Thursday, October 17, 2013

EMILY'S TRIAL by Natalie Wright - Book Review and Giveaway


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EMILY'S TRIAL by Natalie Wright
Paranormal Dystopian Fantasy YA
3.5 Stars


Two years ago, Emily Adams took a perilous journey, answered the hero’s call and became a modern Celtic Priestess. Armed with a magic dagger and powerful golden torc, she was entrusted with sacred magic and ancient wisdom.

But even a Priestess can know desire, feel temptation, and yearn for love. Will passion entice Emily to use the sacred magic entrusted to her in a forbidden way? Can new love take root in a world of nightmares? And will her friendships survive Emily’s Trial?



The Journey Continues . . .


My Review:

This is the second book of the series and, while I enjoyed the book, I highly recommend reading the first one. I would loved to have seen the background of Emily and her friends. In this book, you are thrust immediately into a situation where Emily and her friends are in school, people are aware of her abilities, and she's apparently been using her powers to entertain people. Not an auspicious start to getting to know Emily.

However, as the story went on--I grew to like her more and more. Yes, she's impulsive...yes, she's tempted by the fact the hottest guy in school is coming on to her...yes, she puts more effort into this relationship than into her friendships...but that just made her more real. I can see that happening...being a teenager is hard. And it sucks sometimes.

The action is non-stop...and I could really see this as a movie... very very visual. Good job on that, Ms. Wright. And, she leaves us with a humdinger of a cliff-hanger! I really want to read the next book in the series to see what's going to happen and how the story is going to be resolved. First, though, I want to read the first book. :-)

Now, enjoy an excerpt:

The Apocalypse didn't start with four horsemen, harbingers of the horror to come. It didn't start with a plague, or pestilence, or even zombies rising from the dead.

It came slowly, and without warning. It crept up on people in the shadows, no more than a vague darkness that spread like an unseen cancer.

And it wasn't set into action by a divine hand. A teenage girl was the catalyst for the End Times. I should know. I'm the one that started it.

I didn't plan to. I didn't want to start the End Times, and I'm not evil.

Madame Wong taught me to tell the truth, and so here it is. I'm the one responsible for the Apocalypse. And this is the story of how I unwittingly unlocked the door to the darkness; of how a Priestess of the Order of Brighid, entrusted with powerful magic that was supposed to be used for the benefit of all humankind, unleashed a force that would destroy it instead.

And it all began with desire.

About the Author:

Natalie is the author of The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult paranormal fantasy trilogy. When not writing, blogging, Facebooking, Tweeting, Wattpadding or eating chocolate, Natalie nurtures her young daughter, feeds her dog too many treats, and can’t resist watching Ancient Aliens, no matter how absurd the show becomes.

Natalie enjoys travel, good wine, and excellent food shared with family and friends. She was raised an Ohio farm girl, now lives in the desert Southwest, and dreams of living in a high rise in a big city.


Natalie enjoys chatting with readers, so stop by and say hi:

Blog: http://www.NatalieWrightsYA.blogspot.com

Twitter: @NatalieWright_

Facebook: NatalieWright.Author

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/468945.Natalie_Wright

YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/WritesKidsBooks

Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/user/NatalieWright_

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/natwrites/

Emily's Trial Video: http://youtu.be/qMw7boPnIIE



Buy Links:

Barnes & Noble Ebook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/emilys-trial-natalie-wright/ 1112990363?ean=2940044978607

Barnes & Noble Print: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/emilys-trial-natalie-wright/ 1115658839?ean=9780615702766

Amazon Print: http://www.amazon.com/Emilys-Trial-Akasha-Chronicles-Volume/dp/ 0615702767/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1379030587&sr=8-1&keywords=emily%27s+trial

Amazon Ebook: http://www.amazon.com/Emilys-Trial-Akasha-Chronicles-ebook/dp/ B009LMAIGE/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=8-1&qid=1379030587

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13 comments:

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  2. Thank you for hosting Emily's Trial :-)

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  3. On halloween, my favorite thing to do is to take my neices and nephews trick-or-treating! :) I love this cover natalie! Such a strong image!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Yes, taking the little ones trick or treating is fun! Thank you for stopping by & good luck in the giveaway. And glad you like the cover :-)

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  4. Sounds like a fascinating story.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by & good luck in the giveaway
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  5. My favorite thing to do on Halloween is spend the night with my mom watching horror movies!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Sounds fun Natasha! Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Watch scary movies. Thanks for sharing Emily's Trail and the giveaway. Sounds great. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  7. Good luck in the giveaway, Eva, and thanks for stopping by and entering 😊

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  8. Great review, the book sounds exciting.

    My favorite thing to do on Halloween is hand out candy.

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