August 26, 2010
Sleepless by Cyn Balog
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.
We start with Julia. She was traumatized as a kid and still has the scars on her face to prove it. The whole world felt sorry for her and acted like she was too fragile.
Then she meets Griffin. The world is a joke to him. That is until he dies.
He and Julia had been going out for a while and he has made her strong, made her acceptable to the world. Julia takes his death lightly, no tears.
Enters Eron, short for a rather ridiculous name that I dare not even mention, is a stunning seventeen year old Sandman. He seduces women to sleep and protects them. They are not quiet dead but far from alive. Invisible to the human eye except in our dreams (which our eyes aren’t opens so this statement doesn’t make sense but I have not motive to change it) they sprinkle a dab of sand wave their hands and BAM were asleep!
Julia is one of Eron’s charges, or one of the girls he brings sleep to. But Eron’s time of serving as a sand man are up, it’s been 100 years and he ready to be human again. Funny thing is Griffin is his soon to be replacement.
This story is about a girl, her dead boyfriend, and her soon to be human, sandman. Serious damage is about to begin.
IN THE BEGINNING… it was a big fat bore (No, not the pig!). I mean the concept was the only thing keeping me from leaving the book and never returning. Luckily I did and boy was I rewarded! A big fat romance, of course, that is bound to shock and amaze. The story switches from Julia to Eron and back and forth. They each tell their story, Julia and her tragic accident and departed boyfriend, and Eron of his life in the 1900’s. They actually wind together nicely. The fact that Eron and Julia are falling in love just slaps icing on the cake. Their chemistry is undeniable. The middle of the book was like a build up that sucked you into the book. The end was a tragically misleading ending, I cried but I cry at a lot of things but mainly just good books. I recommend this book, it’s quick and cute!