My rating: ★★★ + 0.5
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Publication Date: January 10, 2015
Synopsis from Goodreads:
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…
Copy was provided for the blog tour. This does not affect my opinion of the book in any way.
Sleepless is a very creepy and fun read.
We follow Amy, a fourteen year old girl whose parents brought her to Narrowdale, a very creepy, mysterious and boring suburban town. Amy is not used to living in a small town because she grew up in L. A. She thought the worst things that could happen to her is a.) die out of boredom in boring Narrowdale b.) die of the hotness of the place because their air conditioner broke down and c.) die of embarrassment being the new girl in school. Little did she knew that in boring Narrowdale something scary is about to happen.
There’s a homeless man who knows something about a girl who walks every night but no one sees and a whistler who comes by every night outside of Amy’s house to scare her.
What I liked about Sleepless is that it’s fast-paced and there’s always something going on in the story that it never bored me. Amy, the main character is very spunky! She complains a lot but I didn’t really mind because the way she does it is very realistic. She’s also very brave, going out at midnight just to check out the mysterious whistler who keeps scaring her. The 14 year old me wouldn’t have done it. I’d just lay in my bed and get scared. I also liked how the friendship between Amy, Coral and Shane have been made. The cover is also one of my favorite book covers ever!
Seriously, this book creeped me out! Once, I woke up late at night and I remembered some scenes in this book and I was scared! I forced myself to sleep haha :D.
Amy is also blogger, there are live links on the e-book copy of the book that a reader can tap and it will take him/her to Amy’s blog.
I wish that the description of each character was clearer though. There’s no exact description of how each characters look like and how they really are as a person.
Sleepless is a fun, crazy, quick and creepy book. I want the second book now!
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My name is Michael Omer, and I’m a writer, journalist and game designer. I wrote and published my first novel when I was sixteen, and figured I’d keep at it. Since then, I have published two more novels, and wrote… who can even count how many? I’m happily married to a woman who keeps pushing me to write more, and have three kids who insist I should stop writing and come play with them. I also have two dogs.