The captivating cover drew me in and I knew that this wasn’t just another magic based book.
It is a thousand things more and then some.
Slumber is not just a story of magical beings, it is a story of family and the lengths we will go to protect the ones we love.
Ruby is one of the strongest characters I have come across in a while and I absolutely loved her resolve. Her family came first every step of the way (yes, even above the sexy, mysterious creature known was Tam), and I always appreciate that in anyone!
In the beginning, Tam was great. Nice, yet I suspected something was up his sleeve. We see that something isn’t quite right with him. Vampire? Wizard?
But he isn’t either of those, folks. He is something worse.
And once I saw that one word, all my hope for this book vanished and I prayed that it wouldn’t turn out like so many of the other Fae books I have read.
It isn’t. It’s so much better.
These fairies, Tam’s crew, are some of the sickest, most vile versions of fairies that I’ve read about and I’m pretty sure I hate the fuckers. They don’t give a shit about anyone else, especially humans, and just waste as much as they want. Material values. A life of luxury with no morals.
But as Ruby gets dragged into their world with a few slips here and there, she ultimately comes out with her standards in check.
And I love that shit.
Her family is sweet and had me choking up at more than one part.
I love the way Tamara Blake entwined Ruby’s life with Tam’s. It is perfectly thought out and I couldn't have asked for a better ending.