Emma Montgomery has been experiencing nightmares of gruesome murders. In fact, all of the students in Dr. Beecher's secret society have been having terrible dreams and sleepwalking. Now, as their classmates start turning up dead, Emma and her friends race against the clock to find out what's causing them to kill in their sleep.
With a tag line of " Teens are killing each other in this summer horror Blockbuster", wouldn't you typically expect a thrilling and scary book? Well, when I read the summary on the back of the galley, I certainly did. Though, while Sleepless was based of an interesting idea, it was not executed that well.
First off, the characters weren't well developed, in my opinion. Sure, you briefly got to know Emma, Jack, and their friends, but there wasn't anything about them that really captured your interest or made them easy to relate to.
Also, it didn't make Sleepless any better, having a plot that was extremely dull at times and hard to get through. Sure, at first it was interesting to see the different things that were happening to the students, but soon after it finally clicked in my mind what was happening. Leaving, Sleepless to become anticlimactic and uneventful.
Thomas Fahy's writing was decent, though. It was easy to read because of the quick chapters, but the world he created in Sleepless didn't really imprint a memorable world in my mind.
Overall, Sleepless was a big disappointment for me. Though, I think I may try Thomas' previous teen novel, to see if it's any better.
Side note: Even though I didn't fully enjoy this book, if you think you think you may like do give it a try. It just wasn't my ideal book.
Sleepless will be released August 11th, 2009.
* Much thanks goes to AK for sending me a copy of this book.