Book & Author details:
Sleepless by Michael Omer
Publication date: January 10th 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Thriller, Young Adult
Don’t fall asleep. Don’t dream. Don’t get caught.
At the beginning of her freshman year of high school, Amy can think of nothing worse than moving to the boring, suburban town of Narrowdale. And that’s before she starts having the same nightmare over and over again, waking up every night to a creepy whistle outside her window and being haunted by a mysterious, menacing presence. Getting used to the new school becomes the least of her problems.
As she delves deeper to uncover the truth, she unknowingly edges closer to mortal danger. Terrible events that took place years ago threaten to happen again, but now Amy’s life is on the balance. Unfortunately, the one guy who is supposed to protect her, nineteen year old Peter, doesn’t believe her.
Some things seem to happen only in Narrowdale, where dark secrets hide beneath the surface…
As she confronts the mysteries of Narrowdale, Amy documents her experiences in her blog. The book contains live links to this blog.
Let me start this review off by saying that the writer has, for me at least, nailed the teenage attitude and snark in this book. Amy’s world revolves around Amy, and the perceived hardships being visited on her by the move to Narrowdale. The horrors of no air-conditioning and a less than spectacular mall.
But then the dreams start and Amy’s world takes a turn for the peculiar. Very eerie with a hint of spooky.
If I had to pick fault, it would be that sometimes, given Amy’s age, I felt that her actions maybe pushed the bounds of believability a little. But hey…. it’s called fiction for a reason!
Overall, an enjoyable, immersing read. I look forward to the next one with anticipation!
My name is Michael Omer, and I’m a writer, journalist and game designer. I wrote and published my first novel when I was sixteen, and figured I’d keep at it. Since then, I have published two more novels, and wrote… who can even count how many? I’m happily married to a woman who keeps pushing me to write more, and have three kids who insist I should stop writing and come play with them. I also have two dogs.