Kalila and Lydon, everyone!
The bad news: I liked book one the least out of the series. It's still good, don't get me wrong, but Kalila is just not particularly my flavor of heroine. She's still strong and badass in her own "I can withstand the pain of being flayed alive nightly" sort of way, but I'm definitely more of a fan of the "I will kill you dead dead dead" heroine. For some reason there's also a lot more confusion over what she is and what she can do.
Lydon was fun though, y'know, if you can get over the fact that he was outright murderous when he first takes the stage. I loved how he called Kalila his little monster and how sweet he could be.
The supporting characters are what really made this book outstand - we get to see Gwen and Alun for the first time and it was wonderful. Manic pixie girl is still that, but seeing Alun in this book and how he grew was a joy.
The good news: the book is great anyway and things only get better. So what are you waiting for?
DREAMS CAN BE DEADLY
Kidnapped by the man of her dreams, she must embrace the darkness within to save her life … and her heart.
She’s an ordinary girl with a nightmare problem
For as long as she can remember, Kalila Montgomery has been tormented by creatures from her nightmares. Doomed to a solitary life with her cats, she’s determined to go down fighting. Until the man of her dreams— literally— kidnaps her and claims to know a cure. If only she could believe him.
He’s no ordinary hero
Lydon v’al Endrian will stop at nothing to be free of the V’alkara, a dangerous brotherhood who feed on dreams. But the key to his freedom, sassy dreamcaster Kalila, might be his toughest challenge yet. No matter how much she protests, he intends to keep her safe from the V’alkara, even if it requires the ultimate sacrifice.
But a girl can dream … can't she?
Now on the run with a man she can’t quite trust or resist, Kalila must decide— fight for her dreams of a normal life … or embrace a power she doesn’t want, to save Lydon.