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Book Review: Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh


Catch Me When I Fall
Book One of Dreamcatcher
by Vicki Leigh

Description
Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop. 
Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him. 
A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.

About the Author

Adopted at three-days-old by a construction worker and a stay-at-home mom, Vicki Leigh grew up in a small suburb of Akron, Ohio where she learned to read by the age of four and considered being sent to her room for punishment as an opportunity to dive into another book. By the sixth grade, Vicki penned her first, full-length screenplay. If she couldn’t be a writer, Vicki would be a Hunter (think Dean and Sam Winchester) or a Jedi. Her favorite place on earth is Hogwarts (she refuses to believe it doesn’t exist), and her favorite dreams include solving cases alongside Sherlock Holmes. Vicki is represented by Sarah Negovetich of Corvisiero Literary Agency.




My Review
If you need a refreshing YA paranormal book then I would recommend buying this one immediately! The world created around Warlocks, and Weavers vs. Nightmares was truly original. I enjoyed the characters of this book especially the lead male, Daniel, who is a gentlemen and not the stereotypical YA bad boy. All the characters grew with the story and were relate-able. I feel that with the books that follow we will get more from these characters that will keep us hooked to them. The plot was, like I said before original, the pace is nice and overall I was fascinated. One of my favorite things about the this book was how the author crafted the nightmares/dreams in a vivid way. My only negative would be the over explaining in the beginning of the book almost like a information dump. I am trying to write now and trying to build the book without over explaining in the beginning is extremely difficult thing to do. However this book is a good read.

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