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There is tragedy, murder, love, lust, magic and people raised from the dead. Though this may seem like a lot to fit into one book, it works well and if you can keep up with the fast-pace, you’re in a for a treat.
This book was a surprise on so many ways and kept me guessing all the way through. I loved the way the scene was set so well, getting to know Kayn, her best friend Kevin and her twin sister Chloe. Straight away, I could tell I was going to love the book. I identified immediately with Kayn, as I’m sure a lot of people will be able to. She’s a tom-boy, who lives in the shadow of her sister’s beauty, despite the fact they are identical twins. There’s the usual teen-angst of the boy she loves who doesn’t see her that way, but it does not read as only for teens, as some YA novels do. As a 37 year old woman, I found it just as exciting, interesting and relevant as my 15 year old daughter would. This is a perfect book for anyone who loves to dive head-first into another world and get lost there.
The untimely demise of some characters early on (no spoilers about who) took me completely by surprise, but really drew me into this new world that Kayn was so suddenly a part of. The concept of this new race of beings, as well as Kayn and Kevin’s part in it was fascinating. The use of mystic objects such as rose quartz tombs that raised people from the dead, psychic powers etc kept the fantasy geek in me entranced from the get-go. However, I would recommend this to readers of all genres as the characters and story are so well crafted, I feel as though the lines of what genre this book belonged to blurred; as it does in all the books I like best.
I’m a sucker for some humour spattered amongst tragedy and Sweet Sleep was humorous throughout. Kayns sarcastic interactions with Kevin had me laughing to myself and getting some very strange looks as I did so. Kim Cormack seems to have the gift most writers pray for, which is to write something so easy to read, with endless plot possibilities and characters that fans will fall in love with.
The plot is well-crafted and Kim Cormack expertly weaves her tale to perfection as she brings more characters to life which quickly became favourites: from the bad-boy you love to hate to the sassy Lexy. Though Kevin and Kayn are favourites, I think it won’t be long before we find fans of Kim Cormack’s wearing Team Frost t-shirts; what’s a story without a mystical, bad-boy?
The thing I enjoyed most overall was the friendship between Kevin and Kayn and their later budding romance. I really found myself rooting for them, after all she’d been through I wanted a little happiness for Kayn. There is a hint of one of the weirdest love— triangles ever.
Bring on book 2 and more
About the Author
Kim Cormack is the always comedic author of the darkly twisted epic paranormal romance series. "The Children of Ankh". She worked for over 16 years as am Early Childhood educator in preschool, daycare, and as an aid. She's lived most of her life on Vancouver Island in beautiful British Columbia, Canada. She currently lives in the gorgeous little town of Port Aberni. She's a single mom with two awesome kids.
About the Reviewer
Dawn Singh always found comfort in books as a child and from a young age and could be found reading or writing. Her first attempt at fiction was at 10 years old, Dawn wrote and illustrated a book entitled Hippo In The House. This was a turning point as Dawn decided that from that moment on the only thing she wanted to do was write. Fast forward a few years after school and Dawn married, had three children and completed a degree in counselling and psychology. She returned to writing in 2005 when she had an overwhelming flood of ideas for several stories and began writing immediately at every opportunity.
Dawn’s first book Regina: The Monster Inside was published June 2014, with the second out November 2015, it is the first in a trilogy. Dawn is heavily influenced by YA novels, Sci-fi and fantasy, being a huge fan of the genres.
Dawn lives in Bradford in the North of England, with her husband, two daughters, her son and Mario her Bombay cat. Dawn is currently CEO and author liaison at Follow This Publishing.