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Sleep No More (Charlotte Westing Chronicles #1)

3.73 of 5 stars 3.73  ·  rating details  ·  991 ratings  ·  212 reviews
The blockbuster film Inception meets Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy in this dark paranormal thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Aprilynne Pike. This novel is also perfect for fans of Kelley Armstrong, Alyson Noel, and Kimberly Derting.

Charlotte Westing has a gift. She is an Oracle and has the ability to tell the future. But it doesn't do her much good. Instead o
Hardcover, 340 pages
Published April 29th 2014 by HarperTeen
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Sleep No More has some good entertaining content and an interesting Oracle premise, but there were many eye-rolling parts as well. I had mixed feelings even before I started this one. The mention of both Inception which I loved, and the Wake trilogy which I loathed made for an odd combination of expectations. Still, I was intrigued and it was fun while it lasted, but it's not without a list of flaws.

The Oracle lore is what kept my interest the most. It takes a while to get a clear picture of th
Do you remember Wings? Aprilynne Pike has a way with words and writing stories that will remind you of your favorite childhood fairy tales. I know that a lot of my friends around blogosphere aren't the biggest fans of this author because, as I said in my review for Earthbound, first in her new paranormal series - it's something that will be more appealing for younger readers. Sleep No More doesn't go into that group, it looks like Aprilynne Pike tried to write a darker story and get the attenti ...more
DNF at 52%

So I give up. Firstly, I don't get the purpose of why there are Oracles in the first place. I also am not connecting with the main character. She seeks help from a stranger that has been sending her stalker-ish texts on the spur of the moment--because that's totally rational. Lastly, the romance lacks chemistry. Not having any luck with this author at all. Wings, Earthbound and now Sleep No More. Just no. Only good thing is that it's a quick read. I read half of this novel in no time
3.5 stars
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
16-year-old Charlotte is an oracle – she has visions of the future, but after changing one of her visions and accidentally killing her father, she tries to ignore her visions as much as possible.
When she gets a vision of a murder, a vision that she can’t push away, she does what her aunt has trained her to do – nothing, only to receive a text from an unknown number
Charlotte ist ein Orakel. Das bedeutet, sie kann in die Zukunft schauen. Ihr Leben lang hält sie sich an drei Regeln: Jede sich anbahnende Vision muss unterdrückt werden. Niemand darf je erfahren, was sie ist. Und die Zukunft darf unter keinen Umständen verändert werden. Den Preis eines Regelverstoßes musste sie im Alter von sechs Jahren bitter lernen. Damals versuchte sie den Tod ihrer Tante zu verhindern. Stattdessen verlor sie ihren Vater und ihre Mutter landete im Rollstuhl. Als sie jetzt ei ...more
Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
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Ever since Charlotte was three years old, she has had visions of the future. It was at that moment that her Aunt began to train her on how to be an Oracle. Then, at six, Charlotte tried to change the future, which ended up with the death of her father and her mother in a wheelchair. After that, Charlotte learned the lesson that she cannot change the future. For ten years she completely blocks out all visions, until one day a v
Abbe "The Awesome Senior" Hinder

1.5 Odd Clouds

Oracles are cool. Don't believe anything else about them. Sure, they may be dangerous and mean but overall, they're great. Charlotte is not because she acts like a ten-year old when people from her school start getting murdered. Sure, she could have been in a shit ton of trouble for telling her aunt that she saw the visions but she thought that she was a grown up and decided she could do it on her own (See? ten-year olds think they can do EVERYTHING by themselves just because the
Sleep No More was an okay read, but i started to get bored at the halfway mark.

I felt really sorry for Charlotte. Being able to see how people were going to die would be horrible, especially if the person was murdered!
I wouldn't have been able to cope knowing that i could have changed someones future... but wasn't allowed to.

I guessed who the killer was, so i wasn't shocked when it was revealed, but it took ages for Charlotte to work it out.

The pacing was alright to start with, but the secon
Natalie (Never trust a duck)
First, I would like to thank Andye from for giving me an ARC copy of Sleep No More to read, thank you so much!!!!

Going in to this book, I had absolutely no idea what it was about except that it involved Oracles. Suffice to say, I didn’t except to enjoy it as much as I did since a ton of reviewers have been leaving it 3 stars or less, but surprise, it was basically a murder mystery with a twist! And I love me some murder mystery.

Charlotte is an Oracle, and she starts receiving
1.5 stars

As a fan of all things timey-wimey, when I spotted Sleep No More being advertised as a thriller with a "change the future" kind of aspect, I was immediately intrigued. I'll be the first to admit that I had not heard many great things about Aprilynne Pike's writing, but I thought I might as well give it a shot - because maybe this story could convince me. While I was absorbed by the creeptastic story, the ending was a disaster, and without the illusion of suspense I realized... I didn't
Well what can I start off saying….. I loved this one it was filled with so much action, adventure and twist I could not put this one down. Pike gave me the chance to fall in love with something new, well for me. I have not read may books with oracles in them or the main character so it made for a very fastening read.

Fallowing Charlotte on her journey to discover what she is and how to deal with it as well. She cant seem to not want to step in and change the future, her visions make it hard for
Izaiah Moore
Could you handle having a dead father and a crippled mother and continue living normally believing its your fault? What if you had a power that you think caused it all and you couldn't tell your mother about it? These are thoughts the Oracle Charlotte must think everyday. At a young age she witnessed her aunt die in a car accident and disregarding rules took it in her hands to save her. When the time came she had done it, she saved her aunt, but now she had lost her father and crippled her mothe ...more
Dark Faerie Tales
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Quick & Dirty: Sleep No More is rich with mystery and darkness. All throughout the book, new clues piece together in an engaging novel that will have your heart beating.

Opening Sentence: I sit on the itchy couch and stare at mommy’s eyes, wishing for them to open.

The Review:

Charlotte is an oracle, and can see visions, except hers are more of a blessing than a curse. One day she sees a vision of a murder, and as she struggles to respect the rules of all ora
Charlotte Westing is an Oracle who can see the future. She can’t reveal herself as an Oracle to non-Oracles, give in to the visions, or try to change the future if a vision gets through. When Charlotte was six years old, she broke the rules, and the consequences have left her determined not to break them again. Ten years later, however, a new vision breaks through all of Charlotte's carefully constructed psychic defenses, and she sees a serial killer murder her classmate. Unable to bear the guil ...more

Ob morgen jemand stirbt, das weißt nur du allein

Viele träumen davon, für die 16-jährige Charlotte ist es ein Fluch: in die Zukunft blicken. Denn Charlotte ist ein Orakel und wird von Visionen heimgesucht – und sie muss dagegen ankämpfen, um jeden Preis. Nichts ist schlimmer als die Zukunft zu ändern, das hat Charlotte im Alter von sechs Jahren am eigenen Leib erfahren. Damals hat sie einen Unfall verursacht, bei dem ihr Vater starb. Doch als Charlotte es einmal nicht schafft,
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Oh dears, where to even start with this one. I stand with my earlier statement of, what the hell did I just read. I say that because this book had so much promise and I'll admit when I first started reading Sleep No More I found myself really enjoying this book. The whole Oracle premise and the forbidding of acting on their visions fascinated me. I've personally never read anything like this before so when the beginning immediatel
Charlotte is an Oracle, she can see the future but is that a gift or a curse? She has rules she has to follow, never tell anyone she's an Oracle but another Oracle, fight the visions, and never try to change the future. This rules were easy to follow until she sees her classmate being killed in a vision. Now she has a mysterious person in her life known as Smith who knows about her abilities and actually seems to know more about her than she does. Charlotte takes Smith's help but is she helping ...more
Lief Jones
Oct 11, 2013 Lief Jones marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition


Nicolette Celina
First of all I love the cover, it's so beautiful.

This book was very interesting, fast faced and full of action. I liked it but I'm unsure if I'll continue on with the trilogy.
I guess my ‘best reads’ luck has run out with this one. It was contrived, predictable and wasted a potentially good concept. What a bummer! :(
Very fantastic book, loved the Oracles, and how the world works, and how Charlotte learned more! Really great, can't wait to read more!
Saruuh Kelsey
((2.5 stars))

Reading this book was an exercise in patience, and if you know me at all, you'll know I have none. 0% patience. I wanted to slap every single character in their annoying face with every chapter I read.

First off I wanna say I liked the thriller aspects of the book, and the Oracle stuff was cool at first, though got really repetitive and I got a little tired with it. But THE CHARACTERS. First we have Charlotte, who meets a super creepy guy a good ten years older than her who says, bas
3.5 stars

Sleep No More, by Aprilynne Pike, was an interesting read. As an oracle, Charlotte has been taught to resist visions, and most of the time she does. When a particularly strong one overtakes her, she sees a dead body. Later she realizes who the victim is—she’s still alive—but before Charlotte can figure out what to do, the murder takes place. When the next violent vision comes, Charlotte’s determined to change things even though it goes against the rules her aunt, a fellow oracle, has t
Chiara (delicate eternity)
A copy of this novel was provided by Harper Collins Australia in exchange for an honest review.

WOW. Okay, let me start off by saying that I read Sleep No More in about three hours, which is a pretty big feat, especially since I started it at 9pm. NO SLEEP TO BE HAD FOR AMAZING BOOKS. But seriously, I was blown away.

I must admit something to you all. I simply must. … I am a fan of novels that have a small cast of characters. Yes, I like to read novels that have a wide range of characters with dif
What I Loved: Easily the best part of this book is the Oracle and mystery aspects. I liked learning Pike’s spin on Oracles, their powers, and their world. While we don’t get as much information about them as I would’ve liked, we get a good sense of the main character, Charlotte’s, powers. My favorite part of the book though, was the mystery behind the killings, the actual killings themselves, and figuring out what was going on. I don’t know if I’m on a mystery kick or something, but when the kil ...more
Aliaa El-Nashar
I started off really enjoying this book. It had sounded very good and mysterious and personally I've never read any book focused on Oracles before. It was pretty interesting and new for me. I also enjoyed the Oracle lore, the magical world that was weaved into this story. It had been shaping out to be such a great read. But then it just went downhill.

There were so many predictable things for me and I couldn't stop predicting them or enjoying them, you could just see them coming and it was frustr
I got so freaked out when reading this which is a first considering how many suspense thrillers I've read. Unlike the other books, Sleep No More is a battle on both the physical and psychological plane. What I loved most about the book was how to broke the romance stereotype that I had in mind for Charlotte and Linden. I have to say that was really surprised and satisfied by their relationship in the end. I loved the weaving of Greek Oracles with serial killers, it definitely made the read inter ...more
Once Upon
4.5 star review to come closer to publication date in April.


As pain-stably that Sleep No More was while reading you always had "hope" lingering in the background. Pike wove such a storyline from start to finish. You could not put the book down, it took a lot of forcing myself to do so every night. This is not your "normal" or even close to normal Happy Ever After stories. Be prepared to take an emotional ride till the end and possibly read in one sitting.

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I was wary, heading into Sleep No More. The plot sounded a bit typical (we’ve all definitely seen something along the lines of the synopsis before) and I’d been sorely disappointed by Earthbound, the last Pike book. And, well, it looks like my fears were warranted.I wanted to like this book and I sort of succeeded there, but there were just some irritating things I couldn’t let go of, namely with the character. Charlotte, while she seemed like an
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Where to begin on this one? This isn't an easy review to write because honestly, there were so many aspects of this book that I loved and so many that were just okay and very predictable. And while sometimes predictability is okay, other times it isn't.

I have to give the author and HarperTeen kudos for the cover and the synopsis because they both really draw you in and demand that you pick up the book and just read.

I loved the whole concept of the Oracles. What they could do, what they were for
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Aprilynne Pike has been spinning faerie stories since she was a child with a hyper-active imagination. At the age of twenty she received her BA in Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. When not writing, Aprilynne can usually be found at the gym; she also enjoys singing, acting, reading, and working with pregnant moms as a childbirth educator and doula. Aprilynne curre ...more
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Charlotte Westing Chronicles (3 books)
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