Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Topaz Reign (Altered Stones, #2) by Teresa Richards + Giveaway!

It has been four months since Maggie learned the dark truth behind the tale of the Princess and the Pea and freed Princess Lindy from the cursed Emerald. Lindy is now back in the past where she belongs, queen of her tiny Scandinavian country, and Maggie is a fully reformed ex-stalker.

Except … she can’t stop doing internet searches on Lindy and her country.

One morning, Maggie wakes to find history turned on its head. Apparently, you can’t destroy a centuries-old curse without consequence. In order to prevent the changes in history from wiping out the present, Maggie resurrects her stalking gene and learns that fairy tales don’t stay dead for long.

Or at all.

Back in 1623, Lindy is juggling a threat to her family, a handsome new guard she’s not supposed to have feelings for, and a cursed Topaz with ties to the tale of Thumbelina. When past and present collide, Lindy and Maggie are brought together again, and another of Andersen’s tales turns from twisted fiction to chilling fact.

This is the second book in the Altered Stones series and I would highly recommend reading the first book before you attempt this one.  I didn't have time to read the first book so the author was kind enough to send me a summary of the first book to read, which helped me out a lot but I could still tell I was missing out on things- most especially the connection with the characters.  

Things started out a bit slow for me.  I think that may have been partially the problem of not reading the first book but it was a slow build in the beginning.  About halfway through, momentum begins to build and I became more invested.  I think by then I was also starting to get a handle on the characters and who they were.

I thought the last part of the book was full of adventure and fun.  I enjoyed the fairy tale spin and I love the cover for this book!

This book is geared toward the YA crowd and it definitely has the YA feel to it.  It is a book I can happily pass off to my teenage daughter.

Content:  Some violence and peril.  Clean.

- I received a copy of this book from the author as part of this blog tour.  All opinions expressed are my own.

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Tuesday, October 3--Katie's Clean Book Selection
Thursday, October 5--Singing Librarian Books
Thursday, October 5--Cindy's Treasury of Good Tales--review 
Friday, October 6--Blooming With Books
Saturday, October 7--Cindy's Treasury of Good Tales--Guest post, Interview with the Topaz Reign Characters
Saturday, October 7--By Robin King
Sunday, October 8--Head Over Books
Monday, October 9--Why not? Because I said so! 
Tuesday, October 10--EmmyMom 
Tuesday, October 10--Five Take Flight 
Wednesday, October 11--Literary Time Out
Wednesday, October 11--Kindle And Me 
Wednesday, October 11--Getting Your Read On 
Thursday, October 12--My Book A Day
Friday, October 13--Brookie Cowles 
Saturday, October 14--LDS Women's Book Reviews  

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to reading the Altered Stones books. Thank you


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