ARC Review: Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted June 24, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Dream of You
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

3 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: June 23, 2015
Series: Wait for You #4.5
Published by Evil Eye Concepts
Pages: 131
Format: eARC
 

 

“It’s nice to see [an author] who is willing to tackle those sensitive subjects and put it in a character to explore and more importantly, to grow from that.” ~ Under the Covers

DREAM OF YOU is a novella set in the Wait For You world and it features Abby Erickson and Colton Anders. For this story, Armentrout goes for the suspense plot. Abby witnesses a terrible crime and while scared to death, she encounters Colton who tries to protect her.

I’ve pretty much read all of Armentrout’s books so I knew I was going to read this book regardless but I will say that over the years I’ve noticed a change in her writing style. I wonder if it’s because she wrote paranormal YA before and recently shifted to NA, etc but the tone of her writing has changed with the genre shift. I find that her Contemporaries are a little more easy to read. But in saying that, she also employs a lot of typical modern sayings that grated on me a little bit. There’s a lot of “Oh my gods” heavily sprinkled throughout and while that wouldn’t annoy me as much, I think it just made her heroine, Abby seem much more younger and naïve than I think Armentrout was aiming for.

What I did enjoy was the fact that Armentrout makes Abby very self-conscious about her weight. She gets criticized a lot for her size and it’s nice to see someone who is willing to tackle those sensitive subjects and put it in a character to explore and more importantly, to grow from that.

While the story is heavily steeped in suspense, there is also a lot of sweetness in DREAM OF YOU. I think if you’re already a fan of Armentrout’s writing style, you won’t have a problem enjoying this novella.

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Thanks annie…i agree it’s good to see an author write about a sensitive subject

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Yeah, I think it’s very important and it’s wonderful to see such diversity in characters. It’s important for women to embrace other women.

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Thanks for the review Annie

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Thanks for the review, I’ve only read book 1 in this series.

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Let me know if you end up trying out the rest of the series!