Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Never to Sleep - Soul Screamers Novella

Title: Never to Sleep
Author: Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers, #5.5
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Page Count: 
56 pages
Published: January 1st 2012 by Harlequin Teen
Rating: 5/5

Don't Close Your Eyes.

Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep...forever.

Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family...?

My Review:

Well, I've heard Rachel talk about this novella giving voice to a much hated character - Sophie - and I have to say that I still really don't like her (even after reading this) but I do understand her a little more. I did however love the novella.

Sophie was up to a lot more than she let on when she showed up for the sleepover at the end of If I die. Never to Sleep takes us through what she was going through on Kaylee's last day. Turns out a whole lot of trouble can happen even when Kaylee isn't around, and there is a lot more to Sophie than meets the eye.

I liked the new character that was introduced - Luca - and I look forward to learning more about him in the next book. I am really hoping that Sophie will lose some of her angst toward Kaylee once her dad tells her everything, but I won't hold my breath.

Never to Sleep is a novella, so it was obviously a quick read, and definitely worth it for the plot twists that are introduced to the Soul Screamers story. In the least, it's a little something to help tie you over until Before I Wake comes out in June.

Fav. Quote(s):

"Well, that’s what you get for walking into open doors." - Luca

"I never joke about carnivorous bunnies." - Luca

"Also, you might want to sleep with one eye open." - Sophie

My Rating: 5/5

Other books in this series

(Click highlighted titles for my review)

1 - My Soul to Take
2 - My Soul to Save
3 - My Soul to Keep
4 - My Soul to Steal
5 - If I Die
6 - Before I Wake
7 - With All My Soul

Prequels and Short Stories:
0.1 - My Soul to Lose
0.2 - Reaper
0.3 - Fearless (Kiss Me Deadly - Anthology)
4.2 - Niederwald (Enthralled - Anthology)
5.1 - Never to Sleep

You'll like this series if you liked 

Shifter series by Rachel Vincent, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong

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