Monday, May 20, 2013

Blog Tour ~ "The Emerald Ring" by Dorine White

The Emerald Ring (Cleopatra's Legacy)The Emerald Ring by Dorine White
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Received to Review
Genre: Middle Grade/Tween Action/Fiction

Book Description:  Ordinary tween life turns upside down when Ancient Egypt intrudes on modern middle school life. Twelve year old Sara Guadalupe Bogus reads about adventures, but unexpectedly is drawn into one when a mystical emerald ring that once belonged to Cleopatra becomes stuck on her finger.
A series of burglaries spook Sara’s small Ohio hometown. Concluding that the root of all the crimes is the emerald ring, Sara realizes it’s up to her and her friends, Heidi and African exchange student Kainu, to save the town and protect Cleopatra’s legacy. Filled with magic, the ring thrusts Sara into a world filled with nightmares, allows her to shape shift into an Egyptian cat and battle assassins.

My thoughts:  An intriguing story of a young girl age 12 who comes across an emerald ring in an attic. The ring is magical and it takes her back to images of Cleopatra and her mystical jewels.

An ancient Roman cult wants the emerald ring and pose a threat to the girl and her friends.

This is a middle grade book that I found myself getting caught up in the story line. The book is engaging and full of adventure and fun.

I enjoyed the way that Dorine White wrote this book.  Her voice is active and runs smoothly.  She has taken an fascinating period of time and added a contemporary setting.  This is a book that I can see my kids reading and not putting down (I know that I couldn't.).

About Dorine:  Dorine White graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Humanities and Art History. She began writing at a young age, proudly producing picture books for her parents. Now, her writing has turned into a passion for childrens books. Currently she lives in the beautiful yet rainy Northwest, with her husband and six children.

Purchase links:
Amazon * Book Depository *  Barnes & Noble

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