Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Waiting on Wednesday (5)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine.

My pick this week is Sleepless by Cyn Balog, author of Fairy Tale- set to come out July 13, 2010. Though this isn't a 2010 debut author, this is still one that I really want- the premise is interesting because really, how many books are there about Sandmen?

Summary (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?

Product Specs:

Reading level: Young Adult
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers (July 13, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 038573848X
ISBN-13: 978-0385738484


  1. I've heard about this book and it sounds really interesting! Neil Gaiman writes a graphic novel series called the Sandman. I haven't read it yet but I asked for the 1st one for christmas. Great pick!

  2. Awesome pick, adore the cover and the title! This book sounds lovely :)

  3. I'm super excited to read this :)

  4. awesome pick! i still have 2 read fairytale though :D