Book Review: Emily’s Heart by Natalie Wright

emilys heartSynopsis:

The long-awaited final book in this popular magickal, action-packed teen series! Seventeen-year-old Emily Adams unintentionally unleashed a shadow god’s dark energy power into the world and started an Apocalypse. But Emily is also the only one that can end the dark god’s reign. Though the powerful faerie magic of the golden torc is still coiled around her arm, self-doubt threatens to undo her.

Emily wants nothing more than to feel the soft kiss of her one true love, but he won’t even speak to her. Her first crush is still quite dead and her best friend remains a prisoner in the dark god’s house of nightmares. A growing legion of black-eyed shadow people, devoid of conscience, roam the streets. Emily needs help now more than ever, but redemption seems far off indeed as she faces the expanding darkness alone. Emily will need an army of her own if she is to save the world from being taken over by pure evil.

But will a small band of Lucent geeks and freaks be enough to send the dark god packing? Amidst chaos and ruin, will love blossom in Emily’s Heart?

About the Author: natalie wright

I’m the author of The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult paranormal fantasy trilogy. When not writing, hanging out on Goodreads, blogging, Facebooking, Tweeting, Wattpadding or eating chocolate, I nurture my young daughter, geriatric dog and two young cats.

I am currently obsessed with all things Game of Thrones and have been known to spend hours pinning GoT jewelry, series photos and T-shirts to Pinterest.

I enjoy travel, good wine, and excellent food shared with family and friends. I was raised an Ohio farm girl, now live in the desert Southwest, but I dream of living in a high rise in a big city.
I enjoy chatting with readers, so don’t be shy.

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My Review:

I was kindly given all three books in this series, and you really do need to read them in order to appreciate the final novel. As YA fiction goes it was a pleasant series that was easy to read. My only criticism is that Emily starts out at 14, which as we all know is a little young for YA. Most teen readers like to read about characters older than themselves, so it might not appeal to as bigger audience as it deserves.

From a writer’s perspective, as Emily was young, she was a little bit annoying as a character (to me as an adult reader) I found it hard to relate to her and felt her reactions to the more bizarre situations were unrealistic. Her very first contact with the supernatural comes through a hairy creature appearing in her room – I know that when I was 14 I would have grabbed my hockey stick and chased it round, not struck up a conversation with it! But hey, that’s just me!

The front covers are very YA, which is great – it’ll attract the right market. If I’m being honest, this is a book series that will be thoroughly enjoyed by younger reads, but lacks the more sophisticated aspects that could also draw an adult readership.

Overall I think to be fair to the author I need to give it a rating based on a young audience and how I think they would enjoy it. With that it mind it’s 4 out of 5 stars.

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