Today on the blog, I'm a part of the Dream a Little Dream blog tour for Mac Teen Books. I'm so excited to share with you a guest post from Kerstin Gier and a giveaway provided by our friends at Macmillan! I hope you enjoy reading her guest post as much as I did!
Title: Dream a Little Dream (The Silver Trilogy #1)
Author: Kerstin Gier & Anthea Bell (Trans.)
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co. BYR (Macmillian)
Release Date: April 14, 2015
Mysterious doors with lizard-head knobs. Talking stone statues. A crazy girl with a hatchet. Yes, Liv’s dreams have been pretty weird lately. Especially the one where she’s in a graveyard at night, watching four boys conduct dark magic rituals.
The strangest part is that Liv recognizes the boys in her dream. They’re classmates from her new school in London, the school where she’s starting over because her mom has moved them to a new country (again). But what's really scaring Liv is that the dream boys seem to know things about her in real life, things they couldn't possibly know—unless they actually are in her dreams? Luckily, Liv never could resist a good mystery, and all four of those boys are pretty cute...
I’ve always been fascinated by dreams. I’m convinced that in our dreams we not only process what we have experienced during the day, but that we also make a mystical connection to another world, to the depths of our souls and to the secrets hidden from us when we are awake. This is extremely fascinating for the storyteller in me, and also because I love secrets more than anything else!
I can often remember my dreams, and I have found you can also train yourself to remember by taking the trouble, directly after waking, to think about the dream or even better, to write it down. Otherwise, it disappears very quickly back into the depths of the subconscious mind.
I think everyone has experienced some kind of lucid dreaming. In the magical minutes or seconds just before waking, when suddenly you realize, "This is a dream!" And for a short time you can even take the helm. Unfortunately, these moments are always too brief, but you can train yourself to stay in this state for longer and longer, becoming "aware" of the dream entirely. Then it is really as if you were making your own movie.
Dreams have sometimes helped me to change my life. At key moments, I often dream of a situation where I have to choose one of three things - three houses, three pathways, three dresses - things that are symbolic of the possibilities in my life. And then when I wake up, I finally know what I want.
Lastly, I love how, in a dream, you can try out everything that you don’t trust yourself to do in real life. In my dreams I often argue, slap, and throw things—which I would never do in real life. Of course.
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Blog Tour Schedule
Love is Not a Triangle
Tuesday April 14
Wednesday April 15
Adventures of a Book Junkie
Thursday April 16
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