#BookTour and #Giveaway: Never Sleep, by Cady Vance @cadyvance

NeverSleepTourBanner1Never Sleep by Cady Vance 
Publication date: March 15th 2015
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult


Thora Green had a life once upon a time.  But that ended the day her parents enrolled her in a sleep clinic prison. At the facility, her chronic months-long insomnia is observed by scads of doctors, but she is never actually treated for her dire disease. In a feat of desperation, Thora escapes for New York City. Buried deep in the city’s underbelly, there is rumored to be a secret haven called the Insomniac Café: a place where people like Thora can find relief.

As Thora joins forces with Aiden and Florence, two fellow insomniacs, their midnight quest will take them from the dusty bookshelves of The Strand, to the smokey underground clubs in the Lower East Side, to countless taxi and subway rides. Clues leading to their final destination are waiting for them at every turn. But so are Sleepers—a powerful core of sworn-enemies to all Insomniacs—who wish to see Thora and her friends destroyed at any cost.



The door booms shut, zapping all light away. A drainpipe drips heavy droplets, and I cant help but jump at each splash. They sound like shotguns in the silence. My heart goes cold. This could be a trap. Maybe the note wasnt from Lucas at all.

Thora.Lucas steps from the shadows. His dark fluffy hair is falling into his eyes. Eyes so blue, they still seem bright in the darkness. Eyes I have to glance away from because they seem to have a serious effect on my judgement.

I dont know whether I should be happy to see you or worried. Something bad always happens when youre around.

Is that my yoyo youre wearing as a necklace?A small smile plays at his lips, and I can tell hes trying hard to hold back a full-blown grin.

Florence did it.I pull the sleeves of my shirt down over my hands, hoping to warm them up from the chilling night air.

Its cute.Lucas takes a step closer. Are you cold?

Im fine.Im not sure what I should do, standing here with my hands stick straight at my side. I probably look tense and stiff. Like a robot. So, why did you want me to sneak out the back of a Chinese restaurant and into a dark alley? Im assuming its not for idle chit chat or more yoyo toys.

Right.He moves a step closer so hes now only inches away. Its hard to avoid looking at him when hes this close. Have you given up on finding the Insomniac Cafe then?


Then what, may I ask, are you doing eating dumplings when youre meant to be on your way to the dream house?

We dont know where to go next. The clue doesnt make any sense, and those assholes took our phones so we cant Google anything.I finally meet his eyes. And we were hungry.

Good then. I was rather worried to think youd given up.

Well, would you blame me? After all the shit thats happened so far? I probably should give up, Lucas.Im the one who steps forward this time. But I cant give up because I have nowhere else to go.

Lucas nods with a sad smile. Youre angry now. Good.

Anger isnt going to keep me alive.

It might.He sighs. Heres a hint about your clue.And thats when I notice our noses are practically touching. My breath catches, and I hate myself for it. Might be best to focus on the dream house.

Is that what you came here to tell me? Thats very helpful, thanks.I prop my hands on my hips. We couldnt figure that out from the clue, even though they said, house of dreamsin their song. I guess it takes an Oxford scholar to unravel that mystery.

He grins, dimples creasing his cheeks. You nugget. I actually came here to help you, but if youd rather me not, Ill be on my way.

As he starts to turn away, I hold out a hand to stop him. My fingers brush his arm. Wait.

authorphoto4AUTHOR BIO

Cady Vance is the author of YA and NA speculative fiction. After growing up in small-town Tennessee, she decided to embark on a grand adventure by packing up her bags and moving to NYC. Now, she studies for her PhD in the UK and dreams of seeing the universe.
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Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
  • A paperback copy of Never Sleep
  • A “Dreaming of New York” sleep mask

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