In a city that never sleeps...
Daria is about to wake up.
Sixteen-year-old Daria Grayson lives in The Great City of Progress, where the highest virtues are productivity and efficiency. School lasts twelve hours a day, not including mandatory sports and mountains of homework. Days off are limited to one public holiday a year. And as for sleep – the Guidelines restrict rest to forty-five minutes per night. No exceptions.
All of it is made possible by a little white pill called Sendrax.
Calibrated by the Guild of Doctors, your daily dose gives you more energy and focus than you ever imagined.
But for Daria, the miracle-drug is starting to fail. The world is moving too fast, and she's feeling more exhausted every day. She used to be top of her class and star of the track team. Now, she can't even think of what to say around Jake, her crush and the sweetest guy she's ever met.
She'd give anything to feel normal again.
Thankfully, the Caxton-Meyers Institute can help.
In fact, they say they can cure her.
As in, no more sleep.
But Daria is about to stumble into a web of shadowy lies and mind-blowing truths...
A terrible darkness is stirring.
A devious villain is rising.
And a group of outcasts is waiting.
It's time for Daria to discover her strength.
It's time for Daria... to fall asleep.
Welcome to The Waking Sleep.
"OMG... I've loved this series." ~Beth, Amazon Australia (review of Book 2).
"Lucy Adler has me hooked..." ~Jessica, Amazon review
"[T]his one really hit the sweet spot..." ~Nathalie, Goodreads reviewer, blogger, and bookstagrammer (@thisbutterflywarriorreads)
NOTE: This will be a 4-book series, with Books 3 & 4 coming this year.