Dream to Me
Out on 1/31/2023
From debut author Megan Paasch comes Dream to Me, a YA contemporary fantasy about generational magic, grief, and what it takes to forgive ourselves.
Eva Sylvan didn’t ask for any of this. Not the cross-country move with her sister to a town in the middle of nowhere, not the family estate, inherited from a late great-aunt, that’s falling apart at the hinges, and definitely not the sudden death of her beloved father. So when the locals react with hostility to the very mention of her last name, Eva’s pretty sure things can’t get any worse.
Until she has a dream about a gas station employee and the next day, he’s in a coma.
And then it happens again.
Something sinister is lurking in the corners of Eva’s dreams, something that’s having devastating effects on the waking world. People are dropping left and right, and Eva finds herself squarely in the town’s crosshairs. In order to defeat the shadows of her unconscious, Eva must not only unearth the magic tied to her family history, but she must confront the guilt that has been haunting her since her father’s death. Only she can save the town from the dark power in her dreams – if the threat is truly even her dreams at all.
More Praise for
DREAM TO ME
“Haunting, surreal, and laced with delightful Lynchian shades of Twin Peaks, Dream to Me is an absolute powerhouse of a debut in which Paasch weaves a poignant, shimmering portrait of familial trauma, grief, and the hopeful promise of new love.“
—Julia Lynn Rubin, author of Trouble Girls
“Dream to Me sets a realistic portrayal of living with grief against an atmospheric backdrop that illuminates the power of our internal thoughts and the journey of self-forgiveness. An enchanting read.“
—Joan F. Smith, author of The Half-Orphan’s Handbook
“Fans of swoony-spooky fantasy rejoice! Paasch’s debut is one of those engaging books that sinks its teeth into readers before they have a chance to run. With shadowy small-town lore, secret family history, and the poignant explorations of grief mixed with the mysteries of Eva’s emerging powers, Dream to Me proves that the best kind of dreaming happens when you’re awake.”
—Ashely Schumacher, author of Amelia Unabridged and Full Flight
“Dream to Me is an enchanting and ensnaring gift from a fresh voice in YA. Equal parts grief and magic, Paasch’s writing will cradle you close, leaving you both hurt and healed.”
—Courtney Gould, author of The Dead and the Dark