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Thursday, October 20, 2016

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Emerald Key by Mark Frederickson and Melora Pineda

Publisher: Blue Tulip Publishing
Format Read: E-book
Source: From the pr firm in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: December 20,2015
Buying Links: Amazon* | Book Depository* | Smashwords*  | Barnes & Noble

Blurb from goodreads:

Penny and Laci are headed for a mundane summer vacation until a mysterious journal unlocks a portal to another world and they find themselves face to face with a baby dragon.

In an attempt to send their new acquisition back to its home, the girls, along with two neighborhood friends, get sucked through to a mythical world. In this land, they must battle foes seen and unseen, pushing them to both their physical and mental limits. If they fail to stop the powers they’ve unleashed, it could not only destroy this strange world, but also annihilate their home.

Steph's Thoughts:

I chose this book because it had one of my favorite words in the blurb. Dragon. I love dragons even more than zombies, so I said "gimme".

I was not disappointed at all. This book is adorable. It is perfect for middle school kids. The story moves quickly so they will not get bored with it. I am used to reading some epic fantasies, so I was very surprised at the author's ability to create a vivid world without a ton of words. There is a lot of action to keep kids (and adults) entertained. There are pirates, dangerous plants, cliffs and of course, dragons.

The characters are typical kids, which made them believable as characters. I think most kids could find one of the characters to relate to.  I really related to Laci, who loves to read and always has books in her backpack. I was just like her when I was in school. Ok, who am I kidding? I am still like that as an adult.

Overall, this is a great book for kids who want to read an adventure story. I loved it! I wouldn't have minded a little more detail in some places but I am an adult and this book is meant for kids. I will definitely be buying a physical copy to put on Liam's bookshelf when he gets a little older.


Mark Frederickson Mark was born and raised in Southern California. He graduated UC Santa Barbara with a degree in film and has worked in the film industry for years. He has written several screenplays and had a show optioned by MTV. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Rebecca and his daughter Sara. This is his first novel, and hopefully not his last.

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Melora Pineda After Melora graduated from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, she worked in the television industry for several years before becoming a library volunteer at her daughters’ school. Her passion for both reading and entertainment inspired her to write. This is her first novel. She currently lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, daughter, and a pet bunny and a fish. Oh…never mind, the fish died.

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