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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Dream Me by Kathryn Berla - Book Review & Giveaway

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Review by Suze

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 headache. Who is Zat and why is he occuring in Babe's dreams?

When Zat meets Babe he feels like he belongs. His life on Earth is limited, because he's from the far away future and time is running out for the planet. His family has already left and now Zat has to find a way to secure his own future. While his family chose to relocate, Zat doesn't want to leave Earth and is traveling back in time. He's part of Babe's dreams and enjoys finding out how his planet looked before it lost its fertility. However, Zat knows being part of Babe's dreams hurts her, can he find a solution to be with the girl he would love to spend the rest of his days with, without leaving her in pain after every visit?

Dream Me is a fabulous original story. I loved reading about Zat's world. He's from the future and has to leave that life behind. While that's a big change he's mainly looking at the positive side, he has the chance to get to know Babe. Babe is a sweet and pretty girl. She's also talented and smart and knows what she wants. I admired her courage. She has to start over every time her father finds a new job and she still makes friends easily and treats a new place as a permanent home. I liked her vibrant spirit. It was fun to find out more about her daily and nightly activities. I liked this idea a lot and read the story in one sitting.

Kathryn Berla has a wonderful captivating writing style. I especially like her vivid descriptions of each main character, their surroundings and their thoughts, dreams and emotions. The result is a well balanced and enchanting story filled with interesting dialogue and unexpected moments. Dream Me is fascinating in many different ways and each detail is exactly as it should be. I love a good time travel story and this book definitely falls into that category. It's creative, compelling and romantic.


If you love romantic YA with a time travel theme you don't want to miss Dream Me.

About Kathryn Berla

eliever in love at first sight and happily ever after. I like the idea of cats but prefer the reality of dogs. Sometimes bumper stickers get it right. Mean people really do suck.

I write about whatever interests me or makes me happy. B.A. in English Literature from University of California, Berkeley. Resident of the practically perfect San Francisco Bay Area.

Family + Friends + Writing + Reading = me


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  1. Dream Me sounds like a beautiful, imaginative futuristic story that will keep you engaged until the very last page.

  2. This looks awesome - I love the storyline and the setting xx

  3. Sounds good, thanks for the review!

  4. It sounds really good.Thanks for sharing it.

  5. Wow, that's an original one! I'll have to start keeping a dream diary just in case!