Sleepless, Vol. 1 (Sleepless, #1) by Sarah Vaughn

Sleepless, Vol. 1 (Sleepless, #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.

Details Sleepless, Vol. 1 (Sleepless, #1)

TitleSleepless, Vol. 1 (Sleepless, #1)
Release DateJul 10th, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Romance, Graphic Novels Comics, Young Adult

Reviews Sleepless, Vol. 1 (Sleepless, #1)

  • Riley
    it has been a while since i read a graphic novel that i just fell in love with. i really hope there are more issues of this soon court intrigue + assassination plots + tender romance between the king's illegitimate daughter and her bodyguard + adorable pet fox
  • Shadowdenizen
    (Read as single issues.)4.5 stars, happily rounded up.I think this is one of my favorite new titles, and am bummed that I have to wait until SEPTEMBER for more.For my money, this title should be getting readership that reaches "Saga" levels.This is a low-key, charming fantasy tale with a focus on the characters (including a strong female protagonist) and some adept world-building woven in, and is (to my mind) accessible even to the non-fantasy re...
  • charlotte
    Rep: non-white charactersWHAT THE FUCK
  • David Schaafsma
    An historical fantasy graphic comics series, volume one, by the co-creator of Alex + Ada, Sarah Vaughan, illustrated by Leila del Duca. Princess Pyppenia (Poppy)is the “illegitimate” daughter of a recently deceased king, and someone wants to kill her. Her protector is Cyrenic, a member of a “sleepless” order; they don’t sleep, right, they are 24/7 protection. Her uncle, the new king, keeps her from returning to her home, Mribesh, and fo...
  • Lata
    I was sucked in immediately by this fantasy story about the illegitimate daughter of a former king, Princess Pyppenia (Poppy), and her Sleepless protector knight, Cyrenic. Poppy has assassins after her after her uncle is crowned King. Her uncle prevents her returning to Mribesh, her home, and safety, instead ordering her to spend time with the legitimate princess, his daughter, who will eventually be Queen. Poppy and Cyrenic try to figure out who...
  • G.
    3.5/5The art is gorgeous. I really like both Poppy and Cyrenic. The idea of sleepless knights is really cool. With all of that said, I do think this volume needed to be longer - considering there's only going to be two in total - because it just felt like there was a lot that was left unexplored. I wanted a deeper look into the world. I wanted more of Poppy and Cyrenic's relationship history. More nuance to other characters. It's a beautiful grap...
  • Skip
    Having really enjoyed Vaughn's Alex + Ada graphic novels, I had high hopes for this new story. Lady Pyppenia (Poppy), the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, finds herself as a pawn in the court of the new king, her uncle. Her bodyguard, handsome Cyrenic, is one of the Sleepless: knights who accept a magical curse allowing them to stay awake twenty-four hours a day, eventually causing physical or mental collapse. Someone is out t...
  • Francina Simone
    Damn it legit left me on that cliffhanger?!?!So two part review: writing and art.I thought the writing was phenomenal! The plot and pacing of the story was on point and I was drawn into this world from the very first few pages. It’s highly political yet I never felt like I was drowning in the world building. A+ work!Art:I’m not a huge fan of the art style, I like more smooth and cute lines and brighter/saturated colors BUT the artistic storyt...
  • Skye Kilaen
    Court intrigue, assassination plots, magical cursed soldiers, gorgeous lush art, tender but possibly doomed romance... this graphic novel is so good! Centered on Lady Pyppenia, known as Poppy, the illegitimate daughter of the recently deceased king, as she finds herself in a precarious political position with the new king, her uncle. Her protector Cyrenic is one of the Sleepless, knights who accept a magical curse that allows them to stay awake t...
  • MeaganCM
    This was so good! The ending was crazy! Like why would you do that, Poppy? 😕 I know tensions were high but....I can't wait until the next one!
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    This is so gorgeous.The intrigue.The politics.The magic.The artwork.The fashion.Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2:
  • MadameMelli
    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich weiß immer noch nicht so recht, was ich davon halten soll. Wenn ich zu einer Entscheidung gekommen bin, gebe ich eine Bewertung ab und schreibe ein paar Sätze dazu.
  • Sara
    Woo hoo this was really fun! I love some good ol' fashioned court intrigue with just a dash of magic thrown in and then to make this extra awesome you've also got just killer illustrations and an gorgeous, multi ethnic cast of intriguing characters and just a tiny morsel of exquisite forbidden romance. Annnnnnddd there's a fox!!!!The king has died in the kingdom of Harbeny and his brother sits on the throne. With the former king's death Lady "Pop...
  • Emily
    I’m swooning right now, kids. I’m having a hard time expressing myself beyond sighs, and I’m not sure how one spells a sigh. Is it just a bunch of h’s? Like Hhhhhhhhh? That doesn’t look right. I also don’t know how to spell the sound of falling over (I know you think I covered “falling over” when I swooned, but imagine, if you will, a person swooning, then lying on the floor sighing, then getting back in her chair, and then fallin...
  • Rod Brown
    This fantasy series has a solid and tantalizing start. While a little too heavy on court intrigue, there is enough action and romance to leave me hoping the second volume's release date is not too far away. The artist really helps set the tone and drive the story along dynamically.
  • Sheila
    5 stars--loved it! Love the art, love the simple yet traditional story, love the characters and light fantasy world building. If you like sweet, romantic graphic novels, highly recommended.
  • mo
    4.5 stars. A promising first volume with gorgeous art, complex political maneuvering, and well-realized characters. I can't wait to read the next chapters in this story.
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  • Wing Kee
    Great art but a cliche ridden story made for an aight read.World: The art is fantastic, it’s stylish and the characters are expressive and full of emotion. The link between the script and the art is done incredibly well with a lot of the unspoken words and emotions coming through in the art. However the lack of any splash pages and the action (when there was any) not being very kinetic did make those parts of it weak. The world building is okay...
  • Sesana
    This just hit the spot for me. I loved the setting, the court intrigue, the fantastic elements, the effortless diversity, and especially the gorgeous art.
  • Marta
    This promises to be a great series. Lady Popppy is the illegitimate child of the late King, whose brother becomes the new king, making his daughter the heir apparent. Court intrigue ensues, Poppy’s life is in danger, but she is protected by her valiant sleepless night.This is clearly a setup volume, where the main characters are introduced, but much of the tension is only hinted at. The sleeplessness and healing powers are magical, but we don...
  • Trin
    Beautiful art, great characters, interesting world-building, MEGA SEXUAL TENSION.-Poppy is wise and beautiful and strong without being a fighter.-Cyrenic has sort of a tragic Bucky Barnes thing going on, I'm into it, natch.-Female friendships! Lots and lots of cliche-defying positive female friendships!-I want a fennec fox for a pet; Poppy, girl, you have the best taste in pets, clothes, and men. I applaud you.-Please give me volume two.
  • Diz
    The art in this is beautiful, and it is refreshing to see a woman of color as a princess. As for the story, it is basically the movie Bodyguard, but in a fantasy setting.
  • Kat
    I can't recommend these comics highly enough - I've followed them since last December. The art looks like something out of an Art Nouveau Tarot deck only more organic and kinetic, and I’m already completely in love with and rooting for the main characters of Poppy and Cyrenic. It’s conceptually intriguing - set in a kingdom seemingly ruled by time and sleep and dreams where a princess can have a bodyguard who never sleeps, and healing deep wo...
  • Megan Lyons
    2 1/2 starsI need to preface this by saying I am quite new to the world of graphic novels, and as of yet, have only read a few. I really enjoyed Saga, and read this after it was recommended by the author of that. I love both romance and political intrigue, so I was pretty excited about it. However, it fell a bit flat for me. It just didn’t have the sophistication or depth I was hoping for. I didn’t get attached enough to the characters to car...
  • ashiqin
  • Valéria.
    Beautifully drawn political, classic fantasy-romance story. Full of royal court intrigue, interesting diverse characters and good-looking surroundings. The premise is familiar, though unique. A little bit predictable. I can’t wait to read second volume.
  • Nik
    4.5 starsI feel personally victimized by that cliffhanger.
  • Summer
    This was a total surprise for me. The art was fantastic especially in the attention to detail on the clothing. The plot was clearly told and engaging. Highly recommend.