Aug 25, 2015

Nightmares

Nightmares
by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Book: Nightmares!
Publisher: Delacorte 
Pub Date: September 2014
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Publisher
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon  Book Depository

New York Times Bestseller!
Jason Segel, multitalented actor, writer, and musician, teams up with New York Times bestselling author Kirsten Miller for the hilariously frightening, middle-grade novel Nightmares!, the first book in a trilogy about a boy named Charlie and a group of kids who must face their fears to save their town. 
 
Sleeping has never been so scary. And now waking up is even worse!
 
Charlie Laird has several problems. 
 
1. His dad married a woman he is sure moonlights as a witch.
2. He had to move into her purple mansion, which is NOT a place you want to find yourself after dark.
3.He can’t remember the last time sleeping wasn’t a nightmarish prospect. Like even a nap. 
 
What Charlie doesn’t know is that his problems are about to get a whole lot more real. Nightmares can ruin a good night’s sleep, but when they start slipping out of your dreams and into the waking world—that’s a line that should never be crossed.
 
And when your worst nightmares start to come true . . . well, that’s something only Charlie can face. And he’s going to need all the help he can get, or it might just be lights-out for Charlie Laird. For good.





The Sleepwalker Tonic
by Jason Segel and Kirsten Miller

Book: Nightmares! #2
Publisher: Delacorte
Pub Date: September 2015
Genre: Young Adult
Format: Print
Source: Publisher
Book Links: Goodreads  Amazon  Book Depository

Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic is the sequel to the hilariously scaryNew York Times bestselling novel Nightmares! by multitalented actor Jason Segel and bestselling author Kirsten Miller. You thought the nightmares were over? You better keep the lights on!
 
Charlie Laird has a dream life.
 
1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium. 
2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld.
3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies. 
 
But Charlie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions.
Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . zombies? At least, they sure look like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means.
 
Things are getting freaky again.



My Review:  A book worth reading at night with the kiddos! I know mine enjoyed them, and it was just a lot of fun. Full of entertaining moments and reasons to laugh.

A group of kids are working on saving their town. They do it, by facing their fears. Charlie has dreams, well more like a nightmare for him. They aren't fun to have, no matter what age you're at. Charlie just had a big one. And when he woke up, thought it would be all over. But nope, his dream has come to life. 

So Charlie and his friends are about to tackle this real life nightmare. It'll mostly be up to Charlie, since it's his nightmare. After all, who would expect to be living in  purple mansion. Having a witch for a step mum and having a real life nightmare. Not exactly normal, but heck it was entertaining all the way to the end. 
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So in the next book, Charlie is a little calmer. Getting used to how his life is going and just trying to adjust. But you see, things won't ever really be the same anymore. His  A book worth reading at night with the kiddos! I know mine enjoyed them, and it was just a lot of fun. Full of entertaining moments and reasons to laugh.

A group of kids are working on saving their town. They do it, by facing their fears. Charlie has dreams, well more like a nightmare for him. They aren't fun to have, no matter what age you're at. Charlie just had a big one. And when he woke up, thought it would be all over. But nope, his dream has come to life. 

So Charlie and his friends are about to tackle this real life nightmare. It'll mostly be up to Charlie, since it's his nightmare. After all, who would expect to be living in  purple mansion. Having a witch for a step mum and having a real life nightmare. Not exactly normal, but heck it was entertaining all the way to the end.  step-mums shop isn't as popular as it once was. People are going into another town to get potions. Oh and that town just happens to be filled with zombies. 

Yup, its just another mission for Charlie and his friends.  They can now relate with the people in Orville. They finally just got back to sleeping better and now they find that the town of Orville is full of people who can't sleep. Uhoh! Another crazy night is in store for the group. 

These are great stories to get into. Great for any age, and you'll be entertained at all times. 


My Rating:
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