by Laekan Zea Kemp
Book: The Girl In Between #1
Pub Date: Sept 2014
Genre: Young Adult
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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.
My Review: Sleeping Beauty! So most of you know my love for that and any story that has similar traits to Sleeping Beauty.
So It's not heavy on it, except that Bryn has these sleep spells. She can sleep for a long time. Instead of just laying there sleeping, she disappears into this dream world, that is created by her. So she dives in and everything is going fine until this guy shows up. There is no memory or any clue that leads Bryn to believe that she knows this guy.
This whole story was amazing and I loved every second of it. This is another series I'll be looking forwarding to reading. Bryn was very well written and her mystery guy was written just as well. Once you reach the part of the Doctor telling Bryn that he knows more than he is saying and she realizes that she needs this mystery guy, then things grip you even more and the pace moves and makes you NEED to figure this all out.
I can't wait to read the next book!