Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Crimson Key

Title-The Brown House
Series-The Visitor’s Series Book # 1 
By-Christy Sloat
Published in June 2012 
Published by Anchor Group Publishing

Some secrets should never be revealed…
Brylee Branson begrudgingly made the excruciating move with her family from the warm sandy beaches of California to small town living in New Jersey. As if she wasn’t miserable enough, they’ve moved into a creepy old house that everyone in the area claims is haunted. Brylee dismisses the idea of ghosts and hauntings, until she begins to see and hear things that can’t be explained…

Brylee has no choice but to seek the help of new friends to unlock the secrets of this place she now calls home. But some secrets should never be revealed. Can the teens find a way to release the spirits imprisoned within the walls? Or will the curse claim them, too?
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~~Kj's Review of The Brown House~~
 Brylee and her family moved from California to New Jersey, and Brylee isn’t as happy about it as her parents. She finds her new house to be a little spooky and soon starts finding out that her house is haunted, plus has a curse, which has people terrified of it. But on the bright side she meets her next door neighbor Lynley and her totally hot brother Ephraim. As she starts to learn more about her house and the horrors it holds, the more determined she becomes to get to the bottom of it all. Soon she starts seeing and hearing more ghostly happenings, leading her to realize she has a gift she never wanted. 
 There is so much to like about this story, you really need to get this book to appreciate the whole thing. I loved the fact that the brown house is very real, which only makes the book that much more intriguing, even as I understand this is the author’s own tale about it. I recommend this book to anyone liking scary stories; from teens on up, they will all love this book. I always love a story that keeps you in suspense, slightly scared, you are waiting……and BOO! Kudos to Christy Sloat on a well written, wonderfully told story that will never get old for me. I give it 5 stars.

Title- The Crimson Key 
Series-The Visitor’s Series Book # 2 
By-Christy Sloat
Expected Publication-May 2013 
Published By-Anchor Group Publishing

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.

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~~Kj's Review of The Crimson Key~~
This book picks up where the last one ended, Brylee is searching for the answers to cure her best friend Lyn and her boyfriend Ephraim of the curse the Brown house has given them. The search for answers is going slowly, the frustrations building as each day brings more evil around. Lyn is getting sick faster than Ephraim, they are in a race against time now. As Lyn’s mom starts pulling her away from Brylee it makes things even harder to handle. The answers they have found are not promising, it seems that all avenues are drying up. Will they find what they need in time?  Will Brylee lose that which is most important to her? To make matters much worse her dad gets a job in California and they want to move back. What more can happen; you have to read it to believe it!
  Oh boy, book two is even better than the first, it kept me on the edge of my seat. My mind was totally immersed in this book, I think I shared every emotion that the characters had. Christy Sloat has proven again she has what it takes to hold her audience! The ending…..there is no words to say. I simply love, love, love this series! I find that this series has entered into my favorite list, I don’t see it leaving there either lol. Thanks Christy for giving me your book to read and review, I am in awe. I give this book 5 stars.

Meet Christy Sloat, the talented Author

Christy Sloat is a Southern California native who now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She believes that reading is a passion and it should be embraced. She is literally obsessed with reading and tries to fit as many books in as possible. She has a very active imagination and she encourages her daughters to find theirs. Christy hopes to inspire them and others to use their creativity for the use of good. When she is not writing, reading or being Mommy, you might be able to find her at a bookstore scouring the shelves.
Look for her recent titles The Many Lives of Avery Snow, Ianni, The Unraveling of Avery Snow and The Brown House.

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