Updated: May 3, 2020
I can't believe April is basically over. Today I'm bringing you a Young Adult, Fantasy graphic series I was fortunate to find in my Public Library. It was great because I rarely read graphic novels as I tend to stay away unless I have the full collection available to read at once. Sleepless was a pretty satisfying read, so continue reading for my review of this collection.
- Vol 1 -
Lady "Poppy" Pyppenia is guarded by the Sleepless Knight Cyrenic, but becomes endangered when an assassin threatens her life in the new king's reign. As Poppy and Cyrenic try to discover who wants her dead, they must navigate the dangerous waters of life at court, and of their growing feelings for one another.
Collects issues 1-6.
- Vol 2 -
Nearly a year later in the court of Harbeny, Lady Poppy and Sir Cyrenic must forge ahead without each other. Cyrenic adjusts to life after being released from the Sleepless Vow. And though Poppy has allies old and new, she buckles under the pressure to marry Lord Helder. The future looks bleak, but both Poppy and Cyrenic are fighters. Either they will claw their way out of the darkness, or take as many enemies with them as they can. This second volume of SLEEPLESS concludes the story of Poppy and Cyrenic.
Collects issues 7-11
Overall, Sleepless was a good story. I enjoyed the concept of Sleepless knights committed to the protection of those they swear themselves to. Cyrenic is the Sleepless knight sworn to Lady Pyppenia, the illegitimate, but well loved daughter of then deceased king becomes target of mysterious attacks and really everyone around court becomes a suspect.
This tale had several elements I loved. The concept of the Sleepless knights, the reading of stars, and magic bracelets that could let its wearer know whether someone is lying or not. Assumptions, unwanted arranged marriages, ugly misunderstandings and the ultimate search of a different kind of freedom.
Since it is a graphic novel, the whole plot was fast paced. I finished the collection in to days and really recommend it to people trying to get into graphic novels, like me.
My Rating: 5 / 5 stars
Here is all the info for Sleepless Vol. 1 & 2:
Reading Challenge No.: 15/45 & 16/45
Authors: Sarah Vaughn (Writer) & Leila Del Duca (Artist)
Publication Date: Vol. 1: July 10, 2018 | Vol. 2: March 19, 2019
Length: Vol. 1: 168 pages | Vol. 2: 144 pages
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