Dark Dreams and Dead Things

Dark Dreams and Dead Things

by Martina McAtee


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ISBN-13: 9781945173738
Publication date: 07/15/2016
Series: Dead Things , #2
Pages: 554
Sales rank: 934,838
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.23(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Martina McAtee lives in Jupiter, Florida with her teenage daughter, her best friend, two attack chihuahua's and two shady looking cats. When she isn't creating worlds with reapers, zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures she's reading or watching shows that involve zombies, werewolves and other supernatural creatures. Her first book Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things was a Reader's Favorite 5 Star Read.

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Dark Dreams and Dead Things 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a must read book love the characters and their different personalities. I just couldn't stop reading. The series has its only twist on the supernatural world just read it and find out yourself!!!!! Love it....Team Banshee
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It has everything you could possibly want in a book suspense intrigue romance betrayal and a whole lot more I cannot wait for book three to come out
Maxine Murphy 5 months ago
Amazingly, this book picks up right where the first in the series left off. The characters come alive. I loved them, rooted for them and my heart broke for them. There is so much life pack into this one book it’s almost a series in and of itself.
Fantasybkgirl More than 1 year ago
Dark Dreams and Dead Things is the second book in this series. It's by far one of my favorite books and series! It is darker than the first book was but it all has to do with what is going on with the story. The first book was more light and fun with the story and the characters. This one has a darker feel as I mentioned. The characters are developing more into who they are supposed to be. Ember is reeling from losing Mace, having to look at Quinn in Mace's body and trying to figure out what happened to her magic. Tristin is trying to be happy that Quinn is back but there is just still something off about him and the whole situation. Rhys and Kai were my favorites in this installment. I loved them in the first book but they took it to a whole new level in this one. The relationship between the two of them is so much fun. Then when it comes to the beings that are the bad guys and girls, well that just lightens up the mood in a dark situation. I still continue to hate Finn and the things he did to Mace. Silas, I have mixed feelings about him. We get to meet some new, interesting characters who I have come to really enjoy by the end of the book. There is so much going on within the story, I'm not going to give anything away. But I will tell you that it's so good. There is plenty of action, some romance, humor and lots of shocking events with twists and turns that you won't see coming. The author leaves us with a cliffhanger ending and lots of unanswered questions. I'm excited and hope they are answered in the coming book. I highly recommend this book if you love paranormal, supernatural beings!
keleex More than 1 year ago
It’s amazing when an author can continue a story and make it just as great, if not better, than the first. Martina, my hat’s off to you! After reading the first I just had to know what happened. I didn’t realize how addicting this story was until I finished the first… and the second…then had nowhere to go (bring on book 3!). This story is still witty and funny but, as the title indicates, it is dark. I felt like it’s about finding a way to fight the monsters you can’t see. Ember and the crew have experienced it all. Knife fights, blood rituals, and deaths. Or at least they thought they did. Then you throw a prophecy in the midst of the craziness and all the freaks come out! While Ember and her cousins are trying to figure out what exactly they are themselves and how to harness their power, they now have to prepare for a war that they didn’t realize they were part of. It seems all they can get is a bunch of half-truths, but in true paranormal fashion the fight is on! And of course we have some new characters! It’s very Mace-centric! In the first book Mace is our resident bad guy, but kinda good, maybe, lol! But he is also very mysterious and we never really get a good look at what happened to him or what his story was. Well he is the bad guy I just had to know more about. Thank the gods Martina gives us his backstory! It explains soooo much about him. And Silas, well he is very special, the kind you love to hate to love. He is a new constant in the story that will keep you trying to figure out his angle. As with the first story this one is very intense but it is darker. It is nail biting, keep you on the edge of your seat, suspenseful reading. I can’t say much about what happens because there are so many twists and turns and I don’t want to give anything away. Absolute intense sequel and soooooo good! Definite must read! I can’t wait for the next!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Things keep spiraling crazy out of control for Ember and her pack. Every time they think that they've made a little progress more devastation and chaos gets thrown into their paths. And it becomes extraordinary clear that it is going to take everything they've got to make it out the other side of everything that is happening even remotely in one piece. I absolutely love this series so far and I fall more and more in love with all these different characters with every book! We get to know a little more about the series regulars and also get introduced to some new players and nothing about any of them is black and white. Even the bad guys have such background and personality they left me loving to hate them. But even after all the crazy revelations and twists in this book I still have a feeling nothing is as it seems and there are still going to be some wild surprises in the future. It is safe to say that thanks to this book I am totally hooked on the Dead Things series and in my opinion Dark Dreams and Dead Things is definitely recommended.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite Dark Dreams and Dead Things (Dead Things Series Book 2) by Martina McAtee is an amazingly well written young adult paranormal book. Dark Dreams and Dead Things is a read that young adults who enjoy paranormal book series will enjoy. The story follows 17-year-old November Lonergan as she learns about being a reaper while still being a high school student. November has her two cousins, Kai and Tristin, to work with in order to fulfil an ancient prophecy that says they will save the supernatural world from a great evil known only as the Grove. Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee focuses on supernatural creatures like reapers. The story moves at a steady pace that allows for complete character development. Rhys ended up being one of my favorite characters because he really grows into himself as he gains confidence during this tale. One aspect of Dark Dreams and Dead Things that I found very useful was the character list as it helped me to understand who each of the characters were, and it allowed me to refresh my memory of them throughout the book. I also found it interesting that many of the characters had different sexualities; I personally found that this made the book more intriguing.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite Dead Things Series by Martina McAtee continues with Book 2, Dark Dreams and Dead Things. After discovering her true identity, Ember’s life is topsy-turvy at best, trying to outwit her enemies and protect her family. Together with Kai and Tristin, they must learn to control their power if they want to withstand the non-stop threat from the Grove. Unfortunately, an old enemy has resurfaced, legendary hunters known as Legionaries, threatening the Belladonna pack. Even though this is already a second installment, it’s sufficient enough for those new to the series to familiarize themselves with the Dead Things universe. The world building that McAtee created has great clarity and the characters are compelling and clearly drawn, thanks to the Characters Guide that precedes the story (which will also be helpful for existing fans of the series as there are many characters). McAtee certainly knows how to give the classic theme of werewolves and witches a fresh perspective by blending other supernatural themes. On the other hand, it’s clearly beneficial for new readers to get the whole gist of the plot by reading Book 1, Children Shouldn't Play with Dead Things, as Book 2 begins where its predecessor ended. All in all, Dark Dreams and Dead Things is an absolute page-turner. To be frank, the plot in Dark Dreams and Dead Things is better structured and more focused. The Dead Things series definitely has the opportunity to reach more readers and potential fans. I look forward to seeing how the story continues in Book 3.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers' Favorite Ember hoped that things would be right again when she brought Quinn back, but nothing is the same. The pack isn’t sure how to react to the changes that have happened in their lives. Mace is out there somewhere, sending cryptic messages to Ember in her sleep that she can’t remember, and Quinn may be back in spirit, but living in Mace’s body is really messing with his mind, not to mention his love life. Tristin won’t even touch him anymore, but Ember knows he’s not the one she loves and won’t come near him either. To top it all off, they have a coven out to get them and homicidal cheerleaders, but somehow they have to come out of this, if they can only figure out how. Ember is certain she can figure things out, but it might mean secrets being revealed from the rest of the coven, whether it’s about Mace, or Silas or anyone else, because she’s going to do whatever it takes to bring him back in Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee. I couldn’t put this book down from the minute I picked it up because I was so absorbed in all of the characters. They’re each so interesting and amazing from the start. Not to mention, they all seem so realistic between their flaws and the things they do for love. Even if you haven’t read the first book, you can get a good understanding of what happened and you’ll definitely love this book. There’s plenty of plot, plenty of action, and a whole lot of great characters. Even with so many characters, you still get to know each of them and feel like you really can’t get enough of them. This book was amazing. I’m going to be looking for the next book in this series because Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee may be my new favorite book.
SherryF More than 1 year ago
I have been eagerly anticipating the second book in the Dead Things series, Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee, even since I read the first book, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things. The covers are so amazingly creative, I would grab the book for that reason alone. Dark Dream and Dead Things by Marina McAtee picks up where Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things left off in this dark magical world. The prophecy is yet to be fulfilled by the Triad, Ember, Tristan and Kai. The teenagers can barely control their powers, yet they jump in with both feet. It’s not like they have a choice. There is humor in their dark world. For example, Kai is helping Ember dress and talking about her boobs…the writing cracked me up. Kai and Rhys, with the baby werewolf, is hilarious and sweet. Another example of the fun writing: If Rhys had to carry her to the car, he didn’t want her waking up and chewing on his boyfriend like a squeaky toy. Witches, wolves, fae, a one-eyed dog and a resurrected cat all live and love in the same home. The danger surrounds them and it is hard to know who to trust. Who will live and who will die? A very deep and dark look into the paranormal and supernatural world. The characters also struggle with real world issues, like love and getting through the teenage years. I felt like I stepped into an episode of Supernatural. The story is not over and the series needs to be read in order to get the full picture. I received a copy of Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee in return for an honest review.