Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sleepless by Terri Clark (Re-post)

Title: Sleepless
Author: Terri Clark
Pages: 288
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: September 2, 2008

***Note: This is a re-post of my review. Make sure to join my contest for SLEEPLESS here!***

The swaying Palms Hotel late-night room-service menu

Tuck-Me-In Tuna Salad on Rye

Catch-Some-ZZZs Cheeseburger and Fries

Up-All-Night Chocolate-Chip Cookies with Milk

Bedtime Banana Split

I can't go to sleep!!! And not because of the cute boy lying next to me. There's a killer stalking me in my dreams. And if it's up to him...I'll never wake up. I have to find a way to get him, before he gets me.

Trinity Michaels is just a teenager trying to enjoy her last summer before college. But seeing the future in her dreams complicates things. When Kiri, a girl Trinity met, comes to her in need of help to save herself from a murderer, it's too late for Trinity to save her. Trin thought that Rafe, Kiri's murderer, would get the justice he deserves in court. But his lawyer pulls off dirty tricks to keep Rafe out of jail. Now, the killer haunts her dreams...waiting, and waiting for the right moment to kill her in her own slumber. She will be forced to ask help from the devil himself-Dan Devlin, the lawyer's son. She will have to take risks, trust dan (and love him?) in order to save everyone she cares about. Rafe has plans for all of them. . . . .

Judging by the cover, the reader would think that Sleepless is just another one of those cheesy heroine books...the problem is, it's not. It's much, much more that just that. Terri Clark will have the reader amazed with all the suspense, drama, and action in Sleepless. The sharp and intense mood will have the reader hooked with the unexpected, unnerving plot.

Sleepless is a consuming and shockful read, punctuated with developed, unique, and individual characters that make the action and plot more dangerous and dramatic. Trinity, Dan, and the characters that surround them, play a big part in the story. The readers will not get enough of these clever, amusing characters that make fallible mistakes as well. Trin and Dan will do whatever it takes to put Rafe in his place. The always-changing setting of Sleepless is fitted with it's witty and modern voice. Clark's writing style was alluring and fluid. It built up effortlessly to a striking and vivid climax.

An element that Clark succeeded in, was the romance in Sleepless. As the book progressed, so did the chemistry between the two characters. It's slow and enigmatic. Both characters took time to know themselves better, rather than diving straight in. It's realistic and not at all like the usual romance in other chick-lit books.

The Bottom Line: This has now made its way into the top of my favorite list. I borrowed this from my library and now, I'm going to buy my own copy. It's THAT amazing. I loved it from start to finish. Don't judge the doesn't at all reflect how the book is. The best thriller read I've had in a long time. A+ :-)

---Report Card---
Originality: 9.5/10
Ending: 10/10
Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
My reaction/enjoyment: 10/10
Theme: 10/10
Imagery: 10/10
Setting: 5/5
Voice: 5/5
Style: 5/5
Tone: 5/5
Cover: 8.5/10
Total Score: 98/100 (A+)

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So Many Books, So Little Time October 29, 2009 at 1:19 AM  

I really want to read this. I hope I win your contest! :)

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