Every time I get my hands on Lily’s books I know exactly what to expect – a dark, intense, gripping read with many psychological elements that for sure, at some point, will f@cked with my head. Her stories are always brilliant, twisted and hold me at the edge of my seat which I absolutely love. But what I love the most about her stories is the originality behind them. ‘Wake to Dream’ was addictive and so fantastically written, a great blend of dark, suspenseful and mystery elements that will blow your mind.
“I doubt there is anything you can tell me that would cause that to happen. We all have secrets, Alice. Some of us far darker than others.”
Alice has suffered from different sleep disorders from a young age. She’s afraid of sleeping, her dreams taunting her from within, restless dreams that terrorize her every night. Nightmares and hallucinations are everything Alice knows. When her sister, Delilah goes missing, Alice knows she has to do everything in her power to find her. She thinks her sister is in great danger trying to communicate with her through her dreams. She believes Delilah wants to tell her where she is and who took her.
“Gray walls. Black table. Plastic, fake red roses. Everything in place.”
In order to find Delilah, Alice seeks help from a doctor. To save her sister, she needs to remember what happened in the past, she needs to remember where she came from, but for some reason her memories have been scattered. She dreams and dreams, starting to remember different places, but also a man who seems to be important, a mysterious man who apparently wants everything with her.
“You’re a part of me now, he’d whispered, always and forever…
Until death. Until death. Until death.”
What an intriguing read this one turned out to be! I absolutely loved the premise which was so unique and fascinating. Alice’s story was fast-paced, intense, mind-blowing and it will make you question everything. To be honest I figured out pretty quickly that something strange it’s going on, but as much as I tried to guess what is happening, I couldn’t. I had a bunch of theories, but of course none of them were correct. I’m going to tell you only this – nothing is what it seems.
The plot was complex, smart, full of revelations that will make your jaw drop. Alice’s dreams are revealed more and more with every chapter, but if you think you can figure out what’s going on, think again, because Lily will throw you off so many times.
“Listen to me. Obey me,”(…)”and I will give you the life you deserve.”
I loved how Lily blended the psychological aspect with the suspense/mystery aspect. Simply fantastic! Alice’s journey will f@ck with your head from the very beginning. Our heroine here was an interesting one for sure. She was intriguing, layered and very well portrayed for someone with her condition. I can’t tell you anything else about her since you will want to discover how complex she is for yourself.
All in all, ‘Wake to Dream’ was another fantastic, entertaining read by this author that will blow your mind with its original plot and characters and with some very interesting twists you won’t see coming.
About the Author:
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.