Series: The Slumber Duology, #1
Published by Anchor Group Publishing on March 16 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Format: Kindle Copy
Source: YA Bound Book Tours, Author
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Not all princesses get their happily ever after...
They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane.
I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend.
I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under. I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real.
I’m crazy. I’m not a princess.
They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right?
They’ve assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am.
When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me.
Could it be possible that my dreams are more than just the imaginings of a delusional girl? Could they be truth?
Slumber is one of those books that I am drawn to. Beautiful cover art, fairy tale retelling with an interesting spin and unique characters. Unfortunately as much as I loved the premise of this book the execution just did not work for me.
I had really, really wanted to like Slumber and the concept was good one I just couldn’t really get invested into the story. Rory (Princess Aurora) is locked in an asylum for “murdering her boyfriend” which was great idea. I think that would be a far worse punishment than taking a decade long nap. I just found that I could not emotionally connect to Rory or her world, even the romance just didn’t spark my interest. I feel like the author may have been inspired a bit by the movie Maleficent, which is a movie I enjoyed immensely, but I felt like Millie was very one dimensional and I didn’t fully understand her revenge plan. There were a lot of supporting characters that I would have liked to se Rory interact with other than her love interest Sawyer. I think my favourite character by far was Raven, she was very original and I really couldn’t guess what her motivation was.
The plot moved at a weird pace for me and I found the ending to be very anticlimactic. I am curious as to what happens to everyone but I am not sure if I will read the next book.
I hate to write bad reviews even though I was not a fan of this book because I know how much work people out into their stories, but unfortunately Slumber just did not resonate with me. I only give it 2 stars, but I encourage people to check it out for themselves because it does have some very interesting element s and may connect with you more than me!
I was given a ecopy of Slumber by YA Bound Book Tours in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2016 Reading Challenge