Review: Insomnia by J.R. Johansson

(The Night Walkers, #1)
by J.R. Johansson
Paperback, 351 pages
Published June 8th 2013 
by Flux
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Her eyes saved his life.
Her dreams released his darkness.
After four years of sleeplessness, high school junior Parker Chipp can't take much more. Every night, instead of sleeping, he enters the dreams of the last person he's made eye contact with. If he doesn't sleep soon, Parker will die.
Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. But what starts out as a chance meeting turns into an obsession; Parker's furious desire for what he needs pushes him to extremes he never thought he'd go. And when someone begins to terrorizing Mia with twisted death threats, Parker's memory blackouts leave him doubting his own innocence.

I pre-ordered Insomnia after seeing it on various blogs during the author's promotional campaign. I figured it was worth a shot. I didn't actually get around to reading it until my book club voted it book of the month for August. The creepy cover did not lie with this one.

Parker has a rather eerie predicament. He hasn't slept in four years because other people's dreams keep him up all night. When he meets the one girl who can put his mind to rest and restore his dying body, they get off on a bad foot.....A REALLY BAD FOOT. Yet that doesn't stop Parker from pursuing the one girl that his sweet dreams are made of. If you're looking for a Twilight type romance FORGET about it. This type of stalking wasn't flattering in the least. 

The most thrilling aspect of Insomnia is our protagonist is so mentally jacked up that he can't even say without a shadow of a doubt that he's not the villain.

I did not expect the way Insomnia played out. It was kind of twisted, but definitely mysterious and entertaining. If you're seeking a read outside of the YA paranormal norm, check it out.


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