Dreams. We all have them, some more often than others do. No matter how often we have them, our dreams take us to other worlds, other situations, other realities. What if while you were asleep at night you could leave your body and go anywhere you wanted?
Paul has sleep issues. It’s not that he can’t sleep. He does a great job of that, but once it approaches dark, he can’t help but fall asleep and he stays that way until it is light again. This seriously affects his social life and when Daylight Savings Time kicks in, he is always late for school.
Then someone tells him about Astralis, a sleep clinic. Could this place be an answer to prayer? Could they discover what was wrong with him? What he discovers there is that there isn’t anything at all wrong with him. He is a Walker, one who can leave his body and night and do whatever he wants. They will teach him how to use this ability for good.
Paul loves his new life at Astralis. Even though there are a few others there that aren’t exactly friendly with him, he makes a lot of new friends. He knows that he isn’t a freak, and he finds a purpose for his life. But there is something rotten going on beneath all of the camaraderie and help he is receiving at this clinic, and this something threatens to destroy it all.
Much to Paul’s dissatisfaction, he discovers that those behind it have been waiting for him. He is a Walker like all of the other “patients” at the clinic, but he has the ability to do something the rest can’t.
There are those at the clinic who are on the wrong side. And they are willing to resort to murder to get what they want.
The suspense builds as you get deeper into the story and become more involved with the characters. Things were going so great for Paul when he first arrived at the sleep clinic that I knew something had to happen. Like the water in a teakettle slowly building to a boil, events crescendo until they explode, and it looks as though Astralis is about to be overtaken by those who only wish to harm Paul, his friends, and the founder of this beneficial clinic. The story ends in a definite cliffhanger that made me want to immediately pick up the next book in the series and start reading.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. If you like stories that keep you on the edge of your seat, you will love this fast-paced story about a boy who leaves his body and walks around while he sleeps.
Amazon Link: Watchers of the Night
How was it that he could sleep for ten and sometimes twelve hours a night and wake up nearly every morning feeling as if he had not slept at all?
The bed – practically his enemy. The same way diabetics must feel about their syringes, he needed it.
Her touch was electrifying to him, causing the butterflies in his stomach to work to the point that it almost burned.
Walkers are where nearly every ghost story comes from.
Memory is one of the most basic functions of your mind but sometimes we rely too much on things like the internet, our phones, books, or other people to remind us instead of just remembering the things we see and hear on our own.
New Words Learned:
retrofit – a change to improve an already existing thing
stutter step – to move in sudden stops and starts so as to deceive or evade an opponent, as in sports
About the Author:
Matthew is originally from Brighton, Michigan. He now lives in Kentucky with his wife, two children, and their dog Elvis. He sings in a garage band with a group of friends—always rock ‘n’ roll—and absolutely loves a good movie.
His most popular novels, The Watchers series, have found their way onto over 50,000 Kindles, Nooks, and other eReaders.
To keep up with new releases or send a message, you can find his blog and mailing list at http://bit.ly/1li0lcL.