DREAM LIFE by Lauren Mechling

NYIA – Our Teen Book Reviewer is here to talk about the latest read in her library.

Book Blurb-Amazon:

Picking up where Dream Girl (2008) left off, Claire is learning to command her ability to see into the future through her dreams. In addition to figuring out how to decipher her psychic gift, Claire is secretly dating her best friend Becca’s brother. Turns out that Becca belongs to a secret society of do-good teen philanthropists whose mission is to spruce up the city anonymously—but someone is out to expose the group, and it’s up to Claire to thwart the plot. Teen girls looking for a light read with elements of mystery, adventure, romance, and life in high society will appreciate this satisfying stand-alone sequel.

NYIA’s Teen Review:

Just so you know, I haven’t read book 1 in this series, but I didn’t feel like I missed anything from book 1 by reading Dream Life, the second book in this series.

It was an interesting mystery book and involved a lot of unsolved problems, but at times the book could get rather slow as the story is woven. There were long amounts of time where it seemed like nothing happens, but the information gathered during that reading time is important. The mystery could have been more of a gotcha, but it was okay. In the end Claire didn’t even stay in the “secret” club that was helping the community and decided to go her own way apart from her friend. The Blue Moon had this enemy club called the Elle House, but those girls didn’t even seem to do anything. Basically the mystery and dreams didn’t seem to give a lot of struggle or make it seem like all hope was lost especially since Claire’s grandma just seemed to always give the answers to everything Claire was challenged with. It’s an easy read if you like mysteries. I did like the overall plot and thought it could have been played out better. The side romance with Claire and Becca’s, brother was adorable and I liked that the author didn’t keep it as a “side” romance not making it the main focus. Overall this book was nice and if you want a little bit of teen drama while liking mysteries then this is your book. I give this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

~ by LM Preston on July 3, 2011.

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