Review of Sleepless by Cyn Balog

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review of Sleepless by Cyn BalogSleepless by Cyn Balog
Published by Random House LLC on 2011-07
Genres: Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Paranormal, School & Education, Young Adult
Pages: 215
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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two-half-stars

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. From the Hardcover edition.

MR. SANDMAN BRING ME A DREAM! Now that is out of my system, I thought I would provide you with a brief review on Sleepless by Cyn Balog.

Sleepless by Cyn Balog centers around a sandman named Eron. Eron has a charge named Julia. It is his job, as a sandman, to lull people to sleep every night. He grows attached to Julia. Of course, Julia’s boyfriend dies within the first few pages of Sleepless by Cyn Balog, and what do you know, he eventually winds up becoming a sandman. Julia, though, is dealing with grief and unwanted attention from her boyfriend’s best friend.

Unfortunately, I read Sleepless a few months ago and am quite fuzzy on the details. What I remember is that this was a very, very quick read. I absolutely did not like Julia’s boyfriend at all. He was rude and never emotionally committed to her. He was belittling. He turned every moment into a joke. That is not cool to me. Eron, on the other hand, he was a perfect gentleman, but I never really got a full sense of Eron. Perhaps that is because Sleepless by Cyn Balog is so brief?

I did enjoy Sleepless, but I was never fully engaged with it. After finishing the book, I didn’t exactly think about it. It was sort of one of those books that you read just to have something to read. Yes, the story is interesting, but it did not stay with me.

Other Reviews of Sleepless by Cyn Balog:

The Broke And The Bookish
Shut Up I’m Reading
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two-half-stars
About April (Books&Wine)

April is 28 years old and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. In her free time she can be found reading, working out, or eating junk food. She often wears her sunglasses at night.

Comments

  1. Jessica Secret says:

    Nice review April. I agree with especially the last sentence 100%. Thanks for linking to my review!

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