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Dream Girl by Lauren Mechling

Dream GirlClaire Voyante has been unfortunately named. Sure, she’s been having strange dreams and visions since she can remember, but they’ve never led her anywhere. Besides, the name is French. But on Claire’s fifteenth birthday, her fashionable grandmother Kiki gives her a strange cameo made of onyx and ivory and tells Claire to wear it at all times. Suddenly, Claire’s visions become clearer, although black-and-white. And though she’s become very sleep-deprived due to these dreams, she starts to follow her hunches as her grandmother Kiki told her to, and to her surprise, she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous and old feud between two families. So, if Claire can just survive the horrors of her new high school, she just might be able to use her talent to save some lives.

Dream Girl has a little bit of action, romance, and mysticism, all of which fit together perfectly. Claire’s dreams, though random, were very interesting to read, and I was always wondering where they would lead her next. I also really liked Claire’s character; though she was a little insecure at times, she learned to trust her instincts, which led to new friends, adventures, and, unfortunately, enemies. I really enjoyed how Claire had to use her wits to follow each new clue, and it was pretty exciting to read along as Claire snuck around. It was also pretty interesting to see Claire’s grandmother Kiki’s lavish lifestyle as well as Claire’s international exploits. Another plus was the other wacky characters in the story who kept the plot amusing. Together, the unique plot and characters really made Dream Girl an amazing story.

Dream Girl was definitely a satisfying and thrilling read that I recommend to all readers. Fans of stories with high style, high school, and high mystery will enjoy this novel. I hope there will be a sequel to this fantastic story, or at least another great novel from Lauren Mechling.

Rating: 4.5

Review copy from personal collection

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Kelsey said...

Great review! I haven't heard much of this book but have seen the cover, it's sounds really good.

Book Chic said...

I have this book in my TBR pile. Can't wait to get to it. Great review!

Mrs. Magoo said...

I'm reading this book right now. :)

keri mikulski :) said...

Sounds like a good one. Thanks for the review. :)

*Heather* said...

wow! Sounds so good....

Melissa Walker said...

Lauren will be featured on Cover Stories on my blog soon talking about DREAM GIRL. I can't wait to read my copy!

jj said...

im on page 148! its really good!

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