16. pro 2014.

The Girl In Between by Leakan Zea Kamp

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Book summary:
Bryn Reyes is a real life sleeping beauty. Afflicted with Klein-Levin Syndrome, she suffers episodes of prolonged sleep that steal weeks, and sometimes even months, from her life. But unlike most KLS patients, she doesn’t spend each episode in a catatonic state or wake up with no recollection of the time she’s missed. Instead, Bryn spends half her life in an alternate reality made up of her memories. For Bryn, the past is a place, until one day a boy she’s never met before washes up on the illusory beach of her dreams with no memory of who he is.
But the appearance of this strange boy isn’t the only thing that’s changed. Bryn’s symptoms are worsening, her body weakening as she’s plagued by hallucinations even while awake. Her only hope of finding a cure is to undergo experimental treatment created by a German specialist. But when Dr. Banz reveals that he knows more about her strange symptoms than he originally let on, Bryn learns that the boy in her head might actually be the key to understanding what’s happening to her, and worse, that if she doesn’t find out his identity before it’s too late, they both may not survive.
         It's been over a year now since I've got to read Breathing Ghost, I believe Leakan's first book and I couldn't believe that I had a chance to read such an interesting book. I fell in love with her writing then and I couldn't wait to read her new books. So I have finally got a chance to read The Girl In Between.

        Knowing little about the author, I assumed that I'm going to read something unusual here and I did, in fact. It's a story about Bryn, who suffers from KLS, a thing I didn't know existed until I started this book. It's a real deal people, a real disease when people unexpectedly fall asleep and spend some time sleeping. The same has been happening with Bryn. She would suddenly drift of and sleep for days and of course that influenced her teenage life. She missed a lot of school and what is more a lot of deadlines. But the biggest problem was how the others behaved as if she was a freak. But there is one thing that almost no one knew about and it's what happens while she sleeps. Here we enter a new imaginary world where things don't always go according to the plan.

       It's not only writing and how unusual this book was that made me like it so much. It was also how things seemed real at the same time, there was this background to the story which was really interesting and I cannot wait to read more about it. Besides, I always wondered what happens in human brain while it's in some sort of coma, and like the answer here (well, all but scary parts).

       I won't even start about the romance in this story which was really sweet. Anyhow the only thing that bothered me a bit here, were the moments when there seemed to be too much coincidence for my taste. Still, I cannot wait to read the sequel, The Boy in Her Dreams!

Rating: 4 stars.

Until the next time,
***Thank you Leakan for giving me a review copy of this book. All opinions here are personal!

Broj komentara: 13:

  1. I haven't tried her yet although I did grab this while it was free on Amazon, I am so glad that you have had such a good experience with her work.

  2. Oh that's great to see that you had a good time with this one and isn't it wonderful to have a sweet romance? I didn't know about it though. I'll have to check book 1 out.

  3. Unusual books sometimes make the best books, eh? :D

    Lovely review as always, Tanja! <33

  4. I've never heard of KLS before Tanja! I'm guessing Narcolepsy is a form of KLS? Or the other way around? Either way, it sounds like something that would be extremely difficult to deal with. Love that this one had such a unique premise, thanks for sharing your thoughts!

  5. Love that this one worked for you! It does seem a bit unusual and different but the sweet romance sounds killer :)

  6. This sounds like such a unique story that also teaches about a disease. I need to check this one out, Tanja! And a sweet romance you say? I'm in!
    Lovely review!

  7. So happy that you liked this one. I grabbed a copy of it while it was free awhile back. I haven't heard of the disease mentioned so I would like to know more.

  8. I read Breathing Ghosts too and enjoyed it. This sounds really interesting!
    Jen @ YA Romantics

  9. This one sounds really unusual in a totally good way. I will keep an eye out for it!

  10. I've never heard of KLS either, sounds like this one is really unique! I also love a sweet romance.

  11. I always rejoice when we find books like this with such interesting premises. There are so many diseases in the world that so many don't know about, and making a book like this for teens and making the disease real to them and relatable at the same time is a good way to spread information. Plus, I'm interested to see how the romance fares. Awesome review, love! I'll check this out :)

    Faye at The Social Potato

  12. I've never heard of KLS but I love the sound of this (and wow, it's free? I definitely have no excuse not to check it out). Glad the coincidental developments didn't detract too much from your enjoyment. Lovely review!

  13. Oh. This is the first time I'm hearing about this book, and it sounds very interesting. You have me intrigued once again, Tanja! Great review.

    Sarika @ The Readdicts



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