Thursday, 20 August 2009

Sleepless by Terri Clark

Publisher: HarperCollins
Pub. Date: September 2008
Age Range: 12 and up
Pages: 288
Format: paperback
Source of copy: from author - Terri Clark

The swaying Palms Hotel late-night room-service menu

Tuck-Me-In Tuna Salad on Rye $7.50
Catch-Some-ZZZs Cheeseburger and Fries $10.00
Up-All-Night Chocolate-Chip Cookies with Milk $5.50
Bedtime Banana Split $7.00

I can't go to sleep!!! And not because of the cute boy lying next to me. There's a killer stalking me in my dreams. And if it's up to him . . . I'll never wake up. I have to find a way to get him, before he gets me.

Sleepless was a remarkable novel that will please fans of thriller and romance abide. It was fast-paced, mysterious and also, really sweet.

The story was a bout Trinity, a teenager who had the ability of seeing the happenings and talking to people through her dreams. Lucky wasn't she? Not quite. This special thing kept her from living her life in a normal way and got her involved in so many unexpected depressions. For example, being chased in her dreams by a killer who she'd helped arrest earlier. Trinity's run to rescue herself was also the journey to self-adaption and finding true love. Everything blended into each other perfect, creating a page turner book that you'd love to pick up.

The premise of Sleepless was good. From the very first moment you laid your eyes of the synopsis you wouldn't be able to shake the curiosity off. I enjoyed it. Reading about the murders and the stalkers was fun, but the psychic and scientific factors took it to the next level. The story seemed complicated, then again, the whole thing was simple. I quite liked the fact that the author didn't beat around the bush at all. The adventure began at chapter two and trust me, you'd have much time to relax starting from that point.

For the characters, Trinity was a very likable one. Nice, straight forward, someone will fight for justice till the very end even though it'd push her into jeopardy. Her personalities radiated clearly at the last few chapters through the actual fights with the killer. Readers just have to love the actions in this book. There weren't a lot but all were well-done. How about the romance? Cute and reasonable. The two seemed to fall in love faster than expected but it was a matter of life and death so I guess we could all tolerate that.

At large, Sleepless was a delightful read. If there was anything to complain it must be the fact that the secondary characters had very little appearance. The story was just about Trinity and Dan, and therefore, felt "lonely" sometimes.

Rating: 3.5/5


Yan said...

Thinking about picking this up at the library. Heard some good things about it.

B.A.M. Book Reviews said...

Good review! The cover looks like one of those cute chick lits but it seems completely different lol.


Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the great review! :)

Annie. said...

Sounds like the kind of book for me. Thriller and romance in one...perfect! I'll hunt this down ^^

Thanks for the review babe!