Slumber (The Fade #1)
Setting off on a journey to retrieve the plant that will cure Haydyn and subsequently the ills that will befall them all if she dies, Rogan is stuck in close quarters with a p...more
Slumber by Samantha Young has one of the best first lines I’ve ever read:
“When I was a child the world smelled of summer.”
It’s nostalgic. It’s foreboding. If the world still smelled of summer, of bright things, of happy things, there would be no need to remember what life was like when you were young . . .
Rogan comes from a magical people much like the Fae. They removed themselves from the human world millennia ago after creating a new world—Phaedra. Among her people are...more
4.5 Stars! Impressive!
Best $1.14 you'll ever spend, kick in another $1.99 for the audiobook and you got yourself one heck of a deal!!
What an engaging, compelling, amazing read! We all know Samantha Young for her brilliant book, On Dublin Street, but I had no idea how talented she really was! Your heart will go through the wringer with this one, and beware, because there are some brutal scenes in this book! But it's all worth it just to read about Wolfe Stovia! RAWRRRR!!
There is a whole host of...more
Slumber is the remake of the classic fairy tale Sleeping Beauty, but with a couple of twists. The heroic "knight" that saves her from her deep sleep and restores her crumbling kingdom-instead of the dashing Prince Charming- is none other than her best friend Rogan.
The book starts off in a way I didn't expect. Instead of...more
Slumber was my first Samantha Young book. I finished reading and I asked myself why I waited so long to read something from this author. Needless to say, Samantha Young is awesome, her writing is crazy good and Slumber was an amazing read!
In Slumber, Samantha Young creates the mythological kingdom of Phaedra. She has created unique mythology, an interesting fantasy realm, and a heroine and hero with unique powers and strong characters. Ms. Young has created an entirely unique st...more
Things to love: It has a strong female heroine.
The story starts out with an immediate emotional hook that will draw you in.
The male love interest has a believably conflicted relationship with the heroine.
Much of the conflict in the story arises from the protagonist herself as she st...more
A few centuries after the world's construction magical talents have become rare among the newborn, but everybody believes that magic is necessary to keep the small world from tumbling into chaos. After the ruler dies, his young daughter Haydyn is the last known person able to excercise nationwide mindcontrol: Her job is to ke...more
Girl hates boy because boy's father killed her family. Boy secretly loves girl but acts like he hates her.
I loved Wolfe! Brooding and strong and protective.
I loved Rogan! Strong and independent and selfless.
I love that there wasn't any angst in this book (because story isn't set in high school :)).
I love Samantha Young! I could read anything she writes!
I have to say that I completely love the heroine in this story, Lady Rogan. She was so self assured...more
This story is better than the synopsis sounds. The writing is very good.
Currently $1.14 for Kindle version and $1.99 for the Audible version. WELL worth it.
First off I'll admit Romances typically are not my thing. Now, I don't mind some romance in my stories, if done well, and not too angsty, have a love triangle and or insta-love, but too often I've found in books labeled "Romance" everything but the "romance" seems thrown in as window dressing.
Might there come a time
When we stand over a grave
And mourn ourselves?
Mourn the past, a previous life?
Shall we weep for the passing of time?
Shall we grieve for unfulfilled dreams?
In my naivety; in my belief
In immortal youth,
I sleep walk through life.
Someone… wake me up.
Wake me up.
Slumber – Haydyn Dyzvati
Very well my dear. Let’s hope the rest of the book follows this fabulous start.
:pause for effect:
Of course it didn’t follow the accursed start. I couldn’t be this lucky, could...more
This was a great adventure and an interesting story. And Wolfe was totally swo...more
Woah, Samantha Young never seem to disappoint us! Man, here she goes and bring us yet another fantastic book!! Though, my favorite will always be 'Moon Spell', nothing can compete with that one.. But i still love 'Slumber', and i'm really hoping for a book two with my baby Wolfe! :D
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Good Points: Holey-moley how have I not found this author before. I came across Slumber when browsing on Amazon and thought I'd give it a chance and I'm so glad I did. This book is amazing, it sort of reminded me of a Maria V.Snyder novel which is always good and I just loved the characters and the world Young has created. Rogan's character is outspoken and strong yet she cares deeply for her friends and will do anything...more
I've been waiting to read this story for over a year now. I love this cover, and I know it's been redesigned and I like that one too, I just think this is a better representation of the story. Anyways, as much as I would of liked to give this book a higher rating, my expectations and what I got were completely different. This truly is a good story, and had the author approached it with a stronger female lead, I might have enjoyed it far more than I did.
"Might there come a time when we stand ov
Rogan is best friend to the princezna. She is torn from her family in a horrible way (in the prologue) at age 11. The first chapter picks up 8 years later, when Rogan is 19 and the princezna, Haydyn, is 17. Haydyn falls under a sleeping sickness and Rogan is the only one who can retrieve the plant to heal her.
Enter Wolfe. Oh my drea...more
Even if that meant journeying to the farthest reaches of Phaedra into hostile territory. And even if that meant traveling with the Captain of the Guard, Vikomt Wolfe Stovia, her longtime adversary and son of the man who murdered her entire family.
Slumber is a mix up of sleeping beauty,magic,high fanasty,danger and romance all rolled in to one perfect novel.
Sam Young's characters just jump off the page and stay with you she has a way with words and story worlds that you just want to be a part of.
Wolfe is a serously HOT book boy and I really don't know how Rogan really keep from falling for him sooner all I can say is he makes me swoon and...more
Just keep in mind….apples and oranges.
What I like about this book? It’s got everything.
A princess in distress.
An epic journey.
Kidnappings. Escapes. Self-discov...more
I was a little nervous going into this novel, but there was no reason at all to be nervous. My fears were completely based on a blonde moment. See, when I read the synopsis for Slumber (The Fade #1) this is what I read: The heroine is going to spend the majority of the novel in a slumber while her male best friend and her male arch-nemesis look for a cure for her. I must admit that I was really bummed. I mean, if the girl is sleepi...more
Can I just tell you all now that I loved the heroine, Lady Rogan. She was not only feisty but extreamly loyal. Since her family had been killed in...more
Rogan’s childhood is cut short when a man called Stovia kills her family and takes her and others who have magical talents to secure Princezna Haydyn power after her father’s death. Now having growing up together Haydyn and Rogan have become as close sisters but when Haydyn starts dying, only Rogan’s powers can find the flower that will save her. However, the man who is meant to look after her is Wolfe, the son of t...more
Rogan was a great heroine, fierce and loyal. She went through some pretty intense stuff and she got back on her feet in no time, she was really brave and when she came to realise that Wolfe was not his father, I liked her even more.
its enjoyable, a good adventure filled with friendship, learning and love.
cliche perhaps to say that...but it really does make for a great plot line.
The main character, Rogan, is tenacious and hellbent on helping her dying best-friend/princess. She may have poor judgement at times but she learns and grows and she has a killer sarcastic side ;)
My one, main criticism is that the author pr...more
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I blinked owlishly, hoping I’d heard wrong. “That’s your big plan? A distraction?”
He smiled cheekily at me. “Yes. It’s good, right?”
“You’re going to get us killed.”
“Well, since you got us kidnapped in the first place, I think it’s only fair.”
“And what about what I want?”
Wolfe pressed a soft, tender kiss to my lips, the arrogance giving way to deep sincerity. “I’ll always give you what you want, Rogan. Always.”