Ms. Balog's website: Eron De Marchelle isn’t supposed to feel a connection. He is a Sandman, a supernatural being whose purpose is to seduce human charges to sleep. While he can communicate with his charges in their dreams, he isn’t encouraged to–after all, getting too involved in one human’s life would prevent him helping his other charges get their needed rest.Here's a little bite from
But he can’t deny that he feels something for Julia. Julia, with her fiery red hair and her 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. Eron has always felt protective of Julia . . . but now, when she seems to need him more than ever, he can’t seem to reach her . . .
Sandmen are forbidden from communicating with humans outside their dreams. But will Eron be willing to risk everything for a chance to be with the person he loves?
Ever since I heard that this was about the sandman falling for one of his charges, I knew I had to read this book. It sounded so imaginative and fun. I was right, it was all that and more.
This is written with alternating chapters written from either Julia's or Eron's perspective. It's a story of love. Both giving yourself permission to fall in love and loving someone so much that letting go is the best thing you can do.
Julia was a likable character. I wanted to get a little closer to her. I felt we got to know her but didn't feel terribly attached to her. As I said, she was likable enough though.
Eron was a wonderful character. His trying to make sense of the modern day world was humorous. I think a guy like Eron would be easy to fall for. He seemed dreamy to me (okay, bad pun, I know).
I'm giving this little gem 3 1/2 little kisses!