Book Trial: Sleepless

Posted April 30, 2015 by Kayla in Reviews / 0 Comments

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Narrowdale #1
Michael Omer
Horror
January 12, 2015
e-book
178
Author

Don’t fall asleep. Don’t dream. Don’t get caught.

Amy knew she’d hate Narrowdale, a boring suburban town. How could it possibly compare to L.A., where she lived her entire life? Being a high school freshman in a new place made things even worse.

And that was before she started having the same nightmare over and over again. Before she woke up every night to a shrill whistle outside her window. Before she met a homeless man who seemed to know way too much.

Some things seem to happen only in Narrowdale, where dark secrets are hiding beneath the surface…

Before I start…. This is my 100th post on this blog. So awesome!

Warning: This article may contain spoilers.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This has not affected how I feel about the book nor the contents of my review.

My Thoughts:

I chose to read this book because it promised to be a haunted experience. It was really quick to read since it only has 178 pages. I’d recommend this book to teens and older children who like mystery and can stomach a little scare. But also to adults who like YA books with paranormal or mysteries.

It reminds me of Nancy Drew with paranormal elements. This is totally a compliment, as I think I read every Nancy Drew book. At first, the story wasn’t that creepy, but the more I read the creepier it became.

Amy has this same crazy dream every night. Someone’s chasing her and she wakes up when they catch her. The more she tries to find out about her dreams the farther into the dream she goes. The more information she gets out of the dream to help her solve the mystery.

The characters were enjoyable. At times though, Amy was rather mean to her new friend Coral. Coral and Shane are very supportive of Amy’s theory about her dreams. I secretly think it’s because they have experienced weird things as well. I don’t think they thought it would be this serious. The spookiest person in the story is actually the old homeless guy, Edgar.

Although there was some predictability to the story, there were lots of surprises as well. It was a very enjoyable read. Great to take me out of my reading rut.

About the Author:

Michael Omer is a writer, journalist and game designer. He wrote and published his first novel when he was sixteen, and figured he’d keep at it. Since then, he has published two more novels, and wrote … who can even count how many? He’s happily married to a woman who keeps pushing him to write more, and has three kids who insist he should stop writing and come play with them. He also has two dogs. [Source: Goodreads]

The Verdict:

Highly Recommended

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Overall: 4.5

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