Monday, December 14, 2015

Dreams Delayed - A Modern Fairy Tale

Dreams Delayed is a modern day novel that zooms in on the deep emotions of a bride who has to deal with a tragic event. The story goes from dreamy to nightmare and back to a happily ever after.

Judging the Book by its Cover -  a first glance review:

The cover of Dreams Delayed is simple, but elegant. It has a slice of a bride's wedding picture, which fades into the white cover that also features an engagement ring on top of a wedding ring. This gives the feeling of having a clean, white slate. The two rings are significant because an engagement does not always guarantee a wedding.

Some Details I Liked:

Ariella Schiller is quite talented in expressing each of the character's feelings. There are quite a few poems that I felt like copying onto a paper for my fridge. 

Who This Book is For:

This book is great for high schoolers and beyond. As much as the main character is a female and quite feminine, there are also male characters that are portrayed well.

Who This Book Isn’t For:  

I would not recommend this book to anyone that is engaged or has single children learning in Israel. While the hashkafa in the book is detailed and strong, we are living in a hard time for Israel. It is hard to read fictional encounters that are so close to the morbid reality. 

In Conclusion:  

If you enjoy getting lost in someone else's dream and then reading through their hardships, in order to celebrate with them in the end, this is the perfect book for you.

I received this book for the purpose of reviewing it, but that it no way changed the way I read it and reviewed it.