Tuesday, 10 September 2013
Blog Tour and Review: Slumber- Tamara Blake
Once upon a time, Ruby believed in magic…
When Ruby volunteers to take her mother's housecleaning shift at the gothic Cottingley Heights mansion, she thinks it's going to be business as usual. Clean out the fridge, scrub toilets, nothing too unusual. But nothing could prepare her for the decadent squalor she finds within. Rich people with more money than sense trashing their beautiful clothes and home just because they can. After the handsome Tam discovers her cleaning up after him and his rich friends, Ruby has never felt more like a character from her sister’s book of fairy tales.
Tam sees beyond Ruby’s job and ratty clothes, and sweeps her off her feet, treating her like a real princess, but Ruby is sure this beautiful boy is too good to be true. And as one tragedy after another befalls Ruby and her family, Ruby painfully learns that magic is all too real, and it always comes with a price.(less)
Review: 3.5 stars
I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review.
I LOVE THIS COVER!! It is what initially drew me in and made me want to read this book. I wanted to love this book, not only because I loved the cover but I loved the storyline, but it was so friggin weird. I really enjoyed the first half of the novel, once the second half hit you could tell the story was dealing with a creature that wasn't human but it didn't come right out and tell you what it was until about 60-70% in (I had guessed before then). That's the point where all hell broke loose and we begin to lose time and things got confusing until the very end.
These characters were fun to read about. I really liked Ruby, she was a great female lead. I was really excited to see that she chose family over "love", if you could call it that lol. It showed that she was an independent and strong woman and that she gave a crap about her family. Tam was okay, he pissed me off a lot because in one sentence he would care so much then the next he didn't give a shit about anyone or anything, like make up your mind!! He was too hot/ cold for me. For some crazy reason I liked Violet the best. I think that she probably had a shitty go with men and was definitely the scorned woman and I really want her story!!
Overall this was a pretty good read. I was quick and easy to get through, despite a few confusing areas. I would definitely read a spin-off of a few of theses characters because I found them to be very intriguing. I would recommend this to readers who love "faery" tales.
Diversion Books: http://www.diversionbooks.com/ebooks/slumber
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