Review: Dream Smashers

Jun •  19 •  2011
Review: Dream SmashersDream Smashers by Angela Carlie
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Self-Published on April 4th 2011
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Thriller
Source: Author, FTC: Exchange for honest opinion
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"Sixteen-year-old Autumn has spent her entire life worrying about others. Her ailing grandma, meth-addicted mom, and a best friend who is always in trouble. She's spent the last few years attempting to worry less, to be carefree, without success.

Enter Evan, whose radiant attitude is an Autumn magnet. With Evan at her side, Autumn's able to let some of her worries go as they trudge through life's difficulties and fall for each other in the process.

A girl who no longer wants to care and a boy who cares enough for the both of them, Dream Smashers is a love story, but most of all, it's about letting go."

Ms. Carlie, you can write one wicked book! This book had so much great elements in it that is had me in love with it. I really enjoyed the storyline and the characters.

First off, the storyline. Let me be the first to tell you how much it rocked! It blew my socks off. I loved the feeling of reading this book. It has so much realistic feel to it that you didn’t want to finish it. You just wanted to savor every bit that you are reading. The way Ms. Carlie wrote this book it makes the reader feel connected to everything left me speechless. The drama is the book has very nice touches to it. It is all connected to Autumn, who is struggling with many things in her life.

Autumn is such a great character. She is a normal teen, cursed with a bad mother. I love how Autumn really grasped everything about her mother at such a young age. She is not stupid and handled it in such a mature way. I like how the reader sees Autumn grow up in a wonderful young women. She makes mistakes but she quick to learn from them. She is a type of young lady who knows real life. She appreciates what she has and is content with where she is at. 

The love interest is just sweet and pure. I love how Evan is a good young man of understanding. His back round in church helped her in what strength she needed. He didn’t pity her, but he loved her. He loved her fiercely and did what he had to do for her. I love how he didn’t pressure her to go to church or judge her. He simply loved her till she was ready.

Now there was lots of cursing, making out in this book. But without theses elements to describe Autumn’s life, the reader might not be able to get the whole picture. Life is not perfect. Autumn’s life is not pretty.  I recommend an older, mature teenager to read this.

I give it 5 BITES!

Happy Reading!



  1. This is the first I have heard of Dream Smashers. Autumn sounds like a great character. I will be adding this to my wishlist thanks to your wonderful review 🙂

  2. Jenny
    Jun 19, 2011

    I’ve been seeing this book around lately and I really enjoy the sound of Autumn from your description of her. And Evan too, he seems very sweet:) Lovely review Savy!

  3. Chapter Chicks
    Jun 19, 2011

    Oh my, definitely putting this on my to buy list!

  4. I love it when a story line is that good. And I love that the teen is mature due to the bad problems rather than immature! Great review. I’m curious!

  5. Midnyte Reader
    Jun 19, 2011

    This sounds really gritty and great. Thanks for recommending it. I’m curious to read about Autumn.