Review + Giveaway: “Sleepers (The Swarm, #1) by Megg Jensen

Sleepers (The Swarm, #1)Sleepers by Megg Jensen

Published by DarkSide Publishing

Review copy provided by author.

Purchase: Amazon Smashwords

Description from Amazon:

An adoptee raised in a foreign land, sixteen-year-old Lianne was content with her life as handmaiden to the queen, until a spell cast on her at birth activated. Now she’s filled with uncontrollable rage and access to magic she thought had been bled from her people years ago. Even her years of secret training in elite hand-to-hand combat and meditation can’t calm the fires raging inside her.

Her heart is torn between two boys, the one she’s always loved and the one who always ignored her. But when the kingdom threatens to tear itself apart due to rumors surrounding the queen’s alleged affair, who will Lianne protect and who will she destroy?

My Review:

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I loved “Anathema”, I really did, but “Sleepers”? It is quite possibly one of my favorite’s books so far in 2011. Megg Jensen has done it again. She’s crafted a world that will pull you in from start to finish.

“Sleepers” is a story about Lianne, one of three kids given to the enemy as a peace-offering. She works in the castle, taking care of the Queen and her children. She’s never fully accepted by the Fithians as she is of Dalagan blood, but she feels loyal to the Fithians. Until her sixteenth birthday that is. After her awakening, everything changes. Lianne must struggle to seek out the truth between the lies.

Megg Jensen has crafted characters with flaws, characters that are believable and strong. Lianne is a fighter both physically and with her magic. She’s naïve at times, following her heart before thinking it through, but she never gives up in what she believes. She keeps fighting. Add those strong characters in with the wonderfully crafted world Megg’s created and you have a fantastic read.

I wasn’t sure I could like “Sleepers” more than “Anathema”, as that was an all around great read, but “Sleepers” is beyond amazing. As it is the first book in a trilogy, I’m eager to see where the story goes next.
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Want a chance to win an e-book copy of “Sleepers”? Well, Megg Jensen will be giving away a copy to one lucky commenter! Yep! She’s provided an e-book copy of “Anathema” for a giveaway (that runs through August 22nd), too! How do you enter for a chance to win a copy of “Sleepers”?

To enter, leave a comment with the following:

  • Your name (First name is fine)
  • E-mail Address (PLEASE make sure it is a valid e-mail!)
  • Preferred e-book format


  • Must be 13 years or older to enter.
  • Must provide a valid e-mail address.
  • One entry per person.
  • Giveaway runs from 8/15-8/22!

Winner will be chosen at random using!

Winner will be announced/contacted after the 23rd.

Contest policy can be found here.

If you’re looking for the “Anathema” giveaway, you can enter that over here!

Update: As of 9:11 AM on 8/23/11 – this giveaway is closed!


Posted on August 16, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I’m getting a kindle, so an ebook format I can read on that would be great, thanks!


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