Thursday, 28 January 2016

Dream of Me by A. Star ~ Blog Tour + Review

There's no turning back with A. Star's latest book Dream of Me...

So make a wish and let's get started!

The Dream of Me by A. Star Blog Tour is bringing you all the info you need about this new steampunk romance + a wonderful giveaway.

Read on to find out more + my review of the book!

About the book

**Note: book does contain mature themes*

Title: Dream of Me (The Djinn Order #2) 
Author: A. Star  
Publication date: January 19th 2016 
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Steampunk 

Synopsis: Glory St. Pierre never thought so many lies could hold so much truth, especially when her entire life has been one of those lies. 

Now that she knows who she really is, she must find a way to come to terms with it before the Djinn sorcerer Rasputin and his steel army descend down upon the human and Djinn realms, wielding magic so dark even her own Djinn lover, Irving, is wary of it. Their only hope to save the realms are a couple of hunters and the Lords of the Djinn Order, four powerful Djinn who have remained elusive for centuries. 

Armed with her only granted wish, a fabulous airship, and the Djinn she loves by her side, Glory will embark on a quest to find the four lords and enlist their help. But there is a reason the lords have been in hiding, and once this tiny band of adventurers awakens them from their slumber, they will set off a chain of events that has been in the making since the beginning of time. 

There is no turning back now.

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Just discovering this series? Start your journey with Book #1 Wish For Me:

My Review

A big thank you to Xpresso Book Tours and A. Star for the review copy of this book.

Although I was provided with a review copy by the author and/or publisher, all opinions expressed in the following review are purely my own. To find out more, please visit my disclaimer page.


Book cover: Any book with a steampunk theme is bound to bring a smile to my face! The whirring cogs and gears, accompanied by the mysterious female profile, definitely point towards intrigue and adventure ahead.

I also like how the cover of Book #1 has elements that tie in with Book #2 - this way the completed series will look stunning when seated on your bookshelf.

Those earrings needed to be mine yesterday are stunning.

ALL THE COGS! I don't know what that contraption does, but I bet it's something awesome XD

The first book keeps up the clockwork-and-shadowy-profile trend, this time in an aqua green hue.

Thoughts: Reading a second book in a series is always difficult. The first book builds up so much expectation in readers that it can be a little daunting diving straight in to continue the adventure.

Dream of Me wasn't better than Wish For Me but it wasn't worse. It was just different. It was more of an exploration than an adventure, if that makes sense - this book was all about exploring in depth the characters, their emotions, their relationships, and their breaking points. What will they sacrifice to achieve their goals? What would they give up for the ones they love?

Also quick side note Irving is fine as hell and is definitely a swoonworthy male character to look out for is also featured more prominently in this book. He even gets his own chapter, which is a nice change! And let's face it: the most attractive thing about Irving is his deep abiding love for Glory. His devotion for her shines through so strongly in this book and it makes you want to make a million Irvings for the female population to swoon over have an Irving of your own!
Do I wish I had a machine that made fictional men real? Yes, yes I do!

Wish For Me was an entertaining read. However I will note that it is not for people who don't like heavy doses of mature themes. I know I wasn't quite expecting it to rise to the level that it did so I did have to skim through some scenes - scenes that I think could have been a little less forced and crude so they didn't detract as much from the brilliance of the story's main concepts.

But if you're a lover of hot and heavy romances and all things steampunk, you'll most certainly enjoy Dream of Me!

Favourite quote


As a part of this tour I'm lucky enough to have one ebook copy of Wish For Me + 2 Djinn order bookmarks to give away to one lucky bookworm! 

The giveaway is open internationally.

To enter: simply leave an answer to this questions in the comments:

If you were granted just one wish what would you wish for?

The best of luck to everyone! Giveaway closes February 20th.

About the author

A. Star is a fan of dirty passion. She loves to read it, and she damn sure loves to write it. 

She is the author of the Mythos: Gods & Lovers series and the Djinn Order series. 

She is a night-owl and a coffee junkie, and the only sneaker she would be caught dead wearing are Converses.

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  1. This sounds so unique - I find steampunk can make for such original stories! I like how fun this one sounds, too, and very well build as far as the world and all that it seems! Lovely review! :)

    1. Thank you! I love the steampunk genre - it's so diverse and full of intriguing and unique concepts :)


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