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3.72  ·  Rating details ·  237 ratings  ·  102 reviews
Not all princesses get their happily ever after...
They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane.
I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came t
Published March 16th 2015 by Anchor Group Publishing (first published March 10th 2015)
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Ben Alderson
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this last week and forgot to update it for you guys! such a great and fun read! lots of mystery woven into this retelling of sleeping beauty!
Anna (Enchanted by YA)
***I received the eBook free as a review copy from the author in exchange for an honest review***

Fairytale retellings can be just that – the story re-written with an individual writer’s flare/idea or it can throw the story on its head and give you something new that will surprise and delight, while also keeping the roots that make it a retelling. Slumber is definitely the latter, and I loved it.

Since reading the synopsis this book stood out for being unlike anything I’ve read before and it conti
Casey Ann Books
Aug 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lynn  2 Girls & A Book
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
That moment when you delve into a fantastic new book ,when you lose yourself in the words, when you ferociously devour the pages so quickly you are already anticipating reading it again…that is Christy Sloat’s Slumber.

This ain’t your momma’s fairytale. Slumber is Sleeping Beauty Grimm style with a Sloat twist. Never have I read a tale quite like this one.

The main character, Rory, is phenomenal. Her character grows and strengthens through the story like the birth of a butterfly. She is weak and c
Aug 18, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-copy
I don't get how this book has so many rave reviews... the only thing about this book that I'd give five stars would be the cover (which is what made me want to read it in the first place).
Cheree Castellanos Edits
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An amazing twist on a favorite fairy tale for the ages! It's Once Upon a Time meets Sucker Punch! I absolutely adored this book and the whole layout and setting of this story. Rory is brought to Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane after killing her boyfriend Phillip, though she doesn't remember anything before coming to Spindle Ridge. She doesn't remember killing her boyfriend, she doesn't even remember him! But she must have done it, her hands were covered in blood and they say she d ...more
Michelle Bradshaw
Jan 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An author has three jobs. Her first job is to make her characters relatable. Christy Sloat did just that. I could put myself in Rory's shoes completely. I felt every emotion that went through her body as she tried to discover hidden secrets of the Asylum. Their second job is to either create a story we've never heard or put a spin on one we are familiar with. This book is a FABULOUS twist on a BELOVED fairytale. Kuddos Christy! Last but not least....a writer's job job is to make the world they c ...more
What a magnificent adaptation of the classic fairy tale packed with brilliant word craft and a superb retake with plenty of surprises! Having been brainwashed into believing she’s murdered her boyfriend, the seventeen year old inmate of Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane finds it difficult to comprehend how this could all be lies. She can’t believe she’s really Princess Aurora Rose even when she is told this by undercover fairies working in the asylum.

This is an intriguing retelling
Jan 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I started Slumber I wasn't really sure what to expect. I love Christy's other works, but they have all been so different from each other! I think Lynn Shaw of 2 Girls & A Book said it best with 'Slumber is Sleeping Beauty Grimm style with a Sloat twist.' I am irrevocably in love with this story. I was immediately drawn into Rory's world and even after finishing Slumber, I still haven't left yet. I've even re-read it already!

When we start Slumber, we are told that Rory is in Spindle Ridge
AG Roberson
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Fairy Tale endings are few and far between when it comes to Rory and her immaterial existence at Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane. Lies after lies are fed to her by the power driven, Hell bent Doctor M. whose only prescription in healing Rory's broken sanity is keeping her incompetent. But rays of hope break through the shell of deceit when Sawyer, her saving grace in a dark world of mayhem and magic, helps Rory realize her true identity, the truth that she was denied, and the love ...more
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Aug 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All ages
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Christy Sloat
Not all princesses get their happily ever after...

WOW...I am really quite speechless about this book and blown away at the same time...

What an amazing twist on an old fairy-tale. This book is nothing like the original Sleeping Beauty, this is Sleeping Beauty meets Grimm. It's fast paced and extremely addicting with its dark, twisted, and phenomenally well written words that just jump out at you and pull you in from the first page. It's an overall spectacular read and one I will read over and ov
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Slumber is much like Sleeping Beauty but this fairy tale is so different from your happy ever after. 17 year old Rory (the main character) is brought to Spindle Ridge Asylum for murdering her fiancé, Phillip. However, she has no memories of that night or Phillip at all. She cannot recall anything from her past before arriving at Spindle Ridge. Rory spends the days wasting away in the asylum trying to remember her past. She has dreams but not sure if they are memories or just dreams.

Then one day
Madeline Bernards
Apr 13, 2015 rated it liked it
I was really quite disappointed with this book. I went into this with high expectations because the concept was interesting and it had amazing reviews and that was probably my biggest mistake. While the general storyline was interesting to read the actual story was executed poorly. I felt like the writing style was a little too basic for me and I felt the story was very rushed. The author didn't really allow for the story to really develop and just kinda started throwing stuff at you which made ...more
Laura  Hernandez (TheVoluptuousBkDiva/YABkDivas)
I received an eARC in exchange for an honest review via YA Bound Book Tours. I made no guarantee of a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are my own.

I certainly enjoyed reading this retelling.

This is truly not your happily ever after fairy tale where birds sing and butterflies flutter on a beautiful summer day. This modern retelling of Sleeping Beauty is a heart breaking, gut wrenching read that will leave you feeling like true love does not conquer all. The world building in this b
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read Slumber by Christy Sloat and recommend this book!! I did not read what this book was about before I started, and I'm so glad I didn't! It started kind-of spooky like another awesome series of hers, but quickly changed to mystery and emotional intrigue. I was so excited to find out the direction this book was going, then BAM! A twist! LOVE IT!
I purchased this book with my own money, I was not provided a free copy.
With that said, this is a honest review.

When I read the books synopsis, I thought this will be an awesome book. I am a sucker for fairy tale books, especially if they are a retelling.

I was so disappointed, half of the book was so slow, it did pick up at the end but even then it was predictable.

The book cover looks crazy good, I have to admit that that was what drew me to the book in the first place. It also has this awesome
Dani (Dani Reviews Things & Love in a time of Feminism)
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I think it's safe to say that what I've written below is unbiased.

DNF 9%

While I was interested in the premise, I couldn't get past the writing style, particularly the inconsistent verb tenses and the awkward, overly descriptive sentences. (If you've read my other reviews and know me, you'll know one of my pet peeves is inconsistent tenses.) The straw that broke the camel's back was when Rory met the obvious love interest in such a f
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2015
Firstly, I know everyone is entitled to their own opinion and if you enjoyed Slumber, I am not trying to disrespect you or your opinion. I don't like to bash books because it's not constructive and insults the author, I don't even usually review books but with the incredible number of five stars for this book, I just have to get my thoughts out on the flaws I saw because it mind-boggles me that other readers see no problems.

The premise is absolutely fantastic and the way the novel started gave
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Slumber is the first book in the young adult Slumber Duology by Christy Sloat. I liked Slumber, but in the end it was just an ok read for me. Slumber is a fairy tale re-telling and I loved the twist that author Christy Sloat took on the tale. It is the story of sleeping beauty but it takes place in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane, where they have convinced the princess that she murdered her boyfriend. I
Jan 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
17 year old Rory is brought to Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane for murdering her fiancé, Phillip. However, she has no recollection of that night. In fact, she has no memories at all before arriving at Spindle Ridge. She has dreams, but it’s hard to differentiate between what is real and what is not.

Then one day a new doctor arrives, and she claims she can help Rory with her memories, with remembering who she really is, and that she can trust her. But can she? After all, this new
Jennifer Treviño
A great new twist to a terrific fairytale!
Let's begin with this cover, shall we? Wow! It's simply beautiful! Isn't it? As soon as I saw it I knew I had to read it! I adore Fairytales, fairytale mashups, & basically all things magical so this was right up my alley. The characters were great. The story was full of emotion, questions, & drama. Then we had the evil fairy & her minions who were definitely throwing around some magic & mischief.
The moment we arrived in Spindle Ridge I felt how I imagi
Mar 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Not all princesses get their happily ever after...
They tell me I killed my boyfriend Phillip in cold blood. I stabbed him twenty one times. I’m only seventeen years old, and I am serving life in Spindle Ridge Asylum for the Criminally Insane.
I don’t remember killing him, so it’s really hard to believe I’m capable of murder. In fact I don’t remember anything before I came to Spindle Ridge, not even my boyfriend.
I can only grasp onto my realistic dreams while the madness of the asylum threatens to
Madison Woods
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Slumber by Christy Sloat is one of my favorite reads of 2015. I can not show you how much insanity is running through me waiting for the second book. I need to be put in an asylum. It is such a twist from other retellings that I was sucked in from the start. Everyone knows I am obsessed with princesses and retellings and I of course jumped onto this book and loved it so much! It is seriously hard to not stop thinking about it!

The cover, first of all, is spectacular! I really love the beauty and
Mar 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I think this is probably the best and most creative retelling of Sleeping Beauty I have ever read! The book starts off with Rory entering the asylum and she has no idea why. I thought that was a great start to the story. It had me hooked right away! Better yet, there is an awesome love triangle! This is something I didn't expect the book to have. Now, I'm not usually a fan of love triangles, but this one was a great addition to the story. It made the story that much more interesting. Especi ...more
Feb 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I haven’t actually read a lot of fairy tale re-tellings but I do have to admit this one is really great. I have to say the only Sleeping Beauty stories I knew were the ones from Disney (*coughs* MALEFICENT FTW) and the TV show, Once Upon A Time. She’s not even my favorite Disney Princess (It’s Mulan :P) but it’s quite enjoyable to read a novel about her especially with a twist.

Slumber tells the story of Rory, who’s been admitted into Spindle Ridge Asylum as a patient for killing her boyfriend Ph
Zee Monodee
4.5 stars

I am always amazed how imaginations can take an 'established' story and then spin it on itself - and Christy Sloat did this in droves in this tale!

This was a 'long' book - my ereader, with the ARC version, gave me around 230 pages. The way it's been lately with me, not being able to get into a book well enough to finish it within a week, I thought it would be the case for this one, too. Boy, was I wrong...because I gobbled this book up in a matter of hours, in 2 sittings (would've been
Dexx Peay
Mar 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I mean, who doesn't love a good fairytale?

Rory wakes up in an insane asylum for the murder of her boyfriend whom she stabbed to death. Rory has no memory of her actions or her boyfriend or anything before waking up there. But then again, if I killed somebody, I would probably block out the memories as well. As Rory goes about her miserable life of eating crap, getting yelled at constantly, and being put in isolation, she starts to uncover truths about the real identity of the staff and patients
Well that was terrible. The plot sucked. The characters were hollow. The writing was awful.

No part of this book is well done.

I was expecting a twisty tale that was more of a modern retelling. What I ended up reading was an utter mess.

Not recommended at all.
Overall: interesting concept, lame execution. I would have much rather had a book about Sleeping Beauty set in the real world, not just in Fairytale Land. Actually, that was what I was expecting, so it was a serious let down.

So, not my cup of tea.
Grayson Newman
Jan 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Christy Sloat, your book is amazing. Slumber by Christy Sloat is the first installment in the Slumber Duology. Christy was so sweet to get her publisher to send this book to me for review, so a big thank you to her.

And on to the review.

Slumber sucked me in instantly. Like, I literally could not put this book down! Slumber grips and captivates the reader from beginning to end with its memorable characters and unique plot. This book begins with a bang and
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Christy Sloat resides in New Jersey with her husband, two daughters and her Chihuahua, Sophie. Christy has embraced the love of reading and writing since her youth and was inspired by her grandmother's loving support. She loves adventurous journeys with her friends and can be known to get lost inside a bookstore. She is the Best Selling author of ten novels including; The Visitors Series, The Past ...more

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