Catch Me When I Fall by Vicki Leigh (Jasper's Review)

I got this book from www.netgalley.com It's an awesome site for finding new releases in eBook form.

My Rating: 4 out of 5
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.

Wow, this book as really good. The writing was spectacular, the plot was awesome, all in all, it was awesome. There were a few sections were I think that the plot was a little unbelievable. I don't think that many teenage girls would go with a man that they've never really met before to Paris and Rome... But besides that, there's really nothing bad about the book.

I just want to talk a little bit about Daniel, one of the Protectors. I like his backstory and everything, but I kind of felt that he was a little too weak to be a protagonist, but that being said... He's still really awesome, and I guess sometimes in this world, love at first sight does happen. But, trying to get into her pants before a third date? Not cool man.

I love the idea of having a "Protector" that protects you in your sleep. I think that the idea is much better than the idea of "guardian angels" that has been used over and over and over again.
The pacing for this book was wonderful, it's not too long (about 200 pages) so nothing was dragged out. It was fast paced and wonderfully action-packed.

I would definitely read this book again. I recommend this book for anyone wanting a short, supernatural thriller.

2 comments :

  1. The writing and the idea of Protectors has me interested. Thanks for review since I haven't heard much about this one.

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    1. I hadn't heard of Protectors either, until I read this book. I actually discovered it while scrolling through netgalley! You should definitely check out this book.

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