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Emily's House by Natalie Wright and a Giveaway!

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Fourteen-year-old Emily Adams is flunking math - and life. But Emily has a secret that she has kept even from her best friends. Soon the ancient legacy coursing through her veins will force her secret to be revealed. Dormant for over a thousand years, an evil has arisen and this time, it will destroy anyone - or anything - that stands in its way. Three teens embark on a dangerous journey and risk everything. For Emily, the fate of her friends - and her world - lies in her hands. Travel with Emily as she unlocks the secrets of her Celtic ancestors as she goes on a mystical journey to the inner house and beyond.

Goodreads Summary

Emily, the main character, has not had the easiest life.  She lost her mother at a young age and her father as well-her father, though still alive, pays no attention to Emily or life in general.  She endures her harsh aunt who has nothing kind to say to her and isn't doing well in school.  Emily plods through life without any real motivation until she discovers that she just might have a higher purpose-maybe even a "save the world" purpose. 

The author creates a world with Celtic mysteries and traditions that will entrance the reader and leave him/her wanting more.  Emily navigates this new world and acts as a guide for the reader as well.  Emily is a good character, the reader will connect to her with ease.  At times, she may need more motivation and the reader will want to push her along, but she gradually develops a "can-do" attitude over the course of the story.  Emily's friends are her motivation at times and the reader will most likely enjoy them. 

The events are moderately paced and the reader will enjoy the atmosphere and air of possibility the author crafts.  The reader will finish the novel satisfied and look towards the next in this series.  This book is recommended to young adult/teen readers.

4 Stars

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Please leave a comment with your email address for a chance to win this book.  Thank you for stopping by!  If the winner is USA/CAN it will be a paperback, International will receive an ebook.

This product or book may have been distributed for review, this in no way affects my opinions or reviews.


  1. I like the cover. Haven't read anything that took on Celtic mythology before. Thanks for the review!

  1. Carrie said...:

    Celtic mythology is definitely something new! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    celjla212 at aol dot com

  1. nayjf said...:

    I love Celtic mythology! Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Carl said...:

    Sounds interesting. I'm already pulling for Emily and wanting to meet her friends. I think I'll really like this one.

  1. Sayomay said...:

    No way! I LOVE Celtic history! XDDDD I def interested!! Sign me up!

  1. joannie said...:

    Oh Great i love Celtic stories please add me and i don't even mind the ebook i have alot of them. Thanks Joannie jscddmj [at] aol [dot] com

  1. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Wow! This sounds so good! Great cover too! Thanks for sharing it with us. Im looking forward to reading it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. This book sounds so very good! I love the cover, and Celtic Mythology would be an interesting read!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    unabridgedbookshelf at gmail dot com

  1. Not a book I'm familiar with. Sounds interesting though.

  1. I should add my email is


    sorry about that

  1. sandy1955 said...:

    Thanks for the chance to win
    sandy1955 at comcast dot net

  1. Sounds like my kind of book, as I love anything Celtic! Thanks for the giveaway! USA

  1. clenna said...:

    This sounds really good, I haven't read any thing with Celtic myths.

    clenna at aol dot com

  1. Julie W said...:

    I know this has been said above, but I too LOVE Celtic stories!! Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy of this book :)

    jwitt33 at live dot com

  1. Holly S. said...:

    I'd like to win.

  1. momma8385 said...:

    Sounds like a great book to read. Thank you for this giveaway.

  1. Natalie said...:

    Thank you for hosting me Krystal! And thanks to all readers who enter the Giveaway :-D

  1. I love reading books about Celtic traditions! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Email: puieread at yahoo dot com

  1. ame1184 said...:

    ooh this sounds good. i haven't read anything about celtic traditions before!

    ame1184 at gmail dot com

    thanks for the giveaway : )

  1. AEKZ2 said...:

    This soundss really good!

  1. Kelly said...:

    Sounds like a good read, thanks for the opportunity to win!

  1. Liese2 said...:

    This looks like a great book!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  1. Rachel V said...:

    This book sounds good. I think my duaghter would like it also. I am curious what her legacy is and how the book plays out.

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

  1. Tiff Pull said...:

    I love the cover to this book. The story story intreges me. I'm excited to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

  1. Sounds like a interesting read

  1. Maureen said...:

    It looks like a unique story.
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