This October: Cat Winters’ new book The Cure For Dreaming is being released! And her previous book, In the Shadow of Blackbirds, is coming out in paperback!
Like in In the Shadow of Blackbirds, Winters' new book, The Cure for Dreaming, takes a historical time period and a popular fad (in this case, stage hypnosis and the suffragettes) and breathes new life into it with an atmospheric, vividly conceived story.
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.
"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 from Carina Olsen.
"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." Five Star review from 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 onThe 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
"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
Intrigued?! Check abrams&chronicle.co.uk for more!
This book is amazing. <3 And, blushes, my review is mentioned here. <3 Thank you abramsandchroniclebooks :D You must all buy The Cure for Dreaming. Because it is a stunning book. So exciting and fun and a bit sad. Just so good. :) catwintersbooks is amazing.