The Cure for Dreaming
Olivia Mead is a headstrong, independent girl -- a suffragette -- in an age that prefers its girls to be docile. It's 1900 in Oregon and Olivia's father, concerned that she's headed for trouble, convinces a stage hypnotist to try to hypnotise the rebellion out of her. But the hypnotist, an intriguing young man named Henri Reverie, gives her a terrible gift instead: She's able to see people's true natures, manifesting as visions of darkness and goodness, while also unable to speak her true thoughts out loud. These supernatural challenges only make Olivia more determined to speak her mind somehow -- and so she's drawn into a dangerous relationship with the hypnotist and his mysterious motives, all while secretly fighting for the rights of women and the women's suffrage movement. Like in In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Winters takes a historical time period and a popular fad (in this case, stage hypnosis) and breathes new life into it with an atmospheric, vividly conceived story.
- Hardback | 368 pages
- 155 x 218 x 32mm | 520g
- 14 Oct 2014
- Amulet Books
- New York, United States
- 10 b/w archival illustrations
"I feel like you should all read and love The Cure for Dreaming. Because it was honestly a perfect book. The writing is gorgeous. Which I knew it would be. And the story is full of heart and so perfect. And the characters. Sigh. Cat is amazing at writing characters that I fall in love with. So yes. You should all go pre-order this book right away. Because you will need to read it when it comes out in October. It will be worth it." Five Star review, Carina Olsen - blogger " The ending was bittersweet, it made me feel both sad and hopeful. All in all, The Cure for Dreaming was a deliciously compelling read full of atmosphere and allure." The Page Turner "For those of you wanting to fall in love with reading again, this is certainly the book for you. There is nothing that keeps you glued to the pages quite so strongly as injustice and a small group of people who rally against it, which this book has in spades. Try as I might to find fault with the story, I was unable to, so it would be completely unfair to judge this book to be anything other than a five out of five and a must-read." 5* review on The Bookbag "The Cure for Dreaming proves the potential, relevance, and importance of YA fiction. It's entertaining, educational and mystical. YA naysayers may have just met their match." Starburst Magazine "With great imagination, an interesting twist, historical photographs, and a fresh voice, Cat Winters is a true talent to be celebrated. Whatever this author writes, I want!" - Kate Ormand, author "After this, there is no more doubt: Cat Winters is an unstoppable literary force. She does her research, she combines fact with simply marvelous fiction, she touches our hearts and somehow teaches us all a valuable lesson in the process. What more could we possibly want?" - The Nocturnal Library "A truly mesmerising read, this is one you won't want to miss out on!" - Opinionatedcupcakes, blogger 'The Cure for Dreaming proves the potential, relevance, and importance of YA fiction. It's entertaining, educational and mystical. YA naysayers may have just met their match.' - Starburst Magazine 'The book is a timely reminder that political equality of is hard fought for and hard fought against...' - SFX Magazine
About Cat Winters
Cat Winters is the author of In the Shadow of Blackbirds. She was born and raised near Disneyland in Southern California. She is the creator of suburbanvampire.blogspot.com and she runs corsetsandcutlasses.wordpress .com, a group blog featuring authors of YA historical fiction.