Monday, 4 July 2016
Dream Things True by Marie Marquardt (Review)
Life is hard, especially when you are a young illegal immigrant just trying to survive and stay where you are. Fighting to take care of her family and built a future for herself at the same time, Alma has a lot on her plate when pretty boy Evan appears in her life. Evan seemingly has everything; money, power and popularity. But ultimately he doesn't have what he really wants, a loving family. Alma seemingly has nothing. She has little money, no power and no popularity, but she does have one thing; family. Coming from opposite worlds, Alma and Evan clash as they fall for each other and struggle to overcome obstacles standing in their way.I found this book boring and slightly underwhelming. The characters were underdeveloped and they seriously lacked depth. It was very difficult to invest in them and care deeply about what happened to them. In addition to that, the relationship between Alma and Evan seemed shallow and rushed. I felt there was not enough romantic tension in the novel to really hold the readers attention for long. Ultimately, I don't really recommend Dream Things True and give it the rating of TWO AND A HALF STARS OUT OF FIVE!
*Advanced Readers Copy Review*