Tuesday, April 29

Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike
Release Date: April 29, 2014
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age Group: Young Adult
Pages:  352

Summary: Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy meets the blockbuster Inception in this dark page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike.

Oracles see the future but are never supposed to interfere. Charlotte learned that the hard way. If she hadn't tried to change one of her childhood visions, her father would still be alive. Since the accident, Charlotte has suppressed her visions to avoid making the same mistake. But when she receives a premonition of a classmate's murder, she can no longer ignore her powerful gift.

Then Charlotte meets someone who not only knows her secret but who also has a way for her to stop the killer. He offers to teach her how to manipulate her visions to change the future. But doing so will put Charlotte in the path of the murderer.…

Aprilynne Pike's bestselling Wings series was called "remarkable" by Stephenie Meyer, bestselling author of the Twilight Saga. And her most recent novel, Life After Theft, was cheered as a "whirlwind adventure" by School Library Journal. Now Aprilynne returns with this exhilarating departure from her previous novels. Sleep No More is a psychological thrill ride that is sure to keep readers' hearts racing until the very end.

My Thoughts: I read this one in a day! Right through the night! And early the next morning.

We are introduced to Charlotte who is an oracle.She sees the future. But she has spent her whole life learning how to block it out and ignore it. She shouldn't change it because it can change things in the long run! And oh can it! Charlotte lives with her mother and her aunt. Her dad died when she was young.

Charlotte has had a crush on a boy named Linden forever! Ever since she was a kid when he helped her! Linden was such a cutie! I really liked him even though he isn’t perfect.

When murders start happening in her small town, Charlotte starts to worry. She sees them before they happen. She has a hard time fighting the visions.

Charlotte meets a man named Smith who offers to guide her with her visions. He encourages her to let them come and help the victims. To change things. To keep them alive. Honestly, I wasn't sure what to think of Smith. Wasn't sure if I liked him or not at first.

I don’t want to give away any spoilers so read this one now! Does Charlotte catch the killer? Who all has to die first?

The only thing I didn’t really like is the ending with Linden. I just wasn't too fond of it, even though it does make sense. I just wanted something else to happen I guess.

Overall:  I enjoyed this one. A little paranormal mixed with a murder mystery? Yes please. It was also a bit creepy reading it in the middle of the night, in the dark. Gave me the creeps!

I liked the story, I liked the characters, so all in all I‘ll give it 4 cupcakes!

Cover:  Its ok! Its a little bit creepy. And intriguing.

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Missie said...

Love me some murder mystery and a book that you can't put down! Great review!
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

Alexa said...

I just went to Pike's signing in AZ and she said that she is going to self publish the second and third book in this series because the publishing company didn't want it to be more than a stand alone even though she has an open ending.
I haven't read the book yet but I loved her Wings series so I can't wait to read this one. I hope the next book that she self publishes will bring about an ending that you like better.

Thanks for the great review!


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