Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Blog Tour: Like a Dream by @shina_j1 #review

YA Romance
Date Published: June 14, 2015
Publisher: Writer’s Tree Publishing

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After losing both of her parents through a horrible fight, fifteen-year-old Amelia Waters gets trapped into staying with her mysterious aunt Leona and two cousins. It is then where they completely dominate her life and force her to move away from her home in Stillwater, Oklahoma to Columbia, Missouri. This usually upbeat and witty teenager is now suicidal and depressed as she’s forced into their world of hatred. If she tries to flee or escape she has been reassured that her beloved grandparents will be killed immediately. The moment she settles into her petrifying reality, Amelia becomes bombarded with nightmares about the past that reveals a terrible crime. With her back against the wall and no way out, Amelia gains a few unexpected allies that help her overcome her worst enemy—her aunt Leona. They give her the strength she needs to fight and take back the life that was stolen from her. But what Amelia didn’t plan on was to fall in love with Aaron—a mesmerizing boy from her dreams. Every nerve in her body gravitates to him as they fall deeper in love. But slowly Amelia begins to realize that nothing was ever just a coincidence and there is something far greater and dangerous in store for her.


Emotional and Suspenseful. That is how I would describe this novel. Leona and Aaron have two completely different lives, but have something beautiful.

There was so much going on throughout this novel. I was in it for the romance, like I always am, but the suspense and mystery really managed to keep me on the edge of my seat. It was a twisted ride and I was excited to be on it.

Shina James really manages to captivate the reader with her words and descriptions. I felt the fear, I felt the raw need, I felt the emotions come off these characters. 

About the Author

SHINA JAMES is a freelance writer, and poet from the great state of Texas. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Writers’ League of Texas. When she’s not writing or reading life-changing novels, she loves traveling, listening to music, and spending time with her husband and two kids.

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Ruty B. said...

Lovely cover. I like the sound of this book and your review makes me want to read it

Ruty @Reading…Dreaming

Emily H said...

Thank you for posting

Shina James said...

Thank you so much for your review. Writing Like a Dream was so much fun and I am so glad you were able to read it!!

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