Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sleepless by Terri Clark
Trinity Michaels isn’t your average eighteen year old. Actually she really hasn’t been normal since she first realized she had the ability to dream walk. While some think this may be a super cool power, Trinity believes it to be a curse and wants nothing to do with it.
Dream walking greatly affects Trinity’s life when she’s unable to save an abducted girl that she has been dreaming about. Although she is able to help the police capture the killer, Rafe Stevens, she is still deeply troubled by the fact that she wasn’t able to help save her. When Rafe is sent to a mental asylum though instead of to prison, because of his plea of insanity, Trinity knows she’s his next victim and not safe. However she knows nothing can harm her in her own home, until the night she has the worst dream of her life.
She now knows that Rafe has escaped and his revenge against her is coming sooner than expected. Now she must run for her life, fleeing not only from this dreaded man, but also from sleep, because Rafe somehow has the power to physically hurt her in her dreams. With help from an unexpected accomplice, Dan Devlin, the son of Rafe’s slime ball lawyer, Trinity tries to stay alive. Will Trinity allow Dan to help her, or will she turn her back on him (and her heart) just because of who his father is?
This book puts a whole new twist on freaky!! It truly captured my attention and had me with the covers up to my nose in fear of going to sleep!! Needless to say I loved the book and all aspects of it.
When I originally saw the book it looked a lot like one of those light summer beach reads. Well it’s not! It’s a full blown novel that keeps you on the edge of your seat and up until all hours of the night, just so you can find out what happens next. Terri Clark was really able to create a dark novel that kept you thinking “what if” and made you look at nightmares in a whole different perspective. She even mixed in some great romance, which made the book even better.
Trinity’s character was also very interesting. While she was your normal teen, with an issue here and there, it felt like she had the grief of an old woman. Everyday she dealt with the fact that she could have potentially saved that girl, but she didn’t and she truly despised herself for that fact, but then she really learns to accept that she did more than was ever expected. I really enjoyed seeing her accept the fact that there was nothing more she could have done and I think this really made her grow as a person. Also the author made Trinity’s fear drip off the pages and into the reader, making them feel just as afraid as Trinity, which was awesome!!
Overall the book was stellar. The author made the reader connect with the characters and the whole idea behind the story was extremely original and very compelling. I recommend this book for all fans of Lisa McMann’s Wake, and readers looking for a great book. I truly hope that a sequel is in the works as I am anxious to see what other adventures are in store for Trinity.
Here's the book trailer for the book, which is great!!