Book Review

Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh

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3/5

Title: Catch me when I fall

Aurthor: Vicki Leigh

Series: Dreamcatcher

Book: #1

Goodreads rating: 4.16

My rating: 3/5

“Got given an ARC from Net Galley”

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.

First Sentences

Invisible, I leaned against the wall at the back of Eva’s bedroom, waiting for her to fall asleep and for the Nightmares to arrive.

My thoughts

On the whole I enjoyed reading this book even though I thought that there were some parts of this story could have been told a lot better. I love paranormal stories and young adult books which was why I elected to read this one to add to my review collection. The beginning of this book kept me intrigued and wanting for more.

The idea if dreamcaters and dreamweavers is a very intriguing idea and concept. I loved the action that followed this story and even the romance between Daniel and Kayla. But on the whole I thought that their relationship was a little immature for my tastes and Kayla always needed saving. She was too helpless for me to like even though she had the power as a witch. I liked the concept nightmares being actual killable monsters and Daniel was a protector of the night as such. I loved the forbidden love aspect but it began to drag on too much for me to be kept interested for a long time, which made reading it a little boring.

I thought that Daniel’s will to protect the one he loves is admirable and sweet at first but it got increasingly annoying. This isn’t a series that I plan on continuing.

XOXO
Lisa




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