Ancestral Revenge: A Review of Vicki Leigh’s “Catch Me When I Fall”

Posted: August 27, 2015 in Book Review, Young Adult
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Goodreads.com Description: “In 1814, at the age of seventeen, Daniel Graham sacrificed himself to save another. Recruited at his death to be a Protector of the Night, he has spent 200 years as a Dreamcatcher, guarding humans from Nightmares—clawed, red-eyed creatures that feed off people’s fears while they sleep. 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—because someone with the power to control the monsters seems to want her dead.

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.

He thought she was just another girl to protect. He was wrong.”

About the Author

Vicki Leigh grew up in a small suburb of Akron, Ohio where she learned to read by the age of four and considered being sent to her room for punishment as an opportunity to dive into another book. By the sixth grade, Vicki penned her first, full-length screenplay. If she couldn’t be a writer, Vicki would be a Hunter (think Dean and Sam Winchester) or a Jedi. Her favorite place on earth is Hogwarts (she refuses to believe it doesn’t exist), and her favorite dreams include solving cases alongside Sherlock Holmes. She’s a previous acquisitions editor for Curiosity Quills Press, currently a full-time criminology student, and her YA debut, Catch Me When I Fall, released October 23, 2014.

Find Vicki online at:

Website: www.vleighwrites.com

Email: vleighwrites@gmail.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/vickileighwrites

Twitter: www.twitter.com/vleighwrites

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/vleighwrites

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Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/vleighwrites

Author Central: www.amazon.com/- /e/B00NMUQBT4

My Review

I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I found Vicki Leigh’s Catch Me When I Fall to be hauntingly brilliant! It hooked me from the very first page.

The characters in Leigh’s story of Nightmares and Sweet Dreams stayed with me long after I closed the book. This well-written imaginative story had beautiful, well-developed characters. My favorites were Daniel and Kayla. Their emotions bled right off the pages. Their emotions triggered the sympathy button for me. I felt bad for all the Dreamcatchers and Dreamweavers and how they came into existence. Seth and Tabbi stuck out for me. Such noble actions from those two. You have to love them.

Leigh did a wonderful job on creating creepy, evil villains. Thankfully, I am not prone to Nightmares (even I did I’d want Daniel as my Dreamcatcher…read the book!), and was able to sleep after reading her book before bed.

Catch Me When I Fall is such a creative book. You are familiar with these….

right?

If not, take a second and read this information about the belief behind dream catchers click here for dream catcher info.

Read it? No cheating. If you didn’t read it, go back.

Okay, now that we’re on the same page, you can understand the creativity behind Leigh’s book. Even the cover reminds me of a dream catcher. Brilliant!

I highly recommend Catch Me When I Fall! There’s hold your breath action, intrigue and even a serious plot twist. I had the same reaction Daniel had when the twist happened. Oh, and there is romance…duh! I loved this book and can’t wait for the next one.

I’ve got a treat for you. Here’s a trailer for Catch Me When I Fall:

The next book in this tale comes out December 1, 2015. Check out this cover:

They may have won the first battle, but the Apocalypse has just begun.

Five weeks have passed since the battle that left Rome and Columbus in ruins. Sheltered in the hidden city of Caelum, Daniel and Kayla train alongside over one hundred Magus and Protectors, hoping that their unified ranks will be enough to take down their greatest threat yet: Richard, his followers, and his horde of Nightmares. Then a fallen comrade is returned to Caelum with a message carved into his chest and a note referencing the four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Daniel knows their time for training is over.

Finally understanding Richard’s plans for Kayla and the three other Magus born on Halloween, Daniel and the rest of Caelum’s volunteers scout the U.S. in a desperate attempt to stop their enemy before he can unleash his first Horseman. But when massive attacks claim thousands of lives, people all over the world begin to fall ill—including those Daniel and Kayla care about the most.

With the Horseman of Pestilence released, Daniel knows it’s time to step aside and let Kayla take the lead. Only she has the power to rival her father’s. But when Richard’s plot turns out to be darker than they imagined, their fight is met with more death and destruction—and an enemy who might be unbeatable, after all.

Rating: 5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up5 hands up

(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)

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Comments
  1. I love the idea behind this, and the Nightmares!

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