Wednesday, July 9, 2014


The Cure for DreamingARC Book Review:  The Cure for Dreaming

Author:  Cat Winters
To-Be-Published:  October 2014
Series:  I don't think so??
Genre:  YA Historical Fiction/Paranormal

The Setting - Taken from Goodreads
Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women. Winters breathes new life into history once again with an atmospheric, vividly real story, including archival photos and art from the period throughout.

My Two Cents
Let's give it up to Cat Winters everybody!  With her second book she has made it to my auto-buy list, which means I'll automatically purchase anything with Winters' name on it (my husband is so thrilled)!  It's safe to say Winters stands apart in the YA genre, able to transport you to the early 1900s and throw some spooky stuff in there too.  The Cure for Dreaming will completely captivate you from page one and have you turning the pages.  The setting and detail in this book are supernatural.  And what about the plot?  Amazing!  The subtle underlying message?  C'est Magnifique!  Livie is true to herself throughout the book (especially the ending which may ruffle some feathers but I found exquisite).  Henri's talent makes him mysterious yet at the same time swoon-worthy.  I could not get enough of them (or him for that matter).  If there's one downfall to The Cure for Dreaming it's the length... it was all over much too soon.  I'm awarding The Cure for Dreaming 4.5 out of 5 stars.  Transport yourself out of this world with a Cat Winters won't regret it!  

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