Aug 31, 2011

Sleepless by Cyn Balog

Sleepless by Cyn Balog

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Publisher: Delecorte Press for Young Readers
Release Date: July 13, 2010
Hardcover: 224 Pages
Age Group: Young Adult
Buy: Amazon
Source: BookDivas
Challenge: none
Overall: 3/5
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?

First Paragraph                                                                                   

Griffin Colburn knew something was wrong the moment he slid into the driver’s seat. 
My Review                                                                                         
When I received Sleepless in the mail for review from BookDivas, I was happy because I have wanted to read one of Balog’s books for a while.  I’m not really sure what I expected out of this book, I was kind of so-so with wanting to read Sleepless.

When I first started reading, it didn’t really catch a hold of me. I told myself I would give it 50 pages, it started to intrigue me a little bit after a while so I continued reading it. It’s not one of my favorites, but Sleepless was an okay book.  I would like to read another one of Balog’s books, but I really don’t know what to say about this one.

The writing was good, and the plot was unique, but it just didn’t do much for me.  I liked Eron and Julie, but Griffin, wow. I can’t really understand why Julie was with him. I mean, sure, he seems nice enough, but like one of those guys that has a REALLY mean side underneath.

Overall, it’s a very short read, and I guess I would recommend it to someone who wants something short and unique read.  I wish I could of gotten to know more about the sandmen and their history. It was a really cool aspect of this story.
Cover Love                                                                                     
It's pretty. But not one of my favorites. 

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