August 26, 2016

by Johan Twiss

I AM SLEEPLESS: Sim 299 is a very unique and interesting book about a young boy named Aidan. He is what they call a Prime, a person with enhanced abilities and powers given to them through injections when they are infants. With the powers comes a cost, a defect. Most defects are pretty severe and affect the life of the Prime in question, but Aidan is a bit special since he has multiple powers and a defect that might not even be classified as one. His defect it is the inability to sleep. He is sleepless…

I received this book quite a long time ago, but due to different circumstances I wasn’t able to read it until now, and not when I’m finished I truly wish I had gotten to it much sooner. This book was a true delight to read and once I started I couldn’t stop. I love how the book drags you in to this world and its characters. The author has truly written this book well and his words easily transform into vivid pictures in my mind when I read. It felt like I was there with Aidan and his friends on this journey.

There are so many things to say about this book, but I don’t want to spoil it for anyone. So basically, all I can say is: Read it! You won’t regret it. This is a great book with a strange yet wonderful world with well developed characters you’ll learn to love.

I can’t wait to read the next one in the series.

If this review is to contain one negative thing it will be my thought on the cover. By no means do I think the cover of this book reflects the wonders that reside within its pages. The cover should, in my opinion, convey a much different feeling. The cover is too cartoony, too playful and minimalistic for such a colorful book. Give me a darker tone, a castle perhaps, a dragleon in the distance and a towering Splicer statue. The cover should hint of the greatness that is to come.

Other than that, this book will get a well deserved 5/5 stars and my highest recommendation. This is a book you do not want to miss.

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Wrap Up


  • 8.5/10
  • 9/10
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  • 8.5/10


  • Great writing
  • Great plot
  • Nicely developed characters
  • Easy to read
  • Unique story


  • Cover not matching story
  • Could benefit from an extra round of editing (grammar etc).

One Comment

  • A. J. Ullman August 5, 2017 at 3:01 am

    Sign me up.
    That is quite a rave you gave for this book

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