“There’s a feeling, Evan’s read about in books, when two separate souls collide that were never meant to be apart, but are. When nothing and everything matters and all the protagonist sees is the beauty of creation – love – right in front of his face. He always thought it was just fiction. He thought wrong”
Publisher: Darkside Publishing
Publish Date: April 4, 2011
Received: Books With Bite Book Tour
Sixteen-year-old Autumn has spent her entire life worrying about others. Her ailing grandma, meth-addicted mom, and a best friend who is always in trouble. She’s spent the last few years attempting to worry less, to be carefree, without success.
Enter Evan, whose radiant attitude is an Autumn magnet. With Evan at her side, Autumn’s able to let some of her worries go as they trudge through life’s difficulties and fall for each other in the process.
A girl who no longer wants to care and a boy who cares enough for the both of them, Dream Smashers is a love story, but most of all, it’s about letting go.
I was intrigued with this storyline. After, personally having an addict in the family, I was curious to see where this book would lead to. It is a beautiful story about trying to rise above worrying about things you cannot change and try to live your life as carefree as possible.
This is a great young adult story. The romance itself was not full of sexual content, just kissing and holding hands. Maybe a hug or two here and there. I loved the fact that Evan was able to look past the horror of Autumn’s family and just to see her. I also loved that Autumn saw the good in Evan and did not get frightened by it, but embraced it.
This book was written beautifully and at times, sounded poetic. I enjoyed having the points of view from three different characters, Autumn, Evan and Jacinda, Autumn’s addict mother.
Recommended read to anyone whom could use some spiritual lifting. The lesson to be learned is that you can never change another person no matter how much you would like to, you can only control your own actions.