The Second Circle:
Let me set the stage for you….Emma Livingston’s life has been anything but a bed of roses. Her mother died when she was very young, her father is at work most of the time, her younger sister Megan simply will not listen to her, and her grandmother is estranged from the family; so, you see, although not as hard as some, a plenty hard life by most standards. One day (seemingly) out of the blue, Emma receives a letter welcoming her to the prestigious Ruthershire Educational Academy in England. Apparently, her well-to-do grandmother had paid entirely for her studies there out of the kindness of her heart…a fact that she finds rather hard to swallow since they’ve had virtually no communication since her mother’s passing. No matter….being such a fantastic chance at a great education, it simply can’t be missed.
Unfortunately for Emma, he seems to have a girlfriend.....but whether the obvious or merely a friend that happens to be a girl is a bit more of a mystery. Unable to unravel this riddle, much time is spent with the former suitor. So, everything seems great, right? Boyfriend potential, good friends, and so-so grades in class, she should be A-ok.....(well now, then we wouldn't have much left for a story now would we...)....not so lucky. Strange dreams have been plagueing Emma and now some of those dreams seem to be playing out in reality. A mysterious jewel heist, shady meetings with strange unknowns, accidents and run-ins with things that can't quite be explained......and how exactly does Andrew or Kieran always end up by her side? This is only the beginning as stranger things are about to unfold. Her past as she now knows it will be torn assunder and her future as uncertain as she might have been about it will take a very unexpected turn. Will Emma survive the school year ahead? If so, at what cost and by who's hand? (Yes indeed...I am stopping right here with the "reveals" as to tell more would give away to much of the adventure and I want YOU to get a chance to discover the rest on your own!)
As this is an unpublished work (currently), I can’t say "go out and pick up your copy today", but I would definitely be on the lookout for it to hit the shelves running at a future (hopefully near future) date. In the mean time, she is active in the online community….guess where? (Oh, come on….you know this….) Yep, Twitter! I believe she may also have a Facebook page as well, but as I am not on that particular site, I’ll leave the looking-up for all of you (consider it a bookish research project for all of my readers on that site).
Special thanks once again, to Bella for helping this great book-to-be cross my path! (You can also check out Bella's review of this great book at her site!) A big thank you as well to the author, Dorothy Dreyer, herself for both the eBook for review, the chance to read her fantastical work, and for taking the time to visit my little site!
Until next time….happy reading!
**UPDATE: 02/04/10 - This just in from the author herself....the series name has been changed! Book 1 is now called Sparks of Light. To check out more information on this title and more, see her updated site!**