Saturday, August 8, 2015

Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto (Dream Series, #1)

Dream Student
by J.J. DiBenedetto

My rating: 4 stars

Series: Dreams - Book 1
Publication Date: November 26, 2013
Publisher: J. J. DiBenedetto
Genre: New Adult Paranormal
Print Length: 286 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
College junior Sara Barnes thought her life was totally under control. All she had to worry about was her final exams, Christmas shopping, applying to medical school – and what to do about the cute freshman in the next dorm with a crush on her. Everything was going according to plan, until the night she started seeing other people’s dreams.

It’s bad enough that Sara is learning more than she ever needed to know about her friends and classmates, watching their most secret fantasies whether she wants to or not. Much worse are the other dreams, the ones she sees nearly every night, featuring a strange, terrifying man who commits unspeakable crimes. Now Sara wonders if she’s the only witness to a serial killer – and the only one who knows when and where he’s going to strike next.  

Dream Student by J.J. DiBenedetto (Dream Series, #1)

Dream Student (Dreams, #1)Dreams, we have all heard they have meanings, but for medical student, Sara, her dreams are portents of events yet to happen, and they are deadly, dangerous and haunting. From the day to day schedule of a busy med student to the terrifying nightmares she endures, Sara finds strength and support from her new boyfriend and her amazing roommate as a sadistic murderer’s bloody trail is recorded in her brain through her nightmares. Is there a way to predict who will be next or a way to prevent these deaths? Feeling impotent, frustrated and terrified, will she make the hit list or will someone close to her become another brutalized victim? Time is running out on both her sanity and the lives of young women and Sara is running on empty, sleep deprived, under pressure and unsure of how to proceed, can this monster be stopped?

J.J. DiBenedetto’s Dream Student will pull you into another time, another century, as we visit the 1980’s, the pressures of medical school and the nightmares of one girl who can predict the most heinous of events, because she is seeing them in someone else’s dreams. Rich with day to day details, when the meat and potatoes of this plot are served, it is non-stop mystery, suspense and gives a whole new meaning to interpreting one’s dreams. Nightlights optional.


  1. Hi - I'm not heavy into paranormal, but there was just something about this synopsis and your review that pulls me toward this book. Thank you!
    @dino0726 from 
    FictionZeal - Impartial, Straighforward Fiction Book Reviews

    1. From you that is a great compliment! Thanks Diane!