Monday, September 9, 2013

Dream Student Review

Dream Student
Author: J.J DiBendetto

What would you do if you could see other people’s dreams? If you could watch their hidden fantasies and uncover their deepest, darkest secrets…without them ever knowing?

Sara Barnes is about to find out. She thought that all she had to worry about was final exams, Christmas shopping and deciding whether she likes the cute freshman in the next dorm who’s got a crush on her.

But when she starts seeing dreams that aren’t hers, she learns more than she ever wanted to know about her friends, her classmates…and a strange, terrifying man whose dreams could get Sara killed.

“Dream Student” is the thrilling first installment of the Dreams series.

I rated Dream Student with THREE AND ONE HALF LEAVES. This book was interesting to me because it is much different then a lot of the books out there. The story line is one that keeps you on your toes. Sara is unwillingly thrown into other people's dreams. This is how she meets her boyfriend, Brian. She also sees into a serial killer's dreams and she figures out that maybe she can stop the killings before they happen. I rated Dream Student with three and one half leaves because even though I was interested from the beginning, there were a few scenes in the book that had me distracted. The relationship between Sara and Brian develops very fast and it is almost not believable. It also seemed like the main plot, which should be the serial killer almost takes a back seat to Sara and Brian's romance. All in all, this is a good book and towards the end is very exciting. I will definitely read the other books in this series!

J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.
He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.
The "Dreams" series is James' first published work.





  1. Thanks for the wonderful review!

    It's funny that you talk about the romance vs. the serial killer plot, because I'm still not sure which way to categorize the book myself.

  2. You're welcome!
    Thank you for letting us read your book. Looking forward to read other books in your series!