by Rachel Vincent
Series: Soul Screamers #5.5
Release date: 1st January, 2012
Pages: 56 (won in a giveaway thanks to Rachel at Fiktshun)
Summary from Goodreads:
Don't Close Your Eyes.
Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep...forever.
Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family...?
Review By Alaiel Kreuz:
Sophie's biggest dream, so far, was to become the youngest Cheerleaders captain in the history of her school. The only thing standing in her way was her frenemy Peyton. But she knew how to take care of her so it wasn't a big problem.
Well, and let's not forget her cousin, Kaylee. Now that was a big problem. And although she had tried to change her last name so people wouldn't think they were sisters the true was that their non-existent relationship was damaging her reputation badly enough.
And everybody knows how difficult is it to build the perfect façade. Except for Kaylee, of course... it's like all she wanted was to ruin Sophie's life. And she was doing a terrific job with all the screaming and craziness around her.
But something that Sophie didn't suspect was that Kaylee wasn't crazy. And their whole family had been keeping secrets from her for a long while.
Now, when a gorgeous new guy arrives at school, the truth will unravel before Sophie, even if she is not ready to handle it.
If you have read the Soul Screamers series (you can find all my reviews of the books here) you already know Sophie and have an idea of her personality.
And most likely you hate her BIG time. Or at least you wouldn't mind giving her a punch. Or two.
What? No? Seriously? Because I wouldn't mind at all.
But (and trust me, I never thought I would write this and it gives me chills just to think about it #justsaying) it was fun, interesting and different to see through her eyes. Heck, I even liked her for a little bit! That is until she began to speak about Kaylee...
After reading this novella [picture me on my knees] I seriously can't wait to know what is going to happen next! The possibilities are so many to think about them... I mean, what is going to happen to Sophie? Because looks like we are going to see her a lot now. Or at least she will have a more important role in the series.
And let's not forget about Luca, the mysterious new guy who is a necromancer meaning that new creatures will have a spotlight! And trust me, he is funny, handsome and cute... I can't wait to see what is he after.
Sigh, I have to stop writing because I don't want to spoil anything but it's SO difficult!