Bryn is a girl with Klein-Levin Syndrome (KLS), also known as Sleeping Beauty syndrome, a rare sleep disorder characterized by persistent episodic hypersomnia, she may go to sleep for several weeks at a time.
I wasn’t sure what this book was trying to be: science fiction, a medical novel, a coming of age novel, YA or a romance. I was also disappointed to find it isn’t a stand alone book but the first part of the story. The book finishing on something of a cliffhanger, I won’t be rushing to get the second part to find out what happens.
I have trouble with the names, to me Bryn is a boy’s name and her boyfriend at the beginning of the book is Drew, a name I associate with actress Drew Barrymore.
Bryn’s hypersomnia states are supposed to be dreamless but hers have a dreamscape made up of her memories in surreal juxtaposition, objects like a gramophone player and old vinyl records.
In the second half of the book, Bryn finds a boy washed up in her dreamscape, a boy who can’t remember who he is. There is some chemistry between them and a clue to his identity through a band t- Shirt he is wearing. When she is back in her real awake word, Bryn tries to locate the mysterious stranger populating her dreams along with her cousin Dani and her boyfriend Felix.
The story didn’t really grip me and I felt a little underwhelmed, I read this on my Kindle, because like the other Kindle titles I have read it was free. I didn’t feel much connection to the characters and the story was confusing at times.