The Emerald Ring (Cleopatra's Legacy)by Dorine White
Sara Bogus's life turns upside down when she discovers an emerald ring that once belonged to Cleopatra. The fun of discovering the ring's unique abilities turns to fear when she finds out a dangerous cult bent on restoring Rome to power is after the ring. Forced to choose between keeping the ring and saving her friends, Sara learns the price of bravery in this
Sara Bogus's life turns upside down when she discovers an emerald ring that once belonged to Cleopatra. The fun of discovering the ring's unique abilities turns to fear when she finds out a dangerous cult bent on restoring Rome to power is after the ring. Forced to choose between keeping the ring and saving her friends, Sara learns the price of bravery in this electrifying read!
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)
- Age Range:
- 13 - 17 Years
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What a FUN story of a girl, a BFF, a magic ring, a cat, an ancient queen, and an adventure. Sara is an ordinary girl... That is until she puts on the green emerald ring she finds in her grandmother's attic. After that all sorts of magical things start to happen to her. She can hear things and do things she has never been able to do before. As she confides in her Best Friend Forever and the new boy at school, she soon finds all of them trying to hunt down the thief who is robbing the houses in the town trying to hunt down the ring. Can the three of them save the town, protect a legacy, and restore honor to an ancient tribe. I LOVE the discussion questions at the end! Written for middle grade readers, but can be enjoyed by all. I am anxiously waiting for the adventure to continue in Book 2: The Ruby Pendant
Just when I think the world has run out of awesome middle grade adventure novels, I find this. It is a short, fast paced adventure that left me wanting more. Thankfully, the ending suggested that there might be more books. I just hope that Dorine White doesn't get writer's block. :) This book will appeal to fans of adventure, creepy bad guys, mysterious magical jewelry, good friends, and ancient legends. Highly recommended! Content: clean
What a fun book! Twelve year old Sara finds a mysterious emerald ring in her grandmother's attic. Once she puts it on, all sorts of strange things happen that throw her into a mysterious and dangerous world of an ancient Roman cult and dreams of Cleopatra. There is so much in this book that kids will love - adventure, mystery, intrigue, cats, history, cultural diversity, friendship... The story is well written and will keep kids turning the pages wanting to know what will happen next. I love how White drew the reader into Sara's world and made us root for her as she faced danger and solved puzzles. She also has a fantastic imagination and draws on ancient Egypt, a time that is fascinating for most kids, in a unique way - often from the point of view of a cat. Overall, this is a great first book in this series and it will be interesting to see where it goes. I think that both boys and girls will enjoy this book because the story is told at a great pace with lots of danger and adventure, along with solid friendships. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review.
5 STARS The Emerald Ring is the first book in Cleopatra's Legacy. It is a paranormal, fantasy, action book. I thought it was a fresh idea. I would read the next book if one comes in this series. Sara found a emerald ring in her grandmother's attic and put it on. It shocked her. She tried to get it off and she could not get it off. It was on pretty tight. Sara's grandmother tried butter, cold water but still could not get it off. That night Sara had nightmares that seemed real to her and she slept with the light on the rest of the night. Sara started middle school. Her first day was interesting. She got to take the new kid around. His name is Kainu Nehru from Nigeria, Africa. Then in her first period she thought the girl behind her was talking to her and called her name. Sara reacted and got sent to Principle office. Heidi is Sara's best friend. Her house got broke into during the day and was searched. Heidi and her mom got to spend the night at Sara's house because her father was out of town. Sara told her of the voice she heard and other things she noticed. Heidi had a hard time believing her. So they did a experiment and proved that now Sara could smell really good and identify items just by smell. Sara could also hear animals speaking sometimes. Then things got weirder and Sara ended up in the hospital with a high fever. They could not figure out what was going on with her but Sara figured it out. She had a new power that would shock anyone if it happened to them. Their new friend told them about what brought him to their town. He was after a thief who stole something from his family that had been with the tribe for years. He overheard them say where they were going and that they were after a emerald ring. Kainu told them he guessed it might be the ring that Sara wore. The Emerald ring was Cleopatra's. The emerald was part of a necklace with other stones that had powers. The thief was part of a group that has been searching for the stones. Kainu's father had one of the stones. He is now in a coma after the thief surprised him and hit him in the head. Now Sara could be in danger. This is aimed at Middle school age. I liked it even though I am way older than that by a few decades. It is a very entertaining story. Lots of action and a little bit of history. I was given this ebook to read and asked to give a honest review of it when I finished by Netgalley. Expected publication: May 14th 2013 by Cedar Fort, Inc. 192 pages ISBN 1462111335
A fun beginning to a new trilogy. A little bit of magic mixed with some history creates an adventurous read for middle grade fans. Those who love books by Zilpha Keatley Snyder and Eva Ibbotson will enjoy.