The Cardboard Box Brothers
In the heart of every little boy lies one dream: to be a super hero.
That dream becomes reality when three brothers stumble upon nothing more than a cardboard box that changes their lives forever.
The adventure takes the brothers, ages six, nine, and eleven, all the way from the suburban streets of Idaho to a tropical island in the Bermuda Triangle. The boys must escape villains, seek treasure, and fight for their very lives… all while protecting the secret of the cardboard box.
The Emerald of Viridian
Sixteen-year old Katie Edwards only wants one thing: Jake Bronson. But while he is popular and perfect, Katie’s frizzy hair and excess pounds stand in the way of her dream. On the devastating day that he rejects her, Katie goes to sleep that night and wakes up in a world full of beauty and mystery. Her journey, exactly one day, takes her through miles of beach and jungle, brings her face-to-face with a killer spider, and ends when her enigmatic rescuer nearly kills her.
When Katie wakes up in her bed the next morning, she realizes it’s time to make life changes. Her efforts to transform her body not only save her life, but bring her ever closer to Jake.
As the dreams take her to the strange world, so does her need to find out what happened to the abandoned island of Viridian. Only she can save the last of the people stranded on the island, doomed to die with the catastrophe that will destroy it all.
What readers are saying about The Emerald of Viridian
“Fantastic first book in a new series”
I really loved this book. The story definitely gains momentum as you read and by the time I was close to the end, I couldn’t put it down! I’m excited to have another series to enjoy. Can’t wait for the next one!!
“The next YA fantasy epic”
As a fantasy buff, I devoured this book! The author truly understands the subtleties of world-building, giving you just enough of what you need to know, while tantalizing you with the bigger questions. She uses tension, story, and action to explain Katie’s burgeoning abilities, as well as the world of Caelestis and its mythology. On the edge of my seat to read the next in series!
Katie is one of my favorite protagonists of all time. She is so relatable that I felt myself growing and changing with her through the story. At times I even rooted for her out loud and her achievements somehow felt like my own. The author has an amazing gift for not only bringing this story to life but also including insights, wisdom, and encouragement that not only change Katie for the better but I found myself jotting down phrases from the story to memorize so that I may encourage myself in those dark or overwhelming moments in life.
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