Monday, April 28, 2014

Mini Review: Sleep No More

ISBN: 0061999032
Pages: 352
Source: Giveaway 

Charlotte Westing has a gift. She is an Oracle and has the ability to tell the future. But it doesn't do her much good. Instead of using their miraculous power, modern-day Oracles are told to fight their visions—to refrain from interfering. And Charlotte knows the price of breaking the rules. She sees it every day in her wheelchair-bound mother and the absence of her father. But when a premonition of a classmate's death is too strong for her to ignore, Charlotte is forced to make an impossible decision: continue following the rules or risk everything—even her sanity—to stop the serial killer who is stalking her town.

Hey guys! I finally have my review of Sleep No More for you guys!! I won this in a giveaway from Goodreads and I was so excited to read it. This actually comes out TOMORROW so yes, I have completed my goal in publishing a review before it comes out.  Yes, one day before it comes out. It counts. 

Charlotte Westing is an Oracle and since her father died, she's been warned to never try to alter the future that she sees in her visions. Suddenly, there's a serial killer wandering around town killing off teenagers and Charlotte is seeing the victims before they die. She's approached by a man who claims to know how to teach her to alter the future in her visions and with his help, she could save all the innocent victims. 
Okay, first of all, this book was more of a  psychological thriller than anything else. Charlotte wasn't my favorite character of all time, she was just okay. What made this book such a great read for me was the haunting  psychological thrill. I've read a lot of mystery thrillers that have given me nightmares and to be honest, I wasn't expecting to feel as scared as I did when reading this book. I guess it was the choice of words and the fact that I was reading this at 1 in the morning that allowed this book to give me the shivers down my spine kind of feeling. Enough about the thrilling aspect of book. Let's talk characters. My first impression of Charlotte was: How naive and dumb can you be? If a stranger approaches you asking to let into your mind you don't say yes. You say no and then you run as fast as you can in the opposite direction to call the cops. I am just saying. What Charlotte lacked in street smartness, I feel like she made up in the romantic aspect of the book. Charlotte and Linden were an adorable couple...while they lasted. I highly applaud Charlotte for the way she handled their relationship at the end. I guess being stalked by a serial killer in your brain does that to you. She handled it with just so much more maturity than in the beginning where all she did was drool over him. So overall, this book is a fun and thrilling read, and it is pretty satisfying to see the main character grow from a naive girl to being a tad bit smarter. :)

3.5/5 stars

Foreverly Obsessed,

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