Thursday, May 9, 2013

Review and Book Blitz - Sapphire City by Amy Richie - Happy Release Day!


Happy release day to author Amy Richie, and to celebrate lets kick off with a review!

5 out of 5 Stars
Sapphire City by Amy Richie

Stella and her Mom moved to a small town called Nortica. It’s a strange ghostlike town with barely any people, and those that Stella did meet she believed to have saltwater sickness that made them crazy.

Her mom leaves her alone one day to attend to some business, that’s when all the really strange things starts happening. With a promise never to go to near the sea Stella wants to do just that now that her mom isn’t there to see. But the two kids next door keeps Stella away and is acting all weird.

Waking up in the middle of the night Stella sees a light at the pier and believes is to be her mom whom still haven’t returned home. But what she found was a light in the see and this light also dragged her into the sea. Rescued by the two strange kids Stella returns home and wakes up to another problem. Kidnapped by a strange boy she discovers the world of merfolk and that she was about to become part of it, in a bad kind of way.

Will Stella find and save her mother from the evil princess? Or will she find that with the truth her world will never be the same?

Stella was a great character with a stunning sense of humor. She starts off quirky and just not getting into this world under the sea, to brave and strong to except her fate. Draven’s character was the perfect hero. From the moment they meet his duty as her protector is taken really seriously. With his kind and protecting nature he was the perfect match for feisty Stella.

This was such a great and fresh read. This novel is a perfect introduction to a new world of paranormal. For a chance there is no vampire or werewolf in sight, instead we have mermaids and their world. I loved the plot of this novel. The twist that happens near the end was quite unexpected and I can’t wait to see what Stella will have to face in her new world. Excellent read that I would highly recommend it to all.

Quote from the book: “This is no time to act like a girl,”--Stella Shaw--

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Sapphire City (The Jewelled City Series, Book One)


Strange things happen on Nortica; people disappear and voices call from the ocean. For Stella Shaw, things are about to get even more weird.

Welcome to Nortica. Population: ten.
After her latest run-in with the police, Stella’s mom takes her back to her childhood home, the island Nortica. But they find it much different than the stories Mom told. Most of the people have disappeared and the ones left are really weird.

When her mom turns out to be the next victim of the island, Stella is forced into a dangerous race to find her while learning the secrets that the ocean holds

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