Title : Sleepless
Author : Tracey Ward
Series : Bird of Stone, #1
Rating : 5 Stars
Blurb : My name is Alex Mills and I have a superpower. Don’t be jealous, it sucks. I can’t control it. My mind is a mutinous SOB that takes over when I go to sleep. I’m just a girl trying to get some shut eye while it decides to throw a rager that can land me just about anywhere in the world. The base of the Eiffel Tower. The shore on the coast of Ireland. The third baseline at Wrigley Field. Sounds exciting and fun right? Wrong. My not so superpower is unpredictable, uncontrollable and annoying as hell. It’s also how I met Nick. Every cloud has a silver lining. Nick is mine. Nick is extraordinary as well. He can’t feel fear. Never has, never will. It’s worked out for him as a PJ in the Air Force, one of the most dangerous jobs in the military, but where it’s not helpful is with his social skills. Nick is cold, distant and apathetic. He’s also my hero. And if he’s to be believed, I’m his. I first met him when he died and that wasn’t even the weirdest moment of our relationship. Neither is this moment here and now, trapped together in an island prison on the Behring Sea. It’s a long, strange story between his death and this prison. One full of sheep, docks, Jabberwocks and a very special stone. I could tell it to you if you’d like to hear it. I’ve got time…
Review : I would have wished for a slightly different cover for this book (Yes the actual one is a beautiful one – but once you read the book – you will understand that there basically should have been an other cover, a far more fitting one, the one around which everything centers THE DOCK) Yes you are hearing me correctly – the cover – that is all I can say, if I am asked what I would have done differently on this book.
Coming to the story – Starting with the first page you are “sucked” into this book. The writing is fluently and the storyline has no holes, nothing that will leave the reader to stumble across. A world has been created where the lines between normal and extraordinary blurr.
On one side you have Nick who “seems” normal at the beginning and on the other there is Alex who is having her difficulties trying to pretend to live a “normal” life. Both struggle to cope with the cards they have been deal. So when they unexpectly meet they simply enjoy their time together trying to ignore their realities. But when the reality catches up with them at first Nick is unwilling to believe what is actually happening, but than at the very same moment that he is willing to accept what is happening he also has to face the consequences of this reality. So while Alex stumbles to what is happening to her and is trying to get control of her abilities, it is Nick who remains her calm center. They are forced to face the danger together as even their enemys have found out that alone they might not function but together they are unstopable.
Cliffhanger : (KLICK to find out) !!!
HEA? : Series still continues