Blog Tour Dream Cast & Giveaway: Dream Boy by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg

I'm very excited to have Mary stopping by today to tell me who she'd dream cast for her characters. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Dream Boy! You can see my review here.

Dream BoyDream Boy
by Mary Crockett & Madelyn Rosenberg
YA Urban Fantasy
Paperback336 Pages
July 1st 2014 by Sourcebooks Fire


Annabelle Manning feels like she’s doing time at her high school in Chilton, Virginia. She has her friends at her lunchtime table of nobodies. What she doesn’t have are possibilities. Or a date for Homecoming. Things get more interesting at night, when she spends time with the boy of her dreams. But the blue-eyed boy with the fairytale smile is just that—a dream. Until the Friday afternoon he walks into her chemistry class.

One of friends suspects he’s an alien. Another is pretty sure it’s all one big case of deja vu. While Annabelle doesn’t know what to think, she’s willing to believe that the charming Martin Zirkle may just be her dream come true. But as Annabelle discovers the truth behind dreams—where they come from and what they mean—she is forced to face a dark reality she had not expected. More than just Martin has arrived in Chilton. As Annabelle learns, if dreams can come true, so can nightmares.


I’ve always been a dreamer. Daydreams. Night dreams. Dreams of grandeur and dreams of escape. If I were an onion and you peeled back the papery outside, you’d find layer after layer of eye-watering dreams. And in the center, where there’s that little curlicue of onion heart? There’d be a puff of smoke from the dreams that burned away.

It was all just brain waves, I thought—disconnected, like the notebook that my friend Talon keeps. She draws a line down the middle of the page; on the right she writes everything she remembers about a dream, and on the left she puts notes about the stuff that’s happening in real life, things that might trigger her subconscious. Reality on one side, dreams on the other—a clear line between the two.

But it turns out there are no clear lines, just a jumble of what is and what might be. And all of it is real.

Early Reviews

"Hits the chick-lit and romance buttons, adding suspense and an intriguing idea as well for nicely rounded entertainment." -- Kirkus Review

“Five stars... Perfect writing, perfect characters … perfect plot.” -- Paperback Wonderland

Dream Cast
By Mary Crockett

For our heroine Annabelle, I might cast someone with the ease and likability of Elle Fanning. Plus, that girl can act! 

For Martin (the boy of Annabelle's dreams), I'd go with younger versions of Max Irons or Alex Pettyfer. Or maybe Robbie Amell.

Will (Annabelle's best friend) could be someone like Liam James or Jacob Kogan or even Kevin Zegers when he was 10 years younger. 

Talon (Annabelle's other best friend) has a good dose of spunk. Maybe a younger Aubrey Plaza or Anna Kendrick or an older Quvenzhan√© Wallis

Serena (Annabelle's other other best friend) could be played by Abigail Breslin or Christian Serratos.
 Christian Serratos Picture

For Stephanie, I might cast Jennifer Lawrence because unlike Annabelle, I quite like Stephanie—and Jennifer Lawrence is not only one of my favorite actresses and personalities, but absurdly gorgeous. Christian Serratos also would be perfect. (She seems flexible enough to play characters as different as Serena and Stephanie.) 
 Christian Serratos Picture

For Daniel, I'd cast Dave Franco because he's got that cute but sort totally untrustworthy vibe. 

There are a ton of other characters that play an important role in Dream Boy, but the only other one I want to weigh in on is that the high school football coach needs to be played by Will Ferrell. Because of course all movies without Will Ferrell suck.

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About the Authors

Mary Crockett likes turtles, licorice, and the Yankees. Madelyn Rosenberg likes cats, avocados, and the Red Sox. Luckily they both like the weirdness of dreams (and each other) enough to write novels together. The friendship has survived three moves, six kids and countless manuscript revisions. Madelyn lives just outside of Washington, D.C. Mary remains in the mountains near their hometowns in southwestern Virginia. You can find them on Twitter @marylovesbooks and @madrosenberg or their blogs at and


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  1. Good luck and thank you the giveaway.

  2. Beautiful review! I really want to read this one, so I am glad that you ended up loving it :)

  3. I love, love, love this cover!

  4. I wish I could come up with great covers.....Oh wait, I guess that would mean I would have to write a book. Okay, I wish I could be on the panel that decides what they put on the cover. Do they have those? hehehe! Awesome cover

  5. Awesome review!!!! I cannot wait to read this!

  6. I've since added this one to my shelves. I'm definitely planning on owning the whole series.

  7. It was really great! I hope you love it as much as I did!


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