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Don't Close Your Eyes.
Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, ...
Don't Close Your Eyes.
Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep...forever.
Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family...?
Posted January 2, 2012
Posted January 1, 2012
This is going to be short and sweet. Basically, Rachel Vincent brings IT Every.Single.Time.
Rachel Vincent writes amazing novellas. And they're not just fillers. Each and every one has served to give the reader more insights into the Soul Screamers world and characters. (And if you've read Reaper, you've had your heart broken.)
I will probably never like Sophie, but I don't think this was written to make me love her. I will say, I have begrudging respect/admiration for her. She's strong and powerful in ways that she doesn't even fully understand, yet. Sort of like her awesome cousin, Kaylee!
I loved new character Luca. He will make an interesting, and HOT addition to the Soul Screamers world.
I loved the hallway/glove scene!! That was my favorite part of NtS. I was cheering! Also loved the Addison scene.
Never to Sleep is fabulous and sets up Before I Wake perfectly!
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Posted June 30, 2014
Wish I'd Known about this novella earlier!
My Initial Reaction...
I wish I'd known about Never to Sleep back when I first read the Soul Screamers Series. It was a really enjoyable quick read and gave a lot of background on Sophie, a character I always wished I'd known better.
Note: There are spoilers for book 1 in the series in this review.
Getting into the head of Sophie, Kaylee's cousin, was great! She's not anyone's favorite character I imagine, because she's fairly shallow and really mean to Kaylee. But I know that by this point in the series, I also felt kind of bad for her. Her mother died extremely suspiciously and all kinds of crazy things are constantly happening around her and to her - but no one has deigned to explain to her why. She may not be a banshee, but she deserves to know what's going on IMHO!
Well, just like Kaylee - no one's going to tell Sophie until she gets herself into heaps of trouble and finds a cute boy to spill the beans. In this case it's necromancer Luca - who you'll get to know better in book 6. I found that Never to Sleep explained so much about their relationship and some of the changes you'll see in Sophie in upcoming books - I really think it's a must read for fans of the series. I loved seeing Sophie confront this world she's been teetering on discovering for so long, and to face it with the same kind of strength that I've come to admire in Kaylee. And she had a great sense of humor that made reading Never to Sleep lots of fun.
Well, the only thing I have a problem with in Never to Sleep, I had a problem with in the series in general. Sophie is not a Banshee. Her scream is not a Banshee's scream. This has been firmly established. She's not the first daughter of a Banshee and human ever - so why is she the first one we've ever heard of that can scream and end up in the Netherworld? It just doesn't work for me at all, even if I do like the changes it brings about in Sophie and the story. It just doesn't jive with the mythology already established in the series.
I really enjoyed Never to Sleep and definitely recommend you read it if you're reading the Soul Screamers Series - or if you're a fan that missed it like I did the first time around!
Posted July 23, 2013
I love It!!!! This showed a part of Sophie I never thought was there. I cant wait to read the next book and wait and see if Sophie has matured a bit. and she shouldnt have judged Kaylee like that because Kaylee has saved a lot of times I dont think she has the right to say those things. Anyway I cant wait to see Sophie again and read the next book
P.S. Luca is really hot ,sweet, and exactly what Sophie needs. Lucky Sophie.
Posted March 28, 2013
Posted February 5, 2013
Thank you for sharing this part of Sophia, I was always wondering about her being in the neitherword when Luca metioned it in the other book, now I have my answer. Can't wait for her new book!! Love this series.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted December 5, 2012
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Posted July 17, 2012
This series is amazing! Each story line ties together perfectly. This novella helps shed some light on othr aspects of zthe seies that were obviously slightly vague for a reason. We now know more about other characters! This leaves you on the edge of your seat dying to know what's next! Leaves us wanting more Soul Screamers to learn more about where this new twist goes! Should not end yet! Give us MORE SOUL SCREAMERS PLEASE!!!! This is what you will be crying out after the Soul Screamers novellas!!!!!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This novella was used to introduce a new character. Be careful when you read the novella because it takes place near book #5 in the series. It also makes you wonder about Kaylee's cousin Sophie and the part she may play in book #6.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 26, 2012
Sophie's biggest dream, so far, was to become the youngest Cheerleaders captain in the history of her school. The only thing standing in her way was her frenemy Peyton. But she knew how to take care of her so it wasn't a big problem.
Well, and let's not forget her cousin, Kaylee. Now that was a big problem. And although she had tried to change her last name so people wouldn't think they were sisters the true was that their non-existent relationship was damaging her reputation badly enough.
And everybody knows how difficult is it to build the perfect façade. Except for Kaylee, of course... it's like all she wanted was to ruin Sophie's life. And she was doing a terrific job with all the screaming and craziness around her.
But something that Sophie didn't suspect was that Kaylee wasn't crazy. And their whole family had been keeping secrets from her for a long while.
Now, when a gorgeous new guy arrives at school, the truth will unravel before Sophie, even if she is not ready to handle it.
If you have read the Soul Screamers series you already know Sophie and have an idea of her personality.
And most likely you hate her BIG time. Or at least you wouldn't mind giving her a punch. Or two.
What? No? Seriously? Because I wouldn't mind at all.
But (and trust me, I never thought I would write this and it gives me chills just to think about it #justsaying) it was fun, interesting and different to see through her eyes. Heck, I even liked her for a little bit! That is until she began to speak about Kaylee...
After reading this novella [picture me on my knees] I seriously can't wait to know what is going to happen next! The possibilities are so many to think about them... I mean, what is going to happen to Sophie? Because looks like we are going to see her a lot now. Or at least she will have a more important role in the series.
And let's not forget about Luca, the mysterious new guy who is a necromancer meaning that new creatures will have a spotlight! And trust me, he is funny, handsome and cute... I can't wait to see what is he after.
Sigh, I have to stop writing because I don't want to spoil anything but it's SO difficult!
Posted April 26, 2012
I love the soul screamers series and this was a great addition to the story line! Quick read, hard to put down! Provides a lot of insight into other characters in the story and a very good set up for the next novel. Can't wait to read more from Rachel Vincent.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 12, 2012
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Posted January 31, 2012
Being a huge fan of Soul Screamers, I bought this up just after midnight when it came out. I thoroughly enjoyed it even though it featured Sophie, although I admit I had actually been hoping it'd be in her POV. But don't let that stop you if you don't like her because you find some good hints and tidbits of information about the next book in the series, Before I Wake.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 28, 2012
Great edition to the Soul Screamers series!!! You can't help but feel sorry for Sophie and the ignorance she has been subjected to...at least until she blows it at the end.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 7, 2012
Sophie is still concieted, shallow, selfish and arrogant but she has fire in her which may be her only redeeming quality right now. Her perspective is shockingly intriquing despite her character flaws and inability empathize. I can't say I really like her character much more than I did before but I feel she has more potential to grow...her point of view is a great set up for some soul searching and, perhaps, a few apologies in Before I Wake. She needs to learn some humility instead of instantly thinking she's some kind of badass. The reason I liked this book so much is because I can see some potential depth evolving for Sophie's character and Luca is a very intriquing new addition. Can't wait to see whose side he's really on.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 7, 2012
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Posted December 1, 2012
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