Dream Waters (Erin Jensen)

I received a free copy of Dream Waters from the author in exchange for an honest review. This did not change my opinion of the book.


Charlie has spent most of his adult life in psychiatric institutions because he sees things other people cannot: slime dripping monsters, knights in shining armor and creatures more insect than human. But when the beautiful Emma Talbot walks into a group therapy session, everything changes. His friendship is the only thing that feels safe to Emma with her life turned upside down, kept away from the one man she dreams about. As he learns more about her, Charlie discovers that there is much more to Emma than meets the eye and that it could be very dangerous to him and others.

Dream Waters and I have a very complicated relationship.

On one hand, I didn’t really care much for any of the characters in the book, including the protagonist, Charlie. I either just didn’t connect with them or found them outright unlikable. Except Nellie and Bob. I kinda liked Nellie. I just wish she wasn’t always so damn enigmatic. Patience. I’m sure I’ll be rewarded.

However, I could not stop reading this book. It was still a great story and I will definitely be picking up the next books in the series, because I MUST know what happens next. While I might not have really liked most of the characters, they all had well thought out back stories that are being slowly revealed.  Don’t let my dislike of the characters keep you from reading this. You know I’m a fan of dark and dreamy… this book has you covered.

Like I said, a complicated relationship But that doesn’t mean it’s not still love.

I’ve always struggled a little bit with the urban fantasy genre. I want to like it, but it never really seems to hit the mark for me. This completely blew me out of the water. I couldn’t get enough. While it occasionally strayed towards being a little cheesy, that’s perfectly fine with me. I like cheesy.

If you are a fan of fantasy, you must read this book. Erin Jensen has the gift of keeping you glued to the edge of your seat and making it so you cannot wait to find out what happens next. I know I can’t!