From YouTube sensation Marzia "CutiePieMarzia" Bisognin comes a debut young adult paranormal thriller about a girl whose dream house quickly becomes a nightmare.
When Amethyst comes across her perfect dream house, she can't help but be enchanted by it, even if there's something a little...off about the place. It's everything she's ever wanted in a home, so when the Blooms invite her to stay the night to avoid the impending storm, she instantly accepts.
Yet when she wakes the next morning, alone and unable to bring herself to leave, Amethyst comes face to face with unexpected twists and turns - like Alfred, the creepy gardener; Avery, the handsome but secretive neighbor; and a little girl who keeps appearing and vanishing within the house.
As Amethyst searches for the Blooms and tries to unravel the truth, her connection to the house only grows stronger. Will she be able to break free of the house's allure, or will its secrets keep her trapped forever?
I don't know what I was expecting but I must say this was just fab and I didn't guess any of the outcomes at all!
Suspenseful with a unique twist. The story was very clever and interesting, we all enjoyed it!
I loved it lots, especially Day 18 and Day 21, both beautifully and excellently written.
Story was performed nicely. Really like Marzia and how her demeanor displays itself through her writing. the ending was slightly predictable, but was a lovely read regardless.
I listened it twice and I will listen again till the end of ma days
Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?
Despite my rating, I honestly don't regret listening to this novel, mostly because I knew what I was getting myself into. Don't get me wrong, I love Marzia and her channel, that's why I bought this book in the first place, but I didn't go ahead and assume she'd be the greatest writer-- that would have been a pleasant surprise! The book was well translated and delivers the creepy, yet delicate vibe, that Marzia tends to lean towards in her vlogs. However... the story fell short and felt a bit drawn-out despite already being short. I only stuck around to hear the all-too-predictable ending. I'll give her credit for writing though! On a side not, I thought the narrator's voice was perfect for the role.
What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)
Nothing I didn't expect. I sort of figured out halfway through the story.
Which scene was your favorite?
Strangely enough... Nothing stuck with me.
If this book were a movie would you go see it?
Any additional comments?
tl;dr -- An interesting premise, but a boring execution. Felt longer than it actually is.
Being a Marzipan I just had to give it a try. Overall, it was a nice read. Wish the setting of the house and the place was less horror cliche, and while having detailed descriptions are good, too much detailed description slowed down the pace of the storylines and cuts off the tension it tries to develop. The highlight of the book is most definitely the ending and the mysterious romance, and it could be further elaborated as some parts were left unexplained in the end regarding some details about the mysterious events happened.
I fully enjoyed he story. though predictable with some things, the larger picture was still very enjoyable and not seen till the end. would read more from this author.
Good story :) Good Characters, loved Avery. Interesting take on the ghost story genre. Interesting.
at first the narrators voice was a little annoying but you get used to it over time was a very good book got very interesting towards the middle and end was some what predictable but really cute. pewdiepie and marzia are awesome , I hope she writes more books.
What made the experience of listening to Dream House the most enjoyable?
Fiona's smooth flowing British accent. I liked that the accent never changed because I've listened to other books like the Waterfire saga and these books have a lot of fake accents that I cannot stand!
What did you like best about this story?
I liked that it was a creepy haunted house story with diary entries.
What about Fiona Hardingham’s performance did you like?
I liked her British accent and her innocent-sounding voice that was full of intrigue and surprise. Never a dull moment or monotonous voice. I also liked that her accent was real and not fake.
If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?
The girl who dreamed herself a new life.