Raych Book Reviews | Stephen & Owen King Sleeping Beauties
Sleeping Beauties by Stephen & Owen King £13.60 from WH Smith
Trying something new today, I am going to do a review on a book I have recently read. I love reading and I can go through a book a week when I really get into it.
First of all I just want to say I am not a huge fan of horror or suspense novels, It is rare that I venture outside my normal factual or biographical reads, this book caught my eye though and I fancied something new, especially after reading the premise! This is what WH Smith says of the book...
In this spectacular father/son collaboration, Stephen King and Owen King tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?All around the world, something is happening to women when they fall asleep; they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed, the women become feral and spectacularly violent...In the small town of Dooling, West Virginia, the virus is spreading through a women's prison, affecting all the inmates except one. Soon, word spreads about the mysterious Evie, who seems able to sleep - and wake. Is she a medical anomaly or a demon to be slain? The abandoned men, left to their increasingly primal devices, are fighting each other, while Dooling's Sheriff, Lila Norcross, is just fighting to stay awake.And the sleeping women are about to open their eyes to a new world altogether...
The idea of what a world without women might look like really intrigued me! I think all women might have wondered that at some point in their lives, maybe after another argument with the other half and he keeps winding you up! No Raych, that's a world without men we are thinking about.
Also reading about how the world might cope in the midst of a global pandemic is really eye opening, I do think it would be how this book describes it with some absolutely horrific things being done to the sleeping women and also acts of great kindness but you also learn why you should never wake them up!
As for the character's in this book my favourite is Angel, she is a convict at the women's prison and has done awful things, I don't know why I am drawn to her so much but every time I turned a page and she was there I smiled.
This book is definitely a long one! At 713 pages it may take you a while to get through, although I know I couldn't put it down and ended up finishing it within 3 days!
I hope you all like this review and if you would like to see more book posts please let me know.