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Dead Dreams Book 1: A Young Adult Psychological Mystery Thriller (Dead Dreams Mystery) by [Right, Emma]
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2014 Reader's Favorite Gold Award Winner for YA Mystery, Dead Dreams, Book 1, is a psychological thriller that will take you on a roller coaster and keep you asking for more.
For readers 13 & up.
Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has so much going for her: a loving family in the sidelines, an heiress for a roommate, and dreams that might just come true. Big dreams--of going to acting school, finishing college and making a name for herself. She is about to be the envy of everyone she knew. What more could she hope for? Except her dreams are about to lead her down the road to nightmares. Nightmares that could turn into a deadly reality.

Dead Dreams, Book 1, a young adult thriller and mystery.

Don't read this book if--
if you want your endings tied up neatly in a bow. Dead Dreams, Book 1 (as is announced very clearly as part of the title,) is the first part of a two book series. You will not like the cliff hanger ending if you want all your answers in the first book. And don't bother to lecture me about books in a series needing to have a final resolution since MANY secular and non-secular long-time established fiction authors have done it, including the master, Tolkien and his trilogy, Lord of the Rings, James Patterson, Jeffrey Archer and of late, Hugh Howie of the successful Wool series.
Don't buy and read Dead Dreams, Book1 if you feel 99c or $3.99 is too much for an author's yearlong work. It costs thousands to produce a book and if you feel ripped off by a price that's less than a cup of coffee at Starbucks I think that only reflects badly on you.
Dead Dreams is written for readers 13 to 18 and for those who feel a reader in this age group could enjoy and benefit from the book, its theme and its message. If you cannot relate to the main character who is 18 and feels she is too naive--you are right. She is naive. She is 18 and come from a sheltered life style! If you cannot remember what you were like when you were a teenager and cannot empathize you are probably too old for this book or don't know many young people and are therefore not qualified to review this book.
Dead Dreams is written for readers 13 to 18 and for those who feel a reader in this age group could enjoy and benefit from the book, its theme and its message. If you cannot relate to the main character who is 18 and feels she is too naive--you are right. She is naive. She is 18 and come from a sheltered life style! If you cannot remember what you were like when you were a teenager and cannot empathize you are probably too old for this book or don't know many young people and are therefore not qualified to review this book.
Don't bother to write a review saying the book needs an editor since the book has two accomplished editors, both also being authors, and one is a multi-published author and an editor and he is a professor teaching creative writing in a major creative-writing university. Granted, there might be some typos and even formatting issues perhaps in my books (which book doesn't have these), and I gladly receive these sorts of criticisms and will get to fixing them. (Thank you!) But as far as major grammatical and structural issues are concerned, I'd rather listen to a professional writer or editor. If you had to have brain surgery would you heed the advice of the layman on the street or to the professional surgeon?
˃˃˃ Midwest Book Review says"
... ala 'Single White Female' (but with more bite), Dead Dreams succeeds in questioning the nature of reality, perception, character and motivations.

˃˃˃ Amazon's Top 1000 reviewer says:
After reading this book in one sitting because I couldn't put it down, I'm definitely going to be reading the next book in the series. Very highly recommended for fans of YA mystery and thrillers!

˃˃˃ From Best Selling Author
It may sound cliché but I was hooked from the first page.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 950 KB
  • Print Length: 265 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Right House Books; 2013 First edition edition (26 August 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ESVEVBQ
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #571,183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Not my usual genre, but this was a real surprise treat.
A fast-paced intricate plot, full of detail that pulls you in too with unexpected twists on every page. Now Brie and you are hooked, facing a very uncertain future and a bewildering past. So don’t expect a happy ending!
Just how the author can tie all of those crazy dangling ends together, will leave us all guessing till book two comes out.

But I think that has to be part of Emma Right’s intent, while we wait – to make you ponder - on what is really important in life - money? dreams? career? relationship? Or?
So just where should Brie have stopped and not become involved?
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Eighteen-year-old Brie O’Mara has big dreams--until she gets sucked into her roommates nightmare. I want to find out where this is going and am eager for Emma Right to finish Book Two. Recommended reading if you enjoy mystery and suspense.
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Amazon.com: 3.7 out of 5 stars 95 reviews
16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story That Leaves You Wanting More 1 May 2014
By Dana Rongione - Published on Amazon.com
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I am completely baffled by some of the negative reviews on this book. For the most part, people were upset that the book left you hanging, but that's very common in books these days. Not only that, but I felt the author did a very good job at choosing a place for her ending. It's like the second stage of the story, so it only makes sense that it should be the next book in the series. That's what a series does--it continues where the previous book left off. These reviews make no sense to me. I loved the cliffhanger. Of course, there was the initial "Awe, man!" but that's okay, I've read many books that end like that and while it's a bit frustrating that I can't get the rest of the story right away, it helps build the anticipation for me when I finally do get the next book. If you're like me in that regard, then you'll love this story. If not, steer clear. You have been warned!

I'm not usually into psychological thrillers because I'm not one of those people who likes to be scared. That being said, the storyline of this particular book sounded so compelling that I just had to give it a try. I was not disappointed. The story was more suspenseful than scary, though I will admit that I had to release my grip on my throw a couple of times during some of the more tense scenes. In addition to the suspense, there's a ton of mystery (which is what I usually read). The entire time I was reading I was trying to figure out if people were really who they said they were and what other secrets people were hiding. My brain was spinning the entire time, and honestly, I have no idea what the second book will reveal, but I'm looking forward to reading it.

I think another thing that made me like this book even though I don't usually read books of this type was the fact that the language was clean. I didn't have to skim over words or scenes that I find offensive. Instead, I was left to simply enjoy the story, which I did immensely.

If there was one drawback to the book I would say that there could have been a little more character development. I like to know the characters so well that I can almost guess what they're going to do or say next. I couldn't do this very well in this book. The characters were good, realistic and likable (or unlikable, depending on the character), but I didn't feel there was enough information about them to really know them inside and out. The basics are there, but I'd like to see the author add a little more depth.

All in all, this was an excellent story that didn't take me long to read, which is good since I'm often pressed for time. It was clean, and the plot was both mysterious and compelling. Whether you're a young adult or older, I think you'll love this book, as long as you're prepared to be left in suspense until the next book, which I definitely am!
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Spine-tingling cautionary tale! 4 May 2014
By R. Grant - Published on Amazon.com
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Dead Dreams is an exciting, creepy, and suspenseful read, but it’s also a cautionary tale. As a college librarian, I work with and teach research skills to students who are often the same age—and same maturity level—as Brie, the main character. One of the challenges I face is getting the students not to accept information at face value, but to question where it’s coming from, its purpose, and whether the writer has an ulterior motive. Sometimes they seem a little too trusting—or so overwhelmed by everything going on in their lives, including work and family and schoolwork, that they just can’t find the time and energy to be as thorough as they should.. So for me, Brie’s attitude and behavior make perfect sense, and had me biting my nails just knowing she was being too trusting and walking into a trap.

I enjoyed the book’s creepy tone, the mysteries, the build of the suspense—and I knew the cliffhanger was coming so wasn’t surprised or particularly disturbed. After all, I watch TV shows that leave me hanging at the end of every season, and movie series that make me wait years in between, so I’m good with waiting…although—I am ready to find out the rest of this story already! I’m looking forward to it, and I’m also looking forward to seeing Brie mature and work things out. If she can survive!
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 12 July 2014
By BookReader - Published on Amazon.com
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Well written book which makes you question reality and motivations. Very much looking forward to more from the author and book 2. The first page got me hook line and sinker. The books about 300 pages but I read it faster then any other book I have read. The reading is smooth and fast paced. Well done!

This is a young adult book but as an adult I really enjoyed it which is the way a YA novel should be I think. I really like the contrast and way that Brie and her roommate were written. Brie made a lot of mistake along the way but it was fun to follow her.

Great writing, great book, would highly recommend!
4.0 out of 5 stars Dead dreams Book 1 15 November 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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Gripping taken of a plot between two roommates to escape threats of "death" of one rich young woman, one of the roommates. A scheme concocted by them backfired. Where is Sarah? Good read. Now for book 2.
5.0 out of 5 stars could not put it down 21 June 2014
By Trudi hagen - Published on Amazon.com
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This book was captivating from the first paragraph. I could not put it down! I am freaked out that I need to wait for book 2 !! Great story and fast paced suspense. Had me on edge! Great read highly recommend it.

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