December 19, 2011

REVIEW: Sleepless by Cyn Balog

Eron DeMarchelle isn't supposed to feel this connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being whose purpose is to seduce his human charges to sleep. Though he can communicate with his charges in their dreams, he isn't encouraged to do so. After all, becoming too involved in one human's life could prevent him from helping others get their needed rest.
But he can't deny that he feels something for Julia, a lonely girl with fiery red hair and 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. In the past, Eron has broken rules to protect Julia, but now, when she seems to need him more than ever, he can't reach her. Eron's time as a Sandman is coming to a close, and his replacement doesn't seem to care about his charges. Worse, Julia is facing dangers she doesn't recognize, and Eron, as he transitions back to being human, may be the only one who can save her. . . .
Even once they've become human again, Sandmen are forbidden to communicate with their charges. But Eron knows he won't be able to forget Julia. Will he risk everything for a chance to be with the girl he loves?
The First two things on my mind:
1. I love the flower on the cover - it's soo pretty!
2. Sandmen! Seriously! Are you kidding me? That is so cool! 

Anyway, now to the serious stuff...

I loved the premise of Sleepless, how often do you come across a novel about Sandmen? A highly untapped market, Balog executed the concept well and finished with a novel that weaved the everyday into the supernatural.  Cue The Chordettes.

In my opinion, the plot was a bit predictable, but still enjoyable. It might just be me who's psychic, but I found that at sometimes, I let out a sigh of relief when the character did something that I wanted them to do already!

I enjoyed Sleepless and if you're female, 13-16, looking for a good read that is peppy, will keep you interested and occasionally laughing, then Sleepless is your man. (So to speak).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good Christmas break read and yes a Sandman is different. S

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