About the Book
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.
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About the Author
Teresa Richards writes YA, but loves anything that can be given a unique twist. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, got a degree in Speech Pathology from Brigham Young University, then moved to the east coast for a little adventure. A little adventure turned into a long one, and she spent the next fifteen years living just outside New York City.
Now she's settled somewhere between coasts with her husband and five kids, and has realized that writing is her passion. When Teresa's not writing, she can be found chasing after one of her littles, driving one of her teens around, or hiding in the house with a treat she's not planning to share.
She is represented by Mallory Brown of Triada Literary Agency.
Author Teresa Richards kick-starts her fun, engaging, and entertaining teen series, Altered Stones, with book one Emerald Bound! This is a fabulous novel full of entertaining characters and an enticing fractured fairytale plot. This excellent fairytale retelling is full of excitement, adventure, and of course magic!!! A retelling and twisted fairytale of the Princess and the Pea, from page one readers will be enthralled with this delightful, somewhat fast paced, and exciting fantasy-fairytale series! Teen and adult readers alike will absolutely love and not want to miss Richards’ excellently written and captivating story!!
Genre: young adult, fantasy, magic, fairytale, retelling
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Number of pages: 312
A review copy of this book was provided by the author. A review was not required and all views and opinions expressed are my own
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