Emerald Atlas by John Stephens (released on April 5, 2011)
Genre: Juv. Fiction ARC
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Reader
An inseparable bond.
An insatiable force.
Kate, Michael, and Emma have been in one orphanage after another for the last ten years, passed along like lost baggage.
Yet these unwanted children are more remarkable than they could possibly imagine. Ripped from their parents as babies, they are being protected from a horrible evil of devastating power, an evil they know nothing about.
Before long, Kate, Michael, and Emma are on a journey to dangerous and secret corners of the world...a journey of allies and enemies, of magic and mayhem. And—if an ancient prophesy is correct—what they do can change history, and it is up to them to set things right.
The Emerald Atlas brims with humor and action as it charts Kate, Michael, and Emma's extraordinary adventures through an unforgettable, enchanted world.
I loved this book. It’s a great new series for fans of the Lemony Snicket books and Harry Potter fans.
The writing is superb and the children are believable. I love the fact that Kate is supposed to take care of Emma and Michael and sometimes feels she let her parents down.
The adventure is fun and the characters they meet are fun loving and you can’t help but get sucked into the story.
There are witches, dwarves and heroes around every corner. I think all 9-12 year olds will enjoy this new series.
I receive this ARC from the publisher for review.