Friday, June 6, 2014

Review: Dangerous Dream by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl

Title: Dangerous Dream
Authors: Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Release Date: 17th December 2013
Publisher: -
Find on: Goodreads

Quick Review: Catch up with Ethan, Lena, and Link as they finally graduate from high school and get ready to leave the small Southern town of Gatlin. But when Dark Caster Ridley makes an appearance, the sometime bad girl can't resist picking a fight with her sometime boyfriend, Link. Angry and rebellious as ever, Ridley ends up alone in New York City and becomes entangled in the dangerous underground Caster club scene, where the stakes are high and losers pay the ultimate price.

Where's a Linkubus when you need him?

Detailed Review: I received a copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

First, I must say I loved The Caster Chronicles and to have another series related to it, is just awesome! Ridley's one of my favourite bad characters because of the fact that she actually has a vulnerable side to her that balances her bad-girl demeanour. Also knowing that she loves her cousin Lena makes me warm inside because it just proves the saying: 'In Darkness there is Light, and in Light there is Darkness'. 

The story starts from Ethan's point of view, during his graduation, and Ridley, as usual stirred up some trouble. I honestly love reading scenes like this! It's just so funny, watching girls like Emily and Savannah scream and react to Ridley's red lollipop charms. Then the story alternates between Link and Ridley's POVs.

And then the romance. I find the relationship between Link (Ethan's best friend) and Ridley very nerve-wracking sometimes, but that's the fun of it. Ridley always tries her best to put up her tough-girl exterior but then Link always manages to break through. It just fascinates me how much magic (magic more powerful than the magic of a Dark Caster) love can work on someone.

This book is actually giving you a brief look into the newest series related to Casters, Dangerous Creatures. It tells the beginning of a story where Ridley went too far and took a risk too many which could put the ones she loves and herself in danger. This series will definitely lead us deeper into the world of the Dark Casters than the Caster Chronicles ever could. 

And fair warning: there may be a love triangle coming at you. I could sense it while reading the last few chapters. There was a hot guy in the story.

P.S. You really should read The Caster Chronicles before starting this series so you know how the romance between and Link and Ridley started and fared throughout the series. Besides, it's a great series you shouldn't miss!

Brief Review: Once again, Stohl and Garcia didn't fail to impress me with this new series. My advice to you is... Read with caution. There may be Dark Casters ready to jump at you from the darkest corners. Ridley's not the only Dark one now. This series is not one you should miss if you loved the Caster Chronicles!

Final Rating: 5/5 'Totally Amazing!'

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