Cornerstone [NOOK Book]

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"He was much like the waterfall before her.
Dangerous, yet captivating. Being with him might bring darkness to both his people and hers. And she was starting not to care."

Discover forbidden love and heartbreaking secrets with the first book of the Souls of the Stones.

In a world comprised of three ...
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Cornerstone

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Overview

"He was much like the waterfall before her.
Dangerous, yet captivating. Being with him might bring darkness to both his people and hers. And she was starting not to care."

Discover forbidden love and heartbreaking secrets with the first book of the Souls of the Stones.

In a world comprised of three medieval kingdoms as different from each other as the families that rule them, Emariya Warren is unique in being a daughter of not one but two of the rival ruling families.

Emariya's life was nearly over before it started. Hidden under the floorboards while her mother died above her, she escaped a brutal death then--only to go racing toward it now, sixteen years later.

When she learns her father has been captured, Emariya makes the desperate decision to follow in her mother's ill-fated footsteps and journey to marry the prince of a rival land, Torian Ahlen. But when Emariya discovers the secrets surrounding her dual heritage, and an ominous prophecy warning the three bloodlines must never be combined, she begins to fear the handsome prince waiting for her may desire more than to steal her heart.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016131207
  • Publisher: Kelly Walker
  • Publication date: 12/26/2012
  • Series: Souls of the Stones , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 177,973
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Kelly Walker is a part time novelist, full time wife, and an all the time dreamer. Her first promotion was 9 years ago and it came with the job title of 'Mom'. Her second promotion came with no raise in pay but a huge jump in responsibility when she became 'Mom of two'. It's a rewarding career but the retirement plan sucks. She is a huge advocate of animal rescue and adoption and shares her Virginia home (and couch) with three dogs and two cats. Her favorite genre to read is the same as what she writes - YA Fantasy and YA Romance.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    I love it!

    Loved this book! I am a picky reader and this book got onto my like list and I own it. So Love this book. It is really good and can't wait to read the next book.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 21, 2013

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    This book started off slow. I didn't really get into it at first

    This book started off slow. I didn't really get into it at first. But, at about halfway through, things picked up and I was hooked. Cornerstone was a lovely read and I truly enjoyed it. 

    Emariya took a while to grow on me. At first, she came across as a nice, but somewhat sheltered girl. But, over the course of the book, she became stronger and stepped up to the circumstances. By the end, I really liked her.

    Torian didn't show up much until about halfway through the book. But, once he did, it didn't take long for me to fall for him. He was so sweet and adorable. And a wonderful hero.

    The romance was slow to starts since the couple didn't meet until later in the book. But, once they did meet, their connection was immediate and their relationship developed quickly (and realistically). Loved them together.

    The plot, again, didn't have a perfect start. I was confused for a while and I wasn't to into it. But, once it picked up, I was completely hooked. By the end, I was invested in the story and the characters. And the ending left me hungry for more.

    Great start to a new series. I really liked this book.

    *I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

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  • Posted May 2, 2014

    Lady Valencia Warren of Warren's Rest is also a Stone married to

    Lady Valencia Warren of Warren's Rest is also a Stone married to another Stone Lord Oren Warren of Eltar. Lady Valencia is murdered but not before she protects her two children from harm. Years later, Lady Emariya "Riya" Warren has no idea that she and her brother Reeve are Stones or there is important prophecies surrounding Stones or Stone Lore as well. Lady Emariya is stunned by sudden offer of marriage by Prince Torian Ahlen of Thalmas. She doesn't feel she can marry until her father can be found to give his blessing. Little does Emariya know that there is a plot to prevent two Stones from marrying. Upon meeting Prince Torian, Emariya considers changing her mind about marrying him and rescuing her father from Sheas. Will Lord Oren be found? How much does Reeve really know? Can either Prince Torian or  Lady Emariya admit their attraction? Your answers await you in Cornerstone.




    Cornerstone is a unique blend of fantasy and coming of age story. I definitely don't like Reeve at all. Emariya is sweet, kind, and gentle soul that trusts far too easily. Emariya truly believes in black, white, and shades of gray world. I find the Stones Lore to be fascinating and unique. I'll definitely consider reading more of this author's work. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2014

    Great

    Such at great new world. Kelly pulles you in and you feel like you are living there beside the people. Real good book. On to the next.

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    I¿m fairly certain this book was on my currently reading shelf f

    I’m fairly certain this book was on my currently reading shelf for months. The fact is that I found it a tad slow and felt that the whole journey and traveling sequences took far too long and I was waiting for something to happen. Then I finally decided it was time to bite the bullet and just finish it already and I actually enjoyed it toward the end, so much so that I went and bought the rest of the trilogy (which I do not do lightly).

    The plot:

    There was actually a lot that went on through this book, I was just waiting, waiting, and waiting some more for Riya to actually meet this reportedly über-nasty prince. There were kidnappings, attacks, fights, rescues, and chases—meanwhile I was tapping my fingers, wanting to meet Prince Ahlen and see if he really was as bad as we were being led to believe. I probably should have put aside my impatience and forgotten about His Highness, but me and my idea of how the story should go got in the way.

    The characters:

    Riya means well, I’ll give her that. She’s willing to do whatever needs to be done for the sake of her people and was exceptionally courageous. She was a little sheltered and didn’t realize when she was being used, but became a tad wiser by the end and certainly grew over the course of the book.

    Garith is the blacksmith’s son who has been in love with Riya since childhood, but has been tragically friend-zoned. He still faithfully protects her with his life and his loyalty was admirable, even if he could be misguided at times.

    Jessa is Riya’s handmaiden and best friend. While a minor supporting character, she had a key part to play. I mostly thought of her as breathing baggage, but have to admit she showed pluck when it was needed.

    Here is where I usually talk about the villain. But I can’t because, well, that would be breaking the book review blogger’s code of no spoilers, so I’ll just say if I hadn’t cheated and read the blurbs of the later books, I never would have seen it coming.

    I really didn’t like the middle of this book, I’ll admit. But I adored the beginning and I adored the end and I dove into the sequels with a gusto and was not disappointed at all. I do recommend this series, but don’t wait for Prince Ahlen, because he doesn’t show his face until we get to the end.

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    Posted February 23, 2013

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