They say the crash is an accident. They lie.
Ella Dean is a sixteen-year-old girl with a big dream: scoring a spot at Julliard to pursue her passion for piano.
But when a mysterious attack kills Ella’s mother, an assistant district attorney, and leaves Ella hospital bound for months, her life’s dream is ripped out from under her feet.
Six months later, a much-altered Ella stumbles upon a clue to the truth about her mother’s murder, and inadvertently sets off a series of events that will redefine her future forever.
Dream Snatcher is a prequel to the City of Crows series, though it can be read as a stand-alone story.
If this book is any standard for the City of Crows series, then I’ll be reading that next. Funny, heartbreaking and full of suspense. What can a girl want more? Well, for Ella Dean it is simple: find the guy (or being, since sending fireballs towards your car can never be done by a simple human) who is responsible for her mothers death.
Although everybody says the car had aquaplaned, she is certain what she saw. Someone wanted them dead. So, now she quit her pursuit of getting entered into Juilliard, and she is tracking down that guy.
After months of no succes, she finally gets a break, when she overhears a certain hot guy (Nick Ryker) to have a file on her mother. She is able to steal the file and read it, before Nick comes after her.
Scared, but the determined, she fights him and breaks his nose. After he has captured her, to her surprise, he does not take her to the police. But to the DSI: an undercover agency trying to find aliens who are a threat to human society.
A new world opens for Ella, and she is determined to give her life a new turn: helping the DSI chase the one responsible for killing her mother. And all other creatures out there.
Aliens beware: here is Ella Dean. Four out of five stars from me. And a thank you to Netgalley for providing the arc.
Publisher: Knite and Day Publishing
Published: June 2017
My Rating: ♥♥♥♥