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Slumber (English Edition) [Formato Kindle]

Tamara Blake

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Sinossi

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.

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  • Formato: Formato Kindle
  • Dimensioni file: 380 KB
  • Lunghezza stampa: 192
  • Editore: Diversion Books (3 dicembre 2013)
  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Lingua: Inglese
  • ASIN: B00DY5KOX6
  • Da testo a voce: Abilitato
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5.0 su 5 stelle Awesome! 16 luglio 2013
Di Emily Savant - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
The captivating cover drew me in and I knew that this wasn't just another magic based book.

It is a thousand things more and then some.

Slumber is not just a story of magical beings, it is a story of family and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.

Ruby is one of the strongest characters I have come across in a while and I absolutely loved her resolve. Her family came first every step of the way (yes, even above the sexy, mysterious creature known was Tam), and I always appreciate that in anyone!

In the beginning, Tam was great. Nice, yet I suspected something was up his sleeve. We see that something isn't quite right with him. Vampire? Wizard?

But he isn't either of those, folks. He is something worse.

Fairy. Fae.

And once I saw that one word, all my hope for this book vanished and I prayed that it wouldn't turn out like so many of the other Fae books I have read.

It isn't. It's so much better.

These fairies, Tam's crew, are some of the sickest, most vile versions of fairies that I've read about and I'm pretty sure I hate the bastards. They don't give a shit about anyone else, especially humans, and just waste as much as they want. Material values. A life of luxury with no morals.

But as Ruby gets dragged into their world with a few slips here and there, she ultimately comes out with her standards in check.

And I love that shit.

Her family is sweet and had me choking up at more than one part.

I love the way Tamara Blake entwined Ruby's life with Tam's. It is perfectly thought out and I couldn't have asked for a better ending.
3.0 su 5 stelle Unique read 7 marzo 2014
Di Krista Cubicleblindness - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
Ruby's mother is sick and they are barely making enough money to live on. Residing in a mobile home, with her mother and little sister. Ruby takes over her mothers job to be able to say afloat. She is already on the verge of dropping out and when her mother becomes ill. Keeping her alive is the only thing on her mind.

The cleaning of Cottingley Heights is not an easy task. Especially just one person for a couple of hours at a time. Honey on the floor, stains in the carpet and clothing thrown onto every open spot in each room. Very expensive clothes, jewelry, drugs and alcohol are to be found everywhere, tossed aside as if they don't cost or mean a thing to any of them. Which sickens Ruby to the bone considering her own circumstances.

Tam makes his appearance in the story right from the beginning. Yet Ruby is a little cautious with opening up to him because of his lifestyle. But the interest he shows in her and the idea of a somewhat stable paycheck, she continues to work at the house.

Needless to say Ruby gets caught up in some mischievous agendas of the residents and it puts her and her whole family in turmoil. She will have to overcome several tests to regain any glimpse of normality back into her life. Least of all get out alive.
5.0 su 5 stelle Slumber 29 ottobre 2013
Di gale wilson - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
A Story about a girl named Ruby,who after her Mother gets ill has to take over the housecleaning business,to keep money coming into the household.Little did she know that the next house she was supposed to clean belonged to the family that was influential,and they really trashed it.Actually she didn't know they were fairies,and put a curse on her family.There is one way out though.Once you start this book you won't want to put it down.
4.0 su 5 stelle A dark faery tale 10 settembre 2013
Di Justine - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
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.
4.0 su 5 stelle Dark and Chilling 8 settembre 2013
Di Ramblings on Readings - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
So I, like many reviews I have read, assumed this would be your run-of-the-mill fairy tale retelling. Fortunately, I was VERY wrong. I'll agree with other reviewers that this book is weird. But it's definitely not the weirdest thing I've ever read.

I really liked Ruby. She was a tough girl; she didn't complain about her horrible situation, she sucked it up and dealt with it. And did her situation get HORRIBLE.

I mean, literally anything that could have gone wrong for her happened. It was miserable. And Tam. I didn't really like him until the last chapter. Because he was totally playing her the whole time and she knew it! But it made for a different relationship than most YA books nowadays, so that was refreshing. I mean, sure, he had the whole sexy adorable charming smooth talker rich thing going for him, but I didn't trust him one bit through the entire book.

Those antagonists...they were CREEPY. Sadistic. Hedonistic. All in all a pretty terrible crowd. They murdered people, had orgies, drank until they were completely wasted, did drugs, and did all manner of other bizarre and dangerous things. They set the tone for the book, meaning this book is DARK.

I was pleased with Ruby's reaction to this creepster group. She was horrified. As she should have been.

I really would have just turned to complete and utter denial. She literally steps into a nightmare. There's really no other word for it. Which was an AWESOME conflict. The stakes were so high, she was literally suffocating (no, literally. She was actually suffocating).

Ruby's main concern was taking care of her ailing mom and her younger sister. I liked that there was a big focus on her being the caretaker, because as a 17 year, that's an impossible situation, which added a nice layer of conflict outside of the fantasy conflict.

All in all, this book was creepy, dark, and all around AWESOME. With a terribly infuriating cliffhanger of an ending, I am anxiously awaiting the sequel. Highly recommended for fans of fairy tale retellings, paranormal and fantasy novels!

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