Fantastic Recommends: The Emerald Atlas

The Emerald Atlas
by John Stephens

Three siblings who keep getting kicked out from orphanages find a secret  magic book that transports them to another world.

Orphans, a magic book, a secret world—I have to confess I didn’t have high hopes for originality in this book, but I was pleasantly surprised.

The world of The Emerald Atlas is fully imagined with a plot, creatures, and magical rules that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

Then there’s the pace! The book begins with a magical abduction and after a short slow bit at an orphanage, it takes off and doesn’t look back. The author, John Stephens, used to write for TV, and it shows. There’s a host of characters in The Emerald Atlas, but they are managed beautifully, and the non-stop action makes it almost impossible to put down.

The Emerald Atlas is definitely a younger book. This is no steamy teen romance, but neither does it have a dumbed-down plot. There’s wonderful, perilous adventure in this book, which makes it great fun to read at any age.

4_stars

Want to know more? Here’s the book trailer for The Emerald Atlas:

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