Sunday, April 2, 2017

Review: DREAM EATER by K Bird Lincoln

I was thrilled to get my hands on an ARC of DREAM EATER by K Bird Lincoln. I love contemporary paranormal and urban fantasy and have wanted to read this ever since I heard it was coming out. The novel’s main character, Koi Pierce, is a biracial college student who reads flashes of people’s dreams through touch. I love how this ability affects every aspect of her life. It adds emotional depth and complexity to her relationships with family members and all the other characters in the novel. It’s this depth that will leave you cheering and crying with Koi. Intertwined with the emotion is Japanese folklore (and touches of mythology from other cultures) lots of action, and romance. The romantic relationship between Koi and Ken is believable and has the perfect amount of smolder for the novel. It adds to the tension and action, rather than distracting from it which can sometimes happen in urban fantasy. Overall, DREAM EATER is a fantastic, fast paced, and fresh read. I highly recommend it.


Koi Pierce dreams other peoples' dreams.

Koi Pierce dreams other peoples' dreams.

Her whole life she's avoided other people. Any skin-to-skin contact—a hug from her sister, the hand of a barista at Stumptown coffee—transfers flashes of that person's most intense dreams. It's enough to make anyone a hermit.

But Koi's getting her act together. No matter what, this time she's going to finish her degree at Portland Community College and get a real life. Of course, it's not going to be that easy. Her father, increasingly disturbed from Alzheimer’s disease, a dream fragment of a dead girl from the casual brush of a creepy PCC professor's hand, and a mysterious stranger who speaks the same rare Northern Japanese dialect as Koi's father will force Koi to learn to trust in the help of others, as well as face the truth about herself.


K. Bird Lincoln is an ESL professional and writer living on the windswept Minnesota Prairie with family and a huge addiction to frou-frou coffee. Also, dark chocolate-- without which, the world is a howling void. Originally from Cleveland, she has spent more years living on the edges of the Pacific Ocean than in the Midwest. Her speculative short stories are published in various online & paper publications such as Strange Horizons. Her first novel, Tiger Lily, a medieval Japanese fantasy, is available from Amazon. She also writes tasty speculative and YA fiction reviews under the name K. Bird at

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