Author: Christy Sloat
Published: May 2013
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Rated on http://www.goodreads.com
YA, Paranormal, Thiller, Ghost
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?
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 doesn’t 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.
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