Slumber by Tamara Blake
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book really confused me. I’m not sure how to feel now that it’s over. Should I be happy with the ending? Should I have liked the main character? What about her love interest? I’m really not sure how I feel about any of it, except that I kept reading and it was completely not what I expected.
This book follows Ruby, a down on her luck teenager who is struggling to make ends meet. To take some burden off her mom, she goes to work at a creepy mansion where the really confusing craziness happens. Magic and chaos abounds. I’m not sure I could even describe all the twists and turns it takes. It’s like an updated and warped Alice in Wonderland story at the heart of it all, with a cliffhanger at the end.
At first, I was really sold on Tam as a character. I like the type of magical entities that this book revolves around, and I’m not opposed to fairy tale references, so I was on board. His character, however, really ends up not being very likable. Maybe if we had seen more of his decision making process, I would have been able to forgive him a few sins or moments that lacked any shown emotion (or crazy confusing emotion). All this aside, I was still rooting for him and Ruby all along the way, because I’m a sucker for paranormal romance scenarios.
Beware – this book will suck you in and end up being a wild and crazy ride that leaves you feeling slightly confused.
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