Sunday, December 1, 2013

The Crimson Key by Christy Sloat

  • File Size: 354 KB
  • Print Length: 246 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0989175340
  • Publisher: Anchor Group (May 16, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English

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.

My take on this book:
Brylee Branson is about to turn seventeen but her life is far from what is typical for a seventeen year old. You see she's a dead talker, or medium, someone who can see and talk to the dead. It's a gift she didn't realise that she had until her parents moved her from California to New Jersey, right into a haunted house. The Brown House is full of ghosts as well as a curse.Her boyfriend Ephraim and Lynley, Brylees best friend as well as Ephraim's sister has fallen under the curse and it's up to Brylee to break the spell, but how? Can the dead lead her to the answers before it's to late!

"The Crimson Key" is the second book in the Visitors series by Christy Sloat and while the first book was great well in my opinion this one is even better! This book picks up right where the last one ended, pulling me right back into the Brown House and the curse that just might take the life of Lynley and Ephriam. While we get to reconnect with the characters from the first book, some living some not we also get to meet a few new characters, such as Angie Harris the library ghost and Hala the spiritual advisor who warns her of the pure evil in the Brown House and wants to help Brylee learn to use her gift to help others. Ms. Sloat is a true wordsmith who knows how make me feel like I am right there in the story along with the characters. Some scenes were so creepy scary that I honestly got goose bumps while reading!  She can certainly do scary, but she also allows us to see Brylee go thru typical teen stuff as well, such as her parents wanting to move back to Cali, or getting a fantastic birthday gift.It's truly interesting to meet some of the dead that come to Brylee, and watch as Brylee learns how to use her gift. More than a few plot twists and an ending that was a real shocker made this a page turning paranormal read that leaves me anticipating the next book in the series!  While this book is the second in the series, it could be read as a stand alone because Ms. Sloat does provide plenty of background info, but take it from me you really should read "The Brown House " as well, to really get the full depth of the story. Paranormal fiction fans are going to LOVE this series, while geared toward young adults,it's going to appeal to paranormal fans of all ages.

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