Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Emerald Bound by Teresa Richards
Author: Teresa Richards
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Published: Sept. 2015
Paperback: 312 pages
FTC FYI: I received a paperback copy from the author, all views and opinions expressed are my own.
A princess, a pea, and a tower of mattresses. This is the sliver that survives of a story more nightmare than fairytale... Maggie Rhodes, high school junior and semi-reformed stalker, learns the tale's true roots after a spying attempt goes awry and her best friend Kate ends up as the victim of an ancient curse. At the center of the curse lies an enchanted emerald that has been residing quietly in a museum for the past fifty years. Admirers of the gem have no idea that it feeds on life. Or that it's found its next victim in Kate. Enter Lindy, a school acquaintance who knows more than she's letting on, and Garon, a handsome stranger claiming he knows how to help, and Maggie is left wondering who to trust and how to save her best friend before it's too late. If only Maggie knew her connection to the fairy tale was rooted far deeper than an endangered best friend.
Emerald Bound was a very exciting adventure! I was immediately drawn into the story and I loved the fairytale twist. Emerald Bound is very fast-paced and thrilling. The author did a great job of keeping the pages turning quickly. Maggie and Lindy were both great characters. Maggie felt very real to me. Impulsive (like any teenager) but also very passionate in her struggle to help her friends. I enjoyed the POV changes between the Maggie and Lindy. I also enjoyed the plot twists that also involved Maggie and Lindy and wow the climax was exciting and un-expected!
4 out of 5 stars. The second book, Topaz Reign, will be released very soon and I am looking forward to reading it!
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