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Sleep Martyrs

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This book had me hanging on the edge....until the end. This was a fast paced thriller that kept me guessing every step of the way. I wasn't sure if I should be mad at the mom for putting her daughters into the situation she did, the new husband (it was his fault, right?) or the housekeeper (maybe she was behind it all).
Imagine being a child and noticing that all the children around you are different. Not the way the dressed or acted, but different as in their personality. Also, not different from each other, just you.
How would you like to live in a place that was so technologically advanced that it "knew" your preferences. The temperature of your shower, the firmness of your bed, the type of smell you loved most? Is there a point where technology becomes intrusive? Do you think living in a super advanced house would make your life easier? It didn't for Tori and Laila.
I really enjoyed the book, until the ending. For some reason I have not cared for the ending in a few of the books I have recently finished. This one was ok, but just got way too involved for my liking
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My Rating : 2🌟
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Kindle/ Netgalley/ April2020
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Thank you so much Netgalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
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This book follows two sisters who moves with their family to a new town where nothing seems to make sense. It follows the mystery of the new neighborhood and how the sisters cope with the new revelations.
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When I read the blurb and saw the cover, I had very high expectations. I am a really huge fan of domestic thrillers and the way this book started held so much potential. But as the story progressed, the story seemed to get choppy and irrelevant at times. There were too many characters introduced and discussed that it became confusing at times. I liked the first half of the book, and when I went past it, it stopped making sense. And Don't even get me started on the ending. I was quite disappointed to finish reading this book when my expectations was quite high. This book was definitely not my cup of tea.
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Overall, I personally wouldn't recommend this book if you are new to thrillers or domestic thrillers. But if you are an ardent thriller reader, maybe give this a chance?
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I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.   Thank you NetGalley.

This book started out fast-paced and easy to read/follow.   It kept my interest for the majority of the book.   The tension was great, the plotline too.   But then it honestly started to fizzle out.      Either way, it was still a solid book, just seemed to lose it's momentum about half way through.
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This story was fast-paced and enjoyable halfway through, but it fizzled on out from there. Thank you IBPA and NetGalley for the ARC.
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I like a good domestic tension thriller. This is definitely a good one with some surprising twists and genuine suspense.
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I wanted to like this book so much but I had a hard time getting into it and unfortunately I was not able to finish. I think others will enjoy this book but it really was not right for me.
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This book is a total can't-put-it-down binge-read. I had to know what was going on, what was going to happen next. But it's impossible to describe too much without giving everything away. Sci-fi lovers who enjoyed "The Circle" would appreciate this psychological mystery. Unfortunately, the twist at the end transformed this book into a story that I really couldn't get behind. About two-thirds of the way through the book I found myself thinking "I'm quite tired of not knowing what's going on. Let's move this along, shall we?" The mystery drags on a bit too long and the ending is overly complex and so drastically unexpected that it threw me off and left and disappointing taste in my mouth.
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First off, thank you to the author, publishers, and NetGalley for granting me an ARC of this book to read and review. This was a strange book. The book begins as siblings Tori and Laila move into a smart house in a new neighborhood when their mother Rita gets remarried. But then the house starts to get a little too smart. And the entire neighborhood begins to change and everything is a total trip. There is so much going on at certain points, to even tag a genre is difficult. However, that may be what made the book so interesting. It made the book a fascinating (though sometimes confusingly difficult) read.
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This book was very black mirror to me and as I enjoyed those episodes I enjoyed this as well. It’s not the type of review that you are able to give without giving away spoilers. It is full of puzzles that change so often you can’t get a handle on putting them together. It was a bit slow to get into but if you stick around the story is worth being delved into.
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I tried to give this book a chance but it just didn't workout that way. It was all over the place, with no back story of all these random characters. And the ending don't get me started on that (face palm) MESS (rolling eyes). I feel like the writer was just being lazy and just writting whatever just to finish it.
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I’ve received this book from Netgalley, the author and it’s publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own and are completely unbiased.

Overall I thought this was an eerie suspenseful read. My only complaint is how it seemed to fall apart coming on the end, maybe not fall apart but definitely rushed. Again, I still enjoyed 85% of the read. I loved the setting, the premise and how the characters were well developed. 

Thank you Netgalley for the ARC.
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This was a succulent new mystery and I was kept guessing until the sobering conclusion.  The book covers many genres other than thriller.  Pick it up and you won’t be able to put it down. 
Many thanks to IBPA and to NetGalley for providing me with a galley in exchange for my honest opinion.
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4 stars

It’s hard to review this book without giving anything away. This book was quite lengthy, but I couldn’t put it down!

Tori and Laila move to an affluent, tech village with their mother Rita who has recently gotten married. However, it quickly becomes clear to the three of them that the friendly residents of this neighbourhood are…strange.

I felt a constant sense of unease as Tori and Laila slowly discover what is wrong with the residents of Santomon. Little details are revealed over time, and you experience the same confusion and dread that the girls feel all throughout the book.

I’ve seen that some people were disappointed by the ending. I thought the story could have concluded better and more time could have been spent explaining why things turned out the way they did. It seemed a bit rushed at the end.

Thanks to NetGalley for a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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This book was fast paced. Hard to put down. It flowed well and it was very well written. It caught hold of me and had me hooked from the start . I was literally on the edge of my seat reading this book.
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Unfortunately, the story this book told was not a story I wanted to read.  The beginning was very intriguing.. just what was going on at Santomon but as I continued to read this book just dragged on and on.  It got to the point that I was about to give up-it just was not my cup of tea.  Altogether too many characters and a completely unbelievable turn of events..  Possibly an okay read for young adults, but I cannot recommend it.
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This book, After reading the book summary I definitely thought this would a book up my alley. The wondering what is going on. But I just could not get into this book. There were parts that I thought I would finally get into
The book, then I just couldn’t get into it. The plot was great, maybe the writing style wasn’t my taste.
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Wow! This book held me spellbound from beginning to end! Unique perspective, fascinating, relatable characters and an interesting storyline. Definitely looking forward to reading more from this author soon!
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I think this may be a difficult review to write. Not only as I try to write it without revealing any spoilers but because my feelings are a little conflicted.  Sleep Martyrs by C. A. Wittman grabs you at the start. Is it a mystery, a thriller, horror, fantasy, science fiction? Yes, to all of that and probably other genres of which I am unaware. I am unsure if it really is Young Adult, there are some scenes that I was uncomfortable with reading, would be uncomfortable with my 14 yr old reading and I quite sure would have been uncomfortable reading as a young adult. That being said, the majority of it is fine for young adults and up.

I read through this book in one night because I just needed to know what next. I started in somewhere around 11:30 p.m. and finished it about 6:00 a.m. I've been wondering how to review this book. I was thoroughly engaged for probably 95% of the book, I had many theories, questions, i highlighted lots of sections, said wow lots of times. I wasn't as happy with the last 5% . A lot of it had to do with where the story went. It will be hard to express without spoilers. It became very technical. The story has technical stuff throughout but it got stranger, a bit beyond what I could or maybe was willing to understand. I can see why the author chose to go in that direction but it did lose me not just the science but I guess I was hoping for it to be a little different. 

I really like Laila, I wish we had more narrative from her as I found her to be the most interesting of the characters and I liked reading her voice and her take on things.
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This book cannot be placed in just one category  .It’s part horror story, part alternate reality tale, part commentary about the eco-state of the world and it’s future prospects, part dysfunctional family tale, part utopian fantasy and a whole lot more.

Think of it as Ira Levin’s THE STEPFORD WIVES and Stephanie Meyer’s THE HOST meeting Dean Koontz’s FALSE MEMORY, Stephen King’s CELL and Philp K. Dick’s DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP as all of them converge via H. G. Wells THE TIME MACHINE. 

If this sound like you might experience sensory overload, that could well happen.  Other than the ‘clues’ above, I will not divulge the finer points of the story lest it ruin your reading enjoyment.  Just know that there is a lot going on in SLEEP MARTYRS and author C.A. Wittman has done an outstanding job with her character development and the unexpected twists and turns her narrative takes.  3 1/2 stars
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This was a terrifying book and I really enjoyed it, the characters were great and I enjoyed the mystery throughtout the book. I like tori and layla I thought they were well developed.
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