The Sleepwalker Tonic
Authors: Jason Segal & Kirsten Miller
Release Date: September 8th, 2015
Publisher: Delacorte BFYR
Genre: Middle Grade
Rating: 4 Birds
Nightmares! The Sleepwalker Tonic is the sequel to the hilariously scaryNew York Times bestselling novel Nightmares! by multitalented actor Jason Segel and bestselling author Kirsten Miller. You thought the nightmares were over? You better keep the lights on!
Charlie Laird has a dream life.
1) He has a weirdo stepmom who runs an herbarium.
2) He lives in a purple mansion with a portal to the Netherworld.
3) Since they escaped from the Netherworld, he and his best friends have been sleeping like babies.
But Charlie can’t shake the feeling that something strange is afoot. Charlotte’s herbarium used to be one of the busiest stores in Cypress Creek. Now her loyal following is heading to Orville Falls for their herbal potions.
Weirder, though, Orville Falls is suddenly filled with . . . zombies? At least, they sure look like the walking dead. Rumor has it that no one’s sleeping in Orville Falls. And Charlie knows what that means.
Things are getting freaky again.
If you read my review of NIGHTMARES! from a few weeks back, you'll know that it was the first Middle Grade I had read in my life, that I was 100% addicted to from the first page. Because of this I was more than excited to start THE SLEEPWALKER TONIC, the series second installment.
THE SLEEPWALKER TONIC is a little less scary, but all the same awesome as the kids of Cypress Creek have a new situation to handle. Someone is turning people in neighboring Orville Falls into sleepwalkers (zombies!?) with a tonic that not only stops their nightmares, but their good dreams as well. This is reeking havoc not only in the Dream Realm, but the Netherword and in good old regular real life. Not being one to shy away for from the unexplained, Charlie and his friends take it upon themselves to help fix the situation before the dram worlds collapse and the sleepwalker tonic takes over Cypress Creek as well.
It will take Charlie learning to trust his younger brother, who he has always found to be small and unhelpful and the skills of his herbologist step-mother to turn things around. But, as with any good book series, it's clear by the end that this will not be the end of Charlie and his friends tales. The very last line of the book is a cliffhanger that will make you want more immediately!
Thrills and adventure await you between the covers of THE SLEEPWATER TONIC, and I stand by my previous statement that this series is perfect for those kids that are hard to buy books for or reluctant readers. It's even perfect for the young at heart, as I am 100% addicted to this series and look forward to many more books to come!