Asleep by Krystal Wade Review

“To cure fear, you must use fear.” Rose Briar claims no responsibility for the act that led to her imprisonment in an asylum. She wants to escape, until terrifying nightmares make her question her sanity and reach out to her doctor. He’s understanding and caring in ways her parents never have been, but as her walls tumble down and Rose admits fault, a fellow patient warns her to stop the medications. Phillip believes the doctor is evil and they’ll never make it out of the facility alive. Trusting him might be just the thing to save her. Or it might prove the asylum is exactly where she needs to be.
I received a digital copy of this book at no cost in exchange for an honest review.
My Review
Reading this book was like falling down the rabbit hole at the end of the yellow brick road. Reality is very malleable in this story, and you’re never quite sure what will come at you next. Rose isn’t a really lovable character at the beginning of the book, but as the story progressed I found myself really starting to feel for her and what she was going through.

My biggest question through the book was whether Phillip was real or not, and what his actual intentions were. No spoilers, but I was happy with the way that question was answered. This story is full of shocks and surprises that kept me reading late into the night!

Krystal Wade can be found in the slug lines outside Washington D.C. every morning, Monday through Friday. With coffee in hand, iPod plugged in, and strangers-who sometimes snore, smell, or have incredibly bad gas-sitting next to her, she zones out and thinks of fantastical worlds for you and me to read. How else can she cope with a fifty mile commute?
Good thing she has her husband and three kids to go home to. They keep her sane.

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