Readers who love seafaring adventures like Avi’s The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle or the American Girl books will love Barbara Mariconda’s The Emerald Shore. This book is the marvelous conclusion to the Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons trilogy, a series that Newbery Award–winning author Katherine Applegate calls “a grand and adventurous tale.”
Lucy is trapped between two powerful magics. The glittering magic that’s protected her ever since her parents died, and the dark magic of the Simmons family curse. Lucy’s fight to survive the curse has led her to sail on an epic journey across the globe. Now finding Mary Maude Lee’s stolen pirate treasure on the rocky shores of Ireland is the only way for Lucy to break the curse and protect herself and everyone she loves.
But time is running out. Danger looms closer than ever before, and Lucy will need courage stronger than magic to save herself from the fate that awaits her.
About the Author
When she isn't writing, Barbara Mariconda spends her time empowering the next generation of authors in classrooms today through her company, Empowering Writers. She has authored scores of books for children and their teachers and is continually inspired by travel around the world. She lives in Connecticut with her faithful shih tzu, Little Man. The Emerald Shore is the final book in the Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons series.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This one is a little bit fantasy, a little historical and a lot of action. Mariconda has created a likable heroine in Lucy and the story starts off strong (though Victor made for a rather predictable villain). The added touch of sailing also made this a clever story. However by the end it became very apparent that the book was setting up for further installments which, unfortunately, made for a bit less closure in this volume than I would have liked. A cute book sure to appeal to readers seeking adventure on the high seas--particularly anyone looking for something similar to The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi, The Nathaniel Fludd: Beastologist series by Robin LaFevers, or A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket.