind. You cannot take things seriously while reading this book. The main character, Ivy, did not give up in hunting down the reason behind her mother's death and didn't care what peo ...more
    Jenn
    Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: own, arc
    I received a digital ARC of this title from Edelweiss for an honest review.

    My previous experience with this author has only been with her Nocturne City series and I LOVED it. I did not, however, really care for this one. I found the entire thing to be mostly silly. The parts where she's actually dreaming, but it's supposed to be real, don't flow very well once she does wake up. There are also major plot holes all over the place. In the end, this one just didn't do it for me.
    Kat
    Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
    #Edelweiss #DreamingDarkly #MustReadYA2019
    I love a good mystery so I just had to read this one! Caitlin Kittredge does a good job of keeping the reader in the story. It has great twists and a wonderful backdrop to the story. I wished by the end for a little more of something I just couldn't figure out what it was. Dreaming Darkly is a satisfying dark mystery with a little bit of horror mixed in.;)
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    Read for SLJ review.
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    Caitlin started writing novels at age 13. Her first was a Star Wars tie-in. Fortunately, she branched out from there and after a few years trying to be a screenwriter, a comic book writer and the author of copious amounts of fanfiction, she tried to write a novel again. Her epic dark fantasy (thankfully) never saw the light of day but while she was struggling with elves and sorcerers she got the i ...more