by Vicki Leigh
Book: Dreamcatcher #1
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Pub Date: Oct 23 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop.
Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him.
A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.
My Review: Catch Me When I Fall was a pretty good book. The idea that everyone gets a pair of protectors to guard them from creatures known as Nightmares that torture people with nightmares as they sleep and to give the people good dreams is definitely new to me. Once I started reading I got caught up in the fast pace of the book and couldn't put it down at all until I finished it. The author also does a great job describing everything that happens in the book so that way the reader can have a clear idea of what everything looks like.
I only had a couple of problems with this book. I felt that the fight scenes were extremely short and should have been at least a little longer. Also I felt that this book was extremely depressing at times. Every single time something was starting to go the main characters way something bad would happen to either him or someone close to him and instead of going to heaven or hell when he dies his entire existence will be erased even though he gave up his chance of going to heaven or hell the first time he died and instead decided to serve the angels and protect people from nightmares.