Saturday 11 November 2017

Wide Awake Asleep by Louise Wise @louise_wise #BlogTour #Review @rararesources

I'm delighted to be one of the stops on the blog tour for Wide Awake Asleep by Louise Wise. Today you can catch my review but first of all let's take a look at the description for the book...

Can you really be on the WRONG path in life?

No one knew she was driving on that stretch of road. No one saw her car leave the highway and crash into a watery ditch. No one heard the car’s windscreen smash or saw the tree branch come through to impale her to her seat. No one heard her screams.

Julie Compton’s life should have come to an end that day, but instead, that moment was the beginning of her new life as she wakes, unharmed, back in 1972 and primed to relive her traumatic childhood all over again. One flaw. She’s in the body of a stranger.

Journey back to the 70s and 80s England where Julie is forced to jump through the eras, occupying and controlling other people’s bodies she knew as a child. She must work out which destiny path was the wrong one all while wondering if her body, back in 2016, was dying in her car.

With each momentous change, her memories transform and she realises she’s not only changing her future but of those around her. She’s finally ‘living’ but does that mean she must die?

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I was so intrigued by the premise for Wide Awake Asleep and to be honest I didn't really know what to expect. At some point in all of our lives we have probably felt like we would love to go back and perhaps make a different decision. This is exactly the opportunity that Julie gets and she definitely ends up going on quite a journey. I really don't want to give away any spoilers so I'm going to try to be quite vague when mentioning the plot. It's safe to say that I was easily pulled into this story along with Julie's very complicated situation. I loved the 70's and 80's references especially how the present day Julie reacts to those time periods.

The whole idea of time travel is something that fascinates me so this story was perfect for me. I really enjoyed Louise Wise's take on it and how she made this story come to life without over complicating things but still producing a very interesting story. While reading I was reminded of a few tv programmes involving time travel or jumping through time but it still had quite an original feel to it which was great.

My attention was kept throughout and it didn't take me long to read at all which is always a good sign and goes to show how engaging the story and characters were. Wide Awake Asleep is all about love, family and maybe even getting a second chance all coming together to make a really intriguing story.

Four stars from me!

With thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the invite to join the tour and for my copy of the book. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.

Louise Wise is a British writer and has been weaving stories all her life—and for many years, she was a 'closet writer' with a cupboard is full of ageing manuscripts depicting fantastical romantic adventures!

Most of her books have an element of romance, but tend to cross over into other genres, giving them a unique edge.

Her debut novel is the best-selling sci-fi romance EDEN, which was followed by its sequel HUNTED in 2013.

A PROPER CHARLIE is a romantic comedy written purely for the chick lit market, but then she decided to unite her love of all things supernatural with romance and OH NO, I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE and WIDE AWAKE ASLEEP came along.

Her other works include SCRUFFY TRAINERS (a collection of short stories with a twist). She has written numerous short stories for women’s magazines including Women’s Own and Take a Break.
She loves hearing from her readers - the good, the bad and the ugly stuff they want to share!

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If you get chance why not follow along with the tour.
You can see below all the fab bloggers taking part...