Sabrina Ryan wants to be an ordinary teenager - family, high school, maybe get a boyfriend. Instead she has Devon. Devon is the blood thirsty monster that terrorizes her dreams - a demonic little boy responsible for killing their parents. When she woke from the coma, she tried to tell everyone what he'd done. Instead one believed her and she got a ticket to a mental hospital. Now seventeen, this intelligent, artistic, borderline-paraid-schizophrenic is moving in with her grandfather and she's determined to be rmal, even if she doesn't kw what it means. But ordinary things, like ordering at a restaurant and trying to fit in, prove more difficult than she expected. With family - friends - sense of reality - and cure for Devon, she decides she's better off with one, until she meets Riley. A captivating young bibliophile working for her grandfather, he kws more about her past than she'd like. Overwhelmed when things heat up quickly, they cool down fast when Sabrina learns he has a secret that threatens to tear them apart. Artistic achievements, horrifying clowns and lucid dreaming propel IF YOU DIE BEFORE I WAKE on a fantastic ride of Technicolor evil and do-or-die determination. If Sabrina can figure it all out, she just might get the rmal life she's always wanted. Billed as an effectively calibrated suspense vel by Publishers Weekly, IF YOU DIE BEFORE I WAKE is essentially a young adult vel, with just eugh pararmal horror and romance to give it a complex - just like Sabrina.
Michelle Frank writes in the mountain rainforest of North Carolina, surrounded by hundreds of waterfalls and white squirrels. A strong believer in the power of positivity, she credits a lot of foolishness and downright bad decisions in making her writing career possible. When she's not making stuff up, she's using her BFA to run a t-shirt sweatshop with her incredible husband, learning how to put various foods into mason jars, and teaching her girls to love themselves as well as others. Her cats continue to use their telepathy in an attempt to infect her with writer's block, but her zombie dog, keeps destroying their concentration.