From The Review Pile (#13): The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens

From the Review Pile is a meme created by Stephanie over at Stepping Out of the Page Designed to highlight the books that we have have sitting on our review piles and tbr shelves for far too long, it gives books the little bit of extra publicity they deserve. You can find out more about the meme here and you can follow the link above to Stephanie’s blog.

This weeks book has been on my shelf for years… literally, I received it in October 2011. I really love the sound of it and am gutted that actual review books keep getting in the way of my reading of it. The book is The Emerald Atlas by John Stephens and is a middle grade fantasy, a genre and age range mix that I love. It was sent as a gift from Emma at Book Angel Booktopia and I feel so bad that I haven’t got round to it yet. I promise Emma I will read it soon! 
Goodreads Summary: 
The first thrilling book in the most exciting children’s fantasy series since Harry Potter and His Dark Materials.

They were taken from their beds one frozen night, when the world was covered in snow. The silhouette of a tall, thin man has haunted Kate ever since.

Ten years on, Kate, Michael and Emma have grown up in a string of miserable orphanages, and all memories of their parents have faded to a blur. Arriving at Cambridge Falls, the children quickly realise there is something different about this place – and Kate feels sure she has seen the dark, crooked house before.

As they explore, they discover an old, empty leather book. The moment they touch it, an ancient magical prophecy is set irrevocably in motion, and the children are thrown into a dangerous alternate reality of dark enchantments and terrifying monsters. Only they can prevent the terrible event that will ruin Cambridge Falls – and stop the world from falling into complete devastation.
  • I love both MG and fantasy so I really want to read this. The cover is gorgeous too 🙂 I hope when you get around to read it you’ll enjoy it. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • It’s been on my TBR since about March last year, I think. I won it in a competition and because I wasn’t desperate to read it to begin with, I just haven’t got round it.

    I’ve read nothing but good reviews, but I don’t know. There are other things to read first!