Sleeper by Mackenzie Cadenhead
Post date: Jul 3, 2017 11:06:17 PM
Thanks to Sourcebooks for my ARC. Sleeper features Sarah Reyes who suffers from being a high school girl and a REM sleep disorder. Because of this disorder, she acts out her dreams--which can lead to embarrassing, dangerous, and even fatal results. She navigates her way through clinical trials, high school, sleeping in restraints and the assault (by her) of someone she cares about. After the assault, she is prompted to enter a new clinical trial and meets a new boy, Wes. What they find together is a drug with mind-bending effects. The temptation Wes presents leads her down some frightening paths that force her to examine her own bias and moral compass. Will she make her decision before it is too late?
I enjoyed this read. It strikes me at written very "young", as in the language and social presentation might be suitable for the lower ages of YA, but it didn't disappoint. Fast enough to keep you moving toward and ending that leaves you feeling uneasy, Sleeper is worthy of a read.