Author: Cady Vance
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy, Science Fiction
Publication Date: March 15th, 2015
SummaryThora Green had a life once upon a time. But that ended the day her parents enrolled her in a sleep clinic prison. At the facility, her chronic months-long insomnia is observed by scads of doctors, but she is never actually treated for her dire disease. In a feat of desperation, Thora escapes for New York City. Buried deep in the city’s underbelly, there is rumored to be a secret haven called the Insomniac Café: a place where people like Thora can find relief.
As Thora joins forces with Aiden and Florence, two fellow insomniacs, their midnight quest will take them from the dusty bookshelves of The Strand, to the smokey underground clubs in the Lower East Side, to countless taxi and subway rides. Clues leading to their final destination are waiting for them at every turn. But so are Sleepers—a powerful core of sworn-enemies to all Insomniacs—who wish to see Thora and her friends destroyed at any cost.
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The cover really gives me an idea of what washed out irises look like from lack of sleep. The eyes pop out and pull me in. It was a really good choice for this novel.
I'm always looking for something different in Young Adult Fantasy so I was very excited to see what this novel has in store for me. The summary had me interested right away. It sounds like an adventure that I can feel like I am part of.
Right away I fell in love with Thora's attitude. I love her sarcasm and the way she can still have this strength after not sleeping for 127 days. Honestly she is everything I love to see in a heroine. Even though she is incredibly weak from being put through to many tests and trauma, she keeps going, She strives for the solace of the Insomniac Cafe. There is adventure, nice character development, and a little bit of sexual tension between her and Lucas. There is grief, joy, and basically just a roller coaster of feelings after turning each page. These are the type of characters you bond with and cry when you see them go. This novel makes me wish there was an Insomniac Cafe just for me. I can't imagine what it would be like to go without sleep longer than 2 days. I would be suffering from multiple collapses that is for sure. I really like how each chapter has a cute little sentence from the Insomniac Handbook from the clinic too. This novel is also the type of book you want to finish in one sitting. There is too much suspension to stop and read later. I could never guess what was going to happen next and I needed so bad to know. This novel is so original and interesting that I am kind of inspired to write my own story similar to chronic insomnia.
Of course if you love any young adult fantasy this is a good pick for you. It's similar to a dystopia and a real page-turner. For the price it is on Amazon it is so worth it. You won't be disappointed with this novel.
My Final Thought-
Please tell me this is a series. The ending was such a surprise! How could I not expect this?
5 out of 5 Haunted Roses
Giveawaya Rafflecopter giveaway
- A paperback copy of Never Sleep
- A "Dreaming of New York" sleep mask