#Review ~ Asleep by Krystal Wade

Posted May 9, 2016 by Michelle in Review / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Xpresso Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

#Review ~ Asleep by Krystal WadeAsleep by Krystal Wade
Published by LLC on February 16th 2016
Genres: Horror, Horror & Ghost Stories, Love & Romance, Thriller, YA, Young Adult
Pages: 338
Format: ARC
Source: Xpresso Tours

"To cure fear, you must use fear."

Rose Briar claims no responsibility for the act that led to her imprisonment in an asylum. She wants to escape, until terrifying nightmares make her question her sanity and reach out to her doctor. He’s understanding and caring in ways her parents never have been, but as her walls tumble down and Rose admits fault, a fellow patient warns her to stop the medications. Phillip believes the doctor is evil and they’ll never make it out of the facility alive. Trusting him might be just the thing to save her. Or it might prove the asylum is exactly where she needs to be.

First Impression:

  • The synopsis had me, I actually thought it might be a sleeping beauty retelling.
  • The cover just looked super creepy.
  • The story was a lot slower than I would have hoped it to be but I think I get it.

The Story:

  • On her way to an asylum because her parents are worried about her.
  • Things get a little weird and your not sure what is real and what is fake.
  • I started to have doubts and trust issues when reading this. I really didn’t know who or what to trust
  • The story was slow building but it sort of add to the understanding of being insane and give you the doubt you need.
  • I just thought it was a little to much of a slow build and wasn’t progressing fast enough.
  • Even though the book was rather slow I still wanted to find out what was going to happen.
  • At about 60% is when you get the info dump, all at once explanation which actually wasn’t bad just wish it was sooner.
  • There are a LOT of twists and turn and I did enjoy the story some things really surprised me.
  • Actually glad I stayed until the end because I really like the way it was done.

The Characters:

  • Rose ~ I really liked her and sort of felt bad for her.
  • Greg, McGregory or Philip (Take your pick) ~ I thought he was just a little strange but likable.
  • Nurse Judy ~ She was a motherly woman, really loved her interactions with Rose.
  • Doctor Underwood ~ He reminded me of a typical doctor.

Lots of other characters in the book were interesting and I actually stuck around a lot because of wanting to see what happened to everyone.

Final Thoughts:

  • Really messes with your head.
  • I wasn’t a fan of the slow progress but I actually enjoyed the book.
  • With 3.5 stars, I would totally recommend, it is really a thriller that will totally mess with your head.
  • Recommend for Young Adult and Adults.


Thanks for stopping by to check out my review.

Have a great day and Happy Reading!


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