Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Review: Sleepless ARC by Cyn Balog

Title: Sleepless
Author: Cyn Balog
Hardcover: 224 pages
Published: July 13, 2010
Reading Level: YA
My copy: Traveling ARC Tours
My rating: 4 out of 5 wicked hearts

Blurb from

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?

Cyn Balog's follow-up to Fairy Tale has more wit, more supernatural delights, and more star-crossed romance! Teen girls will love this story of a Sandman who falls in love with his human charge.

My quick wicked thoughts...Sandmen are hot...I need one of my own lol

Why I was tempted to read this...I didn't know much about Sandmen and the description sounded pretty good.

Cover thoughts...It's pretty cool, not sure the relation of the flower to the book tho.

Romance Meter...There is definitely some romance and some major attraction between the characters, at first I wasn't sure if Eron felt the same way but it became evident he did.

Character and Plot...I didn't know much about the background of Sandmen so this was a reminder of the childhood bedtime story for me, which i really enjoyed. The book is fairly short so it was a quick read, I finished it in one evening.  Eron was an awesome character, very likable with a huge heart.  Julia was a strong character that had overcome horrible things in her past that made her tough today.  The plot kept you on your toes because you weren't sure who to trust or how it was going to be able to work out in the end.  Overall the book flowed nicely and keep me flipping pages to get to the end.  I have not read Fairy Tale and it didn't seem to matter at all in this book, even tho they say it is a follow up.

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