Book Review: If I Wake

Title: If I Wake

Author: Nikki Moyes




Will is sixteen year old Lucy’s best friend. Their lives intersect in dreams, where destiny pulls them together through different times in history. Even though their meetings are more real to Lucy than the present, Lucy is uncertain if Will exists outside her mind. Lucy’s mum thinks there is something wrong when Lucy sleeps for days at a time. She is so caught up with finding a cure she doesn’t see the real problem. Lucy is bullied at school and is thinking of ending her life. When the bullying goes too far and Lucy ends up in a coma, only Will can reach her. But how do you live when the only person who can save you doesn’t exist?


My review:

5/5 Stars

Wow! This is one of the most powerful YA stories I’ve read since Thirteen Reasons Why. In this story, we’re introduced to Lucy, a loner longing to have just one friend. Even her own mother doesn’t seem close to her. On her eleventh birthday, Lucy goes into a deep sleep where she first meets Will, named Wu, and from there her birthdays become a marker. It’s only then that she is able to see Will, her only friend, through various periods in time.

Lucy is a well-developed character. She shows both flaws and strengths and my heart really went out to her whenever something bad happened to her. I loved the way that even though she had given up on herself, she went all out to save Will at every possible chance. This book was fantastic in the way it combined both realities into one to create the perfect ending. I would definitely recommend this fantastic story!

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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