Slumber

A Young Adult Dystopian
By: J.L. Weil
Narrated by: Caitlin Kelly, Gary Furlong
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
Categories: Teen & Young Adult
4.5 out of 5 stars (150 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

There is no such thing as happily ever after.

Everything Charlotte Winston thought she knew has been thrown out the window. From the moment she opens her eyes, the world she remembered ceases to exist, and in its place is a post-apocalyptic realm filled with unimaginable dangers. And one very smoking hot guy who has an uncanny ability to make her blood sing, then boil in a blink of an eye.

Dash Darhk is everything her parents would hate. He's six feet and two inches of dark temptation and a killer smile, that's surely left a stream of broken hearts in his wake. But her parents are nowhere to be found. Charlotte is alone in this new world. Destroyed by a toxic mist, the land isn't the only thing altered, but the inhabitants as well.

As Charlotte begins the hunt for her family, gifts she's never fathom awake inside her. And with the gifts come problems. Enormous ones. Charlotte is running out of options and places to hide. If she can't figure out who to trust - and fast - she will lose more than her heart.

Fans of Hunger Games, The 100, and Divergent will fall in love with Slumber.

©2017 J.L. Weil (P)2017 Caitlin Kelly

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Excellent YA Paranormal Fantasy!

I absolutely loved this YA paranormal fantasy audiobook! The story was well written and this new post apocalyptic world is totally different than anything I have previously read. I love teen/YA fantasy with a touch of romance and this story fits the bill perfectly for me!

Narration was well done and brought the story to life.

It took a few chapters for this book to capture my attention but once it did I could not put it down! There are a lot of things going on in this story. It is a fast paced story with danger at every corner but the characters are refreshing and funny. Their light banter makes it so enjoyable to listen to this outstanding audiobook!

The story is told in dual POV which I always enjoy because you get an insight on both of the main characters.

I’m usually not that interested in post apocalyptic stories but the description intrigued me so I decided to give it a shot. I’m so glad I did because this new world is fascinating and intriguing. There were a lot of unanswered questions that left me curious and wanting to see what happens next. There is a big cliffhanger at the conclusion but I absolutely loved this book! I’m definitely getting the next book in this great series!

This book is an excellent start to a great YA/Teen fantasy series.

"I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review."

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Loved it!

I'm a grown up and I loved this YA dystopian fantasy romance adventure tale! The narrator was fabulous, I could actually feel the emotions of Charlotte as she explores the new world shes woken up to and her feelings for Dash. Charlotte wakes up in an exotic earth 100 years after the mist hit. Dash a rebel from the new governments army strike out on an adventure to find lost family members and defeat the army. A cross of X-men and Wizard of Oz, we aren't in Kansas anymore for sure! I am looking forward to the next book in the series for sure! Highly recommended. I received a free review copy of this book at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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Caitlin Kelly Strikes Again!!

One of the best narrators of all time, in my opinion. Caitlin Kelly knows how to pull so much emotion and power from her reading. She is able to take this well-known story and make it original with the help of writer, J.L. Weil. Definitely get this audiobook, you won't regret it.

This story is a play on the class Sleeping Beauty. I can't wait for the next one!

I was given this book for free via Audiobook Boom in exchange of an honest review.

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Conflicting thoughts

Overall the book is enjoyable. It's a light and easy listen. The story is easily followed. I really enjoyed the world building, a chemical mist covered the earth changing the land and everything around it, including humans. No one knows the extent of the mist and its ever changing characteristics. Or who created it! Where I had a problem is with the main character. Typical rich kid stuck up girly teenager and love interest dark and mysterious hot guy. All the girls fawn over him but he only has eyes for the one girl he can't bring himself to actually commit to. I had my eyes rolling for most of the romance. intriguing story, middle school romance!

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I'm sad that it ended!!

I really really enjoyed this book!!

The story was so unique and imaginative. the character were well defined and the voice narration was fantastic.

I kept watching the time as I came to the end. I didn't want it to be finished!!! I'm defiantly going to have time get my hands on the next book!!

Charlotte and Dash's adventure so far was so exciting!! I can't wait to find it what awaits them.

I received this audio book for free. I am leaving this review voluntarily.

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Loved it!

Well, first things first ... the book did remind me of The Hunger Games. I didn't find any similarities to The 100. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed this book!! It's a great start to the series! It took a while before I fell in love with it, but once I did fall in love with it, I fell hard ;-) Great job combining fantasy elements and a post-apocalypse scenario!

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Not for me

I didn't like the book, I accepted the weak plot, with empty characters ... I didn't identify with this book. I heard the story in the expectation that in the next chapter it would be better, but it did not improve.

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Loved this book

Great start to the series I enjoyed this book very good story fun and entertaining can't wait to read the rest of the series, J. L. Weil books are always amazing

I received this audiobook free in exchange for an honest review.

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Exciting read!

I really enjoyed this post-apocalyptic story. The characters kept me intrigued and the plot kept me on the edge of my seat! I truly recommend it!

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Great listen

Wow!! This book was more than I had expected it to be. I felt like I was on a roller coaster of emotions waiting to see what happened next. I enjoyed this book sooo much, and the narration was great. Now on to book 2 to find out what happens next.

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  • Sally Goddard
  • 09-10-20

Hooked from start

If you like the hunger games thrills then you will love this book.

I enjoyed listening to the narration and the story and was hooked by each character and the strange new world.

I look forward to listening to the other two books in this triology.

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  • Mack
  • 04-21-20

I definitely recommend checking this book out

I read this book back in 2017 and the story has held up over the years. It was amazing to listen to the incredible world J.L. Weil made be brought to life by the narrators.

I rarely read/listen to dystopian novels but I have no regrets enjoying this story twice! I liked that Charlotte was privileged and she grows into a strong character. It was a nice change of pace from a lot of YA novels I read where the MC starts off as a badass. Charlotte did annoy me at times but Dash's character made up for it.

I definitely recommend checking this book out.

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  • Weirdpup13
  • 04-19-20

So many questions

This story will have you needing so many questions answered! There is a whole new world to learn, a romance to spark, and omg moments to be had in this one!

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  • S. Cole
  • 04-13-20

Slumber

I really enjoyed listening to this book. It is a great YA dystopian story. The narration is awesome.

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  • SarahReadsALot
  • 04-09-20

Maybe better suited for a younger listener

This story was interesting but often annoying as well. I enjoyed the post-mist world that was built with deranged animals and plants and settlements that were reminiscent of earlier times. The twist at the end was totally unexpected. I even liked Dash - the super hot guy.
The annoying thing was Charlottes constant obsession with Dash and dialogue about it. They’re on the verge of being killed and she can only thing about kissing him. All. The. Time. I think a well built man obsession should be shown without the constant dialogue about how hot he is

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  • Layla
  • 04-26-18

OK

Any additional comments?

I have read books by this author and loved them. So when I saw this I had to get my hands on it.
However, I find that I have mixed views about this one. I felt that not a lot happened and they where just running from the enemy. This is more of a romance in my opinion because it is more of should we, shouldn't we. So I found it slow going and frustrating at times. But I did like the powers they had, which I did not expect.

This does end on a cliffhanger, so if you don't like that sort of thing I would wait for the other books to be published before you buy this one.