216p. 978-0-38573-848-4.
Gr 9 Up—An interesting, quick-paced, and compelling paranormal romance. Eron DeMarchelle has known Julia all her life. As her Sandman, it is his duty to lure her, and his other charges, to sleep each night. Now, Julia's boyfriend has passed away and just when she unknowingly needs Eron the most, he may be unable to help her. Sandmen are contracted for 100 years after their deaths and then they are able to become human again. Eron has begun training his replacement, who just happens to be Julia's ex, Griffin, an impulsive and obsessive young man. As he begins to break the rules trying to stay forever with Julia, Eron must fight to save both her and himself. Julia is a smart heroine surrounded by flawed, yet mostly lovable boys and involved in a star-crossed romance. It's a surefire formula. Told in chapters alternating between Eron and Julia, the story includes some teenage drinking, some sexually mature scenes, and stalking, but it is definitely recommended for public library collections.—Jessica Miller, New Britain Public Library, CT
Sandman Eron looks forward to becoming human and seeking out his charge, Julia. However, Eron's chance at humanity depends upon his replacement-–who happens to be Julia's possessive boyfriend, Griffin. Griffin's jealousy leads to a taut (if somewhat abrupt) climax endangering both Eron's precious opportunity and Julia's life. Romance and action are well-balanced by the characters' coming of age.

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