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Never to Sleep (Soul Screamers) [Kindle Edition]

Rachel Vincent
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Don't Close Your Eyes.

Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep...forever.

Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family...?

Product Details

  • File Size: 214 KB
  • Print Length: 65 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Teen (January 1, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006BXIA2A
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #361,643 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Everyone--and by that I mean I--was concerned about this novella. Let's face it, with silly, conceited, and irritating Sophie as the main character in a first person POV the odds were that we (I) would end up throwing our e-readers against the nearest wall. But after reading all the Soul Screamer books, especially If I Die, I trust Rachel implicitly to take me on thrilling story rides and rock my world. So, I gave Sophie a chance... *Bows to Rachel*

I love Sophie. From a character I barely cared about in the other books and often wanted to slap, I know want more Sophie time! She is super stubborn like Kaylee, incredibly brave, and does it all with fashion flair and a sharp tongue. Seriously! This girl cannot keep her mouth shut to save her life. Mouthing off to the big bad hellion, check. That was hilarious.

The novella focuses on Sophie, her encounter with a mysterious young man, and how they accidentally cross over to the Netherworld. Their meeting starts with a bang, in the very literal sense of the word, as Luca opens a door banging it into Sophie's head. I immediately liked him for his charming way of talking.

"Good. I think you're okay, Sophie, but just to be sure--and this is for purely medical purposes--what's your phone number?"
I laughed out loud. "Does it usually take blunt-force trauma for you to score a phone number?"
"This is a first, but a potential concussion does seem to be an icebreaker."

They make a great team. As in, Luca won't take silly crap from Sophie and she will actually listen to him. That's a first for Sophie. It was very impressive to see her grow through this short novella. Her hate of Kaylee is understandable when one realizes that Sophie really has no idea what the crap is going on.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition! January 6, 2012
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This was an unexpected and great addition to the Soul Screamers series. I was shocked when I saw a new book available since I didn't think the next one would be out until later this year. Just like the cover says, this is a novella so it isn't very long. (ie, on my Kindle the % went up one with each "flip" of the page)

There isn't much to say about the book without giving it all away. It was fun to get a glimpse of Shophie's lip glossed point of view and equally as fun to match up what she was doing during the events of the previous book. She annoyed me a few times, but that's what Shophie does, right? In the end I think this was an great way to ease people into the next book, and hopefully has set us up for some awesome new action involving the new characters...or old ones with new abilities???
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4.0 out of 5 stars Wish I'd known about this Novella earlier! June 30, 2014
By Berls
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My Initial Reaction...
I wish I'd known about Never to Sleep back when I first read the Soul Screamers Series. It was a really enjoyable quick read and gave a lot of background on Sophie, a character I always wished I'd known better.

Note: There are spoilers for book 1 in the series in this review.

The Good...
Getting into the head of Sophie, Kaylee's cousin, was great! She's not anyone's favorite character I imagine, because she's fairly shallow and really mean to Kaylee. But I know that by this point in the series, I also felt kind of bad for her. Her mother died extremely suspiciously and all kinds of crazy things are constantly happening around her and to her - but no one has deigned to explain to her why. She may not be a banshee, but she deserves to know what's going on IMHO!

Well, just like Kaylee - no one's going to tell Sophie until she gets herself into heaps of trouble and finds a cute boy to spill the beans. In this case it's necromancer Luca - who you'll get to know better in book 6. I found that Never to Sleep explained so much about their relationship and some of the changes you'll see in Sophie in upcoming books - I really think it's a must read for fans of the series. I loved seeing Sophie confront this world she's been teetering on discovering for so long, and to face it with the same kind of strength that I've come to admire in Kaylee. And she had a great sense of humor that made reading Never to Sleep lots of fun.

The Bad...
Well, the only thing I have a problem with in Never to Sleep, I had a problem with in the series in general. Sophie is not a Banshee. Her scream is not a Banshee's scream. This has been firmly established.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting November 2, 2013
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This book was interesting. Usually not something I would read but once I got started I couldn't stop. Good read for any age
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Series! September 8, 2013
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This is a fantastic series, and the characters are so well developed. They grow so much and so realistically throughout he series. It’s absolutely a worthwhile read, and I promise, the last book does not disappoint. You can buy books 1-2 plus a prequel short story in a single kindle edition, books 3 and 4 plus an amazingly heart wrenching short story in a single kindle edition, 5 and 6 plus a short story in a single edition and seven alone. Go shopping, seriously, it’s worth it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Never thought I would say that I didn't hate Sophie. August 7, 2013
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Interesting. I'm not saying that I like Sophie but I hate her a little less. Looking forward to hearing more about her and Luca.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked this series but I don't have time to listen to audiobooks anymore. Good series.
Published 2 months ago by James R. Wilder
3.0 out of 5 stars The best Soul Screamers Novella
3.5 stars

This was a fun little novella! I enjoyed getting to know Sophie better. She's always been such a bratty little thing, in my opinion, and a very... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Kelli of I'd So Rather Be Reading
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 out of 5 rating--review from So Many Books, So Little Time
After I finished the final book in the Soul Screamers series, I needed to go buy this novella. It was the last one I had to read before I was done with the whole collection. Read more
Published 17 months ago by A. Howell
5.0 out of 5 stars Who would've thought I'd ever like Sophie?
It all starts when a guy named Luca accidentally kicks a door into Sophie's face. You'd think this wasn't the best start for a friendship (especially since Sophie is so vain), but... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Alexandra Gottstein
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Really love this series. Highly recommend. Look forward to more of Rachel Vincent's work. Wish she could get them out faster.
Published 19 months ago by Wayne Stringer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
This is one of my favorite authors. I love her "voice" she puts into each character. You get sucked into her story no matter if it's been a year since you've started the... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Heather Maul
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice addition
I've disliked Sophie since the series started. She's so mean to Kaylee and she only cares about her public appearance. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Melissa @ The Reader and the Chef
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't realize
Didn't know it was about Sophie. Really don't like her at all. She is snob that needs to get smacked down to reality before someone kills her.
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars High School drama I can relate to at 30.
Pretty well written, engaging storyline and characters I can connect to - all the makings of a great book. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Shanee Osher
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More About the Author

Rachel Vincent is the author of the Shifters series and the Unbound series for adults, as well as the Soul Screamers series for teens.

Rachel's next young adult book is THE STARS NEVER RISE, coming from Delacorte in June of 2015, and her new series for adults will debut with MENAGERIE, coming from Mira books in the fall of 2015

Rachel Vincent is a former English teacher and an eager champion of the Oxford comma. She shares her home in Oklahoma with two cats, two teenagers, and her husband, who's been her # 1 fan from the start. Rachel is older than she looks and younger than she feels, and she remains convinced that writing about the things that scare her is the cheapest form of therapy--but social media is a close second.

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