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Catch Me When I Fall (Dreamcatcher #1)

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In 1814, at the age of seventeen, Daniel Graham sacrificed himself to save another. Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, he has spent 200 years as a Dreamcatcher, guarding humans from Nightmares—clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears while they sleep. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.

Then he’s given an
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Published October 23rd 2014 by Curiosity Quills Press
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Vicki Leigh
Feb 17, 2014 Vicki Leigh added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: my-books
No review from me since it's my book, but I wanted to stop by to say THANK YOU to all of you who read CATCH ME WHEN I FALL. I had such a blast writing it. I hope you enjoy it!

<3 Vicki
Ash Reads
Oct 13, 2014 Ash Reads rated it it was ok
Shelves: my-kindle-read
So, after reading some of the reviews, I guess I am in the minority on this one....

Words can't even begin to describe how ridiculous I found this book to be. The concept was good, and if this book hadn't been overrun by instalove along with one cliche after another...I would have rated it higher. Instalove...doesnt always bug me...and sometimes I actually like books full of cliches.....but this book? Yeah, it didn't work for me.

I read the sample of this on my kindle before I actually purchased
Jessa Russo
What can I say about this book? I thoroughly LOVED every second of it. Like, no exaggeration LOVED it.

Vicki Leigh has created a premise that is new and unique (at least, in my humble opinion) with her of Dreamcatchers / Weavers vs. Nightmares. I was completely invested from the very first page, and I loved that her characters were all relatable and easy to love, and her leading man was loving and compassionate. Though I often love a good bad boy, supportive, respectful leading guys are so refres
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
I originally wanted to read this book because of the unique plot line of Dreamcatchers and Nightmares and I will admit, the pretty cover drew me in as well.

Even though I loved the whole concept of the story, I was still leery going into it. I mean, I have been burned by a pretty cover more times than I really care to admit.

Thankfully this turned out to be every bit as fun and original and the synopsis suggested it would be.

I really liked Daniel. He is some what hardened and calloused to the li
Nov 17, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it
I loved the description for this book when I first read it. I’ve never read a book before like this with Dreamcatchers and Dreamweavers. In Catch Me When I Fall, the Nightmares are real creatures that the Dreamcatchers fight and kill to protect people while they sleep. I loved the concept of this book and it was an easy book to jump into! Right away, from chapter 1, we get to see Daniel fight off Nightmares. Even when I would set the book down for a time, I could easily start reading again an ...more
Michelle Hauck
Feb 17, 2014 Michelle Hauck rated it really liked it
A fun summer read.

I expected this to be like so many other paranormal books, and was so surprised. First off the main character is a man. Seventeen-year-old Daniel is one of a large group who protect their assigned humans from Nightmares. In another surprise, the Nightmares take the form of vicious creatures instead of the usual ghosts! Daniel is assigned to Kayla as her protector only to find that the number of Nightmares assaulting her far surpasses the normal number. Another twist from the no
Kelly Hashway
Feb 21, 2014 Kelly Hashway rated it it was amazing
Vicki is my agency sister, so yeah, I was excited to read this book. First, the cover is awesome, and second the blurb let me know this was my kind of read. Daniel is someone I liked from the start. He's very real and so are his feelings. He felt for Kayla just like I did. The poor girl is in a psychiatric ward and being tortured by nightmares. I loved how the nightmares were physical things. Seriously LOVED that. I could almost feel their hands reaching for me while I was reading. Creepy and aw ...more
Ella Zegarra
Dec 22, 2015 Ella Zegarra rated it did not like it
Original de: El Extraño Gato del Cuento

Esta es la segunda vez que un book trailer me hace leer un libro y luego termino renegando porque no es lo que me vendieron.

Generalmente no soy muy exigente con libros paranormales, he dicho varias veces que el instalove para mi es creíble en esta clase de libros, y para haberle puesto una estrella, pues sí, este libro me ha molestado mucho.


La idea que Catch Me When I Fall trae es esta: cada persona tiene dos especies de guardianes de sueño, ha
Aurélie (Exploring Pages)
Sep 20, 2014 Aurélie (Exploring Pages) rated it it was ok
Recommended to Aurélie (Exploring Pages) by: Myself
More reviews on my blog, Exploring Pages.
"Marlene created dreams; I fought off Nightmares. Which meant I was spending nearly every day in battle, and I would never get to see the Heavens."
-- Vicki Leigh, Catch Me When I Fall

Thank you Curiosity Quills Press for providing me with an advanced reading copy for review.

Catch Me When I Fall is yet another novel which stands out in the aspect of 'good premise, bad execution'. Never before have I wanted to love an ARC so much but just couldn't. The premi
Sep 20, 2014 Berni rated it it was amazing
Choosing which book to read and review is often hard, it can be hit and miss whether the book catches you imagination and pulls you into its world.

Catch Me When I Fall had me hooked from the first paragraph.

My first impressions of the main character, Daniel, was that I felt sorry for him being trapped in his roll as a Dreamcatcher/Protector of the Night (which will be referred to as PoN from now on). Being a PoN means basically spending every day in battle, protecting unwitting humans from Nig
Alisha Tarran
Dec 21, 2014 Alisha Tarran rated it really liked it
Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.

A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol)
*Book source ~ A review copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

Protectors of the Night work while humans sleep. Dreamcatchers defend against Nightmares which are physical beings from the other side of the veil who feed off fear and other dark emotions and Dreamweavers create and project good dreams for the humans once they fall asleep. Daniel Graham was 17 when he died and took up the mantle of Protector. For over 200 years he’s kept the Nightmares at bay and with his current charge
Jul 09, 2014 Nikki rated it it was amazing
Wow. I wasn't sure If I would love this book when I started the first chapter, or if I would really connect with Daniel, the main character. I was wrong!

First, two things I didn't love:

1) There were one of two inconsistencies that I don't want to give specifically because it will spoil the story. Probably not even noticeable to some readers but I'm naturally analytical.

2) As a bit of a feminist, I wish that Kayla had kicked a little more butt in this story and helped more, but I can see great
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Daniel had a choice when he died 200 years ago, he decided to stay attached to the world of the living, fighting off the Nightmares that haunt sleeping people every night. When his new assignment is a sixteen year old, depressed girl named Kayla things get out of hand quickly.

Although the premise was very original, it got me thinking straight away. If only a fraction of the dying people chooses to become these Protectors of the Night, a
Mar 29, 2014 Summer rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2014, 2014-faves
This book was a super fun, fast-paced read! Though I was certainly intrigued by the back cover summary, I was totally hooked within minutes of beginning by the uniqueness of Leigh's story! I don't know what I imagined the story would be about, but I literally stopped at the end of one of the first chapters and thought, "What a cool concept!"

I loved the characters, and even though the plot moved quickly, Leigh did a great job of bringing life and personality to each them. I love how Daniel and K
Nov 24, 2015 Alana rated it it was ok
Shelves: books-i-own
I really, really, really, really, really wanted to like this more than I actually did. The synopsis sounded so intriguing, and the author is so sweet, but the overall execution of the book really fell flat for me. I was able to predict everything that happened, and the romance was the definition of 'insta-love', which I've never been a big fan of. Additionally, a lot of the plot points were very similar to the ones in the Mortal Instruments series. It could just feel that way because of the supe ...more
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*Thank you to Curiosity Quills Press for providing me with an eARC via Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.

This has got to be the most fascinating and stunning read of the year!

Vicki Leigh’s writing is so amazingly detailed and the story she wrote, the life she infuse into her characters is simply just too incredible for words! It is hard for me to imagine that Catch Me When I Fall is her debut novel!

Ever since I saw Miss Leigh on twitter, I have b
Bianca I. Hanganu
Jun 25, 2014 Bianca I. Hanganu rated it really liked it
Review originally posted on my blog.

The first thing I enjoy about this book is the cover. I find it very expressive, especially now that I know how things work. In the center are Daniel and Kayla, those creepy claws trying to catch them are the evil forces - the Nightmares - and the setting is the psychiatric ward, where Kayla is held because of her so-called mental problems.

Besides the cover, I like the storyline, which is pretty original, and, if you read some of my previous reviews, you'll se
Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
“As Protectors of the night- me a Dreamcatcher and she a Dreamweaver- we were both sworn to guard humans for the rest of eternity.”

Catch Me as I fall is narrated by Daniel, a 17 year old boy, but he is not a normal 17 year old boy, he died in 1827. For the past 200 years, Daniel has been spending his nights in battles, as a Dreamcatcher, and that means Daniel fights off nightmares from digging into human’s dreams. No, he is not a ghost, he has been given a second life and he can still die and he
S.F. Benson
Aug 23, 2015 S.F. Benson rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I found Vicki Leigh’s "Catch Me When I Fall" to be hauntingly brilliant! It hooked me from the very first page.

The characters in Leigh’s story of Nightmares and Sweet Dreams stayed with me long after I closed the book. This well-written imaginative story had beautiful, well-developed characters. My favorites were Daniel and Kayla. Their emotions bled right off the pages. Their emotions triggered the sympathy button fo
Jessica Ward
Feb 17, 2014 Jessica Ward rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who likes Cassandra Clare's Shadowhunters series or angel books but want a unique premise.
If you are looking for a completely fresh paranormal romance, look no further. CATCH ME WHEN I FALL by Vicki Leigh takes all of the usual trends of PR and throws them out the window.

Firstly, the story follows seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham, so right off the bat we have a unique twist of things by hearing from a male point-of-view MC.

Then there is the Dreamcatcher premise that really busts open the door for this series to be truly one-of-a-kind. Basically, Daniel Graham used to be a regular hum
Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog
Jun 30, 2014 Home Is Where the Wine Is Book Blog rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!

In a world where good and evil are fought while you sleep. Daniel is one of those that fight against the evil. As a dreamcatcher it comes with the job. A job assigned by angels, for over two hundred years he has spent guarding his assigned humans against nightmares. Horrible evil creatures that try to invade our minds while we sleep. His new assignment though is different. He wants to protect her not only in her sleep but in reality. He reveals himself to her and toge
Marlene Moss
Feb 18, 2014 Marlene Moss rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy in exchange for an unbiased review.

In the unique and complex world that Ms. Leigh has created, Dream- catchers and weavers protect all humans from Nightmares, evil creatures that feed on our bad dreams and experiences. The good guys work on the side of good/God and are appointed in their afterlife if they died through self-sacrifice. They aren’t allowed to interact with humans in any way – on penalty of “death.”

Daniel has been a Catcher for over 200 years and one of th
**I received this book for free from (Publisher) in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**

*Genre* Young Adult, Paranormal
*Rating* 3.5

*My Thoughts*

Catch Me When I Fall, by Vicki Leigh, is the first installment in the Dreamcatcher series. This is a story that has loads of interesting premise, interesting characters, creepy monsters & villains, and a whole lot of potential for future stories. In Leigh's world, there are those wh
Margaret Eversole
Sep 21, 2014 Margaret Eversole rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Vicki Leigh. I could hardly stand to put it down. I just wanted to keep reading to see what would happen next. Daniel is a Dream catcher who has over 200 years of experience fighting nightmares. Kayla is a young girl who seems to attract more nightmares to her than the average human. What is so special about Kayla that draws the nightmares to her? What is she hiding? Daniel has always kept his distance from the people he was protecting. The number one rule of be ...more
Ayah Assem
My Review:

I received an e ARC copy of Catch me When I fall from Curiosity Quills Press via NetGalley in exchange with an honest Review .

This book is a perfect read for The Mortal Instruments fans. You will be blown away with the world building and the fighting scenes.

The concept of there are people who weave dreams and fight away nightmares got me all hooked up on the story.

There were times were I got a bit confused. How could Kayla, who have gone through certain devastating events in the past h
Eliza Tilton
Feb 18, 2014 Eliza Tilton rated it really liked it
When I first read the blurb for this book, I instantly wanted to read it. So much so that I sent Vicki a message asking if I could review! I'm happy to say this book did not disappoint. There's a lot to love, but my favorite aspect is the worldbuilding. The idea of a Protector society fighting physical nightmare creatures in a 4th dimension had me hooked.

Plus, the MC's love interest is in a psych ward. Very cool setting.

I would've liked a bit more descriptions in some areas, sometimes they seem
Mar 29, 2015 Maya rated it it was amazing
After hearing about this book while standing in line at Barnes and Noble, I went over to the table were Vicki Leigh herself sat, and got a copy of Catch Me When I Fall signed for my sister and I. When I started reading this book, I wasn't sure how I felt about it, because the writing seemed a little choppy. I kept reading though, and couldn't put it down! I fell in love with the characters, and the whole concept of Dreamcatchers. I want to say thank you to Vicki Leigh for signing my book, and fo ...more
Valia Lind
Sep 29, 2014 Valia Lind rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! Can't go wrong with some swoonworthy boys kicking butt. Just saying :)
I'm a huge fan of Daniel. Thought I'd get that out of the way right now. I just love his strength, but also how he is with Kayla. It's that sweet protective side that gets me every time. :) I liked Kayla too, because she didn't start out all perfect, but she still stayed true to herself. The two were a great combination of character and I truly enjoyed the way Vicki wrote them <3
I actually enjoyed all of t
Emma Adams
I really liked the premise of this book. Daniel, the protagonist, is a Dreamcatcher, whose task is to fight off the Nightmares that cause their charge to experience their own fears in the form of dreams. The Dreamcatchers are chosen from the dead, people who have sacrificed their own life to save others, and are given certain abilities in order to protect humans. When Daniel’s charge, dies in her sleep, he is assigned a new case - sixteen-year-old Kayla, a patient in a psychiatric ward.

The chara
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