Publisher: Create Space
Released: May 2011
Plot: Nineteen year old Rogan has a shaded past, after her family was killed she was sent to live with the Princezna Hayden who becomes her closest friend. However, one day Hayden falls into a deep sleep and the only way to bring her back is for Rogan to use her magic to seek out a plant that can revive her ( an important quest not only because of their close relationship but also because of the magic Hayden has to keep peace throughout the lands). Rogan immediately accepts the challenge however is escorted into the deep dangerous mountains with a large group of armed guards that are led by the Captain of the Royal Guard, Wolfe Stovia who Rogan detests as the son of the man who killed her family.
However Rogan soon realises all is not as it seems and her feelings towards Wolfe begin to change. Has Rogan fallen for the enemy she swore she would always have?
Good Points: Holey-moley how have I not found this author before. I came across Slumber when browsing on Amazon and thought I'd give it a chance and I'm so glad I did. This book is amazing, it sort of reminded me of a Maria V.Snyder novel which is always good and I just loved the characters and the world Young has created. Rogan's character is outspoken and strong yet she cares deeply for her friends and will do anything for them as the plot has already outlined. I loved the banter between herself and Wolfe and yes, you can immediately see where her rocky relationship is heading but who cares? Wolfe and Rogan were meant to be (The little romantic in me sighs).
Rogan on her journey to find the plant that will save her friends life meets a variety of characters, my favourite being L who has a similar fierceness to her own. I loved how you got to see the friendship quickly develop and at times in the book I was taken aback by the reality of the situation and events such as the mountain man which were written spookily well, keeping me on the edge of my seat!
Bad Points: At first I was a little worried because of all of the unique names to everything and it kind of made me feel as if the author was giving you a crash course on the lands and the people a little too quickly as it was a lot to take in. However once you get your'e bearings on everything you start to concentrate on the plot which I thought was well paced.
To Sum Up... I cannot recommend this book enough. It is soooooo good. I am really looking forward to the next instalment which I just Googled and has not been dated for a release yet (Noooooo). But seriously I cannot wait to read another book by this fabulous author, I think you can gather this simply from the amount of o's I have in this bit of the review!