Friday, May 31, 2013

BLOG TOUR and GIVEAWAY: The Emerald Ring by Dorine White


ABOUT THE BOOK 

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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

My name is Dorine White. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a BA in Humanities. I am a member of the SCBWI and the PNWA. I write middle grade and YA fantasy. My first book, The Emerald Ring, will be published in 2013 by Cedar Fort Books.

You can follow me on TWITTER @DorineWhite.
"Like" my Facebook Fan Page HERE.
Check out my WEBSITE for a sneakpeek at my writing.
Contact me at dorwh@aol.com 


REVIEW

A magic ring may not be a new idea but White puts a fresh spin on it by connecting it to Cleopatra and ancient Egypt. Sara's life changes irrevocably when she puts on the emerald ring she finds at her grandma's house.  At first the thing won't come off and she is forced to deal with horrible dreams about Ancient Egypt.  Slowly she begins to realize that the ring is magical.  With the help of her friends, Heidi and Kainu, she slowly adjusts to the abilities the ring gives her.  But a burglar is searching frantically for the ring and Sara is in more danger than she knows.

This book provides a fun read, perfect for middle grade readers who aren't ready for weightier tomes.  The story reads easily and moves quickly.  Sara and her friends are quite likeable and make for appealing characters. I look forward to recommending this to my students.

GIVEAWAY 

1 print copy of The Emerald Ring
US/Canada only
Ends 6/14/2013

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