Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Dreaming Dangerously: YA Sci-Fi Thriller By Kathleen Harsch Book Review

Dreaming Dangerously: Young Adult Science Fiction Thriller (Children of the Psi, #1)Dreaming Dangerously: Young Adult Science Fiction Thriller by Kathleen Harsch

A Children of the Psi Series Book 1

My rating 5 out of 5 Stars

Published September 10th 2011 by Createspace

My Review:

I really, really enjoyed this book, I was pleasantly surprised, but should not have been, but I actually just started reading, really, without reading the summary’s or any reviews. I knew it was a type of book I would like when I first checked it out at Goodreads, and then when I got it, to read, I didn’t refresh my memory, just read.

I was mesmerized right from the start and hooked. Cassie is a great character, and I really love Will. He is a great guy, and has his own ability that Cassie will find out about.
I do not want to give too much away, but to say, it’s a fun, interesting, paranormal/sci-fi romance. I am now reading the 2nd one called Darkness Descends: Children Of the Psi Book 2.

Here is a nice quote, in the beginning when Will is trying to get to know Cassie, before either know about the others abilities, she knows there is something different, as he seems to be able to push his thoughts into her head, when she is keeping her mind closed. He is not aware he is doing it.

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He leans in close to me. His warm breath tickles my ear. “I wonder if you could help me with something.”

“That depends on what that something is,” I mutter. I spoon a peach into my mouth, hoping that he doesn’t notice my hand is trembling. I finally meet his eyes again. They are dark green with flecks of dark brown and gold in them.

“I need a sketch for an art assignment, and I was wondering if I could sketch you,” Will says. The dimple in his chin distracts me.

Something about her is different. Unique. It’s like I’m pulled toward her. A gravitational pull into her orbit.

My tongue is paralyzed. I look at Annie, hoping for some help, but she’s still all goey-eyes with Paul.

The italics parts are her reading his thoughts. It’s nice how its written like this in the whole book, so very easy to tell when something  is thoughts being picked up. Its very interesting, and I am really impressed with the writing. I don’t even think I seen one typo or anything either. 

Overall, great book, interesting, kept my interest, and I would recommend to anyone who likes some light sci-fi/paranormal romances

Summary From Goodreads Below:

What if you could HEAR thoughts?

Thanks to her ability to mind-drop, Cassie can hear the thoughts of everyone around her. But sometimes her telepathy is more of a curse than a psychic gift, especially when it comes to Will Rossi.

Reason #1: He pushes his thoughts at her, whether she wants to hear them or not.

Reason #2: His sexy, vindictive ex-girlfriend.

Reason #3: His dimples are absolutely, 100% distracting.

To her surprise, Cassie feels drawn to Will's electromagnetic vibes. Yet, as she falls for him, she discovers their relationship has some serious side effects. She begins to have dreams about the future - dreams that come true in horrifying ways.

Cassie needs to learn to trust Will, or she won't be able to prevent the tragedy she sees coming.


  1. Thanks for review, I haven't heard of before now.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  2. Thank you so much Michelle! I really appreciate you including not only your thoughts, but quotes from the book as well. The book trailer was also included which is awesome, too. Your review looks wonderful on here. I love the look of your site. (I wish I had more time to work on my blog site, but I really have to concentrate on writing.)

    1. Your welcome, I am glad you like it. I also did some teasers from the book on my teaser Tuesday post, and will do the same for the 2nd book, which I am reading now, and loving it. And no worries on your blog, I rather see you write, so I can enjoy your book, lol. :) Will have the review up for the 2nd book tomorrow sometime, as I will finish tonight I think.