SLEEPLESS by Cyn Balog

Thank you Cyn so much for sending me a copy of your book in exchange for my honest review! 

What a fresh air Cyn brought by writing this book! I was really happy to read something with a different plot. The Sleepbringers idea was really awesome and made me always want to sleep and dream after reading this book!

I liked that althou it is not a big book, I have found out different things about the characters and I really loved everything about Eron DeMarchelle, the male protagonist. He is a Sleepbringer, a Sandman. He puts to sleep some people that he had been given in charge of but his time as a Sandman is almost at the end and he must take a decision regarding one of his charges, Julia, but also a decision that is realted to his Sandman “life”.

The action is somehow simple yet complicated at the same time but this book is really worth it!
Every word of it makes you read faster and faster. The change between each chapter, from the male protagonist to the female one is an appealing thing that made the story even more interesting.

I really loved the strenght of Eron and Julia, the protagonists of the book, since they had some hard moments in their lives but they managed to get past them somehow. I felt sorry for Griffin, another male character, and was confused at time with his feelings that kept changing, never letting you know of what’s going to happen next.

This book is an easy read, with a really nice story that is suited for teens and adults also! It is filled with all kind of feelings, starting from love and ending up with anger, hate and fear but you will surely fall in love with at least one character!


I stop for a moment, breathing hard, and stare up at the stars, collecting myself. My body is shaking. Everything about being with Julia is like navigating shark-infested waters.[…] I cringe whenever she opens her mouth to ask me a question, as I can’t talk about my past, my purpose, or many other things. I can’t let her know that I know what she’s thinking, that I understand. I’m supposed to be a stranger.

My heart starts to thud madly under my camisole when he turns and smiles at me. “It has been a pleasure, Julia,” he says, taking my hand in his. I know it’s all sticky with chocolate syrup, but he doesn’t seem to mind. Those eyes never leaving mine, he bends slighty and delivers a kiss to the top of my hand. 

Rating: 5/5
Number of pages: 215
Format: Paperback
Published by Ember