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  • Posted July 29, 2014

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    Charlotte has spent her life following one simple rule, never in

    Charlotte has spent her life following one simple rule, never interfere with the visions. When she was young she tried to change one and her father ended up dead. Now she tries to block every vision that comes, that is until one comes so violently she cant suppress it. When she sees her classmate dead she knows she cant let it happen but how can she help? 

    When a text comes through her phone saying they know what she is and they can teach her how to stop the murders she is hesitant to believe but when another murder happens she knows she has to do something. Will she be able to stop this killer before he strikes again?

    I absolutely loved this book!!! It hooked me from the start. 

    I really liked Charlotte. She has a strong sense of right from wrong and has always wondered why they have to suppress the visions. They have to be getting the visions for a reason and if they can do some good then why don't they? When she gets the visions of her friends she cant stand around without at least trying to do something. I did think though that she was a little naive at times and should of confided in her aunt. 

    Smith was a mystery from the get go. Even though Charlotte knows he has secrets she still trusts him. I liked the mystery surrounding him and enjoyed finding out his story.

    The romance wasn't a major factor in the book but I loved seeing it develop. Charlotte has had a crush on Linden forever and when he finally notices her she is thrilled. Linden was a normal teenage boy and they were both so cute together. My heart absolutely broke when what happened happened!! I wont say anymore because of spoilers ;)

    The overall concept of the book was fascinating. I loved the story of the Oracles but did find there wasn't enough of why they had to suppress the visions. I know the author explained that the roman empire abused their power so the Oracles decided they needed to stop their visions but why do they still do it? I loved that the book was set in the modern world. Oracles are so awesome to read about but I've not read a book with them set in modern times. 

    With plenty of action, suspense, mystery and intrigue, Sleep No More was a quick read. I went into it with no expectations and ended up really enjoying it. Aprilynne Pike is one author I always buy and she did not disappoint with this book. Its a good solid mystery with a paranormal twist

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  • Posted June 5, 2014

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    Charlotte Westing is an Oracle who can see the future. She can┬┐t

    Charlotte Westing is an Oracle who can see the future. She can’t reveal herself as an Oracle to non-Oracles, give in to the visions, or try to change the future if a vision gets through. When Charlotte was six years old, she broke the rules, and the consequences have left her determined not to break them again. Ten years later, however, a new vision breaks through all of Charlotte's carefully constructed psychic defenses, and she sees a serial killer murder her classmate. Unable to bear the guilt of inaction, Charlotte decides to break all the rules in order to stop the killer.

    I like Charlotte and admire the way she wants to stop bad things from happening. I felt like I could connect with Charlotte's emotions and her struggles to do the right thing. The romance was strange and quick to happen. After his girlfriend dies, Linden develops a sudden interest in Charlotte, though he admits that Charlotte just helps takes his mind off his girlfriend. Everything makes sense at the end, however. I like how the plot ties in with Charlotte and Linden's relationship and how the romantic subplot works into the story without taking over other areas of the plot.

    The plot is extremely enticing and page turning. Charlotte’s premonitions and murders are full of griping tension. I loved following Charlotte on her journey to discover what her power can do and who the serial killer is. Throughout the story, we learn more about the rules, consequences, and complexities surrounding Oracles, which not only changes everything we thought we knew, but also makes the book exponentially more interesting from one page to the next. Plus, there is a huge plot twist at the end.

    If anything, I would like to know more about the history of the Oracles and Charlotte’s aunt Sierra. While we get to know about a lot of the rules and present affairs, the story doesn't really explore the past. It didn't take away from my enjoyment of this first novel, but I hope to see more of this in future installments.

    Overall, Sleep No More is a thrilling paranormal mystery with a hint of romance. It is an enjoyable, unique read that I could not put down.

    Review by Alice

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2014

    Really Good Book.o:

    This book overall was fairly good. If you like mystery and a lot of description, you'll love this book. <3 When I was reading, I kept getting ditracted, but I also never wanted to stop reading it. Im more of the romance type of novels, and this was more of a "Get-to-know-my-powers-and-fall-for-a-guy-named-Linden-while-solving-deaths-with-a-stranger-named-Smith" and I read it in a day. So, I guess this is a pretty good book. (: <3

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  • Posted May 3, 2014

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a re

    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
    16-year-old Charlotte is an oracle – she has visions of the future, but after changing one of her visions and accidentally killing her father, she tries to ignore her visions as much as possible.
    When she gets a vision of a murder, a vision that she can’t push away, she does what her aunt has trained her to do – nothing, only to receive a text from an unknown number asking her why she didn’t stop the murder from happening. Charlotte begins to wonder if she really could have prevented the murder, or whether interfering would make thing worse; like it did with her dad.
    Can Charlotte really change the future? And more importantly – why will happen if she does?

    This was an interesting story about a girl who could see the future, and I was really desperate to find out who the killer was!

    I liked Charlotte and I admired the way she wanted to make things better, and to stop bad things from happening before they happened. I also liked the way she didn’t put herself in danger whilst trying to help other people.

    The storyline in this was pretty good, and I really wanted to find out who the killer was. I did think the second half of the book wasn’t quite as good as the first half, but I still liked it overall. The mystery element was done well, the paranormal element also fitted in nicely, and there was a bit of a twist to the tale at the end.
    There was a little bit of romance, but it wasn’t really a big part of the storyline.
    The ending was okay, and I’m wondering if this is going to turn into a series now. It would certainly be interesting to see what Charlotte has learned after this little adventure!
    Overall; a good paranormal mystery story.
    7 out of 10.

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