Monday, March 17, 2014

The White Door by Christy Sloat

  • Series: The Visitors Series
  • Paperback: 246 pages
  • Publisher: Anchor Group (March 10, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0991517415
  • ISBN-13: 978-0991517411

This book is also available as an e book.

The haunting third book in the Best Selling Visitors Series. “When I first moved here I was still a girl who cherished the normality of teen life. Now, after being here a year I had come to love a boy who was both strong and courageous. I made real friendships that would last even after death. The selfish girl my grandmother warned me of becoming had vanished. A girl who stood tall, with the powers to see the dead and help those in need, appeared in her place.” In Brylee’s world, nothing is normal. She sees and speaks with the dead and, at seventeen years old, she already has a full plate. She’s in her senior year of high school and college is just around the corner, but only if she learns to control her gifts and survive in the land of the living. She has succeeded in ridding her boyfriend, Ephraim, from the Brown family curse, but, in the end, her best friend loses her life. Now a whole slew of new problems present itself and, like always, Brylee is tempted to run for the hills. With Ephraim at her side, she must come to grips with the reality that she is not an average girl and she never will be. What will happen when the town turns on her? Or, better yet, when a body is unearthed in her backyard? The choices that Brylee must make will determine whether she has a future or nothing at all.

My take on this book:
Brylee Branson is a senior in high school, which is a pretty stressful time for a seventeen year old, but her gift of being able to see and talk to the dead, and living in a majorly haunted house really makes high school seem tame. Added to this stress is the fact that her best friend recently died, there are some major issues going on with her parents, and a body possessing witch wants her dead. Yep that's the life Brylee faces daily, and the story that unfolds within the pages of The White Door by Christy Sloat will provide plenty of scares, more twists than I could  have even imagined and an ending that leaves me anxiously anticipating the next book in The Visitors Series!

The White Door by Christy Sloat is the third book in the  continuing saga of Brylee Branson and the Brown House. Sometimes a series will start to lose momentum after the first couple of books, but that isn't the case with the Visitors series.Instead the story line continues to stay fresh, filled with plenty of twists,and more than a few scary scenes that are way beyond creepy, sending chills down my spine! I always enjoy reconnecting with the reoccurring characters,and find the most interesting aspect of the story to be the growth and change of Brylee, she has become a very self assured young woman who is very comfortable in her own skin.  It's very interesting to see her continue to understand more about her gift, and the fact that she was able to use it to solve a murder was fantastic! Of course the romance that continues between Brylee and Ephraim adds another interesting layer to the story. A secondary character that really touches me is the library ghost Angie Harris! The White Door is geared toward the young adult group but I think it's going to appeal to all ages. I have read each book in the series, and find that the story just keeps getting better and better. Christy Sloat really knows how to write a page turning read, with in depth characters and a multi-layered story line, that provides plenty of chilling twists, but some poignant scenes as well. On a scale of one to five I would give this entire series a six, because it's just that good!
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