Who created that slide of silk across your skin as you reached for your cinematic lover? Who recorded the crushing weight of the grizzly as you fought for your life in the fictional wilderness? It is Lone Pine Pictures’ Alyse Kate Bryant who wraps your body in the story only your mind was privy to before.
A brilliant sensory immersion artist and a wild daredevil, Alyse will do almost anything for the perfect sensory file, but the violent death of her father has her teetering on the very edge of reckless sanity.
For just one night, Alyse seeks refuge in the arms of a beautiful stranger. And her recklessness finally has consequences.
Now Alyse finds herself trapped in the flooded ruins of
, a quarantine camp for the carriers of Sleepers’ Syndrome. But it can never be that simple. Because the Sleepers’ Syndrome carriers who populate the camp are no longer as human as they seem. Venice
The city of legend is bringing its legends back to life.
They come now, Alyse.
First Impressions Last:
Very intriguing sounding story. I've never heard of anything like this before, making me not wait to pick this book up. I loved the sensory immersionist use, which is some of what pulls you in. The you hear of something called 'Sleepers' Syndrome' and you get pulled in even further. Then lastly, it's how a paranormal element seems to find it's way into the end of the blurb and it's legend that gets us that last step of the way.
Behind the 289 Pages:
I was somewhat shocked when I started this novel. I didn't think I'd get a kind of post-apocalyptic feel to it from Sleepers' Syndrome. OK, well if I wanted to, really it could've been deciphered from the blurb, but still it came as a shock. To be honest, I didn't really understand the disease much at first, but as I got through the novel, I understood it all and how devestating it would be on Alyse, as well as the others affected by it as well (such as Ryan). Along with Alyse's 'enhanced' body we start to get used to this new world, that we didn't really know we'd get ourselves into. Just as this is a shock to us, we are thrown into this new world and forced to get over it (if we signed up for it or not) just like Alyse as she catches Sleepers' Syndrome. Her job makes her that much more interesting, as I have never read from a sensory illusionist's perspective before, nor read of one until the first time I picked up my Reader and started reading. It's a wonderful concept that is brought into the novel, and it brings with it a new light as well as a new take on first person narration. The ending, oh the ending. leads us perfectly from the start of her story into her next one. We find out the truth as to why she is so unique, as well as finding out her sweet, sweet plot to come back. (Yes, start getting intrigued)
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