Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Sleepless by Cyn Balog

Cyn Balog

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?
I liked this book. It was a quick, easy read and fairly light. Until the end when it became very dark and twisted, which I loved! A completely new turn to make it a bit more complex and nerve wracking. As much as I enjoy my light novels, I still like substance.

But for some reason, I didn't love it. It took me a while to figure out why, and then I realized...I didn't really see the connection between Eron and Julia. I know Eron is from a very different time period, but I just didn't feel the emotion from him. And Julia seemed very much still in love with her boyfriend for a while.

This is one of those books that I would have loved more if it was longer and more fleshed out. Since that can't be changed, a sequel would be awesome! Especially with how the novel ended. It wasn't a cliffhanger and everything was closed up, but it has potential for more.

Julia is a very different kind of character. I liked reading it, though it took time to adjust. She didn't seem to really grieve about her boyfriend, but she also wasn't really that kind of girl. It's very different because no matter how bad ass our female characters are, they're always gonna have a weak spot for their boyfriend.

This book was just different as a whole. Cute and fun with a dark twist at the end and, overall, very enjoyable.



  1. Great review...it sounds interesting and light, but perhaps not for me :)

  2. Great review! This one sounds quite interesting, I might have to look it up!



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