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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. ( )
  jenn88 | Apr 25, 2017 |
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. ( )
  Rubys.books | Oct 15, 2016 |
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! ( )
  ColeReadsBooks | Apr 15, 2015 |
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. ( )
  lcsdr60 | Apr 13, 2015 |
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