What Lies in a Dream, Margo Cass

Action & Adventure, Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Magical Realism, Romance

Nightmares haunt Ariela Brand. For weeks, they plague her nights, and when she starts having waking nightmares, her sister convinces her to make an appointment with a local psychologist. Seth specialized in sleep disorders, and before long, he and Ari have fallen into a secret, underground world where the mind is stronger than it seems. Can they find a way to protect themselves and their loved ones before a mysterious Agency finds them? The answer is What Lies in a Dream….

Ari starts her new job at a large biomedical corporation, even though the lab equipment leaves her with inexplicable fear. Her recurring nightmares bridge the gap to the waking world as she attacks a stranger in the parking lot of her sister’s workplace…
After meeting with Dr. Seth Landon to talk about the possible triggers for her nightmares and episodes, Ari begins to think that there is more to her dreams than just a strange fear of lab equipment. When a set of teen siblings disappear from the shelter her sister works at, Ari does her best to help track them down. The missing teens lead her to an underground world that might have the answers she’s been seeking, and that will lead her to believe that she may possess a power greater than she ever thought possible. 

As the fighting between the Agency and the Underground escalates, Ari and her friends will do whatever it takes to bring down the real source Ari’s nightmares. 

What Lies in a Dream is quite simply one of the most exciting, incredible and captivating, magical realism books I have ever read.  What Lies in a Dream has astounded me, I enjoyed every single moment of the book because it was by far a perfect read. The wonderful author of the novel, Margo Cass, is a true literary talent because she managed to captivate and enthrall me from the very beginning. To be honest, a part of me was always going to love this book because I love magical realism but even if I did not, I would still love this book because it has action and adventure, heart and fantastic writing that will keep the reader in reading bliss!

What Lies in a Dream is a phenomenal novel that will take its readers on an incredible journey which is full of many highs and lows. The reader will be introduced to the protagonist of the story, Ariela Brand. Ariela (aka Ari), has been plagued by nightmares for weeks and when they become more prevalent, her sister convinces her to visit a psychologist. Ari’s psychologist is called Seth, and he specializes in sleep disorders, and together they try and find out the cause of Ari’s night terrors. However, as they do just this, they will be taken on a journey, into a secret underground world which holds all the answers and more and this book lovers is the premise of the sensational What Lies in a Dream.

The story of What Lies in a Dream is a sensational one because it encompasses everything good about literature. It has an outlandish, brave plot, enthralling characters and an incredibly well thought out backstory that will keep the reader wanting to read for hours on end. What Lies in a Dream is a unique and special book, it is special for the obvious reasons… that it encompasses everything great about the written word, but it is unique because of the plot. The plot of this novel is something I have never read of or heard of before, it reads like a movie, and you are able to imagine the details in perfect glory. Never before have I read a book that has a ton of action as well as intellectual depth. In other words, this book has brains behind it, it is not a senseless, quick, fantasy read and I love that about What Lies in a Dream.

Margo Cass, the author does an incredible job of piecing together reality and fantasy with exciting moments and seamlessly integrates themes into one book of intrigue. Cass is a phenomenal writer because she is dedicated to her work as well as passionate. Her passion for the written word shines off the page and into the reader’s mind. Her sometimes lengthy, beautiful descriptions will send the readers mind into visual overdrive, the reader will be able to perfectly imagine every detail the reader comes across and that in my opinion, is the sign of a talented author.

The author of What Lies in a Dream; Margo Cass is a talented and prolific writer whose words spark off the page. Cass managed to pull me into her story from very early on, this I believe was because of her electric writing but also because of how incredible her plot was. Books which are different spark my interest and so Cass certainly impressed me with her brilliant story that left me breathless.

To conclude my thoughts on the brilliant piece of literature that is What Lies in a Dream; I would say if you are looking for a fantasy read that is unlike anything you have read… a read that will keep you entertained for hours on end as well as enthrall you then this exciting book is for you! What Lies in a Dream gets five stars from me!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much, I love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please comment below and let me know your thoughts on What Lies in a Dream. Do you see yourself reading this book? Do you love the genre? Please let me know your brilliant thoughts below and I will be sure to comment back. Thank you so much again for reading!

Goodbye for now book lovers,

P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..

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Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Aimee! If readers are interested, they can follow me on Facebook at Margo Cass Creative, or on Goodreads!

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