The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst (review)

January 13, 2016 All Reviews, Fantasy, Paranormal, YA 0 ★★★★

The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst (review)The Girl Who Could Not Dream by Sarah Beth Durst
Published by Clarion Books on November 3rd 2015
Number of Pages: 384
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy, Middle Grade, Paranormal
Source: Library
Format: eBook
Purchase: At Amazon

Sophie loves the hidden shop below her parents' bookstore, where dreams are secretly bought and sold. When the dream shop is robbed and her parents go missing, Sophie must unravel the truth to save them. Together with her best friend—a wisecracking and fanatically loyal monster named Monster—she must decide whom to trust with her family’s carefully guarded secrets. Who will help them, and who will betray them?

I loved Monster and Sophie! I really liked how the magic in the book was unique. I don’t think I’ve ever read about a person who could drink other people’s dreams and make elements appear in reality.

I also liked how close Sophie was to her parents. A lot of books tend to have the parents more of an after-thought almost. With not much of a relationship between the kid and the adults. But Sophie’s parents were involved in her life, and included her in some of the running of the Dream Shop.

The ending of the book was a bit too open for me though. It totally sounds like it’s setting up for another book in the series. (And if there isn’t going to be one, then I’ll be even more sad.) It’s not listed as a series from what I can see, but I have so many questions! I want to know what the last dream was of the girl in the end of the book. I want to know what happened to the girl Sophie meets in Dr. Nightmare’s house. What happens during Sophie’s training? Does she ever drink any more dreams? Where did the bunnies go?

You will need tissues towards the end of the book, a few times at least. Monster was my favorite character, though I liked Sophie and her parents as well as Ethan.

All the twists in the book were fun and I couldn’t wait to read what was going to happen next. Over-all I really enjoyed this book. If you haven’t read it yet you need to do so!


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