Friday, July 30, 2010

Review: Sleepless by Cyn Balog

Synopsis (from GoodReads):

Eron De Marchelle isn't supposed to feel a connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being whose purpose is to seduce human charges to sleep. While he can communicate with his charges in their dreams, he isn't encouraged to--after all, getting too involved in one human's life would prevent him helping his other charges get their needed rest.

But he can't deny that he feels something for Julia. Julia, with her fiery red hair and her sad dreams. Just weeks ago, her boyfriend died in a car accident, and Eron can tell that she feels more alone than ever. Eron was human once too, many years ago, and he remembers how it felt to lose the one he loved. Eron has always felt protective of Julia . . . but now, when she seems to need him more than ever, he can't seem to reach her . . .

Sandmen are forbidden from communicating with humans outside their dreams. But will Eron be willing to risk everything for a chance to be with the person he loves?

Book Details:
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Pub Date: July 13, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 224


Theres been a lot of people who have either loved or hated this book. I am one of the people who loved Sleepless. In Sleepless we meet a girl named Julia, she's had a bad experience in the past that she feels changed her life. In order to toughen up and become normal again, instead of being known as the girl who had a bad incident, she befriends her boyfriend, Griffin, and his friend Brett. One night Griffin gets in a fatal car wreck and Julia doesn't react towards his death most people would expect someone to.

As this story is told in alternating POVs (Point of Views) between Julia and her Sandman, Eron, we get to know both of them better. Eron's time as a Sandman is nearing an end and he soon will be a human again. We learn that his replacement is none other than Griffin. But as long as Griffin refuses to let go of his human existence and Julia and go by the rules of a sandman Eron cannot become human. Instead Eron will have to serve another 100 years as a Sandman.

Both Griffin and Eron want to protect Julia from harm and they think Brett will do something to her. To help protect her Eron spends all his time, when he is in human form, watching or hanging out with Julia. I have to you all that the chemistry between these two is just amazing.

This book is a refreshing addition to the YA world. It will having you turning the pages wanting to know how everything will turn out. Sleepless is a quick read, but it'll leave you wanting to know where your Sandman is is.

5 Stars!


Euphoria13 said...

This book was not what i expected :/

I'm not one of the ones who hate it but i also didn't love it.

I gave it 3 stars.

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