Hey readers!  So do you remember my review for Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things?  (Shown Below…)img_3580

Well, today’s review is on book II! “Dark Dreams and Dead Things by Martina McAtee.  This woman does not disappoint.  The second book so much better than the first!  This book is so twisted its perfect for you paranormal, fantasy YA Readers.  I do warn you though, if you have not read book 1, then don’t go any further.  Read book 1 first THEN read my review haha 😉

Again, This is a Ya Paranormal, Fantasy book with Romance.  I don’t suggest it for Middle School and younger as there is some sexual content and language.  Also I might as well tell you there is M/M Romance in this novel as in the first book, so if that bothers you don’t waste your time reading it.   Of course, That obviously isn’t a bother to me since I am in love with this series!  😉  Honestly, if go in with an open mind, this is truly an amazing story.  I don’t think I can fully express how much I fully recommend reading this series, especially book II.  The characters are well developed, their stories well written, and oh my the drama and plot twists are out of this world!


17-year-old November Lonergan spent her whole life feeling like an outsider. She was right. She’s a reaper like her mother; like her two cousins, Kai and Tristin. The supernatural world believes they are part of a prophecy to save them from an evil known as the Grove. Ember just wants to survive high school and fix the fallout from bringing back her friend.

Old enemies are lurking; waiting for their opportunity to strike but the pack has a new problem. A group of legendary hunters has resurfaced, threatening the reapers and anybody who stands with them. They are making good on their threats too; attacking those closest to the pack.

Their only hope of defeating the Legionaries involves trusting a stranger to perform a dangerous spell to advance Ember and her cousin’s powers. But Ember has a secret; a secret she can’t tell the pack. One that leaves the pack vulnerable.

An attack on pack allies, leaves one member of the group injured and another missing, along with a mysterious girl named Evangeline who may play a bigger part in this than any of them realize. As the Legionaries are closing in, the pack must trust their enemies, enter hostile territories, and play a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a psychopath. Their entire plan lynches on a dangerous bargain, but rescuing one member of the pack could mean losing another in their place…possibly forever.


So Ember is going through a lot right now, as well as the whole pack! Mace is missing,  Quinn has been resurrected but something is wrong and strange, and something is happening with Tristen, Kai, and Embers’ powers, Not to mention, a bomb was dropped on them. The three cousins are part of some ancient prophecy and are What is called “The Trinity.” To make matters worse, humans and shifters are coming up dead, slaughtered.


Dark Dreams and Dead Things (Dead Things #2) Again, Martina has got it going on with book covers! Its dark and pretty and its my favorite colors!  This time, instead of Ember it has Mace on the front.  He is perfect and once you read the book, the chains on him will make perfect sense.  The font she uses for the title is so classy and fits perfectly.  I give the cover 5 out of 5 stars!

Guys this series, this book is absolutely amazing! The twists and surprises keeps you in your toes and begging for more. I laughed and cried while reading this.  If you’ve read book 1 then pre order book II now!  I have provided the link below!