Title: Catch Me When I Fall
Author: Vicki Leigh
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Series: Dreamcatcher, book one
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Though the romance was a bit too quickly developed for me, overall, this was a fun read--I enjoyed it.
This book was given to me by the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
I love books that merge the supernatural and the contemporary, but I especially enjoy when books have magic surrounding dreams--that's why I picked this up, though at times it seems a bit Twilight-esque.
Daniel Graham is eternally seventeen. He is a Protector of the Night, guarding humans from evil Nightmares that feed off of people's negative dreams. He hates his job, but he's the best at it. When he is assigned to watch over sixteen year old Kayla Bartlett, he thinks it's just another routine assignment--but he is dead wrong. Despite himself, he falls for Kayla--even though it means betraying everything he holds dear. But he realizes that while this job isn't routine, neither is Kayla herself.. And his very immortality may hang in the balance if he can't protect her..
What I enjoyed:
-The premise of this novel was so cool--people protecting humans from bad dreams!
-The pacing of this book was excellent--once I started, I couldn't put it down, and I was sucked in right away
-Daniel, the forever-seventeen Protector of the Night, jaded and complex but not too broody--I really enjoyed him, he was deeply nuanced and full of exciting depth--I really cheered for him as the novel went on
-Kayla, the troubled young woman that Daniel falls in love with--I really liked the delving into her origins, and I liked that she gave Daniel a run for his money as a main character--she really helped sell the story for me
-Seth, Daniel's best friend, he provided a lot of comic relief throughout the novel
-Tabbi, the hilarious young woman who is by Daniel's side throughout the novel
-The ending, and how it kept everything open for a sequel
What could've been better:
-As I said before, I feel like Daniel and Kayla's relationship formed too rapidly to be realistic, and it put me off of the story
Overall, Catch Me When I Fall was a fun, fast-paced read.