Young Adult - Horror
338 Pages
Reviewed on 03/03/2016
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Reviewed by Samantha Gregory for Readers' Favorite

Asleep by Krystal Wade is the tale of Rose Briar, a teenage girl who is committed to an asylum by her parents, Leah and Stefan. While there she has bad dreams and starts to believe that she may actually be crazy. A fellow patient called Philip tries to get her to stop taking the drugs and warns her that she may be in real danger from the doctors and staff at the asylum. Can she trust him? Or are they both just crazy? As she is introduced to the different residents at the hospital, it is hard to know who to trust and this plays on her sanity.

Krystal Wade has written a good book in Asleep. Clearly it is a modern day telling of Sleeping Beauty, but it was interesting to read about it in a different setting. Rose is so sure that she is sane, but, as time goes on, that belief begins to unravel. I liked the way the author incorporated the different elements of the original story into the modern day setting. For example, her dad being the ‘king of real estate.’ I do enjoy stories like this. I think that the author has written an entertaining book that will do well on the market. With the popularity of films such as Maleficent, the retelling of fairy tales is very current right now. I would recommend it to fans of fairy tales, but with a bit more depth to them.