Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals, until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town of her childhood behind her forever. But destiny has other plans, and it’s the Sandman’s job to make sure those plans are fulfilled.
The tall muscular Sandman, known as Dair to his friends, dressed in black, wrapped in shadows, is more than a myth. And he has a job to do. His very existence makes him a creature of the night, because dreams, (yes the legends got that part right), were indeed his specialty. But his purpose was more than just weaving dreams for sleeping children. No, his dreams were made to influence, made to ensure that certain special individuals, those individuals who would change the course of history, actually accepted their chosen destiny.
Little does Serenity know that she is Dair’s next assignment. And the dream that he weaves for her, if she follows its influence, will change the course of, not only her life, but possibly the whole of history as well. But she isn’t the only one being influenced. The beauty inside of her was weighing on the Sandman, lighting up the darkness that was his constant companion. Her light was warmth, it was life, and he didn’t understand how he had survived the previous millennia without it.
The Sandman was indeed greater than anything humans had ever imagined, and his purpose was vital to the course of history. So what happens when the weaver of dreams gets so distracted by a mere human that he ignores his own duties in the immortal realm? How can an immortal who was never meant to have a mate, join a young woman in her destiny without irrevocably changing the lives of millions and potentially altering history in a way the Creator never intended?
“Dream of me, Princess,” Dair whispered into her ear.
“Then weave me a dream, Sandman,” she said softly. “And we can dream together.”
As her eyes grew heavy, she heard Dair’s voice telling her to sleep, to open her mind to him and let him in. I’m all yours, she thought as sleep finally claimed her.
Quinn is an award winning author who lives in beautiful Western Arkansas with her husband, two son (and one on the way!), Nora the Doberman, and Phoebe the Cat (who thinks she is a ninja in disguise). She is the author of twelve novels, including the USA Today bestseller, Fate and Fury. Quinn is beyond thankful that she has been blessed to be able to write full time and hopes the readers know how much all of their support means to her. Some of her hobbies include reading, exercising, crochet, and spending time with family and friends. She gives all credit of her success to God because he gave her the creative spirit and vivid imagination it takes to write.
I think the idea for the book was very unique. I was always very intrigued with the sand man and i haven’t heard of any book which uses his myth. That being said, i was very interested in seeing how this author interpreted her version of him.
The idea and background was genius. I loved Dair’s character, He was really deep and you couldn’t help but feel for his lonely existence. He was not created for love, he was just a worker for the creator. His feelings were thoroughly explored and i pretty much thought he was a dream guy-pun intended. He was mysterious and really exuded power. This was definitely a swoon-worthy sandman!
The writing was fairy tale like and beautiful. I loved that she included the angel Raphael, he and Emma really added some life into the story which it really needed. The plot was really cool with Sarah being the one to alter history and all. I was really interested in seeing how Emma and Sarah were supposed play a role in each other’s life. I really liked Emma, She just lost her parents and is sent to live with her really mean aunt. She is respectful yet quirky and super intelligent. The romance was soo sweet!
I think that my main problem with the book is with the characters. Other than Dair, Emma and Rpahael, i felt like the other characters were flat…They were just toooo perfect which is kind of beside the point of being human. Sarah is really an amazing human being and i get it but to be flawless at that point? I think i forgot at times that she was a human and not an angel or something. The insta-love did not really bother me but the story did take some time to pick up.
I hope that in the next book we see some variation in Sarah’s character. But other than that, this book was original and i congratulate the author on writing such a spell binding tale on a myth that hasn’t yet been retold for the YA category!