ARC Review – Dream Eater by K. Bird Lincoln

Dream EaterSummary (from Goodreads): Koi Pierce dreams other peoples’ dreams.

Her whole life she’s avoided other people. Any skin-to-skin contact–a hug from her sister, the hand of a barista at Stumptown coffee–transfers flashes of that person’s most intense dreams. It’s enough to make anyone a hermit.

But Koi’s getting her act together. No matter what, this time she’s going to finish her degree at Portland Community College and get a real life. Of course it’s not going to be that easy. Her father, increasingly disturbed from Altzheimer’s disease, a dream fragment of a dead girl from the casual brush of a creepy PCC professor’s hand, and a mysterious stranger who speaks the same rare Northern Japanese dialect as Koi’s father will force Koi to learn to trust in the help of others, as well as face the truth about herself.

I received a free copy of Dream Eater from NetGalley.

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This book was amazing. It drew me in from the very beginning and didn’t let go.

I have not read an Urban Fantasy book based on Japanese Folklore before so when i started reading Dream Eater and discovered that the magic of this book was all Japanese Folklore I was even more interested.

Koi is a very real kind of character. She’s spent the majority of her life avoiding physical contact with other people because of the type of power she has. It isn’t until she literally bumps into Ken (twice in one day) that she starts to learn what she really is and what she can do. Although there are many times that she could just lean on Ken and let him protect her, she doesn’t give into that and rises up on her own to protect herself and solve her own problems.

Perhaps a little on the short side, Dream Eater was packed with action and mystery with never a dull moment. I give this book 5/5 stars and highly recommend it to anyone who likes Urban Fantasy or Japanese Folklore.