18 July 2010

Sleepless

Sleepless
Sleepless


I'm so torn about what to rate this one. It's either a three or a four. I went into it really hoping it was a five and the concept IS a five. We all have our own Sandmen (or Sandwomen) who watch over us and make sure that when it is time for us to catch some zzz's that we get them. Upon his death, Enron was chosen to become one, in return for this he'd be allowed to return to human life after one hundred years of duty. He's fallen for one of his charges, Julia. As the time nears for him to become a human he faces many choices, most of which involve breaking the Sandman rules, in order to protect Julia. These choices could put her at risk. They could put him at risk - both his human life as well as his Sandman "life".

That probably makes it sound a lot more exciting than it is. There are parts that are really well done. But there are also some characters that just seem to almost have multiple personality disorder. There are parts that don't seem to fit in with the rest of the book tone wise. So in the end I suppose I must give it the three stars. It's a fast read. It's good, but not great. If only she would have expanded on this a little more or gone in that direction there, etc it would have been so much better. I could see this having become a potential series even. Something is just a little off. 3/5 stars

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