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Sleepless by Terri Clark

SleeplessTrinity is a very unique girl with the ability to dream walk. Trinity doesn’t view this as a blessing; rather, she sees it as a curse. Because of this so-called “skill,” Trinity has to deal with a whole mess of everyone’s deep dark secrets that she’d rather not know. This has only affected her negatively, causing her to grow up faster than she wants to and be reluctant to make friends, not to mention making her like a freak. But there’s only one real thing that makes it the most difficult for Trinity to deal with her unwanted dreams: the fact that she knew a girl named Kiri was going to be murdered but couldn’t save her in time. The fact that she helped catch the murderer Rafe is no consolation for this. But now Trinity has far more important things to worry about, namely the fact that Rafe has escaped from the insane asylum he was wrongly placed in and is coming to kill Trinity – in her dreams. When she sleeps, nothing is sacred or safe, not even her own life.

Sleepless is a fast-paced and exciting debut from Terri Clark. There’s a perfect mix of mysticism, action, and even romance. Trinity was a funny and believable main character. While her school nickname “Goth Girl” didn’t seem completely fitting at all times despite the fact that Trinity had a preference for wearing dark colors, the rest of her character was very well-developed. I liked that Trinity could nearly always keep her head about her except when she was a little too close to a particularly hot guy; this is one of her qualities that made her so real. Sometimes Trinity’s relationship with Dan seemed a tad artificial because Dan was such a perfect fit for Trinity, but at the same time, it made the romantic part of this story all the more sweet. Trinity’s ability to dream walk never seemed fake or superficial, which is something I appreciated. Sleepless has a fantastic combination of suspenseful plot and credible characters to make an incredible story I wholly enjoyed.

Readers who liked Lisa McMann’s novel Wake are sure to enjoy Sleepless. Even if you haven’t read Wake but still like romance, action, and the supernatural, you should definitely check out this awesome story. I most definitely recommend this fast and fun read, and I hope that there will be a sequel or at least another novel by Terri Clark.

Rating: 4.5

Review copy from personal collection

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Khy said...

I was going to get this today, but of course the bookstore didn't have it. *grumble*

Great review!

Anonymous said...

Loved this book- absolutely fantastic! :)

Dominique said...

nice review!! I really want to read this book! :D

Kelsey said...

Okay, I'm reading it now and am LOVING it!

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