At only seventeen, Ella Barnes is shot and killed for an unknown reason. She is shocked when she wakes up in a different world, a world of witches. Ella has to learn to adapt to a new body, new life and new world, surrounded by new people. As Ella gets to know Raena, the world of the witches and its people, she realizes they aren’t the perfect creatures they believe themselves to be, and she’s not the type of person to stand around and twiddle her thumbs. Will Ella succeed in changing the mindset of the people? Or will she be doomed to die another cold and tragic death because of her rebellion?
Going into this book I admit I was a bit skeptical. Science fiction is not a genre of literature that I would choose to read except for a couple of exceptions over the years. Also, most books that I have read that were science fiction took me a long time to really sink my teeth into (pun intended). This was not the case with The Witches’ Sleep! From the first chapter I was drawn into the world of Ella Barnes.
Ella had been followed repeatedly over a few weeks of time but the final time ended in her demise. By some odd twist though, she wakes up to find herself hooked up to monitors and a strange woman with red hair, by her side, acting very oddly. Things just keep getting stranger when she discovers she has a different body, different parents, and a completely different world filled with arrogance and injustice. In understandable shock she feels a sense of loss, as her past is only a memory, and the love of her life Daedrian is seemingly gone forever.
After awhile she realizes she has a very important purpose in this rather unusual world. She is there to defy danger and the corrupt governmental system that is in place. Her courageous and determined character finds that doing what is right, is not without risk. I will stop there as I do not want to give away anymore of this creative tale. I would recommend this book for ages 13 and up although it does not have anything in it I would find offensive. I can just see it being more interesting to teens and older.
The author of this book is Kaitlyn Deann who is 17 years old and homeschooled. I found her book amazingly creative and well written. She lives in Texas with her dogs Kira and Snyder, and loves to create stories that keep the reader wanting to turn the next page. Her three favorite things are God, family, and friends. For more information about this enchanting author check out her website- http://www.kaitlyndeann.com/index.html.
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