Saturday, August 25, 2012

GUEST REVIEW: Emily's House (Akasha Chronicles) by Natalie Wright

With her two best friends by her side and her mother’s memory in her heart, a teenager undertakes a journey to save the world from an ancient evil.
Emily Adams has always known she’s special. Throughout her whole life she’s had visions of things that haven’t happened yet and she could always read her mother’s mind. At least, she could until her mother died. Emily thinks her abilities are just about gone, but the arrival of a strange creature in her backyard one night proves otherwise. Emily discovers she is the last of the Order of Brighid, an ancient society of women sworn to protect the portal to the Netherworld. Now, with the portal under attack, it’s up to Emily and her two loyal, wisecracking friends to stop a villainous man before his actions destroy the world.

This is the story of Emily, a 14 year old girl who is going through a tough time in life- her mother passed away when she was 7, her father has turned zombie-like since her mother’s death, her mean Aunt has moved in with them, and she is doing poorly in school.  One day Emily hears a story about her ancestry on her mother’s side.  She learns that she has a role to play in the story- she must destroy an evil and save the world.  Emily and 2 of her friends go to Ireland.  Once there, Emily begins her journey, which involves travel to another dimension.  Along the way, she meets things such as fairies and masters who will teach her what she needs do to in order to destroy the evil and save the world.  While on her journey, Emily discovers who she is and what life is really about.  She also learns how to live in the present and let go of the pain she has from the loss of her mother.  This allows her to move forward with her life.  This book is very entertaining.  Emily is a very strong and courageous character and a good role model/example for young girls.  This is a Trilogy and I cannot wait to see what happens in Book 2!

This story makes you think about and question things such time, reality and are there other dimensions.  It is a great story for young girls showing that they can be strong and courageous.  The characters are very relateable.

3.5 Stars

Reviewed by Virginia Tesi Carey for YA Book Addict

1 comment:

  1. Haven't heard of this book or the author before; sounds pretty good. Thanks for sharing.
    Katja @ YA's the Word


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