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 ...more
That has to mean something, right?
You should read it and let me know. :)
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 ...more
The concept is interesting and original, the execution is somewhat flawed. It ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Review to come.
First in The Night Walkers series
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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!
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)
Insomnia by J.R. Johansson
Book One of The Night Watchers series
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 ...more
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.
Esa fue la primera alerta amarilla. Es decir, si no logras dormir en tanto tiem...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more