Author: Thomas Fahy
Pages [hardcover]: 209
Opening Lines: Emma doesn’t really notice the cold night air or the damp grass beneath her feet. Only the howling sound in her ears.
SOMEONE ELSE WILL DIE SOON she tells herself.
SOMEONE ELSE WILL DIE AND I WILL BE RESPONSIBLE.
A few days after the first time you walk in your sleep, you kill someone. That’s how the end begins.
Emma Montgomery has been having gruesome nightmares. Even worse, when she wakes up, she isn’t where she was when she fell asleep. And she’s not the only one. One by one the students of Saint Opportuna High start having nightmares, and sleepwalking. And the next morning one of their classmates turns up dead.
Something is making them kill in their sleep. Emma and her friends need to band together, to keep themselves awake until they can figure out what’s behind the murders–before anyone else dies.
For some reason, I wasn’t really sure what this book was really about until I started reading it. I read the summary over a few times but it never really clicked with me. Anyway. This was a typically YA horror story. A bunch of teenage kids, throw a few couples in there with some teen romance, and someone making them sleepwalk and kill each other.
I was off and on about liking this story. There were definitely good moments, and the dream scenes were described perfectly, but the ending was very disappointing. It was awkward and left me thinking, what just happened?
Overall, I think if you’re looking for a little horror, don’t mind reading about death and blood, this is good for you. There isn’t much gore, which I appreciated. I give Sleepless 3/5 stars.