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Slumber [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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Amazon.com: 4.1 su 5 stelle  16 recensioni
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!
4.0 su 5 stelle An unexpectedly satisfying read! 2 settembre 2013
Di Chardonnay @ Thoughts and Pens Book Blog - Pubblicato su Amazon.com
Formato:Formato Kindle
If I have to describe this book in one word, it would be CRAZY! Crazy as hell for totally blowing me off my seat leaving me breathless from one rollercoaster ride. I know it's exaggerated but that's what I felt after reading this book. And to think that when I first requested this from Netgalley, I really didn't have high hopes for it. I didn't know the author and the title wasn't that great. The reason why I selected it because the summary had the word magic in it and everyone knows that I'm a sucker for books that particularly talk about magic or anything weird.

And I am glad to announce that this book did more than justice to my reason of selecting it from the countless titles in Netgalley. I loved it and I can't wait for the sequel to come out if this book is planned to become a series. An urban fantasy at its best, Slumber follows the story of a 17-year old, fatherless girl named Ruby. Ruby and her family were poor; her mother doing shitty jobs to make ends meet while her adorable sister, Shelley has learned to make the best of things out of the worst. And Ruby, despite her big dreams of being an actress in the Big Apple, chose to forgo all that and took a lowly job as housecleaner in one of the biggest mansions in their area. It is there that she met Tam, a mysterious guy shrouded by a perplexing history of combined danger and magic. And if Ruby isn't careful, she might as well find herself on the brink of demise.

Enough with that dramatic summary, friends. Let's get on with the review. As I've said earlier, this is one Crazy book. The first chapters give us a background of Ruby and her family's life then slowly, crazy things began to unfold when she went to Cottingley Heights to do some housecleaning works. And by golly, that's where the madness started. From the bizarre manor to the wild parties and to the callous residents themselves, everything was unnerving. Slumber is rich with darkness and gory scenes especially that Tam and the other residents of Cottingley Heights were revealed to be faeries, ancient magical beings who chose to live with humans. And instead of being the stereotype version, these faeries are capable of toying with humans and killing them after. They glorify on violence, deception, and enslaving humans with their magical powers. And their idea of fun is hideous and hair raising. Tamara Blake's faeries may be likened to that of the faeries in Mortal Instruments. Yeah, they're very similar if I think of it but then, Tamara had gone out of her way to put these faeries into a different light making them a product of your worst nightmare.

And Ruby was an exceptional person to be the one dealing with these nasty beings. She's strong willed, very compassionate, has no-nonsense attitude, and her devotion towards her family is outstanding. Yes, she might have desires for the good life but she chose to endure the hardships that come her way for the sake of keeping her family from falling apart. And though she was attracted to Tam and had nearly fallen for him badly, she still came through for her family at the end. She didn't let her craziness over Tam deflect her from her priorities. And I salute her for that.

What about Tam? I actually share a love-hate relationship with him. Most of the time, I can see his innate goodness but there are times that his faerie nature overcomes his good side and he acts all weird. But I think, Tamara did an excellent job in portraying him like this, like he was torn from doing good and from his true nature. And it makes Tam an even more interesting subject because you'd never know what he'd do in the succeeding sequel (which I hope there would be).
Apart from these two, almost all the characters of Slumber are loveable and hateful (not in a way that I hate them because they're flat). Ruby's mother and Shelley--Ruby's younger sister--are adorable. With them, I could really feel that heartwarming familial devotion that put me on the verge of tears.

Slumber's villain/s especially Violet is a revenge-crazed bitch and a total slut. And because of that, she's perfect to play the act. Even the background villains are an interesting bunch of characters.

Slumber also has strong points when it comes to mystery, horrific action scenes, and abhorent orgy parts that successfully made me nervous but that did not stop me from turning the pages like I can't get enough of it. And yet, despite that, this book is oozing with heart... the close-knit relationship between Ruby and her mother and her sister is a real gem to this dark book.

Overall, except for a few typos, Slumber is a perfect prelude to what I hope a magnificent series in the making! A must-read for Y/A lovers who likes extreme violence and grossness.

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