Review: The Cure for Dreaming, Cat Winters

*Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book on Netgalley from the publisher in return for an honest review*
Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl—a suffragist—in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It’s 1900 in Oregon, and Olivia’s father, concerned that she’s headed for trouble, convinces a stage mesmerist to try to hypnotize the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: she’s able to see people’s true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind, and so she’s drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women

Cat Winters’s critically acclaimed debut novel, IN THE SHADOW OF BLACKBIRDS, was named a 2014 Morris Award Finalist, a School Library Journal Best Book of 2013, a 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults pick, and a 2013 Bram Stoker Award Nominee. Cat lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and two kids.

This was an interesting read about being able to decide about your own future, your own life. Brought with a but of magic, Dracula and some very opinionated human beings this is an interesting story how a father tries to mute his daughter by hypnosis.
I really enjoyed the story of Olivia and Henri. There is a lot going on between them in different stages of the story. The choices made influence their relationship and it works out really nice. It is a book that makes you consider a lot of things but it is brought in a light way leaving it up to the reader how much he wants to dive into the subject.

The Cure for Dreaming
Author: Cat Winters
Publisher: Amulet
Pages: 368
Format: eArc
ISBN-10: 1419712160
ISBN-13: 9781419712166
Amulet: Hardcover
The Cure for Dreaming
4 stars

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27 October, 2014 delete

I put an eye on the book when I saw you were reading it on goodreads, and now I also want to read it. Sounds good!