Book Review: Sleepless by: Cyn Balog


Delacourte Press for Young Readers

Publish Date:
July 13, 2010

ALA for Review


Order From: 
Amazon / Barnes & Noble

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? 

Review: Eron has been watching over Julia since birth and is now reaching his time to be human again after 100 years of service to the Sandmen. However, he has to train his new replacement and learn how to be human again. His new trainee doesn't seem to care anything about the job he's about to take over and Eron is drawn to Julia as a human, even though he's not allowed to have any contact with his former charges when he's human.

As his trainee is learning and using his Sandmen powers, Eron spends more and more time in human form. I loved the whole premise of the Sandmen, I think it's one of the more original ideas I've seen in a while. Overall, I enjoyed the book very much. I thought some aspects of the story could have been fleshed out a bit more, but it was a wonderful and touching story.

1 comment:

  1. i've been wanting to read Fairy Tale for so long the sequel caught up with me already - great review!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...