Title: Sleep, Merel, Sleep
Author: Silke Stein
Source: Author via email
My Rating: 3 stars
Who wants to be awake forever?
Life has changed for eight-year-old Merel. Since the birth of her sick baby brother, her parents seem to have forgotten she exists. But when she finds a tiny silver violin in her bedroom rug, things take a turn for the worse.
Merel learns that her sleep has abandoned her and that she must embark on a perilous journey to recover it or stay awake forever. Together with her devoted toy sheep Roger, tired Merel sets out in search of Lullaby Grove. Before long, she finds herself haunted by a scary stranger.
Follow Merel into a surreal world. Meet a sleepy king with an obsession for feathers and a transparent old man on a night train going nowhere. Discover why the moonfish cry, why you should never walk across the Great Yawns ― and if poor Merel can escape her pursuer, win back her sleep, and realize what matters most in her life.
I want to say thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
This isn’t my typical genre of choice but I did enjoy it. I felt like it jumped around too much without completely explaining one scene or ending a scene. I had to really pay attention to catch on to when those jumps happened and to know what was going on.
I think the author did a great job with world building and explaining all that Merel encountered.
Overall I thought this was an ok read it just wasn’t for me. However I think this would be perfect for those who it is actually geared toward but it could use a little polishing.