20 September, 2016

REVIEW: INSOMNUS by Molly Fennig

Title: InSomnus
Author: Molly Fennig
Series: -
Genres: YA, Romance, Paranormal
Publisher: Createspace
Source: Kindle Edition
Pages: 282

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SYNOPSIS: Bryony "Bryn" Winters can harm people by dreaming. With no control over whom she hurts, a condition called Somnus, Bryn can't even be sure she won't kill her own family. Protecting them means running away and trusting a mysterious company that possesses as much authority as amorality. And when Bryn meets Cedar Blackthorne, a Somnus with captivating eyes, she can feel he's hiding something. So why can't Bryn help trusting him? And what if she's making a deadly mistake?
I received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
After reading the blurb I was immediately interested because... hurting people in your dreams? I mean that's super cool. I like paranormal stuff but I admit I was a bit disappointed with this book.

THE WORLD: It's a futuristic world after WWIII where the Somnus have control over different US territories and there is a kind of power war going on between the Somnus.

CHARACTERS: The main character is Bryony "Bryn" Winters, an 18 year old whose Somnus condition turns worse than ever before. She knew about her powers but never gave them a second thought, however now she's concerned she will hurt her family in her sleep and decides to go to a Somnus convention. Alone. On her way she meets Cedar Blackthorne who turns out to be another Somnus going to the convention as well. Those two are the main characters although there are a few secondary ones, special mentions to Bryn's and Cedar's siblings. 

LOVE: Hello instalove. I hate instalove. I can understand having a crush on someone but start a "relationship" and kiss after like 1 or 2 days after meeting each other for the first time? Is this Romeo and Juliet? (I hate Romeo and Juliet too). No, no, no, no, and no.

PLUS: The book was really interesting up to the half mark. To be honest it started very good. It was fast-paced, interesting, Bryn had to deal with her powers and how to not hurt people. I thought it was going to continue in that direction of self-discovery and badass power controlling lessons but then... boom instalove was added.

The powers themselves and the Somnus condition were interesting as well and a new concept for me.

MINUS: Can you guess? Instalove. Yes, that one cliche most readers hate but is still introduced in 70% of YA books. Like I said, I can understand crushes but reading the main character drooling all over the love interest right after meeting him and even after what he did to her was... even funny. I didn't know if to laugh or start a rant. Oh, and let's not forget to mention that this main character also cheats on her love. Wtf?

OVERALL: 3 stars. Mostly for the first half and the idea of Somnus powers. I am sorry but instalove is a big no-no for me. I would still recommend this book for people aged 12-15 because they're usually more dreamy and like the idea of instalove more.

What did you guys think about INSOMNUS?