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Asleep (Asleep #1)

4.2 of 5 stars 4.20  ·  rating details  ·  56 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Adisa Summers doesn't know her boyfriend, Micah Alexander, can fly. Micah's odd emotionless behavior, rigid posture, and vacant eyes are mysteries sending mixed messages to Adisa. When a flash of lightning sends a tree crashing down on her, Adisa is shocked to see Micah actually flying to her rescue!
In an instant, Adisa is in his arms, looking up at the sky over his should
Paperback, 442 pages
Published April 23rd 2009 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (first published March 1st 2009)
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Books for the tween set are all the rage right now. The Twilight books seem to appeal to teenagers and adults. I see grown women on TV with rooms dedicated to this stuff. I tried to get the appeal. I read a little bit of Twilight and watched five minutes of the first movie. I must say I don't get the appeal. I was a young adult the last time I read a young adult novel. I've had a brain lock on them for years, until now. In May, I met Wendy Raven McNair at BookExpo America. After a little talking ...more
Adisa has always had a fascination with super heroes. She believes in right and wrong & truth and consequences. She chooses to see the good in everyone and tries to be as strong as people believe she is.

She has a typical family - a mother whose mission is to feed the world, a father who is loving and very protective of his family, and older twin sisters with whom she has a love/hate relationship with (mostly love, though) - and typical friends.

Her whole world is turned up-side-down by the
Krisi Keley
Extraordinary and well-written super hero love story!

Please see my full review at The Paranormal Romance Guild:
Asleep combines the best of a hot romance, the teen angst of growing up, and the exciting and suspenseful supernatural aspects of novels that I love. Adisa is just living life. She goes by living in the shadow of her two perfect twin sisters, and finding solace in the childhood superheroes she has loved all her life. Then mysterious, fine as heck, and stoic Micah comes and begins to show the smallest, emotionless interest in her, does she begin looking outside the usual limits of her life.

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At only 15 years of age Adisa Summers is a typical teenager dealing with normal teenage angst. An over-protective father, a babying mother and the constant teasing she receives from her older twin sisters. Kylie and Kelly are the gorgeous ones that guys always drool over while Adisa although pretty is still in her shy shell preferring to daydream about her favorite pastime superheroes. Adisa feels she daydreams so much because she never dreams at night and uses this excuse to fixate on her obses ...more
African Americans on the Move Book Club
Wow! Who would have thought that this sci-fi romance could hold my attention?
Harris infuses the lives of superbeing Micah Alexander & earthbound Adisa
Summers in an intriguing fashion. The author successfully penned emotions that
revealed the depths of familial, genial, & romantic bonds. As great as this
story was captured, I think that some of Adisa's actions were unrealistically
mature. This was a high school sophomore that was the baby of the family &
received the spoiling &
This is the first of a trilogy by Wendy McNair. (The first two books are already published, no date yet for the third.) I liked this book because it differed from other YA paranormal books in two important ways. First, the narrator and main characters in the story are African American. I don't think I've read a single recent YA paranormal (or otherwise) book whose main character wasn't a white girl (or very occasionally, guy). Though Adisa's skin color doesn't play a large role in the story, I d ...more
I was a little... apprehensive about starting this book. I love YA fantasy, but I am -or was, I should say- a fan of Heroes, and I saw first hand that romance and superpowers do not mix. It only took me about thirty pages to realize that apparently, Heroes just did it wrong! Wendy Raven McNair has written a rich and compelling story of girl-meets-boy ...who just happens to be a superhero.

The plot unrolls slowly, but steadily. Not once did I ever feel like it was dragging, nor did I do that 'I'm-
Lisa Phillips
Wendy Raven McNair's Asleep is not only a sweet teen love story with suspense, intrigue, and super heroes... It is an extremely well-written tale with meaningful messages about family, friendship, hope, self-respect and love this mother of an adolescent is thrilled to recommend. Ms. McNair spins a world that is about so much more than the usual teenage angst and drama. Her characters are smart and endearing, and the pace and plot of this novel make it a joy for readers of all ages

Absolutely loved this book. I'd have to say, this is my favorite book in a trilogy EVER!!!!!
Ellen Reagin
very interesting for young adults, comparable to Twilight in some ways
Aug 29, 2010 Kimmylou rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: All my friends!
Recommended to Kimmylou by: no one
This was the most refreshing book, that I have read in such a long time.
Final Rating 5 stars ~ Review pending for The Urban Book Source
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Wendy Raven McNair was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in the Third Ward projects. She didn't travel outside of Texas, until she was an adult, except vicariously through stories. "... I travelled past the bounds imposed on me by my circumstances ... through books. They took me away from my insecure, sometimes frightening but mostly monotonous poverty existence. Stories brought to my awareness a ...more
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