A good read with a sweet love story Loved the idea of dream doors the possibilities within our dreams. Buch 1 dieser Serie war ein Geschenk f r eine 12J hrige aber noch zu aufw hlend und gruselig Mit 14 sah die Sache schon ganz anders aus Buch 1 gelesen an Tag 1, Buch 2 am Wochenende in der Bahnhofsbuchhandlung erworben und am gleichen Tag gelesen, Buch 3 war nicht vorr tig, wurde bestellt und am gleichen Tag am St ck gelesen.Buch 1 wurde in der englischen Version, Buch 2 und 3 in der deutschen Fassung gelesen Letztere sind sprachlich deutlich besser, Buch 1 kann aber insgesamt als Paket durchaus als gut bewertet werden In unserem Fall war es so gut, dass 2 und 3 auf dem Fu e folgten.Klare Kaufempfehlung. R e a d i n g t h i s b o o k w a s a g r e a t e x p e r i e n c e , I c o u l d n t p u t t h e b o o k d o w n , I m o s t l y e n j o y e d a l l t h e w a c k y a n d c r a z y d r e a m s a read i bought this book in english because i was interested in seeing how the translation was handeled i had read and liked it in its original language german and reading it in english was no pleasure at all this version sounds like the fanfiction of a 12 year old who has a C in english its really disappointing because the story itself is very interesting and the book is quite funny Mysterious doors with lizard head knobs Talking stone statues A crazy girl with a hatchet Yes, Liv s dreams have been pretty weird lately Especially the one where she s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream They re classmates from her new school in London, the school where she s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country again But what s really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn t possibly know unless they actually are in her dreams Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute I ve had an interest in dreams since I was little and I have always wished that I could have vivid and lucid dreams I always thought and still do to this day that I could control my dreams, I mean how awesome would that be, to control your dreams Well Gier took Dream a Little Dream to a whole new level I don t want to giveaway to much but if you have seen the USA network television series Falling Water then this book is a lot like that, only Gier thought of it years before the TV series.Olivia Liv Silver is the protagonist and she maybe pretty but she wears glasses big o nerdy glasses, is clumsy and doesn t have a sense of direction Liv is a character that seems closer to a real person, she doesn t believe in the plot of the story the guys tell her things and she just refuses to believe in the supernatural, saying that there has to be a reasonable answer She makes fun of things have trouble saying what she is feeling and is a little bit surprised that she like a boy and she is a little shy about it Liv is also funny, brave, smart, snarky and she can handle herself.As for the four boys quartet of hot boys , they could use a little of a deep dive into their characters From what I can tell so far, Grayson you can sort of tell he is the decent guy who tries to do good, Arthur I don t even know what his type is besides love struk, Jasper who is a girl loving party boy and last but not least is Henry adorable but mysterious.While the writing was a little off for me, but I think that the reason for that was because this book was originally written in German and it translated a little funny Also for a good chunk of the book nothing really seemed to happen and so much could have, I mean we are talking about dreams here However the plot didn t go how I had expected, I mean WTH I didn t think that the boys were up to that and then the two plot twist that took the book to a new level.Dream a Little Dream was an interest look into dreams and how people connect There was dreams, love, danger, mystery, action, romance, and a plot from Hell I will be reading the next book in the series Dream On, as the ending stated It s only just begun. Read basicsYou know those books that you know you ll love as soon as you see the cover Then you spend a year anticipating them, and when you finally read them they re even better than you d dreamt Such is Gier s novel I ve been waiting for it since it was just Silber in German I nearly died of joy when I saw they were translating it I raced through it, delighting in every page of the bubbly, exciting plot All the ingredients are there an innovative dream world, a sinister plot, a curious and independent heroine, and an adorably healthy romance Seriously, all the swooning Did I mention they re British Moreover, the writing is that dryly humorous, subtly pretty style that I love Finally, the book has this magical quality I can t put my finger on how, but it gives off the same feelings of bubbly whimsy that I get when reading Howl s Moving Castle My main complaint The sequel isn t out yet.I guess I ll learn German plot 5 5If I didn t hate the use of the word romp so much, I d invoke it here Gier has created a wonderfully intricate plot that alternates between hysterical comedy seriously, I m actually laughing as I write this review and spine tingling mystery Liv is used to moving around, making new friends but she never expected to meet them in her dreams Grayson, Henry, Arthur, and Jasper are upper school gods with a problem they ve gotten themselves mixed up in some dangerous stuff, and they need Liv s help Liv finds herself embroiled in a game of intrigue that tests the limits of her skepticism, culminating in a frightening finale It s lighthearted throughout, and the big reveal was both surprising and quite satisfying Despite a few cheesy elements and strained plot points, it s a sharp, fun tale.concept 5 5Who hasn t thought about lucid dreaming Gier takes the concept to its logical conclusion with her clever dream worlds In her mythos, there are normal dreams and then there are the special dreams These are the kind where you know you re dreaming You can share dreams with others, even infiltrate dreams for twisted or innocent purposes Accessing someone else s dream is as simple as having a special totem and finding their dream door Ah, the dream doors Everyone has their own door, arrayed and decorated to fit their personality So very cool On top of that, add your typical high school students, black magic, and wishes, and you have a very original fantasy It gives off an Alice in Wonderland vibe, in the best way.characters 5 5I loved every single character Gier s players are entirely believable and individual Liv herself is the heroine that young adult deserves She s clever and curious She can be a little judgmental I was quite mad at her for not being nicer to Persephone , but she has a big heart She s also very independent, unlike many a YA heroine She knows that the boys game is dangerous, but she doesn t choose to help because she feels compelled or because she s in love with them she helps because she believes that she can, and because she fears that they re in over their heads The boys are all delightful, though perhaps a little too wonderful I mean, blonde basketball playing charmers Really But Gier keeps them feeling real Jasper is a bit of an idiot, Arthur is creepily serious, and Grayson is the big brother every girl wants I wish that Jasper and Arthur got screen time, but I suppose you can t have everything.Then there s Henry Oh, dear Henry He s a genuinely nice guy who appreciates Liv s independence and thrives off of their intellectual repartee He quotes poetry, plays guitar, and is ridiculously freaking adorable Did I mention he s sarcastic, too Seriously, marry me now The smaller characters are equally vivid Liv s sister Mia is a little firebrand who abhors girlishness and fancies herself a detective Liv s mom is oblivious but well meaning Persephone is endearingly insecure and vain, and Florence is flouncy and snide And Lottie, dear protective German Lottie Are you sold yet I want to know these people.style 5 5Gier doesn t overshadow Liv s authentic teenage voice with an excess of poetry This sounds like a critique, but it s not I love my dense, lyrical authors as much as the next nerd I cut my literary teeth on the Victorians, and have always had a preference for clever turns of phrase However, even so, I love language that gets the job done and fits its situation Such is the writing here The whole time, I could imagine myself in the head of an intelligent, witty teenager The dialogue was absolutely brilliant I laughed out loud a number of times, which is rare for me, and I dog earred so many passages that I might as well have marked the whole book.mechanics 4 5There was really only one element of the book that I struggled with, and that was Secrecy She s the school s queen of gossip She knows all, and writes up the juiciest rumors on her online publication, the Tittle Tattle blog Everyone in school follows her gossip I liked the idea of her, but thought that she was underutilized Her blog entries spread throughout are interesting, but I m not sure how necessary they are, particularly since the identity of Secrecy herself never makes an appearance I wanted her to be like A from Pretty Little Liars, whose missives have important plot repercussions.take home messageDream a Little Dream is a whimsical, romantic fantasy with hints of Alice in Wonderland and a whole heap of mystery and suspense Its humor, strong characters, and twisty plot make it a gem among urban fantasies. very exciting and imanginative book i could not put it down, finished all three in only a few days Es una de las autoras que m s me gustan Todos sus libros tienen un drama que te atrapa hasta que no duermes por leer I really liked this book Its catching a lot of flack, but I m officially Team Dream a Little Dream.Okay, yes, I can see how there isn t enough character development with the boys, but I remain optimistic that the next book will do a better job of explaining that, as well as things about the dream world AND THE DEMON LIKE WHAT THE HECK and the protagonist s link to it I also hope Gier will explore she and the boys relationships a bit.Yes, the heroine could sometimes come off as a little whiny, some of the situations were odd would any classy and self respecting teenager REALLY throw a hissy fit and not let her soon to be sister borrow a sweatshirt Maybe I am just extremely evolved for my age group but overall, the story kept me engaged and excited I really liked the setting And I was LOLing than a couple of times Also, Grayson.Grayson Grayson Grayson.I know its sort of wrong, but I m definitely Team Grayson He is probably one of the most well developed characters in the whole story, and I could totally that becoming a Thing Even though its vaguely taboo not really, their parents aren t even married he s protective of Liv, sweet, has a fantastically awful girlfiend, yes, girlFIEND , and we know they he and Liv, I mean both find eachother attractive Also, he s a really good person he doesn t want anything to do with their demon predicament To me, Henry is just blah PLUS he and Grayson are best friends OOOOH drama This has all the makings of a pretty great love story I m stoked.Overall, I really did like it The heroine was brave and funny, while still being realistic I definitely could relate to her because I would probably deal with her situation in a similar way Kerstin Gier is killin it, guys Read this book.