Sunday, December 30, 2012

Asleep Without Dreaming

Asleep Without Dreaming
Barbara Abate

Willa is dying to get out of the tiny town she grew up in. So when her mother announces they are leaving she is thrilled. But complications land them in another small town while they wait for a chance to leave again. Willa's mom Stella takes a job at a motel to provide them with a place to stay. But this small town has secrets. Arsonists and crazy people to name just a few.

This was a very difficult book for me to review. If I was going to rate the book on writing style, graphic imagery, and plot I would give it a 5 star rating. The author has some definite talent when it comes to portraying emotions and imagery. Instead of being told it was dark outside, I sensed the darkness and it felt heavy and thick. Definitely an author to keep on the favorites list.
But if I was going to rate the book on personal taste I would give this book a 2 or 3 stars. The story was dark and at times could tilt towards depressing. I hated the mother (if you could even call her that) and felt some serious frustration. It was very well written, but the story just was not my style.

I received this book free of charge in exchange for my honest review.

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