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Witch dreams by Vivian Vande Velde

Witch dreams (edition 2005)

by Vivian Vande Velde

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Title:Witch dreams
Authors:Vivian Vande Velde
Info:Tarrytown, NY : Marshall Cavendish, c2005.
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I always enjoy Vande Velde's stories and probably can't say anything objective to help you decide whether to read this or not.  All I can think about with this one is that it's a rough world if witchcraft is common, unsought, not-powerful *and* punishable by death.  Oh, and the ending is interesting.  There's actually two mysteries going on - and even if you predict the end to one, you probably won't to the other. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Another period mystery about a girl who is a witch, in search of the killer of her parents.

Not as good as "Never Trust a Dead Man". The humor is not nearly as apparent, and the characters are not as interesting. ( )
  Kaybowes | Mar 13, 2010 |
I enjoyed this. It's fast paced and intriguing enough to keep me reading to the end. I liked the main character and understood her - even if her self-loathing seemed a bit overdone at times- it made sense. She believes when her father tells her she is witless- to most children a parent's word is law.
There were a few bits that seemed far-fetched- but not so much that I couldn't suspend disbelief. A great starter fantasy for a preteen , or light read for an older audience. ( )
  ursa_diana | Sep 28, 2008 |
yeah I know Sasha already did this one but hey. whatever. I just got to read it this week.

Witch Dreams is about a girl named Nyssa. She lives during the medieval times and is the daughter of a woodworker. Oh yes. And she's a witch who can see people's dreams. And nobody likes her.

The book takes place when she's sixteen, and working in someone's house as a maid. But earlier in her life, her parents were killed, and during the book she's trying to figure out who kills them.

I thought this book was nice... too short though...there should have been more to the story!! It's like the whole thing happened in three days. There is a "romance" type bit (yes, there is a boy), but I didn't like it because it was too quickly developed... and obvious. But there is a twist that i really didn't see coming, but makes sense when you think about it. I had two suspicions about whodunnit and the book kind of hints at people... not enough for the truth to be a twist, like the other thing. anyway, it's a good book, and it's V.V.V., so read it. What's that other one i read by her? the one about the vampire dude. yeah that one was good too. ( )
  shamille | Feb 9, 2008 |
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Sixteen-year-old Nyssa can enter into people’s dreams. Although the authorities of the medieval town of Lindenwolde would put her to death if they realized she was a witch, she feels compelled to practice her unique brand of witchcraft to answer the biggest question of her life: who broke into her father’s woodworking shop and killed her parents? Six years after the murder, Nyssa finally gets her chance to enter the dreams of the man she suspects is responsible. Suddenly she finds herself on a reckless, relentless journey that leads her through a maze of adventures—both in the real world and in the world of the unconscious. Nyssa risks death as she finally identifies the murderer in a shocking and unexpected climax.

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Sixteen-year-old Nyssa uses her ability to see into people's dreams to discover who murdered her parents six years ago.

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