Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sleepless; Cyn Balog






























ARC

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (July 13, 2010)


Synopsis

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?


My Review

  Sleepless is fascinating and tempting. I adored Eron and his outdated ways. To Julia he seemed like Mr. Mysterious, exciting and new. Her wariness of him played out well.  I could feel Julia's awkward personality and why she became who she is. Her past was elusive, which made for some suspense until the revealing. I couldn't help but feel sorry for Griffen. You really could feel his anguish and you know he has unfinished business even with out Julia out the picture.

    I do hope Sleepless will have a sequel. I'd like to know more about the Sandman world. I have so many questions even though the book had a final ending with no cliff hanger. Sleepless is the first book I have read of Cyn Balog, I do plan on continuing to read other books she has written. This book will hold a special place with me and my bookshelf.

Visit Cyn Balog here.



Photobucket

14 comments:

Lily Child said...

I've seen this on the bookshelves at my bookstore, but haven't picked it up. You're review is fantastic though! I'll definitely have to give this book a try! :)

Meredith said...

Love this review! It's such an interesting plot to revolve around the Sandman--can't wait to read it!

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Great review, I enjoyed this one as well. I am hoping for a sequel too!

L.J. Boldyrev said...

Great review! I haven't read it yet but it's on my list.

Blodeuedd said...

Now the Sandman song is playing in my head, well I do like it :)

Faye said...

so glad u enjoy it! I loved it! i definitely needs a sequel!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

That cover is gorgeous - I love it! Thanks for the review, Liz. You are the best in the blogosphere. :-)

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Great review.

BTW, I LOVE your Halloween look :)

Dwayne said...

I've wanted this for forever, urgh!

GMR said...

Hmmm...I don't know...I've actually read quite a few mixed reviews on this one. Still in the "think about it" column for me....but certainly enjoyed your review! Thanks for sharing...and happy reading...

Adriana said...

This books sounds really interesting. I'm curious to read about a sandman, so I might have to get this one soon.

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

I thought Eron was such a sweetie!

~Alyssa
Teens Read and Write

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This sounds fantastic!! I just won this one in a contest a week or so ago, I can't wait to read it!

If I haven't told you already, I love your halloween header!!

Jenny N. said...

Another book to add to my wishlist. Never read about a sandman before so thats new.