About the Book
Author: C.M. Savage
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
Number of Pages: 190
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Synopsis: Thirteen-year-old Eva Thomas finds herself in a life threatening mystery when her dreams become real. Night after night, she is transported to Dreamland, where an evil being, the Shadow, wants her dead. Can Eva save herself and her dreams before it’s too late?Exhausted from troubled sleep, Eva stumbles through her days in a new town where her grandmother is known as an eccentric and in a new school where a bully has decided Eva needs to be put in her place. Eva is left feeling alone and uncertain until she meets Alice, a quirky classmate with non-stop questions about Eva’s family. Is Alice a friend or is she after something more?
In Dreamland, Eva is constantly on the run from the Shadow, even after she meets Herman, her dream-guide. Will Herman be able to protect Eva from the Shadow and shed some light on why the Shadow wants her dead? Or are Eva’s dreams destined to remain a nightmare?
Mystery, evil and a touch of romance—all in a night’s dream.
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When Eva's parents get divorced Eva and her mom move across the country to live with Eva's grandmother. Eva is bitter about the move and about having to start a new school where the kids treat her like an outcast, but nothing compares to the terrifying nightmares she has been experiencing. Each night she is transported to Dreamland and soon discovers the Shadow wants to kill her. With the help of her Dreamguide, Herman and new friend Alice, Eva decides to defeat the Shadow, but does she have what it takes to be victorious?
The Gardenia Curse is well written and the characters are believable adding credibility to the story. The book keeps a fast pace and I was glued to the pages right up to the end. I liked that Eva choose to deal with the school bully in a nonviolent way which proved successful in this situation. I also enjoyed the special bond Eva developed with her grandmother as she learned about her family's history. The Gardenia Curse is an all around great read. I highly recommend picking up a copy.
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