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Review: As You Lay Sleeping by Katlyn Duncan

As You Lay SleepingTitle: As You Lay Sleeping

Author: Katlyn Duncan

Genre: YA Thriller/Mystery

Series: N/A

Publication Date: February 22, 2017

Format: Ebook, 202 Pages

ASIN: B01D4WLZA4 (HQ Digital)

IBSN-13: 978-1474047470 (HQ Digital)

Reviewed by: Bridget


I did it all for you…

Cara’s boyfriend is dead.

When fingers start pointing at her, she knows she’s in more trouble than she originally thought. Because Cara can see that something isn’t right.

As her carefully constructed life begins to crumble, Cara isn’t sure who she is anymore.

But maybe that’s exactly what someone wants her to think…

Quick & Dirty: A heart pounding story that will keep you on the edge of you seat!

Opening Sentence: “For the last time, tell me what family she was assigned to and I will untie you.”


The Review:

Cara is getting ready to start her senior year of high school and has it all, or at least it looks as if she does! She’s popular, has a hot boyfriend, great friends and a loving family! But when her boyfriend dies her perfect life falls apart!

People start blaming Cara for his death and it looks as if senior year is going to be harder then Cara originally planned! As she tries to pick up the pieces of her broken life things start to take a sinister turn and it looks as if there really was more to her boyfriends death then she thought!

Cara was an interesting character but I struggled relating to her! She is a sweet girl with good intentions but she cared too much about what others thought of her! The more I read the more I liked her but it took a little time!

The villain was my favorite part of the story! I loved the little moments where we got to be inside their head because you could see how twisted their mind was! I found it fascinating and it really added to the creepy vibe of the story!

As You Lay Sleeping was an intriguing thriller that had a few problems but was overall a great read! My one problem with the book was how immature the characters would act at times. In all reality the way they acted was a very accurate portrayal of how many high school students behave, but in so many YA books nowadays the characters act very mature. Personally, I like that because I can relate to them easier but let’s be honest, it’s not very realistic. But due to this it was hard for me to develop a connection with the main character because I found her a little superficial and she would annoy me at times. That’s not to say I didn’t like her because I did, but I would have liked to be able to relate to her better! Overall, I thought it was a good story and I would highly recommend it to thriller fans!!!

Notable Scene:

I poked him again but he didn’t move.

Two can play at that game.

I flipped the flashlight on my phone and pointed it at his face. I expected him to pop up with a goofy grin, then go into a tirade on how he “got me.”

Instead, Joe didn’t move. At all. Surprisingly, he was a light sleeper, yet he insisted on listening to music and television to fall asleep. The change in volume should have woken him, and the flashlight definitely would have.


FTC Advisory: HQ Digtal/Harpercollins provided me with a copy of As You Lay Sleeping. No goody bags, sponsorships, “material connections,” or bribes were exchanged for my review.


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