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To Wake The Dead
Brenna Whit teeters the line between the living and the dead. Now that she's back for her sophomore year at Nephesburg College, she's determined to focus on the waking world. But when her own soul is trying to kill her and a new Dead Dreamer is fighting for power, Brenna is dragged bac...more
What I like about this series is it involves college life and these characters feel like real ones. They don’t have their life together yet and are still trying to figure it all out while having to deal with a bit of the paranormal! And I absolutely heart all the paranormal things.
The writing and dialogue was great, and the world buildin ...more
1) To Dream Is To Die: ★★★★
I received an ARC of this book from the publisher, The Parliament House, in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! In no way does this affect my rating or review.
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Content Warning: Discussion of Death, Murder, Injury, Underaged Drinking, Self-Harm
The demons were always peaceful creatures. Sure,...more
Sarah Lampkin’s TO WAKE THE DEAD is just as mesmerizing as the previous book ...more
I love Brenna because: She died. Came back. Now, she is a Dead Dreamer. And in book 2, she’s more powerful, and there’s more dange ...more
I really loved book one in the Dead Dreamer series, but book two is FREAKIN AMAZING!!!!! It flows perfectly from book one to book two. Except things have become much more complicated. Brenna has a lot more to deal with, and we see what a strong girl she really is!! There’s some freakin creepy stuff going on and it gets weirder & weirder. This is releasing in October, which is awesome because it’s a great bo ...more
Somehow, this book was even better? The writing style had improved noticeably and the characters were even more fun to read about. I cannot wait to get my hands on the third book as there are still so many questions I need answers to!
Brenna is great ...more
Opinions: Lampkin didn't skip a beat: all of the tension, atmosphere, and action flowed straight from To Dream is to Die into To Wake the Dead. As I was reading these books almost back to back, I was impressed with the hook and immediately engaged with the text. The recap of the traumatic incidents from the first book was helpful but also lead me to question what Brenna's point was. Why did this all matter ...more
Pros: Brenna is realistic, sarcastic, and smart. She is determined to do her own thing. Whenever college life is described, it feels normal and natural and had me picturing my undergrad life at Duquesne even though Nephesburg's inspiration isn't a city university. The story is intriguing and much better at pacin ...more
To Wake The Dead is the second book in The Dead Dreamer Series. The story picks up a few months after the events of the first book as university resumes again for Brenna. As a sequel, the story itself fully utilizes the foundation of the first one and builds from those events. However, its more of a second level deal. In the first book, it showed more of the general world of how the alternate plane, Fade would work and the different roles of Dead D ...more
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