- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers; 1 edition (July 13, 2010)
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?
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 I adored Eron and his outdated ways.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.
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