The Crimson Key

The Crimson Key

by Christy Sloat

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ISBN-13: 9780989175340
Publisher: Anchor Group
Publication date: 05/23/2013
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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The Crimson Key 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
MichelleJetton More than 1 year ago
Exciting second book in "The Brown House" series. Brylee Branson is one brave girl to be dealing with all that she goes through in this book. Thank goodness she has the love of her boyfriend and support of her best friends to help her cope with the fact that two of the people she cares for most have been cursed. This thrilling book will keep you on the edge of your seat right up until the end. Will Brylee save the people she loves or will she suffer the same fate? You will have to read it and see.
Lynn_Shaw More than 1 year ago
First let me say that if you are new to The Visitor's Series, read The Brown House first. You need the history before picking up this one. The Crimson Key is the second installment in The Visitor's Series. It picks up right where we ended in The Brown House. Brylee is beside herself that her boyfriend, Ephraim and his sister Lynley, also Brylee's best friend, are both now sickened by The Brown House and the curse put there by the Barclay witches. Brylee is at her wits end trying to get answers from the ghosts in her home as to how to break the curse. Unfortunately Violet and the other s are not much help. Then by accident Brylee meets Hala on the Boardwalk. Hala explains to her that she is a medium and can help ghosts cross over. Hala is willing to help her to a degree but will not go to the Brown House and of course wants something in return. Through Hala's grandmother's journal, Brylee learns more about the curse, the Barclay sisters and their cult following. As if she doesnt have enough going on Brylee is watching her best friend get sicker and weaker by the day from the curse, her boyfriend is graduating and hearing voices , and her parents want to move back to California. This book reels you in from page one. I could not put it down . If you are like me and The Brown House left you with a lot of questions and you weren't quite sure you wanted to read the next installment, I urge you to pick up The Crimson Key. I loved the second installment. A definite page turner. The next installment The White Door is coming out in February 2014 and I am super excited. Also, if you like the character of Kayla from this series check out her story in the novella, Unfound.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Brenda Casto for Readers' Favorite Brylee Branson is about to turn seventeen but her life is far from typical for a seventeen-year-old. She's a dead talker, or medium, someone who can see and talk to the dead. It's a gift she didn't realise she had until her parents moved her from California to New Jersey, right into a haunted house. The Brown House is full of ghosts as well as a curse. Her boyfriend, Ephraim, and Lynley, Brylee's best friend, as well as Ephraim's sister have fallen under the curse and it's up to Brylee to break the spell, but how? Can the dead lead her to the answers before it's too late? The Crimson Key is the second book in the Visitors series by Christy Sloat and while the first book was great, this one is even better! This book picks up right where the last one ended, pulling me right back into the Brown House and the curse. While we get to reconnect with the characters from the first book, some living, some not, we also get to meet a few new characters, such as Angie Harris the library ghost, and Hala the spiritual adviser who warns her of the pure evil in the Brown House and wants to help Brylee learn to use her gift to help others.  Ms. Sloat is a true wordsmith who knows how make me feel like I am right there in the story along with the characters. Some scenes were so creepy that I honestly got goose bumps while reading. More than a few plot twists and an ending that was a real shocker made this a page-turning paranormal read that leaves me anticipating the next book. While this book is the second in the series, it could be read as a stand-alone because Ms. Sloat does provide plenty of background info. Paranormal fiction fans are going to LOVE this series. While geared toward young adults, it's going to appeal to paranormal fans of all ages.
mberbrich More than 1 year ago
Omg this book was amazing. I read it in one day. Once I started I couldnt put it down. Brylee is such a strong charator. She has so much to deal with. I was on the edge of my seat while reading this book. I held my breath waiting to see what would happen next. I cryed and cheered and laughed while reading this book. I can't wait to read the next one.
icegoddess More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing.  It picks up right where the first book The Brown House leaves off.  We find Brylee searching for a cure for her boyfriend and best friend.  Brylee goes through a roller coaster of a year and  the possibility of losing Lyn and her boyfriend Ephraim is just too much for Brylee to bear or is it?  This book  went beyond my expectations for our main character Brylee and  the ending really had me wanting more, I can not wait for book 3 in the Visitor's series.  Just to see what is next for Brylee and where she will go on her travels with Ephraim in life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
love it
KjReadsnRambles More than 1 year ago
 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.
ClaireTaylor More than 1 year ago
Christy Sloat The Crimson Key The Visitor's Series #2 It had been a while since I read The Brown House, but within the first few pages I was right back in the story, completely engrossed. It picks up right from where book 1 finished, and felt like I had never stopped reading the story. I just love this series, it’s paranormal YA at its best. The characters all have a strong place in the story, and there is so much emotion between them all that you can easily feel everything they are going through. With a few shocking twists and turns, I just couldn’t stop reading. The author has taken the series up a level, and I can’t wait to see what is in store next.
Bex_n_Books More than 1 year ago
The Visitor's Series is definitely a just-buy-don't-think read. Reviewer: Bex Rating: 5 out of 5 Fairies The Crimson Key, book two in Christy Sloat's The Visitor's Series, picks up where book one left off. Readers are immediately reminded of the traumatic dramas from the end of book one and the fate of the characters. All of this is provided with swiftness and serves as useful reminders to us all. It also immediately built up the expectation that I would soon be breaking out into a sweat by the spookiness that was about to unfold. And unfold it did. Yet again, the author has created an impressive tale that weaves cleverly around the fabulous main character, Brylee. The plot develops at a steady pace and then breaks out into mighty peaks of tension. Yep, the spooky parts! The author's control and manipulation of language and visual descriptions made it impossible not to become completely immersed in the story unravelling. I was with Brylee every step of the way, feeling her frustrations, her anxieties and her turmoil of emotions and deep seated sense of responsibility. For a young character, Brylee is so very easy to identify with, to follow. The author managed to develop her character in new and interesting ways and continued to allow her to grow and push forward. It's so important in a series that we see a character's growth, especially when the protagonist is a teenager. Christy Sloat has successfully produced a strong book two. One that easy is on par with book one. If you are looking for a series filled with tension, drama, romance and a shed load of goosebumps, then The Visitor's Series is definitely a just-buy-don't-think read. Disclosure: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an HONEST and not necessarily positive review.
itlndreamer More than 1 year ago
I have been patiently waiting for the Crimson Key to be released. I fell in love with The Brown House (even though it was quite spooky!), and just had to know what happened next. I would have finished this book in 1 day had my Kindle battery not decide it needed charging (always the worst timing!). I was not disappointed in the least with the second installment of this series. Brylee is now faced with finding the cure to the curse her boyfriend, Ephraim, and his sister, Lynley, are under. Time is not on her side, as the effects of the curse are becoming more apparent, especially with Lynley. The witches who are responsible for this curse are dead, but yet they hold the key to saving her friends. Who can she trust in this voyage? Brylee takes Lynley on a shopping trip, to get her out of the house, and her mind off of what is going on, and meets one person who may know just what needs to be done to break the curse after all. A trip to the library also has her making a new friend, but what can she offer? She then is forced on a two week vacation back to California with her parents to visit her family. This is not the best timing, and she soon realizes it is because her parents want to move back there; just after Brylee has finally found a place she wants to call home- Jersey. However, the trip was not a total waste. Even though she knew she wanted to be back on the East Coast- she has lives to save! She was able to help Ethan and his family move on from their tragedy. Just when I thought “ah, I know what is going to happen”, I was proven wrong. Evil comes in all shapes and sizes, and you never really know every one’s true intentions. Not all ghosts are bad or there to harm you, and not all living individuals are good. I eagerly await the next installment, and hope to read more about Brylee’s new-found capabilities as a “ghost whisperer”. There are many souls that need help to pass over. Is she the one that can help them?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The chills and thrills keep coming in book 2 of The Visitor’s Series.  The Crimson Key is packed full of  suspense and thrills as Brylee once again finds herself thrust into a life she never asked for.  Brylee use to think being uprooted from her Cali home and forced clear across the country to live on the east coast  in a creepy old house was her biggest problem, little did she know she had a gift.  Gift might be the wrong word… perhaps curse would be more appropriate.  The dead like to talk to her, whether she wants to listen or not.  Yet poor Brylee’s life gets more complicated still.  Her best friend and boyfriend are cursed and its all her fault.  While her biggest problem should be finals, Brylee is caught in a high stakes race against time and if she can’t find a way to break the curse, someone’s going to die.  The life of her closest friend or the boy she loves will end and the guilt may consume her alive.  Brylee’s already lost one boy to tragedy and her heart can’t with stand loosing another, but will the house let anyone live?  Can curses cast by the blackest magic be broken?   The great cast of characters (both living, dead, and somewhere in between) spins a haunting tale that will leave you awake and afraid till morning light.  The house and it’s history spins a tale that leaves the reader feeling that the home is a living, breathing, sinister character all on its own.  The characters’ are left helplessly bound to it’s dark past and bleak future.  Will anyone escape alive?