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Edward Scot and Victor Blackwood have despised one another for nearly a uarter of a century but now their simmering hatred is about to eruptWhen 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 ScotBut things may not be precisely as they appearEvan 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


10 thoughts on “Stolen Dreams Cassie Scot #4

  1. says:

    Whelp all good things must come to an end and sadly it is time to say goodbye to one of my favorite heroines Cassie Scot What we get in the final book of this fantastic series is tears laughter understanding and closureJust being able to watch Cassie grow into her own was a great to see From sheltered to fierce Cassie has kept all her good ualities She shows compassion and a caring attitude even when she herself is at risk In a world where nothing is done freely and favors are paid in full Cassie has learned to maneuver it well without any real “natural” magicEvan is phenomenal in the final book Stepping up and stepping in He makes his intentions known and his reward for such unwavering love and loyalty will touch your heartWhat can I say? A great ending to a wonderful little series5 STARSTBlog tour on July 29thwwwktbookreviewscom


  2. says:

    I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewI really loved Stolen Dreams the final book in the Cassie Scot series There's really no way to write an in depth review without major spoilers So I think I'm going to focus instead on what I liked and didn't likeI didn't like that this is the final book Along the way I came to really like the characters and it kills me to see the series end There's so much to tell I'd love to hear about Cassie's siblings about her new life about Kaitlin what happens to Kaitlin? It's rare that I come across a series that I really connect with and this is one of themI loved the ending of the story It was satisfying on so many levels I like how Ms Amsden portrayed Cassie I've always considered Cassie a strong character but her inner strength is just cemented in this final book I think Cassie grew in this story than the other three combined I loved the potion belt she started wearing and I loved the dreams The section with Kaitlin and Jason made me sad but we're left with hope for themI would have liked information about the villain That entire part of the story was interesting and also a bit rushed Can I just say that the magic community in this series is full of stubborn hot headsIf you haven't started the series be sure to start with book one Cassie Scot ParaNormal Detective These are not standalone books and must be read in order I highly recommend this series to anyone who enjoys urban fantasies with lots of magic mystery and some romance


  3. says:

    Stolen Dreams by Christine Amsden is a 2014 Twilight Times publication I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThe day I have anticipated and also dreaded the last book in the Cassie Scot series While I was excited about reading the book I was also sad I have really come to love these characters and are invested in them So I didn't want the series to end Having said that it was probably best to give the readers a bit of closure especially in the situation between Evan and Cassie which really needed to change because it's uite obvious that the two of them love each other always have and always will they just got a raw deal It looks as if all hope is lost when the story opens Cassie is back home engaged to Alexander and the war between the families the Scots and the Blackwood's is at an all time peak Cassie's feelings for Evan are no longer confusing to her She hates him really There is nothing there any except for pain anger and bitterness It looks like that's probably a good thing since her family has posted “wanted “ signs everywhere and a million dollar bounty is hanging over Evan's head This is the set up leading up to the ultimate showdown between the families Be prepared for tears pain joy and finally peace and understandingEvan and Cassie have been on a long journey together Evan's confidence was shaken when he discovered the truth about Cassie's absence of magical ability and had a really hard time dealing with it Now however that is the least of their worries as bodies begin piling up There are stunning mind blowing revelations and a mystery so murky I didn't know if we would ever get to the bottom of things The only complaint I had about the story was that we didn't get to see how Cassie's relationship with her family evolves Notably absent was any discussion between Cassie and her mother There were some really big emotional blows that were a bit too glossed over and not enough time was given to the reader to digest it That said there was a lot going on and a lot of issues that had to be worked through to spend too much time on any one relationship except that of Cassie and Evan and ultimately they are the main focus of book and rightly so During our time with Cassie we have seen a young girl go through a tough time dealing with being different from others having her heart broken on than one occasion have moments of doubt and moments of clarity Her Romeo and Juliet relationship with Evan has appeared as doomed as the Shakespeare version Her family is firmly pitted against his and these two have certainly paid the price over the years There are so many elements to these stories I could go on and on about them but in the end I think the reader will feel very content with the way things work out A high price was paid and there are devastating losses but Cassandra will come out of triumphantly She will learn who she really is deep down inside what really matters to her the most and will be rewarded greatly for all her suffering So even though the series has ended and I am sad I will not be hearing from these characters again I do feel like the final outcome will give the reader enough to satisfy them about the future Cassandra will have and we know she now has all she ever needed Five stars


  4. says:

    Disappointing and infuriating I am so tired of books in which women must give up something for men It's not just the heroine in this story but a whole theme that runs throughout in which women are victims who must be saved by big strong men


  5. says:

    This is definitely the best one in the series This series went out with a bang It is also my favorite coverThis book was fun suspenseful and interesting a real page turner for sureChristine did an excellent job with this one The character development was just great By the third and forth books you really get to know the characters and their personalities but I think it is really that Christine's writing just keeps getting better and better At least thats the way it felt to mePlus the characters are so likable Especially in this forth book Evan's face stared back at him from a large glossy poster hanging in the front window of the local post office The words Wanted Alive were splattered across the top in big red letters Someone had cast an animation spell over it to make his hooded eyes shift slightly as if in guilt Evan had seen all that before but a new addition to the bottom of the poster stopped him dead in his tracks One Million Dollar Reward Crap he muttered under his breath LOL you can say that again It could have been any normal Tuesday evening except for the hostage upstairs yeah normalThis is a great fun paranormal series to read I think you can sueeze it in before the end of summerThanks Christine for sending me this book for my honest reviewI am really looking forward to reading books by you in the futureChristine has let me know that she is working on two new books Both sip offs using other characters from this series Madison Madison's Song and Kaitlin Kaitlin's Tale both of whom I love So that is very exciting news I'll be first in line for those


  6. says:

    Spoiler ahead but if you've read this far into the series you've probably guessed it anyway I'll give this a three based on objective like uality It probably deserves as it is well written But as has been the case with every book past the first I've become increasingly frustrated with each one And this last one had me so irritated I was ranting to my husband about what was obviously going to happen before it even did And when it finally came about I just wanted to one star the sucker and DNF it I like Cassie I even like Evan I understood that the actions of their family aren't theirs and they were not in control of the situation It's not actually them I dislike Though watching Evan try and manipulate and trick Cassie into marrying him just like the dozens of other men almost condemned him in my eyesBut something about the treatment of women in the book has been niggling me from the beginning and getting worse as the series went on And I finally pinpointed it here It's two fold The first is Cassie being powerless and eventually accepting that Let me be clear Cassie spends the whole series successfully learning to defend herself without active magic And importantly she wants her magic and to be able to defend herself Not be defended she wants to defend herself And she gets a lot of pushback for this from men who want to protect her instead One of the large turning points of the book is that Evan who has her power finally offers it back and she refuses it She finally accepts that not everyone is a warrior and she doesn't have to be one because she married one instead In other words she accepted that it's a woman's place to stand back and be protected not to actively protect themselvesThis whole 'not everyone is a warrior' wouldn't have been as egregious for me if it had been Meredith or someone who didn't want to fight anyway But for Cassie who does to finally accept this felt like a feminist kick in the teeth She basically just stepped back into the traditional female role she had been fighting all along What's it put her firmly back in the traditional female role of sacrifice She sacrificed her own power and for a little while her family to be with him While he got to keep all of his ill gotten power and get the girl That made me angry As did seeing him try and force her into loving him I promise you a person can be so angry as to never want to see or have anything to do with someone and still love them Happens in families all the time Just because she might have lingering feelings of love does not mean she wants to tie herself to him The whole 'bet me' plot line felt like a skeezy trap It made him no better than all the men who slipped her love potions in my opinion My second issue is bigger and vaguer A running theme in the series is the slave trade in which women and apparently only women if we go by anecdotal evidence are kidnapped drained of their magic to make them biddable and sold into 'marriage' which one would assume also means rape This is spoken of as horrible The one stranger the characters meet who is such a woman is obviously being abused HOWEVER every such woman we meet and get to know is perfectly happy in her captivity All the men and everyone else refer to them as wives bought wives but wives The slavery aspect is subtly erasedIf these were women who put themselves on the market to be bought that would be fine But remember the kidnapping rape of magic and sale? These aren't wives any than Sally Hemingway was Jefferson's 'mistress' She and they were slaves So for the mayor's wife to lecture Cassie on how she and her husband love each other for Evan's father to wax lyrical about trying so hard to make his first wife happy etc dismisses the gravity of slavery He said he loved his wife but he still had to let her go She wasn't free to do so on her own She was owned This acceptance of slavery despite calling it bad was strongly reinforced by the fact that throughout the series men are trying to enslave Cassie through magic and everyone just accepts it as normal Cassie herself even decides to go work for and help the man who came closest to catching her She understandood perfectly that he tried to enslave her mind magically roofied her and tried to rape her She sees this But he's apparently not a bad enough man to avoid contact with or judge as evil And neither is his father despite buying a traumatized slave as a 'wife'The combination of these issues finally led me to hate this series even as I liked the characters There's something pervasively and perniciously anti woman in them If you remember that the word 'nice' once meant foolish or stupid you can then understand what I mean when I say it encourages us to be 'nice' to not step out of our role to not strive for Cassie did and it was frustrating for four whole books She only got her happiness when she stopped and accepted that she needed to let Evan do the protecting and by extension much of the decision making and accept that she was better off without power The author did try and mediate this a little by saying Cassie didn't want her magic because she loved herself the way she was and giving her a gift she couldn't access with her power But the first felt pat and the second wasn't part of Cassie's decision making She didn't know until after the decision was made So I clicked the three star button But in my heart this was a one star read


  7. says:

    25 starsMaybe I'll have to think about it some RTC


  8. says:

    Finally the end of the series has arrived I was really hoping all those pesky uestions would get answered Thankfully most are some are kind of vague stillA is typical with this series we jump into the middle of things There are gaps in time between books that are told but not shown Sometimes that makes you feel like you are playing catch up with the story Things are explained it just takes a little timeEverything is not happiness and light in this book Things are coming to a head and there are casualties A few really heartbreaking moments have the tissues handyThe romance is finally sorted out I think you will like the end result There also seems to be a hint of HEA for her friends Madison and Katelyn It might be nice to have a follow up novella to tie up those stringsThe story is mostly from Cassie's POV but there are a few sections of Evan It gives you a broader view of what is going on I kind of wish we had of Evan it would have balanced things out a bit There is a bit of cracked bedroom door This means a few people get intimate with a tiny bit of detail It is barely worth noting but I know some people do not like any mention of sex in a book Up to this point there has been on smexy time in the seriesI listened to the audiobook narrated by Melissa Reizian Frank who has been wonderful throughout the series She had great voices and characterization a that were easy to identify She drew you into the story and had you by the heart at emotional moments Her pace was perfect for all the action and energy of the storyI am sad that it is over but thrilled to see how it turned out Really entertaining series that kept you guessingDisclosure I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review All thoughts opinions and ratings are my own


  9. says:

    I can’t believe this is the last book in the Cassie Scot new adult paranormal mystery series I really have enjoyed this series a lotIf you’re new to the series I advise you to pick up the books in orderCassie Scot ParaNormal Detective Secrets and Lies Cassie Scot #2 Mind Games Cassie Scot #3Stolen Dreams Cassie Scot #4In this the final installment talented author Christine Amsden brings the infamous Scot vs Blackwood family feud to a close but not without filling her story with enough intrigue mystery twists and surprises to keep you thinking about the characters for a long timeAnd this is really the biggest draw in these stories the characters especially Cassie and Evan Cassie has been such a likable protagonist throughout the series smart and strong and opinionated yet caring and warm hearted Evan –yes arrogant condescending and overprotective Evan — has also been the perfect hero They were school sweetheartsuntil Evan’s father stole her powers from her and gave them to Evan thus starting a conflict between them that brought them to the depths of despair especially for CassieThere are many subplots in this book but the main problem happens when Cassie’s father is killed and she and her family think that Evan’s dad is the one responsible The primary storyline has to do with finding out if this is true or not and if not then who in fact is responsibleThere are many surprises in Stolen Dreams and I enjoyed all of them Fans of romance will especially enjoy the focus on Cassie and Evan’s relationship I loved the ending In sum this was a wonderful series and the author delivered a satisfying closure I wonder what she will come up next? I’m certainly going to be on the lookout for her future books


  10. says:

    Stolen Dreams is the fourth and final book in the Cassie Scot series and it does not disappoint All those loose ends and pesky uestions are finally answered in this conclusion to the series Everything being tied up in a neat little bow proves how great a storyteller Amsden is She has clearly plotted and planned this series down to the most minute detail Not only is the story great but it is well written as well with little witticisms thrown in here and there to keep the reader smiling despite how dark the story can sometimes be Although some characters finally show their true colors in this segment of the story Cassie remains the wonderful person that we met and feel in love with at the start of the series She also experiences some character growth when she learns some unexpected truths about Victor Blackwood and her father If you are looking for a series to keep you entertained this summer while lying on the beach or poolside I highly recommend diving into Cassie Scot’s life You won’t be disappointed