Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Review: The Cure for Dreaming by Cat Winters

Oh, how I am glad that I got to read this book early. Because I have been dying to read it for months and months. I always knew that I would love this book. Because I loved In the Shadow of Blackbirds by the same author. And I adore Cat. She is the best. But oh, how I am so happy that I did love this book. <3

I will try my best to explain why I loved this book. Because there are many reasons. Yet I don't want to spoil anything. As this book was stunning. And exciting. And full of surprises. And oh. It was heartbreaking too. Not as heartbreaking as Blackbirds, but still heartbreaking enough. And oh so good as well. Sigh.

I honestly loved every part of The Cure for Dreaming. It was exciting, fun, heartbreaking and romantic. It's full of mystery and darkness too. It was all kinds of perfect. Cat Winters is an amazing author. And I cannot wait to read all her upcoming books. <3 Because I know I will love anything that she writes. Though, hih, what I want the most is a sequel to this book. <3 I loved the ending. I did. It was perfect for the characters. But it also broke my heart a little, as it wasn't as happy as I wanted, lol. But it was perfect. So perfect. But yes. I need to know what happens next. So I'm holding out hope for a sequel. <3 More of Henry would be perfect. As I could never tire of reading about him. And Olivia too. I would love to read more of them.

The book is told from the point of view of Olivia. Whom I adored. She was such a great person. Sigh. I loved reading about her. About her life. And her awesome friend. I adored her too. I found Olivia to be strong and kind and loving. She was awesome. But then there is her dad. And my god. I could not deal with him. He was beyond awful. I didn't like him one bit. How he treated Olivia. What he made Henry do to her. Not fair at all. I just wanted to punch him all the time, lol. So yes. I did not like her father at all.

This story takes place in 1900. And I won't say much more than that. Just that I found it an awesome time period to have a book in. And I want Cat to write more books from this time. As she is extraordinary at it. Anyway. A lot of this book focus on hypnosis. And I loved that. I loved that so much. It was fun to read about. But also heartbreaking and evil. Ack. As Henry is full of talent. And Olivia's dad pays him to hypnotize Olivia. And oh. It's kind of awful. Yet so perfect at the same time. I loved it.

I won't say much more than that about the plot. Just that it is stunning. And so fun to read. And I wanted more and more. I did not want this book to end. Not at all. Sigh. I loved that Olivia wanted women to have a right to vote. And I loved that this book focus a lot on that too. It was interesting to read about. Yet also a bit sad. Sigh. I would not have been able to live at that time, hih. I'm not a housewife at all. And I didn't want Olivia to be one either. Which is why I loved the ending. It was good.

I should mention the romance now, I think. I don't want to spoil it, but I feel like I should mention a few things. Like Percy. He seemed like he would be the love interest. But my god. I didn't like him at all. He was such an awful person. And I'm glad nothing more happened. He was not right for Olivia at all. Sigh. But then there is Henry. And oh. I loved getting to know him more. Such a sad backstory. So sad with his sister probably dying. Sobs. But I loved reading about Henry. So much. And their slow romance. Sigh.

I will not say more about this book. Well, not much more :D Just that I loved The Cure for Dreaming to pieces. I found it to be so good. And I cannot wait to read it again and again. <3 Because yeah. This book needs to be read often. I loved reading about this time period. I loved reading about Olivia. And Henry. Sigh. So much love. I loved reading about Olivia's love for Dracula. I just loved every part of this book. Thank you, Cat, for writing such a stunning book. <3 I'm so thrilled that I loved this book so much.

I would recommend this book to everyone. As I feel like you should all read and love The Cure for Dreaming. Because it was honestly a perfect book. The writing is gorgeous. Which I knew it would be. And the story is full of heart and so perfect. And the characters. Sigh. Cat is amazing at writing characters that I fall in love with. So yes. You should all go pre-order this book right away. Because you will need to read it when it comes out in October. It will be worth it. And I need to know you loved it too.

The biggest thank you to Abrams & Chronicle UK for the print ARC of this perfect book. <3 Thank you thank you thank you. I'm so glad that I got to read The Cure for Dreaming early. And I cannot wait to read it again. <3 So excited for my hardcovers to arrive in October :D They will look stunning. As this print ARC was so damn beautiful. Such gorgeous art. I loved the pictures inside. So awesome. And such a soft book too. Ack. I loved that. Yeah. This book was just all kinds of perfect. Loved it so much. <3


  1. I'm so excited to read this book! I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)

  2. Wonderful review. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy :)

  3. Lovely review Carina! This sounds great x

  4. YESSS!! I'm so happy to hear you loved this one! I'm so so excited for this oneeee!! =D
    Fantastic review sweetie!

  5. So excited to see you give this such a high rating!! I really looking forward to reading it, especially now!

  6. So nice to see you loved this, Carina, especially since you we're looking forward to it so much. Great review! :)

  7. You sold me on this one! It sounds fascinating and I am so curious about the cover. Glad you loved it so much. Thanks for sharing your review.

  8. Oh my gosh, YAY! I'm so happy you loved this! This is definitely one of my most anticipated books this year, since In the Shadow of Blackbirds was so fantastic. :) Great review Carina!

  9. I just skimmed this review since I want to know little to nothing about the book. I'm so happy you loved it! As you know, I'm so excited for it and to see it lived up to your expectations has be thrilled :-)


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