Friday, 23 May 2014

Night Terrors Review

Night Terrors (Shadow Watch, #1)
Night Terrors by Tim Waggoner



Synopsis

It's Men In Black meets The Sandman.

Meet the fine men and women of the NightWatch: a supernatural agency dedicated to hunting down rogue nightmares that escape from other realms when people dream about them, while ensuring that other dream-folk are allowed to live among the regular, human population… as long as they play by the rules.


Lisa's Review - 3 out of 5 stars


I received a free copy of Night Terrors to review from NetGalley

Well, first things first, don't be fooled by this book! I requested this because I thought it might scare the beejesus out of me, but this really isn't a horror book, it's more of a fantasy.
We meet Audra - a member of the Night Watch, and her partner, Jinx. Audra is a human, but she is also an Ideator, someone who had terrible nightmares during her childhood, and eventually the subject of her nightmares, Jinx, became real. Jinx is a clown - think Stephen Kings It and make him slightly more unstable! Together, they take on other real life nightmares to try and protect Earth, and Nod, another world filled with Ideators and their nightmares. They are soon on to a case that literally leads to them saving the Worlds.

It took me a long while after finishing to decide if I liked Night Terrors or not. While there is no denying that some of the characters are incredible and god only knows what must be living in the imagination of Tim Waggoner, I felt like there was so much going on and way too many outrageous characters to keep track of that the whole story got lost a little bit in the midst of it all. The story itself also seemed to be really dragged out and the ending was really rushed, more could have been added to it to make the final 'battle' scenes longer instead they ended way too quickly for my liking.

The whole concept of Night Terrors was really new and refreshing and I really hoped it was going to be a brilliant read, but it just fell a little short for me. I look forward to reading the nect instalment as I really Audra, and Jinx in both his Day and Night aspects and look forward to seeing a massive development in their relationship. I'm hoping to see more of Russell in the next book too as I felt his ending was a little disappointing too. There is much room for the development of a lot of the characters and I can't wait to see how they pan out.

Links

Goodreads     Tim Waggoner

Purchase Links

Amazon UK    Amazon.com     B&N

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