Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #56: Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

This week, Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh sounds interesting to me. It's Book One of the Dreamcatchers' series, a YA series, due out October 23, 2014 from Curiosity Quills Press.

From the publisher: 

Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, seventeen-year-old Daniel Graham has spent two-hundred years fighting Nightmares and guarding humans from the clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears. Each night, he risks his eternal life, having given up his chance at an afterlife when he chose to become a Protector. That doesn’t stop a burnt-out Daniel from risking daring maneuvers during each battle. He’s become one of the best, but he wants nothing more than to stop. 

Then he’s given an assignment to watch over sixteen-year-old Kayla Bartlett, a clinically depressed patient in a psychiatric ward. Nightmares love a human with a tortured past. Yet, when they take a deep interest in her, appearing in unprecedented numbers, the job becomes more dangerous than any Daniel’s ever experienced. He fights ruthlessly to keep the Nightmares from overwhelming his team and Kayla. Soon, Daniel finds himself watching over Kayla during the day, drawn to why she’s different, and what it is about her that attracts the Nightmares. And him. 

A vicious attack on Kayla forces Daniel to break the first Law and reveal his identity. Driven by his growing feelings for her, he whisks her away to Rome where others like him can keep her safe. Under their roof, the Protectors discover what Kayla is and why someone who can manipulate Nightmares has her in his sights. But before they can make a move, the Protectors are betrayed and Kayla is kidnapped. Daniel will stop at nothing to save her. Even if it means giving up his immortality.

The reviews on Goodreads are mostly positive. There are a few that were dnf (did not finish). It seems like people either loved the book or hated it. I'm hoping I fall into the love it crowd since the bit about nightmares sounds so different. And being told mostly from a male pov (point of view) is different as well.

So, What book are you waiting on this week? Give us a link or a title in the comments and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Hmm, sounds interesting. What makes me hesitant is that the blurb tells us a lot about the story, it seems like it doesn't leave anything to our imagination and I prefer books with female narrators. I might still read it, it sounds something different from the usual YA fantasy. Hope you'll like it. :)
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    1. Yeah it is a long blurb. I'm hoping there will be more to the story than there is in the blurb. And that what there is will be well written. I liked your pick this week too, a retelling of The Fall of the House of Usher entitled The Fall by Bethany Griffin.

  2. This does sound really interesting. I like the idea of nightmares manifesting as creatures that we need to defend against. That's pretty cool! Nice pick!
    Here's My WoW.

    1. There are some nightmares that people have that are so bad I can believe that they need to be defended against. It doesn't take take a huge suspension of disbelief at least so far. We'll see how it plays out in the book. I hope you enjoy your pick, the end of the Heir Chronicles series.

  3. This sounds interesting! I hadn't seen it yet!

  4. I love the cover for it, great pick and thanks for stopping by!