Author: Cady Vance
Genre: Contemporary/ Mystery
127 days without sleep.
Thora Green had a life once upon a time. But that ended the day her parents enrolled her in 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 and heads straight for New York City. Buried deep in the city’s underbelly, there is rumored to be a secret haven called the Insomniacs’ 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.
The first thing that comes to mind when I’m thinking about this book is that this book reminded me SOOOOOO much of the Mara Dyer Trilogy. First thing that comes to mind. They are both fantastic (even though Mara Dyer will always have a special place in my heart) and they both had such awesome sauce characters. What really made me want to read this book was the actual synopsis of it. As you can tell the cover isn’t the best, but it isn’t the worst either. So thats why I rated this a high rate. Sure there were things that I thought needed a bit of clearing but all in all it was a great book.
First lets talk about
Mara Thora. SHE IS SO FREAKING AWESOME. Usually the main characters aren’t always my favorites but for this one I’ll have to make an acception. She doesn’t take no for a wesome and she puts everyone else’s needs before hers. She is a strong person I mean she’s been trapped in the crazy hospital for almost a year, and she still didn’t go crazy (well not completely). Her relationship with her brother was so emotional. She is so close to him. For all the time she has been in that hospital she was getting closer and closer to her brother. they have small inside jokes and it was all just soooo sooo adorable. Her brother Odin himself I will have to say is also AWESOME! Then we meet Aiden and Florence. I had mixed feelings with Aiden. I didn’t know if I should trust him or not, just like Thora was at first. Well that worked out *gives you the if you read the book then you know what I mean look* Then there is Florence which I loved ever since we meet her. She reminds me of Jaime of Mara Dyer, and I had just so much fun reading about her. Her Ipod is her life, she’s crazy, and she’s so trustworthy. I love her if Thora wasn’t my favorite character I would choose her in a heart beat.
Then we have the Noah in this book. Lucas. I didn’t get ALL the feels when we meet him. Maybe halfway through the book is when I actually start to ship him and Thora, either way now THEY ARE SO FREAKING CUTE TOGETHER. THE YOYO NECKLACE! READ THE BOOK AND YOU’LL KNOW WHAT I AM TRYING TO SAY. They aren’t just cute as a couple though the way that Lucas and Thora work together is just so progressive. They don’t try to rest they put a goal and they try to meet that goal as soon as possible. They are the opposite of procrastinators. Basically the opposite of me. Now let me just rant about the parents a bit. I cringed every time I had to read about them. I….hate….them. ESPECIALLY the Mom. She is just awful. Doesn’t care about her daughter. Cares about how her daughter is making her look though. Cares about sweet beloved son, WHERE IS THE CARE FOR HER DAUGHTER! Okay I’m done.
There are so many twists, turns, and betrayals in this book that you don’t even see coming, I sure didn’t. Especially in the first few chapters. I would recommend this book to a very limited amount of people even though I loved it. Its not really a book for beginner readers, maybe if you’re already in the book loving world you should try this book out. It wa so fast paced that I finished this in a day. The second book is on my TBR list (if there is one) but not on the top top since it did end on a good note the first book. So either way, I would give this a solid 4 stars. And a solid 7.5 on my regular rate.
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