Below is the synopsis, review & a giveaway which includes a sleeping mask and a copy of the book!
Publication date: March 15th 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Thora 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.
I enjoyed the author's writing. There was some poetic whimsy which is much deserving of the teenage main character. It took me a while to warm up to Thora, but by the end I was quite attached and understood a lot more about her.
There were a few slow parts in the middle where I felt Thora's weaknesses were being overexaggerated. She went from vivid (and imaginative!) hallucinations and almost passing out just from a verbal argument to racing down streets and climbing buildings with mild dizziness for the most part.
Thora is joined by a variety of colorful characters as the story progresses. I don't think there's a single person who could hate Florence. Aidan, Lucas and Odin are all great characters and each with their own flaws and highlights. I really enjoyed how the author revealed their personalities in a short period of time and continued to grow on them as the story evolved. Then there's the ending. Everything fell into place and I have to say, it was a heck of a surprise.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cady Vance is the author of YA and NA speculative fiction. After growing up in small-town Tennessee, she decided to embark on a grand adventure by packing up her bags and moving to NYC. Now, she studies for her PhD in the UK and dreams of seeing the universe.
Author links: Webpage | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter @cadyvance
- A paperback copy of Never Sleep
- A "Dreaming of New York" sleep mask