Rating: 4 stars
CLAIRE VOYANTE HAS been having strange visions ever since she can remember. But the similarity between her name and her talents is purely coincidental. The name is French, and unlike the psychics on TV, she can’t solve crimes or talk to the dead. Whenever Claire follows her hunches, she comes up empty—or ends up in pretty awkward situations.
But that all changes on Claire’s 15th birthday, when her grandmother, Kiki—former socialite, fashion icon, and permanent fixture at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel—gives her something a little more extraordinary than one of her old cocktail dresses: a strange black-and-white onyx cameo on a gold chain. It’s not long before Claire’s world becomes a whole lot clearer. And a whole lot more dangerous.
Dream Girl was a really cute book. I loved the story line, the mystery, and the characters. The writing was fantastic. Dream Girl is a light reading with everything going its way.
I loved what Lauren Mechling did with all the characters. Claire was such an enjoyable character. She had such a witty, great voice. There were a few characters had an attitude and were kind of snotty, but Lauren Mechling included these heart-to-heart moments that really made you connect with them, making them seem more human. Then you had Claire’s parents, who were always doing something to make you laugh.
The story was light, and was one you drifted through. Towards the end, the mystery aspect of Dream Girl picked up a load and I found myself much more caught up in the story. The end left me begging to hear more to the fantastic story I got so caught up in! Thank goodness the sequel, Dream Life, came out this week!