The Emerald Atlas
* * * * */ Five Stars
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Danger, Mystery (with a dash of humor, too . . .)
Suspense . . . danger . . . time travel . . . all of these are parts of the book The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens. This book is about 3 'orphans' whose parents disappeared 10 years earlier. The three were bumped around from orphanage to orphanage until they are put in a place called Cambridge Falls; a mysterious island that shouldn't exist. There they find a run-down orphanage, a mysterious book that calls to the oldest, Kate, an evil countess from the past, a magical place filled with life that looks nothing like the current island, and much more. It will take the help of a wizard, a valley of dwarfs, and many more unexpected allies to save the future, find out about their missing parents, protect the children of Cambridge Falls- and to make it back alive.
This is an intriguing book that changed my life and carried me with on every turn. I loved every minute of it! Everyone should read this book!