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(The Night Walkers #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  3,030 ratings  ·  585 reviews
Her eyes saved his life.
Her dreams released his darkness.

After four years of sleeplessness, high school junior Parker Chipp can't take much more. Every night, instead of sleeping, he enters the dreams of the last person he's made eye contact with. If he doesn't sleep soon, Parker will die.

Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful
Paperback, 351 pages
Published June 8th 2013 by Flux (first published June 1st 2013)
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J.R. Johansson
May 10, 2012 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
This book is unexpectedly creeptastic. It even surprised me, and I wrote it. I can also say with complete bias, that even after reading it approximately 1,247,463 times, I still like it.

That has to mean something, right?

You should read it and let me know. :)
Apr 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: Nobody

1.5 Stars

The story is about Parker, who hasn't actually slept in 4 years, and is an invisible bystander to the dreams of the last person he made eye contact with. As things get progressively worse he can only trust his best friend, and his friend's sister, to help him uncover what is wrong with him, and help the girl that he found out he can sleep with (har har).

For such a wholly original idea (to me anyway), this book sure wasn't anything special. I mean, watching the dreams of the last pers
Khanh, first of her name, mother of bunnies
Wow, I don't quite know what to say. I'm not sure what I think of this one, actually. Surreal, scary, unreal; it's like looking at a René Magritte painting. This book just wreaks havoc with my head. It features an unreliable narrator, and that's what took me for a spin. It was well-written, but there were problems with the plot that could have been solved by a few easy steps. I liked it, but I'm not sure if I loved it.

The concept is interesting and original, the execution is somewhat flawed. It
Initial reaction: I wasn't that impressed with "Insomnia," despite some pretty awesome aspects that were peppered into the story. My primary problem was the protagonist Parker - usually I don't mind unreliable narrators if I can sympathize/empathize with them, but Parker irritated me more times than not. The writing in this didn't really support the storyline that well either, having one too many holes and some expansions that were difficult to buy for me. And I couldn't get the Al Pacino/Robin ...more
Steph Sinclair
OMG! I love this cover. Super creepy. I approve! I can't wait to read this!
Sep 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Le pensé mucho para iniciar este libro por diversas razones, uno que es la primera parte de una trilogía y no estaba segura de querer comprar los que siguen, dos a pesar de que la sinopsis me gustaba no lograba engancharme por completo y tres pensaba que no iba a ser de mi agrado.
La realidad: fue todo lo contrario.
Desde la primera página me encantó la forma de escribir de la autora, la trama, la oscuridad que se mantiene a lo largo de todo el libro me cautivó y los personajes fueron increíbl
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it

Muy, muy bueno.
Es retorcido, es enfermizo y por momentos sentís que te volves loco a la par del protagonista. Me gustó que Parker fuera el héroe pero presuntamente también el villano. Muy original.
May 09, 2012 marked it as to-read
This sounds very interesting, like something Lisa McMann would write. Hopefully, it's just as good!
Faye, la Patata
Thank you Flux and Netgalley for a copy of this book in exchange for a review. This generous act did not influence my review in any way.

As a person who oftentimes finds herself still awake in the wee hours of the morning, and as someone truly fascinated in the subject of sleep deprivation (having experienced it in my university life once or twice, ahem), it comes as a no wonder that the moment I saw Insomnia by J.R. Johansson on NetGalley, I felt that I just had to have it. Entering the dreams o
Dec 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Actual rating 4.5 star.

In the barren wasteland of YA (I seriously cannot stand this new wave of New Adult books), this was truly awesome, guys. If only the ending is not so anti-climatic...

As usual, with amazing books, I don't really have much to say but I'll try anyway since I need to convince you to read this!

The book opens up strong, I was quickly thrown into the harsh reality of Parker's world. He couldn't sleep for four years, instead, at night he is forced to watch the dreams of the last p
See more reviews at YA Midnight Reads

DNF Mini review.

There are people who genuinely enjoyed this book. Then there are the few that disliked this to a large extent- one of them being me. The only shining point in this novel was the idea. But look no further as the execution was illogical and far-fetched, also, in no way, shape or form I could relate to the main character. Calling Insomnia a disappointment does not even begin to cover my emotions right now.

Insomnia opens to a illustrative beginni
Wendy Darling
Hm. I'm not sure about this rating yet; the book started out pretty strong, but after awhile, there were too many logic gaps and convoluted scenarios. It's disappointing to find that what was an interesting psychological thriller (which I thought would have an extremely unusual answer to its mystery) turned out to be a pretty typical, and predictable, thriller after all.

Review to come.
Sarah Marie
Insomnia by J.R. Johansson

First in The Night Walkers series

4.25 stars

Parker hasn’t slept in four years and after a trip a doctor he starts to suspect that he’ll die soon from lack of it. Instead of sleeping, Parker enters the dreams of the last person he’s had eye contact with. Parker’s tired. Exhausted to the point of death and dealing with other people’s haunting dreams and nightmares, Parker just wants sleep. If he doesn’t sleep he could face psychosis or even death. Then he meets Mia. A stra

Ricardo Marín
Jan 01, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
1 / 5

Personajes estúpidos, situaciones absurdas y cero trama. Una completa pérdida de tiempo.

Mauoijenn ~ *Mouthy Jenn* ~
Interesting plot.
But nope.
Mar 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
Check out more of my reviews at ***Singing and Reading in the Rain***!

I have one word to describe Insomnia: addicting. We have a fresh idea incorporated with flawless execution, and I couldn't get enough of JR Johansson's debut.

The dominant topic here is both exhilarating and unlike any other. Parker has a special ability to experience the dreams of the last person they made eye contact with. The only catch is that he doesn't get any real sleep because his brain is active during all of the dream
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Seit vier Jahren kann Parker nicht mehr schlafen. Stattdessen muss er Träume anderer Menschen miterleben. Diese sind oft grausam und erschreckend, da man während des Träumens unterbewusst schlimme Ereignisse verarbeitet. Ein Arzt teilt Parker mit, dass man aufgrund Schlafmangels sterben kann und er weiß das ihm nicht mehr viel Zeit bleibt. Doch plötzlich trifft er auf Mia und ihre Träume sind so friedlich, das er in ihnen Schlaf findet. Parker weiß das es endlich einen Weg gefunden hat um wieder ...more
Kenya Wright
Feb 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So. . .

I wasn't too keen on opening this book. There wasn't a big muscular half naked guy mounting a captivating woman so from the very start I was a bit bored, before I even opened the book.

So I read the first line:

It'd been over four years since I'd really slept, and I suspected it was killing me.

ummmm okay. I'm interested. I'm overjoyed. I decide to read more.

Meet Parker. He hasn't slept in a long time, dude. Why? Because he has a special power that deals with dreams. I don't want to give t
Paula Mayfair
Dec 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
ok.... partiré diciendo que estoy muy feliz de haber comprado este libro :D!! algunas reseñas me habían hecho dudar pero seguí mi instinto (ok, solo es que me encantaaaaba la portada) y le di una oportunidad y totalmente fui recompensada, si bien no me ha vuelto loca ni me ha hecho replantearme las estrellas de otros libros, este es un libro increíblemente bueno, sigue siendo un Thriller YA, pero esta muy bien hecho. El protagonista es lo suficientemente heroico para que te guste, pero a mismo t ...more
Renee Collins
Oct 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
A tip for readers of Insomnia: Clear your schedules before beginning this book. DO NOT start reading just before bed if you have to get up early the next morning. And use caution when reading during class or at work.

Guys, this book will grab you and not let go.

J.R. Johansson weaves a story that gets right into your head. It's smart, creepy, chilling, vivid, and exciting. I was truly kept guessing until the end. In fact, I can't wait to read it again and see what I missed!
Alvaro Acevedo Barrios
Si quieren leer un libro juvenil y sombrío, lean este libro.
No solo tiene una hermosa portada, tambien es un excelente libro.
No dire mucho de este (aunque no hago reseñas), pero es un libro muy frío, oscuro y hermoso para los que les gusta los transtornos y la locura (TENGO PROBLEMAS)
May 01, 2012 marked it as to-read
This sounds like Wake by Lisa McMann... hmm, interesting.
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Posso dizer que foi um livro um pouco estranho. A meio perdi um pouco o interesse mas depois acabei por embalar na história e queria muito saber o final. É o primeiro de uma saga mas sinceramente não se irei ler mais algum...
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Insomnia by J.R. Johansson
Book One of The Night Watchers series
Publisher: Flux
Publication Date: June 8, 2013
Rating: 5 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

Summary (from Goodreads):

It’s been four years since I slept, and I suspect it is killing me.

Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never hav
Yelania Nightwalker

Cuando recién vi este libro me interesó de inmediato, la premisa es excelente y piensas que vas a toparte con un libro lleno de misterio y que te dejará queriendo saber más o sin poder conciliar el sueño en las noches. Pero, para desgracia mía, leerlo fue una completa pesadilla... 

Cuando empezamos a leerlo, que por cierto, es  aburridísimo ese inicio, descubrimos que Parker no ha dormido en cuatro años. 

4 años.

Esa fue la primera alerta amarilla. Es decir, si no logras dormir en tanto tiem

Insomnia es un libro lleno de potencial, pero eso es todo. Comienza de una manera muy sólida e intrigante, pero ésto se va perdiendo poco a poco debido a la repetición de los conflictos, el drama juvenil y el romance mediocre.

Parker Chipp es un Observador. Todas las noches se sumerge en los sueños de la última persona con la que hizo contacto visual. Ésto parece muy atractivo, pero mientras él está presenciando en esos sueños, su cerebro no descansa. Hace cuatro años que viene luchando con éste
Jessica (Goldenfurpro)
This and other reviews can be found on The Psychotic Nerd

Every night Parker has other people's dreams and it's slowly killing him. It has been years since he's gotten any rest, until he meets Mia. That night, Parker is able to rest for the first time. After that, Parker becomes obsessive and tries to makes sure that Mia is the last person he locks eyes with in the day. Instead, Mia becomes fearful of Parker and thinks he's a creepy stalker. Things get even worse when she begins to r
Debbie Narh
Insomnia is a creative story that most people wished were true. Hell, I wish I could be a Night Walker and know what some people dream about! That sounds pretty cool, right? Right? Anyway, the story follows Parker, who has been dealing with this gift/curse for four years now without sleeping a wink until he meets Mia who changes his life forever. The story starts out with a little too much information before most of the characters or past events are introduced. And speaking of the characters, on ...more
Kim at Divergent Gryffindor
Insomnia was a compelling read in such a manner that I couldn't put down the book. It was gripping and interesting, and I just wanted to read the book as fast as I could because I just had to know what is happening.

This book is memorable for me because this is one of my first mystery books aside from Nancy Drew and others from my childhood. Though I'm not really open to any other genres aside from Contemporary Romance, this book caught my attention and I am really happy that I decided to read i
Colleen Houck
Creepy dreams, stalkers, and a great hero with lots of problems. Poor guy! I was on the edge of my seat and feeling a bit crazy like I hadn't slept in a week either. The sweet painting/landscape dreams were as relaxing for me as they were for him. Love the love interest in this book too. She's awesome.
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