How did I get it?:
NetGalley, thanks to Diversion Books.
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.
Let me start this review with… I’m completely in love with this book. Help! Diversion Books have done it again to me. I absolutely loved Outcast, published by Diversion Books and this time round I picked up Slumber. Boy, oh boy did I love it. The cover screamed at me to read it, then from the first page I was immediately drawn in. I couldn’t put it down.
Slumber isn’t just a story about magic (however awesome a story about magic is). It’s much deeper than that. It’s about family and how far many of us would go to protect the ones we love. In this case Ruby, our protagonist needs to save her sister and her mother from a curse. I absolutely loved the relationship between Ruby and her sister. It was just so heart-warming and relatable. My sister may be older than me, but I still feel the same protectiveness over her like Ruby does with Shelley.
Ruby herself is one of the best characters I’ve come across in this book genre. She’s so strong and protective over those that she loves. She was a real kick-ass character. I loved her! Tam is an intriguing character. I think I knew from quite early on that he wasn’t what he seemed. I started to wonder what exactly he was…
Tam is a Fae. The fairies he hangs around with are pretty vile fairies, particularly Violet. I absolutely loved to hate them. Ruby gets dragged into their world… but I don’t want to spoil what happens to her. Read it yourself and enjoy! I know I certainly did.
Would I recommend it?:
Without a doubt!
The Elite- Kiera Cass