Sunday, 9 June 2013

Tour Review & Giveaway: The Crimson Key - Christy Sloat

Reviewer: Bex
Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies

The Crimson Key, book two in Christy Sloat's The Visitor's Series, picks up where book one left off. Readers are immediately reminded of the traumatic dramas from the end of book one and the fate of the characters. All of this is provided with swiftness and serves as useful reminders to us all. It also immediately built up the expectation that I would soon be breaking out into a sweat by the spookiness that was about to unfold.
And unfold it did.

Yet again, the author has created an impressive tale that weaves cleverly around the fabulous main character, Brylee. The plot develops at a steady pace and then breaks out into mighty peaks of tension. Yep, the spooky parts! The author's control and manipulation of language and visual descriptions made it impossible not to become completely immersed in the story unravelling. I was with Brylee every step of the way, feeling her frustrations, her anxieties and her turmoil of emotions and deep seated sense of responsibility.

For a young character, Brylee is so very easy to identify with, to follow. The author managed to develop her character in new and interesting ways and continued to allow her to grow and push forward. It's so important in a series that we see a character's growth, especially when the protagonist is a teenager. 

Christy Sloat has successfully produced a strong book two. One that easy is in par with book one. If you are looking for a series filled with tension, drama, romance and a shed load of goosebumps, then The Visitor's Series is definitely a buy-don't-think read.

Blurb 
The truth can be deadly.

Brylee Branson’s best friend and boyfriend have fallen victim to a horrible curse that haunts her home. With the witches who cast it dead she has no choice but to rely on the ghosts inside the Brown house to help her find a cure. But time is not on her side, because Lynley's illness is spreading rapidly.

Confused and scared, seventeen-year-old Brylee must confront a new ghost in the house she has never spoken to before. This spirit is not a Brown relative and makes no promises to help them … unless she can re-unite her with a loved one.

The fate of those she loves now rests on her. Can Brylee put the pieces of this puzzle together in time to save them? Or will the Brown house claim another victim?
The Visitor’s Series continues to scare and entice its readers with this gripping second book.

Links
Amazon US ~ Amazon UK ~ B&N ~ Smashwords Goodreads

A reminder of book one - the fabulous The Brown House (The Visitor’s Series Book # 1)

Blurb 
Some secrets should never be revealed…

Brylee Branson begrudgingly made the excruciating move with her family from the warm sandy beaches of California to small town living in New Jersey. As if she wasn’t miserable enough, they’ve moved into a creepy old house that everyone in the area claims is haunted. Brylee dismisses the idea of ghosts and hauntings, until she begins to see and hear things that can’t be explained…
Brylee has no choice but to seek the help of new friends to unlock the secrets of this place she now calls home. But some secrets should never be revealed. Can the teens find a way to release the spirits imprisoned within the walls? Or will the curse claim them, too?

Links
Goodreads ~ Barnes & Noble Paperback ~ Amazon Paperback ~ Amazon Kindle ~ Smashwords ~ Kobo  

About the Author 
Christy Sloat is a Southern California native who now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She believes that reading is a passion and it should be embraced. She is literally obsessed with reading and tries to fit as many books in as possible. She has a very active imagination and she encourages her daughters to find theirs. Christy hopes to inspire them and others to use their creativity for the use of good. When she is not writing, reading or being Mommy, you might be able to find her at a bookstore scouring the shelves.

Look for her recent titles The Many Lives of Avery Snow, Ianni, The Unraveling of Avery Snow and The Brown House.

Links
Website - Goodreads - Twitter - Facebook ~ Amazon
The author is giving away:
5 ebook copies of ‘The Crimson Key’ 
2 The Visitors Series Soaps-US Only 

2 comments:

  1. This book sounds great! Love creepy books!!

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  2. Sounds interesting.Thanks for the chance to win.

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