The Compulsive Reader: Sleepless by Terri Clark

Monday, August 25, 2008

Sleepless by Terri Clark

On the outside, Trinity Michaels might be just another teenager, enjoying her last summer before college. But inside, there's a secret—while Trinity dreams, people can visit her...people she knows. And when a girl named Kiri that Trinity once met comes to her one night, begging for an escape from her kidnapper, Trinity is crushed when she doesn't get Kiri the help she needs in time.

Trin hoped that she'd get some closure over Kiri's killer, Rafe Stevens' incarceration. But instead, his lawyer uses shady tactics and gets Rafe into a mental hospital...where he promptly breaks out! And there's something else: while at the mental hospital, Rafe somehow managed to attain the ability to walk into Trinity's dreams, and now he's bent of revenge. Trinity will be forced to team up with an unlikely ally—Dan Devlin, son of Rafe's lawyer, as she struggles for a solution that will save her life…if only she can stay awake long enough.

From newcomer Terri Clark is a fast paced and heart pounding novel that will keep you up at night! Clark handles her plot like a pro, and her fun and modern voice, along with many well placed pop culture references, entice and encourage readers into the story. The characters are those that readers can't get enough of—amusing, intelligent, savvy, but yet a bit fallible as well. Sleepless is a quick read, and the storyline is one that is simple enough to ensnare reluctant readers, but complicated enough to still be highly engaging. With all the suspense and danger of Lisa McMann's Wake and the sharp wit and supernatural allure of Meg Cabot's The Mediator series, Sleepless—and Clark—are sure to be a success.

Sleepless will be available in stores on September 2nd, 2008!


Booked Books said...

What a cool novel! =D

Keri Mikulski said...

This one's on my TBR. :)

Anonymous said...

This one is in my TBR pile! I'm taking it with me on my trip to Seattle later this week. Terri's also my Fresh New Voice of YA for September.

Great review!! :)

Anonymous said...

hey did you guys pick a winner for the giftcards yet?


Rachael Stein said...

i just finished reading this book and i agree that it was fantastic :D

dominiquecullen said...

Is there a series of these Sleepless books?If so tell me so I can go get the other copies If not then there should be because the book ended with Trinity saying "I couldn't wait to see how my next book began." and that left me on the edge of my seat.

daniellaprice30 said...

I think this is an interesting book because I've heard a lot about it. But I have a tendency not to sleep when I get hooked reading a book so I had to get natural sleep aids just to force myself to sleep.