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Sleepless by Terri Clark

Rating: 4 Stars
Genre: Horror/Romance/Mystery
Release Date: 9/2/2008

About the Book: Trinity is a dream walker. She can see into people's dreams and knows their secrets. She even helped find Rafe Stevens, who murdered Trinity's friend Kiri. But now the murder trial is over and Rafe's got everyone convinced he's unstable, so he gets locked up in a mental hospital. It's there Rafe learns to dream walk too and this time he's after Trinity. She needs to stay awake to stay alive.

GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: When I first saw a picture of this cover, I had now idea it was a suspense story, I thought it was another cute romance. So when I actually saw the book trailer, I was surprised. The book looked so good I had to give it a try, even though scary stories aren't my favorite. (Plus, there was a promise of romance, so I knew it had to have something I'd like!)
I ended up loving it! It was a quick read that kept me up-(in a good way wanting to read more, not in an 'I'm so scared' kind of way) and it was full of suspense! Plus, there's a great romance between Trinity and Dan, who just so happens to be the son of the lawyer that got Rafe off on insanity. It was just a perfect blend for a scaredy cat like me.
There's a lot about Trinity's dream walking gift that I'd like to know, so I hope Terri Clark writes more about Trinity. Plus, Terri Clark is a teen librarian-yay-and who better to write for teens than someone who works with them all day? (I especially loved that she had Dan and Trinity head to the library to do research!) I thought this was a good debut and I'd recommend it readers wanting some mystery and suspense with their romance.

Comments

  1. I want to say I've heard about this somewhere in the past few weeks...but then again, I hear a great deal of things on a daily basis...in any event, I'll be checking this book out.

    I need to study books that are heavy with tention.

    -J.T

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  2. I love suspense books and this sounds really original. thanks for the review

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  3. It sounds amazing! Terri's sending me a copy in the mail and I can't wait!

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  4. I have this in my room. I need to start reading it. It sounds awesome. I love the premise. Glad you enjoyed it!!

    -lauren

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  5. J.T.-I've seen this one around the blogging world too-that's how I first found it!

    Erika Lynn-it was a great suspense/romance mix, so I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    Bookworm-we must have the same TBR pile!:) I hope you get your copy soon.

    Lauren-I hope you get a chance to read it!

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  6. Hm, I've seen this book all over, and I had NO IDEA that it was suspense.

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  7. Isn't Sleepless great! I love books that have characters with paranormal abilities!

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