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Thora Green had a life once upon a time.  But that ended the day her parents enrolled her in 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 from the CT sleep facility and heads straight for NYC. Buried deep in the city’s uThora Green had a life once upon a time.  But that ended the day her parents enrolled her in 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 from the CT sleep facility and heads straight for NYC. Buried deep in the city’s underbelly, there is rumored to be a clinic called the Insomniacs’ Café: a secret haven where people like Thora can find relief. But finding it is going to take a lot more than a map app on an i-phone.As Thora joins forces with Aiden and Florence, two fellow insomniacs, their search will take them from the dusty bookshelves of The Strand, to a quest for red-velvet cupcakes at Magnolia, 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....

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never sleep Reviews

  • Sarah
    2019-05-18 22:36

    Free on Amazon today!UK:

  • Nicole Sweeney
    2019-05-02 21:38

    This review and many more over at The Bibliophile Chronicles!What an absolutely stunning book.Thora has gone one hundred and twenty seven days without sleep. She has been forced to live in a sleep clinic, where each day she must live in a sleep clinic, and each day be subjected to the tests and therapy sessions. She suffers through these rituals night after night but the doctors never do anything to cure her disease. Desperate to find answers and a cure for her insomnia, Thora escapes the clinic and delves into New York City, searching for the elusive Insomniacs’ Café – a place where insomniacs can find security, and sleep. But not everyone wants Thora to reach the Insomniacs’ Café, and with danger at ever turn, will she uncover the clues and find the answers she so desperately needs?Welcome to my stop on the Never Sleep blog tour, run by the lovely Xpresso Book Tours. I want to say right off the bat that I loved this book, it was exciting and mysterious and is possibly now one of my favourite books. The story is something I’ve never come across before. It kept my entertained the whole way through and I kept finding myself wanting to return to it, to find out what happening.This is my first time reading a book by Cady Vance, and it’s an absolutely fabulous one. It’s tense, fraught with danger and flows really well. It’s fascinating and is just an absolute pleasure to read. I really liked Thora, she felt like a real girl – dealing with her parents lack of love for her, dealing with her condition and her desperation for answers. I found the book really engrossing, insomnia isn't something I know much about, so I really liked the little sentences at the start of each chapter from the “Chronic Insomnia Handbook” it made the story feel really realistic and intense.The story is set in New York, and Vance paints a wonderful picture of the city. Having only visited once it is a city I am fascinated with, and I love the idea of it being the city that never sleeps, that has the cure for insomnia. I also really liked the Sleepers – the faceless enemy that is trying to round up the insomniacs.I really loved this book, it’s definitely worth picking up. It’s four hundred pages, but I flew through it, the story is so gripping and intense. The one thing that bugged me is Lucas is frequently referred to as having a British accent, and being from the UK – there is no such thing. There are tons of accents that make up the cities in the UK. Don’t let that detract from how awesome this book is though, it’s a truly riveting read!

  • Marni
    2019-05-04 02:58

    I would like to thank the author and Xpresso Book Tours for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not sway my review in any way.A story that starts with two siblings, both severe insomniacs, escaping from the confines of The Clinic and ends many struggles later with a total twist and more understanding of the what's and how's. This story is full of non stop action, and question after question, along the way. A fundamentally unique story that, for me, became lost within the different layers of conflicts and characters.One thing that really boggled me from the time it happened, until the end, which really put a cramp in the story for me, was Thora's actions after a loss. Honestly, her thoughts were all over the map, and even for someone being an insomniac, did not fit the bill as far as how a person would actually react. It should have put her over the edge, it should have had her on her knees, with no sense of ever getting up, especially with the already present strain on her mentally and physically.There was a lot going on, but even with the action and introduction of new characters, I just didn't get a sense of the story really melding together. Parts of it felt distant while other parts just didn't give me the feels that it should have. The chemistry just wasn't there. That really dampened the impact the story itself, which again, is quite genuine and could have really found a path all it's own.If you enjoy a good medical experimentation mystery, along with conspiracies and thrills, you may enjoy this book. Just because I didn't connect with it, doesn't mean the next person won't either. With the ending leaving open for another book, I'm interested in seeing where the story goes from here and will be on the look out for it.

  • Princess Godoy
    2019-05-17 20:43

    (I won this from YA Spring Fling from the author herself)I enjoyed the whole premise of the book and I like that the plot is unique and fresh. It kinda reminded me of Delirium although the whole major disease here is insomnia.I absolutely love the cover and the flow of the story although I think the story is somewhat scattered but acceptable. My major problem is the love triangle. (view spoiler)[It is given in the very beginning that you should root for this guy but then the one you're rooting for becomes a major jerk and yeah things got really complicated (hide spoiler)]. Thank you Cady Vance for the copy and keep on writing!

  • Stephanie Ward
    2019-05-15 18:34

    'Never Sleep' is a gripping young adult science fiction novel that centers around the common problem of insomnia. Thora, our main character, suffers from chronic insomnia. Not knowing what else to do, her parents enrolled her in a sleep clinic - where the doctors said they could help treat Thora's insomnia. There are doctors at the clinic all right - lots of them - but all they seem to do is watch Thora and never do anything to treat her insomnia. Knowing that she can't stay at the clinic any longer, Thora escapes one night and heads to New York City, where there's rumors of an underground safe haven for people like her named the Insomiac Cafe. The Cafe offers a safe place for people like Thora to hide out and even provides some relief from their insomnia. It's at the Cafe that Thora meets Aiden and Florence - fellow insomniacs who are determined to find a cure for their disease. The three set off on a long and dangerous journey that will take them across and even below the city. They have to be careful though because the Sleepers - the powerful enemies to all Insomniacs - are hot on their trail and will do whatever it takes to destroy them before they reach their destination.I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I started reading this book - the description made it sound sort of mundane and predictable. Happily, that wasn't the case at all. Within a couple of pages, I was drawn into Thora's world and her story. The world the author created is just like ours now - except for the whole insomnia "disease" crisis, the Clinic(s), Sleepers, and the Insomniac Cafe. The setting was incredibly realistic and the fact that it mirrors our world makes it easy for the reader to get sucked into it early on and probably without realizing it. The scary thing about the novel is how this could happen - or be happening right now. I can totally envision secret clinic set up around the country for the purpose of "studying and helping" people with a certain disease - like they do with insomnia in the book. A big aspect of the story revolves around the insomnia disease/crisis - and it's important to know that it's not quite the same as what we label it. In Thora's world, insomnia is a disease - with harsh side effects and stages/levels of severity, among several other aspects. I found the author's use of insomnia as such a problematic illness quite creative, even though there seems to be a growing number of books centered on the same topic.Thora is a fantastic main character for the book. She's a Stage IV Insomniac - the worst level you can be - and she's only sixteen. She's pretty much been given a death sentence - with the severity of her case, she'll probably only live another two years or so. Thora is really easy to identify with from early on in the book. The book is told from her point of view - which I always think is the best way to write - so the reader gets to know the narrator on a deeply personal level. We are privy to Thora's inner thoughts, fears, hopes, dreams, memories, as well as seeing the events of the story unfold from her perspective. It's like being right there beside her during the whole book. She's a strong character - both physically and mentally - even though she might not think she is. She refuses to let her insomnia or the people at the Clinic break her and she refuses to give up when she has to run around New York City trying to find the Insomniac Cafe and staying far away from the Sleepers. I think she matures during the book due to all of the obstacles she has to overcome, along with the experiences she has that are new to her. I liked watching her change and grow throughout the story - it made her character feel all the more realistic to me. The plot was well written and creative. As I mentioned earlier, there seems to be a growing number of books that revolve around insomnia in some way - so it's easy to blend them all together without any one specific book standing out from the rest. I feel that the author was able to set her story apart because of the different aspects I mentioned above - the dystopian-like world that mirrors our own, the realistic nature of the Clinic and everything else associated with insomnia, as well as the well rounded characters. I love that there's a bit of a mystery thrown into the story - where Thora has to follow clues to find her way to the Insomniac Cafe, and also trying to figure out what's really happening at these Clinics and why it's so important. There's also a lot of action, suspense, and some romance mixed in to the book, which I think makes it appealing to fans of several genres. I'm glad that this is just the first book in a trilogy - I can't wait to see what's going to happen next and where the story will take us. I highly recommend this book to fans of several genres and for readers who are looking for something fresh and exciting.Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

  • Kirsty Vizard
    2019-04-29 19:34

    Insomnia is a very real affliction which can be debilitating and destructive. In Never Sleep, Cady Vance takes us a whole leap further into the world of Chronic Insomniacs, writing at a pace which constantly destabilizes the reader and forces us to share the character's paranoia and fear.We soon learn that nothing in Thora's world is as it seems and as her story unfolds she learns overwhelming truths, not only about her inability to sleep, but her identity too.Cady Vance builds Thora as a character we want to empathise with. Her and her brother, Odin, conform to the roles of their namesakes; Thora as the fighter and Odin as a protector. Later in the story Thora says, '"It's time for me to be the heroine of my own story, to be less like Sleeping Beauty and more like Mulan"', but the reason we want to follow her story is her determination and courage have already got her to this point.The narrative of Never Sleep is filled with classic dream tropes; chase scenes, being trapped, falling, death, eating food and failing exams. The use of these means that at times we question Thora's 'truth' and that of the clinicians.I was originally unconvinced by Cady Vance's choice to incorporate romance into the story and whether it was necessary to the plot. As a character, Lucas is important. He causes mayhem and confusion but is constantly there to assist Thora and her friends. By the time I reached the end of the novel I definitely appreciated the sweetness and comfort of their relationship.Never Sleep is a gripping novel for readers who enjoy a science-fiction thriller which will keep them on their toes!

  • Jenn
    2019-04-26 21:46

    A fast-paced, quick read.Thora Green's insomnia has lasted for months. She is staying at a Clinic where Doctors observe and experiment on her but never actually treat her. Desperate to get help Thora and her brother, who is also an insomniac staying at the Clinic, head to New York City in search of the Insomniac Café. There are clues around the city to lead them to the Café, but there are also Sleepers - enemies - who will try their best to keep them from reaching their destination.

  • Kristen Jett
    2019-04-28 02:57

    Review to come!

  • Gabs {My Full Bookshelf Reviews}
    2019-05-09 23:52

    I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.This book was not unique, it was bizarre. There is a slight, but important difference between the two, and in this case, it was sadly not the former that I would describe this book as. If the explanations for things had been given a bit more scientific sounding backup, perhaps I would have liked Never Sleep better; however, there were some other problems I had with the whole things, so maybe not. In this rare case, it's not exactly the MC's personality that made me dislike them. I actually didn't mind Thora's personality at all; I though it was pretty understandable considering her circumstances. No, in Thora's case, it's her actions that made me have a hard time understanding her. They just make zero sense. Strike 1 against her is how quickly she bounces back after seeing her brother DIE in front of her. The brother that is supposed to be the person she is closest to. There's tears and sadness for about ten minutes. And then she gets back to hunting with the guy she has 'feelings' for (so stupid, she's known him for how long?) and cracking jokes with her new best friend who is also someone she met a few hours ago. I know everyone processes grief differently...but if ANY person acts like that less than an hour after their close SIBLING dies? Screw that. I'm thinking that they killed them if that's how they grieve. The only reason I didn't have this theory in Thora's case was that the book made it clear she didn't.Secondly...why. why. why. Would you trust three random supposed insomniacs on the street. She literally just escaped from a clinic that tried so hard to keep her there; who's to say that those people don't work for the clinic?And, strike three, then she goes and develops a crush on one of these people. Who could be anyone. ANYONE. She has not known him for long enough to know what his true character is. It annoyed me to no end.The plot could have been great, but I didn't think there was enough explanation to back up the rather out-there twist it took later in the story. It was rather hard to believe, and a very complicated explanation for all that had happened over the course of the book.The last thing that got on my nerves were random cultural references that didn't add to the story. I don't exactly know why Thora had to describe her love for Buffy the Vampire Slayer early on in the novel; I mean, good for her, it's a great tv series, but did it add absolutely anything to the plot? Nope.Never Sleep had a great premise to work with, but the execution was less than perfect. It's definitely one of the most crazy books I've ever read; I wish that it had been better.

  • Bri
    2019-04-22 20:58

    What I liked: This book is very different from others that I've read that fall under the Sci-Fi genre. It has more to do with genetics and a new type of insomnia, one that comes in stages. This idea was very new to me, and very interesting to follow as I read this book, reading Thora as she tried to find the elusive and secretive Insomniac Cafe. I found the writing to be so captivating that I could imagine the scenes playing out in my head, and it kept my attention the entire time that I read it. It was fast paced in a way that made sense and flowed right, and kept me entertained and thrilled as I turned the pages. I especially liked the variety of the cast, each characters introduction was done in a way that showed who they were really quickly and easily. Even with that, the characters who stayed grew over the course of the book, maybe not a significant bit, but it was enough to notice. The ending, while hinted at when looking back on the story, actually really surprised me, and I really liked that!What I didn't like: Lucas is said to have a "British" accent, which doesn't exist, just ask my co-blogger she'll tell you, and she's from Wales. British is just a references to the islands (i.e. British Isles) but there are specific accents to each country. I'm fairly sure what the author was meaning was one of the English accents, likely the stereotypical accent for all English people, BBC English (which according to my co-blogger is a very posh accent heard mostly on the radio) but there's also the three others: Received Pronunciation, The Queen's English, and Public School English. So I mean, knowing this made it bother me a bit, but what bothered me more was that, Thora's mental stability after so long without actual sleep should have made her have extreme emotions (some irrational even) when dealing with situations. Filters tend to turn off, and with so much strain on her mental state from being awake so long, losing something or someone they're attached to would cause a very extreme irrationality. There were a few other, rather minor things that didn't make sense to me, but its personal preference.Overall Review: While this book had some things that bothered me, such as saying a character has a "British" accent and the lack of instability in Thora's mental state that I thought she should have, overall this book has a unique and interesting concept that I can't wait to see play out in the future books of this trilogy. It has some really good promise, and while I'm not exactly sure where this book will continue going into the second book, I'm definitely looking forward to it and seeing where it goes.Recommend?: Yes indeed! It has a very strong concept with some interesting ideas that I really enjoyed!

  • Sage Knightly
    2019-05-03 23:38

    *I won the advanced ebook version in a giveaway on Booklikes.**This will also be posted on Booklikes. I don't really know how to describe this well enough. There's action, romance, experiments, humans that Collapse and need to be recharged because of their insomnia, a robot-human, and so much more. There's pretty much never a dull moment, and you never feel like it should be over already. In fact, I'm already craving the second book. I can't wait to see what happens to Thora and the others, especially Doctor Clark! But anyway, the whole story basically surrounds itself around the Clinic, how they claim to want to help the insomniacs when really, they experiment on them for their own twisted pleasures. They hide behind this curtain of niceties and when it's lifted the dark shadows come rolling in. The whole explanation behind the Clinic is intriguing, and also horrifying. And then there's the Insomniac Cafe. I love how to get to the Insomniac Cafe, to get to the safe place who will actually help them, the escaped insomniacs have to go on a sort of treasure hunt around New York to prove they really are insomniacs. The plot is fantastic and with everything that happens you find yourself on the edge of your seat; you're hooked and you don't want to get free. The writing helps too, as it flows well and even told in Thora's point of view you find yourself falling into the story as if it were your own. I love all the characters, too. They are all so different, from crazy doctors to human-like robots to caring people like Doctor Jeremy. They all have their own ticks and distinctive characteristics. I especially love how insomniacs get attached to people and objects, like Florence with her music and Thora with her white knight and the yoyo Lucas gave her. It's fascinating. And the ending, it leaves you wanting more for sure. I don't want to say too much about the story and give anything away [I probably already have], so I won't say much on that regard, but you should definitely read this book. I recommend it. I will definitely buy the physical book when it comes out!

  • JY
    2019-04-22 23:42

    I won a copy of this from the YA Spring Fling, but this does not affect the honesty of my review.Never Sleep centres around a fresh idea of insomniacs, specifically those who suffer severely from insomnia such that they are unable to sleep for days. There were several plot twists in the book, which is a good thing, nothing better to keep readers thinking. Unfortunately, I guessed most of them heheh...I liked the bits where Thora, Florence and Aiden were on a journey to hunt for clues to lead them to the Insomniacs' cafe. It was thrilling to see Thora escape time and again from the Sleepers. However, I would have liked it better if more attention was paid to the development of Thora's character. She felt like the same person from the start till the end, even when (view spoiler)[ she thought Odin died(hide spoiler)]. Some flashbacks were useful in giving readers background information, but they could be better leveraged to delve deeper to really flesh out Thora's past. The ending was rather squeezed, I wish Vance expanded the last couple of pages of the book from the Aiden part to give a more detailed explanation so that the story could be appear more complete. But that's just a minor thing.I like Florence, she was a consistent and likeable character. I'm not so sure about Thora, who reminds me of Mara Dyer from the Mara Dyer Series and her instant connection thing to Lucas was not really believable. I got it from Thora's point of view, I mean, who doesn't like a nice British boy? It would have been cool to know why Lucas took a special interest in her. Odin was a great older brother. :)Also, I was left a bit frustrated at some points in the book, wondering what was the extent of the Clinic's influence. What we know of the Clinic as presented in the book was a bit vague, because there was too much guesswork going on as compared to to the facts provided. Do take note that there are some vulgarities thrown about in this book.Overall, an interesting read!

  • Shelby Young (The Haunted Rose)
    2019-05-16 01:38

    Cover Thoughts-The cover really gives me an idea of what washed out irises look like from lack of sleep. The eyes pop out and pull me in. It was a really good choice for this novel.First Thought-I'm always looking for something different in Young Adult Fantasy so I was very excited to see what this novel has in store for me. The summary had me interested right away. It sounds like an adventure that I can feel like I am part of.Review-Right away I fell in love with Thora's attitude. I love her sarcasm and the way she can still have this strength after not sleeping for 127 days. Honestly she is everything I love to see in a heroine. Even though she is incredibly weak from being put through to many tests and trauma, she keeps going, She strives for the solace of the Insomniac Cafe. There is adventure, nice character development, and a little bit of sexual tension between her and Lucas. There is grief, joy, and basically just a roller coaster of feelings after turning each page. These are the type of characters you bond with and cry when you see them go. This novel makes me wish there was an Insomniac Cafe just for me. I can't imagine what it would be like to go without sleep longer than 2 days. I would be suffering from multiple collapses that is for sure. I really like how each chapter has a cute little sentence from the Insomniac Handbook from the clinic too. This novel is also the type of book you want to finish in one sitting. There is too much suspension to stop and read later. I could never guess what was going to happen next and I needed so bad to know. This novel is so original and interesting that I am kind of inspired to write my own story similar to chronic insomnia. Overall Readability- Of course if you love any young adult fantasy this is a good pick for you. It's similar to a dystopia and a real page-turner. For the price it is on Amazon it is so worth it. You won't be disappointed with this novel.My Final Thought-Please tell me this is a series. The ending was such a surprise! How could I not expect this? 5 out of 5 Haunted Roses

  • Rubysbooks
    2019-05-08 02:34

    I won this book in a giveaway on BookLikes.Oh wow. WOW! I don't even know where to start talking about this book. I so did not see that one coming! Okay... *deep breath* So here's the thing. I was so surprised by this book. The idea of this book was so new to me. I've never read about insomniacs before.I liked the twists and turns, some of which I did not see coming at all. The pacing was fantastic. The author gives us tiny scenes from the past, to see how it is that Thora and her brother got to be patients at the Clinic. Those scenes were placed so well in the story, making the tension from the present time seem a little bit bigger, since I wanted to get back to Thora and her friends. And I loved the little quotes at the beginning of the chapters, which kind of set the tone for that chapter and gave an additional explanation as to what and why things were happening. I loved Thora. She was very sarcastic at times and very funny. She was brave, very brave in some situations where most people would have given up on everything. It was amazing to see how she would gather up whatever energy she had left and keep going, keep trying to find a way to get people to safety. She also knew how to be vulnerable and when to be scared, but also how to not let her fear overwhelm her. I was sad for her, because I kept wondering what the hell were her parents thinking about when they sent her to the Clinic. Why they were acting the way they did when they visited her and her brother. I did get to find the answer to that question at the end of the book, though it was so, so not what I thought it was.I can't say much without giving the plot away, but the last few chapters were very fast paced. There were a lot of things that happened that were huge and that explained in a way what was happening to the insomniacs and why. The only thing I'm hoping is that a sequel is coming out and that it's coming out soon, because I absolutely adored this world and I'm not ready for it to be over.

  • Elizabeth Emily Browne
    2019-05-12 02:58

    This book did not turn out how I expected it at all. I went into this book pretty blind and it surprised me as a consequence. This however was a good thing. A great thing. For those who seek to destroy, Destruction will find you.The love story in this was perhaps the greatest part of the book. Coming second only to her relationship with her brother and the friendships she makes along the way. There are so many twists and turns in the book I just couldn't put it down for fear of missing out on whatever brilliant thing was about to happen next. For this reason I read, more like devoured, the whole thing in one sitting. But let me move on to better describe some of the things that made this book so epic. First of all.. Lucas. He is a sweetheart. Seriously I loved him from the moment he walked into her life."We'll get you all set up in your rooms as soon as we get some sheets clean. For now, sleep wherever you want in here." He lowers his voice and turns to me. "But you can take my bed"Swoooon... No, okay you really need to read the book to understand but my god.. He is charming and Thora is seriously smitten, possibly even in love.Black fluffy hair. Brilliant blue eyes. LucasAnywaayy. Another guy very important to Thora is Odin. Her amazing and supportive brother. But something even better about this is how shes the hero of her own story. She looks after herself with help from others along the way obviously. But she is determined to think and fight for herself. Its time for me to be the heroine of my own story, to be less like Sleeping Beauty and more like Mulan.Like I said there are twists and turns and some pretty shocking discoveries.. The papers slip from my fingers and flutter to the floor. I am not me.And with that I shall end my review. Oh, one more thing.. Do yourself a favour and read this book.<3

  • Reader's Hollow
    2019-05-16 00:53

    This doesn't necessarily reflect the traditional science fiction. That being said, there are sci-fi elements highlighted in a biological sense, especially the closer to the climax.* received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*The premise is fascinating. Severe insomnia has had Thora awake for 127 days in a clinic. From here the conspiracies take root.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 from verbal arguments to racing down streets and climbing buildings with only mild dizziness as a side effect.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.The pacing had a few slow parts but it was well worth the ending. The author side-swiped me with the conclusion. All of the hints had been there and I hadn't picked up on it. For that, it definitely deserves five stars! Also, the characters were wonderfully driven and the premise is one of the more unique.

  • Amy
    2019-05-15 19:53

    I liked this book a lot. It pulled me in right from the beginning. The idea of insomnia being a disease was intriguing and once they go on their way to find the Cafe, it was non-stop. Thora's character was so strong, despite being so weak physically, and she pushed herself to the limits and beyond to continue doing what was right for her and her friends. I loved Lucas, the mysterious boy who she met under awful circumstances, and Florence, the girl addicted to music who had a plethora of street knowledge no one her age should have to know. Odin, Thora's brother, was devoted and awesome.I was surprised about the couple of twists at the end. I saw at least one of them coming, but the rest were surprising to me and I loved that.My one complaint is a complaint I have with many books these days. I didn't see anything about this being a series, and although there is plenty of material to make it a series it really doesn't need to be. But I really had hoped for an epilogue. Authors these days seem to want to let us all imagine the HEA after, and that's fine, but a small glimpse, even if it's two weeks or two months later, is always welcome, in my book. Epilogues don't have to be Harry Potter or Hunger Games types where we see them with their own children. Just something to say hey, we really are okay/safe/living our happily ever after (at least for now).

  • Clodagh
    2019-05-03 20:52

    This was an extremely interesting and thrilling concept that was not predictable at all, it just wasn't written very well. I won the ebook directly from the author, which was cool, but it really needed a proofread.My main problem was the execution of the character of Lucas. As well as insta love (ugh) with Thora, he was described numerous times (ie excessively) as having a gorgeous British accent. Which of course wasn't specific enough for me and I was dying for more information. Anyway, it turned out that he was from Liverpool. That ruined it for me because I was in complete disbelief that a teenage girl from America could perfectly understand someone from Liverpool. (I don't think the author has heard a Liverpool accent. There is of course nothing wrong with a Liverpool accent, but I personally wouldn't call it gorgeous, or easy to understand if you're an insomniac.)

  • Slawka
    2019-05-22 00:42

    /I received the book from the author through First Reads/The story pulled me in immediately: insomnia, a subject that still leaves so much to guess about! I liked the first person narration and the special atmosphere of «chasing a rabbit» around the city. In fact, New York becomes another character of a whole story but doesn't steal the protagonism from Thora.The explanation behind the clinics is consistent and the whole plot makes sense and keeps you on your toes to get all the answers. The only part that I've found a bit pushed and not that credible, was Aidan and his real origins. I believe the whole plot was already complicated enough without pushing it that far.I'm looking forward to reading the 2nd part!

  • Devyn
    2019-05-18 01:03

    I received this book from Goodreads.Everyone else seems to think this book was amazing but I don't think it warranted five stars.Don't get me wrong, its a good book, but it has a lot of flaws. For me the worst offender was the plot twists. I didn't see them coming but they didn't make the slightest bit of sense and didn't even seem to belong to this book. Its like the author ripped pages from a different book and kid glued it onto Never Sleep. Then to read about fifty pages of the odd new situation that either makes the confusion worse or doesn't explain it at all.There's more. A lot more. But I don't want this turning into a rant so I'll leave it at this: It wasn't that terrible to read but its one of those books I wont read twice.

  • April
    2019-04-30 02:50

    This is a story about severe insomniacs that all have a shared past. Something in their pasts have caused them enough trauma to not only cause them to become insomniacs but also cost them their memories prior to the trauma. Many of these children ages ranging from 6 and up are sent off to live in the Clinic. This is supposed to feel like home but something is truly wrong and if they don’t find out what it is and escape it, it may cost them more than they can imagine. Good read, the end is left a little open for the next story in this series. A few twists and surprises but the end truly gets weird.

  • Aly
    2019-05-18 22:40

    I was not happy with this book. I tried to follow, Thora, on this journey through the world of insomnias but it did not keep in interest. A big group was out the get them all to study them at every stage. Thira was stage 4. I love the cover for this book and that is what made me decide to buy it but I was not impressed but the story line or how things progressed in the book. I was not happy with this book and could not finish it and for me this is a very rare occurrence.

  • Georgiann Hennelly
    2019-04-29 22:50

    Thora Green has insomnia it has lasted for month's. She is now staying at a sleep clinic where the Dr's observe and experiment on her but never actually treat her. Desperate for help her and her brother who is also an insomniac head to New York in search of the insomniac cafe. There are clues around the city to help them find the cafe but the sleepers- enemies will try their best to keep them from finding it. A truly gripping y/a book I look forward to reading more books by Cady Vance

  • Gabi
    2019-05-07 02:02

    I have to say that I really really really REALLY liked this book.One of the main reasons was that is reminded me of Mara DyerWe have dear ol LucasWe have dead ol OdinAnd the story is just fantasticI can't wait to read the next one :)

  • Tecky A. Rusk
    2019-04-26 19:45

    Very interestingI loved the concept of a story about inSomnia, however; this story lacked a connecting sequence of events...almost like there was too much going on at one time fire the reader to be able to follow the author.

  • Mindy Atwood
    2019-04-28 01:38

    This was a pretty good book. I will put in a better review later.