Monday, January 30, 2012

Review: DreamKiller by Heather Hildenbrand

Title: DreamKiller, The Longest Day
Author: Heather Hildenbrand
Series: DreamKiller, The Specials #1 Short Story
Published: 2011
Genres: YA Paranormal
My Rating:
Most people's dreams are hazy and long forgotten by the time their eyes blink open. Most people's dreams don't literally come true either. Marlena's do...

Little Hearts Orphanage has always been a safe haven for 'special' individuals. Azura, the headmistress, has gone to great lengths to ensure the resident's true abilities remain secret from those who would exploit them. Her mantra: The secret must be protected at all costs.

That's where Marlena comes in. Raised in the orphanage, under Azura's wing, she has committed herself and her 'gifts' to Azura's service - and to wiping out those who seek to expose Marlena and the others for what they truly are.

DreamKiller drops you right into the action and keeps the story interesting right up to the cliff hanger ending! Marlena is special…that is, she is a Special, a group of people who have powers that are out of the ordinary. Marlena and her friends live in an orphanage that acts as a safe haven for specials and hides their secret from the world. Azura, the headmistress of the orphanage will do anything it takes to protect them, even using Marlenas powers to kill those who get in her way.
The orphanage has never questioned Azura’s judgment…she is the only parent they have ever known. Until the day Marlena meets Lukas, a rogue special who tells her not to trust Azura and seems to know a lot about the orphanage’s past. Now Marlena has doubts about Azura’s intentions for her power: The power to see the future through her dreams, and the orphanage feels her uneasiness. When Marlena has a dream about Lukas he becomes the next name on Azura’s hit list. Now Marlena has to figure out who she should trust and what to do next.
DreamKiller, The Longest Day, is a fasted paced short story that will only leave you drooling for more. I really loved how the author has come up with something original in a sea of similar paranormal reads. Marlena manages to be an endearing character while being brainwashed to be a killer. I am very curious to figure out Azura’s plan and the story behind this secretive orphanage in the next book in the series!
The cover of DreamKiller is beautiful. The girl on the front is gorgeous and of course…sleeping, just like Marlena does when she sees the future! I’m giving this Cover an A+ and I love the silky blue of the sheets. Very beautiful.
I recommend this book to YA paranormal Lovers! If you liked this book I sugest trying the next books in the Dreamkiller’s series!

1 comment:

Braine @ Talk Supe said...

I have her Dirty Blood series and the plot is unique. Thanks for sharing.