Book Review & Giveaway: Stolen Dreams by Christine Amsden

StolenDreams_med-193x300Title: Stolen Dreams (Cassie Scot #4)
Author: Christine Amsden
Genre: Young Adult
Publication Date: June 24, 2014

Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series!

About the Book (from

Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a quarter of a century, but now their simmering hatred is about to erupt.

When Cassie Scot returns home from her sojourn in Pennsylvania, she finds that her family has taken a hostage. Desperate to end the fighting before someone dies, Cassie seeks help from local seer Abigail Hastings, Evan Blackwood’s grandmother. But Abigail has seen her own death, and when it comes at the hand of Cassie’s father, Victor Blackwood kills Edward Scot.

But things may not be precisely as they appear.

Evan persuades Cassie to help him learn the truth, teaming them up once again in their darkest hour. New revelations about Evan and his family make it difficult for Cassie to cling to a shield of anger, but can Evan and Cassie stop a feud that has taken on a life of its own? Conclusion to the Cassie Scot series.

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I received a free ARC for an honest review.

Stolen Dreams is the fourth book in the Cassie Scot series and, although I liked them all, this is definitely my favorite.

Christine Amsden’s writing style flows well and is easy to read. There are a lot of characters in these books but I had no trouble keeping track of them, which I often do, so her descriptions are good enough to keep everyone straight even for me.

I’ve always liked Cassie and Evan, the two main characters. I get annoyed with Cassie at times because she is so stubborn but at least she is able to work things out eventually. The other characters are all unique in their own way.

Stolen Dreams has it all: action, suspense, a Hatfield/McCoy type feud, everlasting love, and pure evil. It made me laugh and made me cry. I will miss the Blackwoods and the Scots.

I highly recommend Stolen Dreams, but I suggest reading the series in order to get the most out of the books.

The Cassie Scot Series:

Cassie Scot is the ungifted daughter of powerful sorcerers, born between worlds but belonging to neither. At 21, all she wants is to find a place for herself, but earning a living as a private investigator in the shadow of her family’s reputation isn’t easy. When she is pulled into a paranormal investigation, and tempted by a powerful and handsome sorcerer, she will have to decide where she truly belongs.

Cassie Scot: ParaNormal Detective (Cassie Scot #1)

Secrets and Lies (Cassie Scot #2)

Mind Games (Cassie Scot #3)


About the Author:

6-12-2014 9-42-03 PMChristine Amsden has been writing fantasy and science fiction for as long as she can remember. She loves to write and it is her dream that others will be inspired by this love and by her stories. Speculative fiction is fun, magical, and imaginative but great speculative fiction is about real people defining themselves through extraordinary situations. Christine writes primarily about people and relationships, and it is in this way that she strives to make science fiction and fantasy meaningful for everyone. 

At the age of 16, Christine was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease, a condition that effects the retina and causes a loss of central vision. She is now legally blind, but has not let this slow her down or get in the way of her dreams. 

In addition to writing, Christine teaches workshops on writing at Savvy Authors. She also does some freelance editing work.

 Christine currently lives in the Kansas City area with her husband, Austin, who has been her biggest fan and the key to her success. They have two beautiful children.

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5 thoughts on “Book Review & Giveaway: Stolen Dreams by Christine Amsden

  1. Christine Amsden October 1, 2014 / 9:59 am

    Thank you so much! (This one is my favorite too. 🙂 )


    • sleepygirl2 October 1, 2014 / 10:05 am

      You’re very welcome. I’m going to miss Cassie and Evan.


      • Christine Amsden October 9, 2014 / 4:42 pm

        You get to see Evan again in Madison’s Song. (They have some unresolved issues.) And I’m pretty sure both will make an appearance in Kaitlin’s Tale. So far in my rough draft, Cassie’s just been on the phone, but I don’t think I can end it without bringing her in one last time. 🙂


      • sleepygirl2 October 9, 2014 / 7:52 pm

        You just made my day. I’m looking forward to reading both of them!


  2. Janie Prather October 1, 2014 / 7:46 pm

    At a young age I read the VC Andrews series, right now I’m reading The Walking Dead Series.


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