Thursday, March 13, 2014

[Book Review + Giveaway] Sing Sweet Nightingale by Erica Cameron

Sing Sweet Nightingale (The Dream War Saga, #1)
Sing Sweet Nightingale
Mariella Teagen hasn't spoken a word in four years. 

She pledged her voice to Orane, the man she loves—someone she only sees in her dreams. Each night, she escapes to Paradise, the world Orane created for her, and she sings for him. Mariella never believed she could stay in Paradise longer than a night, but two weeks before her eighteenth birthday, Orane hints that she may be able to stay forever. 

Hudson Vincent made a pledge to never fight again.

Calease, the creature who created his dream world, swore that giving up violence would protect Hudson. But when his vow caused the death of his little brother, Hudson turned his grief on Calease and destroyed the dream world. The battle left him with new abilities and disturbing visions of a silent girl in grave danger—Mariella.

Now, Hudson is fighting to save Mariella's life while she fights to give it away. And he must find a way to show her Orane’s true intentions before she is lost to Paradise forever.

5 Absolutely terrifying but beautiful and dreamy stars..

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Beneath the world that we know now is the hidden dreamworldthat promises us peace, control, and everything that we ever want for exchange of something else. For Hudson it was fighting. He had a real talent and when someone who he thought was an angel made him make a promise not to fight again, his choice cost him a life of his brother. Finding out that dreamworld is full of demons who steal children's talents and make them belief that Paradise is where they need to be. 

"That's one of the problems with Paradise: after you've stared into the sun, the afterglow makes it difficult to see anything else..."

Now Hudson is looking to close all of the portals and stop demons from taking any more teenagers before their eighteenth birthday and making them slip into coma. When he sees mysterious girl in his dream, he knows he has to help her. Even if it means moving across the country and trying to communicate with her after she taken a vow four years ago to not speak ever again. 


I cannot stop thinking about this book because this is the book that makes you have a hangover. Nothing would compare to it. It takes a completely different concept of fantasy and demons idea and puts them in the world of dreams and war between good and evil. It has romance, horror, sci-fi, paranormal. Every single detail is intertwined together which makes the story flow easy and make you read more. 

One thing I loved the most was character development. You have strong willed Hudson who is unusual with his black eyes and a huge frame and you have Mariella. She is shy and just wants to disappear. But all throughout the book you can see how strong she is and wants to fight for everything that she believes is true. The ending worries me a little bit just because I'm excited to see what comes next in Dream War Saga...

About Erica:
Erica CameronErica Cameron knew that writing was her passion when she turned a picture book into a mystery novella as a teen. That piece wasn’t her best work, but it got her an A. After college, she used her degree in Psychology and Creative Writing to shape a story about a dreamworld. Then a chance encounter at a rooftop party in Tribeca made her dream career a reality.

Erica is many things but most notably the following: writer, reader, editor, dancer, choreographer, singer, lover of musical theater, movie obsessed, sucker for romance, Florida resident, and quasi-recluse. She loves the beach but hates the heat, has equal passion for the art of Salvador Dali and Venetian Carnival masks, has a penchant for unique jewelry and sun/moon décor pieces, and a desire to travel the entire world on a cruise ship. Or a private yacht. You know, whatever works.

Her debut novel Sing Sweet Nightingale releases March 4, 2014 from Spencer Hill Press. It is the first book in The Dream War Saga.

Erica is represented by Danielle Chiotti at Upstart Crow Literary. However, for subrights inquiries on Sing Sweet Nightingale, contact Rebecca Mancini at Rights Mix. Regarding publicity for The Dream War Saga, contact Cindy Thomas at cthomas {@} spencerhillcontemporary {.} com.
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