- Title: Insomnia (The NIght Walkers) Book 1
- Author: J. R. Johansson
- Age Range: 12 and up
- Paperback: 360 pages
- Publisher: Flux (June 7, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0738735930
- FTC FYI: I bought my own copy of this fantastic book!!
Her eyes saved his life. Her dreams released his darkness.
Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. Parker starts going to bizarre lengths to catch Mia’s eye every day. Everyone at school thinks he’s gone over the edge, even his best friend. And when Mia is threatened by a true stalker, everyone thinks it’s Parker.
Suffering blackouts, Parker begins to wonder if he is turning into someone dangerous. What if the monster stalking Mia is him after all?
I’m so excited to review Insomnia! Ever since I first saw the cover I knew I would love this book. In fact, I pre-ordered the book so I could get my hands on it as fast as I could. The cover is one of the best I’ve seen this year. If you think the cover is creepy and haunting,this gives you a good idea about what you will find inside.
Even though main character Parker scares you with his bizarre actions, he is a very sympathetic character. You can’t help but feel his pain when he longs so much to be able to have a good nights sleep. Parker doesn’t sleep at night because he lives within others dreams. He wanders undetected in the dream of the last person he made eye contact with. As I was reading this book I felt a more appropriate title for this book would have been, Intense!
The story hooks you from the beginning and never sets you free until the end. I was so impressed with the great writing in this book considering this is Jenn’s first published novel. If you are familiar with I’m Not a Serial Killer, by Dan Wells, it is a creepy and fantastic book. I need to warn Dan that Jenn is fast on his tail for mastering the creepy factor. She has created such a dark tale that keeps the reader guessing and freaked out. This YA thriller I can guarantee you is going to be making a name for itself and it’s author.
I asked the author about the 2nd book in the series and here is what she told me…
I’ve told you why I like Insomnia so much, I wanted to know what the author liked about her book. She gave some great answers and I have to agree with all of the reasons.
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INSOMNIA on Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12260608-insomnia