My first impression of Sleepless was that it was going to be awesome, because it has a unique story between a girl and a sandman
. Yeah, it sounds pretty great, right? It was a very good book and I thoroughly enjoyed reading it.
Eron is a sandman and has three charges, which are whom he seduces to sleep. Eron is totally sexy for a boy who lived in the early 1900s. The way he speaks properly and has great mannerism is attractive, so it was really easy to get into him. He's been with Julia her whole life, being that he's been a sandman for almost 100 years.
Once Eron's hundred-year sandman service is up he has two options: continue being a sandman or move on. Unfortunately, Julia's boyfriend is his replacement and he's not cooperating. Eron is stuck between worlds and decisions, but his main priority is protecting Julia - no matter what!
After her boyfriend dies Julia's not sad, but she's not happy. She's confused about her feelings, mostly because she's refrained from feeling too much since she was a little girl and expressing sadness is hard for her. She would much rather make a joke and laugh it off. I feel like there was still some developing for Julia by the end of the book. I would have liked to get more into her thoughts and feelings, instead I felt like we were just skimming the top.
I enjoyed Cyn Balog's writing. It flows and is easy to follow, but it has feeling. The book is read in the perspectives of Eron and Julia, which I loved. It's always nice to read from a couple of perspectives, because you can understand the feelings of each and it brings to life a whole other aspect to the storyline.
Sleepless lacked a little in character development, especially with Julia, and the first few chapters were slow. Overall, though, I really enjoyed reading this unique story and can't wait to pick up another book by Cyn Balog!