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ARC Review of Emerald Bound by Teresea Richards

ARC Review of Emerald Bound by Teresea RichardsEmerald Bound by Teresa Richards
Published by Evernight Teen on September 25, 2015
Genres: YA
Pages: 254
Format: Mobi
Source: Author

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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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.

In an Oyster Shell – Intricate storyline, with eloquent word craft, makes this book a must-read and is an outstanding debut novel.

The Pearls – This book totally hit me out of left-field. I am always down for a fairytale retelling, but this just blew my mind. People I am telling you mind blown. The way it starts out, I was thinking oh great, a story about silly teenagers, then it just develops into this mind-boggling labyrinth of a story.

The plotline was very unpredictable, you never knew what was going to happen. It kept driving you to turn page after page! There were so many subplots woven into the main plot it was just a work of art.

I liked the cast of characters. They were developed, and also unpredictable as was the story.

The Sand – I felt like I was just thrown into the story, it was like teenagers goofing off to all of a sudden a horrifying reality. The beginning felt off in relevance to the rest of the story. I did not understand the princess and the pea correlation, doesn’t mean it wasn’t there.

5 Pearls! This book was just stunning.

5 Stars

About Teresa Richards

Teresa Richards has published short stories in The WiFiles and Bewildering Stories, and has two stories in Z Tales: Stories from the Zombieverse by the Fairfield Scribes. When she’s not writing she’s usually chasing after one of her five kids, but sometimes manages to sneak away to eat the last of whatever treat happens to be in the house. Emerald Bound is her debut novel.

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