Official Review: Sleep then my Princess by O. N. Stefan

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Official Review: Sleep then my Princess by O. N. Stefan

Post by CrescentMoon » 11 Aug 2016, 13:45

[Following is the official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Sleep then my Princess" by O. N. Stefan.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Sleep then my Princess is a heart-pounding thriller written by O.N. Stefan. It is about a woman named Stephani who is grieving the loss of her husband and comatose son due to a car accident. She works as a senior tissue engineer, but has to move away when the building burns down. She packs up her life, and moves to Arizona hoping for a fresh start. Unfortunately, her life takes a turn for the worse.

Stephani gets strange phone calls from a man saying that an evil man is watching her. She receives creepy love poems, candid photos of herself with her family, and roses in unexpected places. She notices missing clothes from her apartment and is worried that her stalker is able to access her apartment at any time. As if that isn’t bad enough, she keeps having intense visions about a child being locked up inside a chicken coop. She does not know if she is hallucinating or going crazy.

The creepy incidences keep piling up. She tries telling the cops, but they don’t take her claims seriously and think she is just out for attention. Frustrated, she tries to gather more evidence that she is not lying. However, before she can convince the cops that she is serious about having a stalker and not faking her story, she gets kidnapped. Can she make it out alive?

This is a very interesting novel. Thinking about having a stalker who follows you around and tries to harm you and own you is scary enough on its own, but the author does a great job in conveying Stephani’s horror, fear, and paranoia. You really feel for Stephani as she tries to get over the death of her husband and cope with her son being in a coma, while dealing with a stalker and not knowing who she can trust. There are quite a few creepy and scary moments that made me scared to sleep at night.

I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. This was an excellent read. There were plenty of twists and turns that I never saw coming. It was really hard to put this book down because I wanted to know how Stephani was going to get out of the horrible predicament she was in. I could feel all the emotions Stephani was feeling along with her, such as the disgust, the paranoia, the fear, and the anger. The reason I could not give this book a full 4 stars was because there were quite a few editing issues. Sometimes, quotation marks were used in unnecessary places even though the same person was speaking, so it was hard to know who was saying what. Pronouns were also added in areas that were not needed. The errors were not too distracting, but they were definitely noticeable and sometimes interrupted the flow of the writing.

Overall, this is an excellent read and can be even better once the errors are cleared up. I highly recommend this book to people who love suspense, mystery, and crime. This book takes you on an emotional roller-coaster in all the right ways for this type of genre. This is a must-read for thriller lovers.

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Post by bluemel4 » 17 Aug 2016, 17:00

Great review! It sounds like an intense psychological thriller. The cover art is also intriguing.
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Post by CrescentMoon » 17 Aug 2016, 17:28

bluemel4 wrote:Great review! It sounds like an intense psychological thriller. The cover art is also intriguing.
Thank you bluemel4! This was definitely an intense story. I like the cover too :)
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Post by Kia » 27 Aug 2016, 20:24

Certainly not my kind of book, but I can see whyou people would like it. Great job on the review and congratulations to the author.
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Post by CrescentMoon » 27 Aug 2016, 21:12

Kia wrote:Certainly not my kind of book, but I can see whyou people would like it. Great job on the review and congratulations to the author.
Thank you Kia. This book is definitely not for everyone but it is enjoyable for those that like this genre.
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Post by hsimone » 28 Aug 2016, 16:38

Great review! This definitely sounds very creepy, especially with the stalked aspect since this is a very realistic concept. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the book despite the need for extra editing. :)
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Post by CrescentMoon » 28 Aug 2016, 18:32

hsimone wrote:Great review! This definitely sounds very creepy, especially with the stalked aspect since this is a very realistic concept. I'm glad that you were able to enjoy the book despite the need for extra editing. :)
Thank you hsimone! This book definitely had a creepy vibe, very fitting of the genre :)
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Post by bookowlie » 02 Sep 2016, 18:09

OK, I am a little freaked out by the creepy cover with the hand! :) Nice, balanced review for what seems like an interesting book. I can relate to your comments about the quotation mark errors. I noticed the same type of error in two review books I've read in the past few months. Either there were too many quotation marks, not enough, or in the wrong place. It was annoying because I found it hard to tell who was speaking or if the sentences were dialogue or not. Very distracting!
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Post by CrescentMoon » 02 Sep 2016, 19:35

bookowlie wrote:OK, I am a little freaked out by the creepy cover with the hand! :) Nice, balanced review for what seems like an interesting book. I can relate to your comments about the quotation mark errors. I noticed the same type of error in two review books I've read in the past few months. Either there were too many quotation marks, not enough, or in the wrong place. It was annoying because I found it hard to tell who was speaking or if the sentences were dialogue or not. Very distracting!
Thank you bookowlie. Haha yeah the cover definitely gives justice to the whole creepy vibe of the book. And yeah the quotation mark errors were frustrating at times because they were used in the wrong places so it was hard to tell when one person stopped speaking and another person started speaking.
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Post by bookowlie » 03 Sep 2016, 20:00

I am probably in the minority - I am sure most people would love the creepy cover. :)
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Post by CrescentMoon » 03 Sep 2016, 23:15

bookowlie wrote:I am probably in the minority - I am sure most people would love the creepy cover. :)
Haha yeah. I definitely think the cover is very fitting for the story :)
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Post by ashnance » 06 Sep 2016, 15:32

Great review! I'm already dying to know who the stalker is and why (s)he is stalking Stephani. I'll have to add this to my list - but maybe only read it during the day haha! You've definitely made it sound rather chilling.

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Post by CrescentMoon » 06 Sep 2016, 17:14

ashnance wrote:Great review! I'm already dying to know who the stalker is and why (s)he is stalking Stephani. I'll have to add this to my list - but maybe only read it during the day haha! You've definitely made it sound rather chilling.
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Post by gali » 26 Dec 2016, 10:11

Interesting premise! A stalker, visions, and a creepy atmosphere? Sounds exciting. Too bad about the editing issue.

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Post by jamesabr » 26 Dec 2016, 11:56

This is a very interesting novel. Thinking about having a stalker who follows you around and tries to harm you and own you is scary enough on its own, but the author does a great job in conveying Stephani’s horror, fear, and paranoia. You really feel for Stephani as she tries to get over the death of her husband and cope with her son being in a coma, while dealing with a stalker and not knowing who she can trust. There are quite a few creepy and scary moments that made me scared to sleep at night.
Very informative review. I was deciding between whether or not to read this book based on what I could glean from the sample I read on Amazon. If Stephani's fear is conveyed well, however, then it will definitely be worth reading. Thanks for helping me make up my mind.

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