Cata Cordova suffers from such debilitating insomnia that she agreed to take part in an experimental new procedure. She thought things couldn’t get any worse…but she was terribly wrong.
Soon after the experiment begins, there’s a malfunction with the lab equipment, and Cata and six other teen patients are plunged into a shared dreamworld with no memory of how they got there. Even worse, they come to the chilling realization that they are trapped in a place where their worst nightmares have come to life. Hunted by creatures from their darkest imaginations and tormented by secrets they’d rather keep buried, Cata and the others will be forced to band together to face their biggest fears. And if they can’t find a way to defeat their dreams, they will never wake up.
Horror is not my typical genre for reading (or movies, or television…basically any sort of media), but I have to say I really enjoyed this one. I’ve been seeing this book pop up on Amazon and Goodreads, so I thought I would try it. I’m always interested in stories where the characters are stuck inside a different reality and dying in that world means you die in real life.
The story is told through three points of view and has a fast pace. So for those looking for a fun quick read, I would recommend this one. While reading, there are some nice twists that I didn’t see coming, including with a character I wasn’t really fond with and it changed my perspective on that character. Lots of action and tons of moments for the reader to try to figure out what’s really going on.
The worst part was the ending, and that’s only because I thought it was standalone and I was left with a cliffhanger. So, that’s really not a con for this book. It’s good! I thought I was reading something that would have a conclusion and when I realized it was part of a series, I was both heartbroken and elated. So I will definitely be reading the sequel that came out last year.
Rating: 4 STARS ~ Oh man, this was a great book. Will be recommending.