Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Acadian Secret Review...




Tween/YA Paranormal Action Adventure

Elisabeth London is keeping her new friends a secret from her parents. Not only do they live on the other side of the world in the Scottish Highlands, they lived more than three hundred and fifty years ago. Her mom and dad would never allow her to go gallivanting about seventeenth century Scotland. They won’t even let her go to the mall by herself yet.

Twelve-year-old Elisabeth is old enough to know there is no such thing as magic, but when her quartz crystal necklace has the power to transport her back and forth in time, she no longer knows what to think. The only thing she is certain of is that she loves spending carefree days with Quinton, the mischievous nephew of a highland warrior, and sassy little Fiona, a farmer’s daughter. 

However, Elisabeth’s adventures take a deadly turn when she is charged with witchcraft. At a time and place in history when witch-hunts were common, those found guilty were executed, children included. Elisabeth must race to find her way back home, while trying to stay one step ahead of the witch-hunter determined to see her burned at the stake.


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I have had this book sitting in my inbox for almost a year now and I can honestly say that I don't know why I waited so long to read it.  This is book unlike most of the YA books I've read recently as Elisabeth is able to travel between the past and the present with a necklace she acquired.  But there was also another story line with a group of teenage boys seeking out pirate treasure in a completely different time period.  As it jumped between the different time periods it did get kind of confusing but this book was well written and thought out.  I would definitely read more of Tammy's books when I get the chance.  Well worth it and a quick read as well!

RATING:

4.5 out of 5 stars