Monday, August 19, 2013

Castles on the Sand (Shattered Castles #1) by E.M. Tippets

If there’s one thing Madison Lukas understands, it’s pain. The pain she feels when her mother ignores her completely. The pain her best friend endures as her parents starve her as punishment. The pain of a dangerous boy whose mother has to be carried away by law enforcement on a regular basis.

She gets it. She feels the pain of others as if it were her own.

But when a mysterious man claiming to be her long lost brother appears with promises of relieving her suffering, trusting him could reveal more truths than Madison is ready for. Because the truth can hurt, too. ~~ synopsis from Goodreads

My thoughts about Castles on the Sand ~~

I thoroughly enjoyed Castles on the Sand. Emily writes such beautiful, believable stories that just flow off the pages and into my mind. Madison is a wonderful, caring person in this story and I immediately liked her. She is a good friend to all those she is around, even though sometimes she gets hurt by them. She sees past her hurt and remains loyal to her friends.

I was totally immersed in the story and nearly read it in one sitting. I love it when a story grabs me like that and the pages just fly.

Castles on the Sand is a great book for teens. It has all the issues that teens everywhere have to deal with; friendships (good and bad), suicide, reputations, parties, dating, sex, right and wrong.

This story does delve in to the Mormon religion and missionaries, which is something I am not at all familiar with. It was very interesting to learn about another way of life and religion.

Be sure to check tomorrow for my stop on the Love in Darkness blog tour. Love in Darkness is book #2 in the Shattered Castles series.

About the author

Emily Mah Tippetts writes romance under the name E.M. Tippetts and science fiction and fantasy under the name Emily Mah. Originally from New Mexico, she now lives in London with her family. Before she was a published author, she was an attorney who specialized in real estate, contracts, and estate planning, especially literary estate planning.

Her most recent pro publications have been her science fiction and fantasy short stories in magazines like Black Gate, Analog Science Fiction and Fact, and the anthology, Shanghai Steam.

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