Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Review: Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh

Image & description from goodreads.com

In 1814, at the age of seventeen, Daniel Graham sacrificed himself to save another. Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, he has spent 200 years as a Dreamcatcher, guarding humans from Nightmares—clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears while they sleep. 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—because someone with the power to control the monsters seems to want her dead.

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.

He thought she was just another girl to protect. He was wrong.

My Thoughts:
I liked the concept of the story.  It was original.  I think the history of the dream catchers & weavers could have been expanded on. I also feel like there would have been a bit of divine intervention when hell on Earth breaks out.  I liked Daniel.  I thought he was a great hero.  I think Kayla was a bit naive and some of her reactions to certain events were unrealistic.  Of course my biggest problem with the book was the "insta-love" connection between Daniel & Kayla.  I might have been able to accept it on Daniel's part if he'd been watching over her for at least a few months.  The pace of the story was slow up until about the 1/3 of the book.  This is why it took me so long to read it.  I'd stop & then once I finished another book I'd pick it up again.  Then the pace picked up & things got more interesting.  I don't think I'll read the next book in the series.  The reason being that I just don't connect to these characters & therefor don't really care what happens to them.

2.5 Rating.
For readers 14 & up.  Mild to moderate language, violence & sexual content. 
I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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