Title: Wake To Dream
Author: Lily White
Genre: Psychological Thriller
POV: Third Person
Publication Date: October 17, 2016
Alice Beaumont is running out of time…
Plagued by sleep disorders since her childhood, Alice had grown accustomed to the nightly dreams that terrorized her. She woke up in strange places. She was paralyzed by fear and hallucinations. She screamed each night at unseen specters and evil faces.
When her sister, Delilah, goes missing, Alice’s dreams take on new meaning. A link between reality and fantasy, Alice understands that her dreams hold the key to the mystery of her sister’s abduction.
A hooded woman…
A mysterious and dangerous man…
And a doctor who is determined to help her fit together the broken pieces…
Alice has no choice but to peer deep into the recesses of her mind to discover the clues that will lead her to truth. On a race to save her sister, Alice runs a dangerous maze between the nightmares that haunt her and the monster that waits for her when she finally wakes.
*This title deals with disturbing themes that may be a trigger for sensitive readers.*
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Alice Beaumont suffered from a multitude of sleep disorder since she was a child, being lost within the fine line of waking and dreaming. With her sister missing, she was running out of time to figure out her sister’s whereabouts by distinguishing what’s real and what’s dream with the help of her therapist, Dr. Chance. In her quest, she found connection with Maximilian Frost, but she never realized how deep she gotten herself into.
Human mind is such a fickle and fascinating thing, making it my ultimate favorite subject in dark books. This book fed that hunger.
“Being awake meant nothing. Real life was simply an intermission.”
Alice was a character full of contradictions. She was made fragile by her nightmare of her dream, but it was also what made her strong when she’s awake.
“I promised I wouldn’t harm you, Alice. But never forget I warned you that I do have ways to make you hurt.”
My opinion of Max shifted constantly throughout the book. His mysterious and unreadable demeanor made me drawn to him, wanting to know what’s behind the facade.
The story intrigued me from the beginning. Even though I thought it started a little off focus, the slow but constant drip of answers worked in keeping me turning the pages. I had my theory early on and stayed with it. In a way I was right, but never thought it would be true in a completely different way.
“He was dark enough that he overshadowed my light, and the nightmares couldn’t find their way.”
Wake To Dream is a story of a woman struggling to find the truth within her conscious thoughts. This book would appeal to readers who enjoy exploring the depth of human minds.
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Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series (Her Master’s Courtesan and Her Master’s Teacher), Target This, Hard Roads, and Asylum. She’s co-authored Serial (a four part serial series). When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, Because of Ellison (contemporary romance), and Standard Romance Story (Romance Comedy). Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.
In addition to writing, Lily is an avid reader, gummy bear slayer, and a gold medalist in puppy naps.