From the cover to the prologue and throughout the entire book I was craving for more, and what Kim Cormack gave me was beyond my imagination. A story about a girl that was so much more than a girl, who falls in love, overcomes tragedy and evolves into more than she ever knew she could be. Cormack's, Kayn Brighton was faced with death, life, change, and peace. And when all seemed lost her best friend Kevin stood right beside her. As Kayn fights for her soul and her family she is continuously on the side of great loss, but there is something about this girl that makes her so special. And as a reader, you want to ride along as she pursues her journey through life to discover what that spark is.
This YA novel is filled with fantasy-like creatures, demons, battles, love, reincarnation, and heeded messages for the reader. Two of my favorite quotes from this novel were, "We are always so much stronger than we believe ourselves to be" and "All heroes are born out of embers that linger from the fire of great tragedy;" so very true Cormack.
Now, while I love this book some may mention that it is too long or seems a bit stretched but in my opinion Cormack allowed the story to be evolved at a pace that was needed. She allowed the reader to use their own imagination without being overly descriptive. "Sweet Sleep" is a finessed read. Well done Kim Cormack.
*****I give Sweet Sleep, five out of five stars!
From the Author
This series started out as a nightmare and quite literally turned into a dream. It kept me moving forward at a time when it would have been so easy to give up. Thank you for joining me on my own personal journey towards enlightenment.
To my wonderful children, Jenna and Cameron. Thank you for giving me strength in the moments when I felt like I had none left. You are the reason I get up every morning and push myself forward. May you always believe in magic and never stop fighting life's dragons. Always believe in the impossible.
To Mom, Dad and Nana Scott. You are my support system and you have my love... always.
To Carol for your endless hours of help, support and friendship.
To Leanne and Haley for the hours upon hours of editing fun xo You ladies rock!
To my friends, for always giving me a reason to laugh and for always providing me with awesome comic material. You endlessly listen to the inner workings of my mind and not one of you has asked me to stop talking about this series...yet. I love you all more than a few typed words at the beginning of a book can say.
To the person reading this...
Every mountain you climb makes you stronger. Every struggle gives you wisdom. You have the strength to deal with anything life throws at you. We are strong. We are durable. We are all immortal. I hope to keep you happy with these characters and this series for many years to come.
Kim Cormack XO