Author: Heather Hildenbrand
5 out of 5 Stars
They call her the DreamKiller.
Silent, stealthy, and above all, accurate, as long as she carries out exactly what her dreams predict. Marlena Gormand kills to protect. Herself. Her way of life. The children at Little Hearts Orphanage. Until she learns these are not the reasons she’s been asked to kill. Not at all.
Azura Mkesky is the headmistress of Little Hearts Orphanage and the only parent-figure Marlena remembers. Azura taught Marlena everything she knows, from her combat skills to her unswerving loyalty to their cause. And Azura has always been there for her. But Azura has a secret. One that she’s used and manipulated Marlena and everyone else in order to hide.
Lukas Hristov knows Azura’s heart is dark—from both personal experience and the visions provided by his Sight. For too long, he’s stood aside while Azura’s reach of power and deception expands. When he can take it no longer and emerges from the shadows, he comes face to face with Marlena. For him, she is where it began. And she is where it ends. He is determined to make this right, to make her believe the truth.
And as the story unravels, Marlena begins to question whose secrets her dreams really protect.
Although I don't normally read novella's because I hate the length, I always want more :( I am extremely glad I did read DreamKiller. It is such an intense, edge of your seat story that gave you just enough to keep you hooked throughout the entire novella. The action scenes in the story are so well written with descriptions that you feel like you are put in the middle of fights. The characters in the story are easy likable, and genuine. Heather creates such soft, intriguing characters that you can easily like. She has such a great mind for the un-normal (paranormal), and her stories show that genius creativity.
In DreamKiller, we are introduced to orphans with special abilities that work for a not so nice headmistress, Azura. One special person is Marlena. She has the ability to see the future in her dreams. Using her ability for what she believes will help make the world a safer place for herself and her fellow orphans, Marlena finds that is not what she has been doing. Lukas, a fellow orphan, shows her the truth about her ability and her past. Having no one at her side except Lukas, Marlena must take control of the orphanage and take down Azura. Marlena finds fellow specials in unexpected places, but the cost for their help is high. In the end, Marlena will look within herself for the strength to make it right for her future and the other specials.
I would definitely recommend this novella to anyone that enjoys fast paced, high action and suspense all wrapped up into one story.
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