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Reviewed by Janelle Fila for Readers' Favorite
I enjoyed the concept of Slumber (Slumber Duology Book 1) by Christy Sloat. Rory is sent away to an insane asylum for killing her boyfriend. Although she doesn't have any memory of this event, she believes it happened because she doesn't think she would be punished for no reason. Rory spends time with the nurses, the doctors, the administrators and other residents, all the while thinking she is a murderer. Her only suspicions that this might not be the actual truth are her strange dreams that she doesn't understand, any more than the reason why she can't remember anything that happened prior to being sent to the insane asylum.
But nothing is as it seems. There is a plot to rescue Rory from where she is being held. As more and more members of the asylum come forth and show support for Rory, Rory starts to believe that perhaps there is more to this story than what it seems. Maybe she truly is not a murderer and just maybe there is a happy ending awaiting her.
I liked how Slumber (Slumber Duology Book 1) by Christy Sloat tied itself to fairy tales that most teens would know and could relate to. I thought that was a very smart concept and a cool way to write a story. I think teens will enjoy the setting, the characters, and the twist of this story because it is so unique and yet, with the fairytales, so familiar.