Friday, 2 May 2014

Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.
Sleep No More
Blurb (from Goodreads):
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.

Sleep No More by Aprilynne Pike

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

Sleep No More(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
16-year-old Charlotte is an oracle – she has visions of the future, but after changing one of her visions and accidentally killing her father, she tries to ignore her visions as much as possible.
When she gets a vision of a murder, a vision that she can’t push away, she does what her aunt has trained her to do – nothing, only to receive a text from an unknown number asking her why she didn’t stop the murder from happening. Charlotte begins to wonder if she really could have prevented the murder, or whether interfering would make thing worse; like it did with her dad.
Can Charlotte really change the future? And more importantly – why will happen if she does?

This was an interesting story about a girl who could see the future, and I was really desperate to find out who the killer was!

I liked Charlotte and I admired the way she wanted to make things better, and to stop bad things from happening before they happened. I also liked the way she didn’t put herself in danger whilst trying to help other people.

The storyline in this was pretty good, and I really wanted to find out who the killer was. I did think the second half of the book wasn’t quite as good as the first half, but I still liked it overall. The mystery element was done well, the paranormal element also fitted in nicely, and there was a bit of a twist to the tale at the end.
There was a little bit of romance, but it wasn’t really a big part of the storyline.
The ending was okay, and I’m wondering if this is going to turn into a series now. It would certainly be interesting to see what Charlotte has learned after this little adventure!
Overall; a good paranormal mystery story.
7 out of 10.

1 comment:

  1. I just got this in the mail so I am excited it was good.