Sleepless, Vol. 1

Sleepless, 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....

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Title:Sleepless, Vol. 1
Author:Sarah Vaughn
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1534306846
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:168 pages pages

Sleepless, Vol. 1 Reviews

  • Trin
    Nov 09, 2018
    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 po...
  • David Schaafsma
    Nov 03, 2018
    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 me...
  • Sara
    Jan 24, 2019
    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 f...
  • Skip
    Mar 06, 2019
    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...
  • Megan Lyons
    Sep 17, 2018
    2 1/2 stars I 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 ...
  • Marta
    Feb 25, 2019
    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 cle...
  • Summer
    Oct 22, 2018
    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. ...
  • unknown
    Aug 08, 2018
    Slightly slow but intriguing start to a gorgeous new fantasy series. I loved the character work, and the worldbuilding is really well-handled, deft, assured, and free of infodumps. Eager to see where it goes. ...
  • Francina Simone
    Feb 11, 2019
    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 wa...
  • ashiqin
    May 11, 2018
    AAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH ...
  • Emily
    Aug 06, 2018
    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 co...
  • Sesana
    Aug 24, 2018
    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. ...
  • G.
    Jan 09, 2019
    3.5/5 The 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 l...
  • Jaclyn
    Jun 10, 2018
    Sleepless was my kind of graphic novel - great characters, subtle storytelling, and a budding romance. Poppy is the illegitimate daughter of a recently deceased king and her position in the new king's court is fraught with tension. Protecting Poppy is her faithful, sleepless knight...
  • Skye Kilaen
    Aug 20, 2018
    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...
  • laurel [suspected bibliophile]
    Mar 03, 2019
    This is so gorgeous. The intrigue. The politics. The magic. The artwork. The fashion. Real life image of me sliding up to Vol 2: ...
  • charlotte
    May 09, 2018
    Rep: non-white characters WHAT THE FUCK ...
  • mo
    Aug 05, 2018
    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. ...
  • Lata
    Sep 23, 2018
    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 ho...
  • Shadowdenizen
    May 09, 2018
    (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 fan...
  • Valéria.
    Sep 25, 2018
    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. ...
  • Riley
    Sep 03, 2018
    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 ...
  • Rod Brown
    Dec 30, 2018
    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. ...
  • Wing Kee
    Sep 17, 2018
    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...
  • MeaganCM
    Sep 20, 2018
    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! ...
  • MadameMelli
    Aug 04, 2018
    Anfang der Woche habe ich an mehreren Abenden diese Graphic Novel gelesen. Und ich wei 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 Stze dazu. ...
  • Diz
    Dec 05, 2018
    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. ...
  • ❀Fatima❀
    Aug 30, 2018
    I NEED THE NEXT VOLUME. I NEED MORE POPPY AND CYRENIC IN MY LIFE. ...
  • Kat
    Jun 02, 2018
    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...
  • Nik
    Feb 07, 2019
    4.5 stars I feel personally victimized by that cliffhanger. ...