Monday, March 30, 2015

Review: Slumber by Christy Sloat

~ Blurb ~
What happens when a princess murders her prince? This princess doesn't get tiaras and ballgowns; she gets her own room at Spindle Ridge Asylum.

Christy Sloat has wowed us before with her YA Paranormal Romance, let her do it again with her first Fantasy Duology for teens. Slumber (book one) is a fractured fairy tale that will amaze you until the very last page. 

Not all princesses get their happily ever after…
They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane.

I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend.

I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to pull me under.  I dream I’m a beautiful princess and there is an evil faerie named Maleficent who is bent on my destruction. The dreams are the closest thing I have to memories of my life, except they aren’t real.

I’m crazy. I’m not a princess.

They’re the mad illusions of an irrational teenage girl, right?

They've assigned me a new doctor, and she says I can trust her, and that she’ll help me see the truth of who I really am.

When she arrived she brought a new patient, Sawyer, who is everything Spindle Ridge isn’t: exciting, mysterious and beautiful. He promises he’s here to rescue me. Trusting either of them frightens me.

Could it be possible that my dreams are more than just the imaginings of a delusional girl? Could they be truth?

~ My Review ~ 4 Hearts ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

This book is so much more than the blurb it is an intricately woven storyline that has you wondering what is real and who is to be trusted. It does an outstanding job creating a Fantasy world that pulls you in and keep you asking what next. Furthermore the author keeps you actively involved in the various characters that are well developed and interesting.

Rory’s dreams and back flashes helped the reader to not feel lost in why things are happening in the story. I like how they clearly explain the background plot to the present time. Her character is just the right mix of “Am I crazy” or “Are my dreams real” without seeming unbelievable.

I will be honest and say I wasn’t sure I would like reading this book from the blurb. Mostly because I don’t like to read stories about killing and Asylums’. But I had already read and reviewed Christy Sloat’s “Who We Were “ and absolutely loved that book so I decided to give it a try.

I recommend this book for reader's who love a fantasy world and give it 4 hearts.

A copy was gifted in exchange for an honest review by the author

~ My Rating ~ 

~ Christy's Other Books ~

Who We Were ~ My Review

~ About The Author ~

Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey currently with her husband, two daughters and Sophie her Chihuahua. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother’s loving support. Christy passes that love of reading, writing, and creativity to her daughters, family, and friends. When you do not find Christy within the pages of a book you can find her being mommy, wife, crafter, and dear friend. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. Be sure to venture into her Past Lives Series, The Visitor’s Series, and watch for many more exciting things to come. 

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