Today, Team Novel Teen is touring The Wishing Pearl by Nicole O’Dell.
I ADORE this book! But I reviewed it back in December, so here is a link to my review if you want to know what I thought. One thing I remember, I loved the characters. I was so caught up in Olivia’s world that I didn’t want to stop reading. See the end of this post for links to the other reviewers. I bet most of them are going to like this book too.
Since I’m not going to post my review again, I decided to post info on the whole trilogy. That’s right. The Wishing Pearl is only book one in a trilogy about girls who visit Diamond Estates. Check out what you all have to look forward to. One thing I have to comment on, aren’t the covers gorgeous? I love them. These are great books for girls. Check them out.
The Wishing Pearl by Nicole O’Dell
Book one in the Diamond Estates Trilogy
Sixteen-year-old Olivia Mansfield dreams of a land far, far away. . .
A land far away from her stepfather’s abuse and torment.
A land far away from her mother’s blind eye.
A land far away from the haunting memories of her past.
But then reality sets in, and Olivia knows she must make the best of her dire situation—at least until her high-school graduation. But when poor choices lead Olivia to the brink of a complete breakdown and she finds herself dealing with the unexpected death of her best friend, she comes to a crossroads.
Will Olivia find the path to ultimate hope and healing that her heart longs for? Or will the demons from her past prove too much to bear?
The Embittered Ruby by Nicole O’Dell
Book two in the Diamond Estates Trilogy
Coming on April 1, 2012
Sixteen-year-old Carmen Castillo wonders what it would be like to have a pair of ruby slippers.
“There’s no place like home. . .”
“There’s no place like home. . .”
“There’s no place like home.”
But then reality sets in, and Carmen concludes that ruby slippers are mere fiction. Constant prayers that her parents will patch things up remain unanswered. . .and her hurtful world becomes too much for her to bear. Trapped by resentment and anger, Carmen lashes out the only way she knows how and soon finds herself at a crossroads.
Will Carmen find the path to ultimate peace and contentment that her heart longs for? Or will her troubled soul remain forever embittered?
The Shadowed Onyx by Nicole O’Dell
Book three in the Diamond Estates Trilogy
Coming on December 1, 2012
Seventeen-year-old Joy Christianson is the life of the party.
But when her best friend commits suicide, Joy’s already wavering faith slips completely out of reach—and darkness and depression lay claim to her soul. A group of “friends” lead her to the Onyx, meant to help her let go of the past and bring her into harmony with reality, and Joy finds herself embarking on an ominous journey of witchcraft. Caught in a world of evil and shadows, Joy isn’t so sure that there’s a way out, and soon finds herself at a crossroads.
Will Joy find the hope and light her heart longs for?
Or will her dejected soul remain forever in the shadows?
Afraid of letting the depression and evil take root, she decides to seek help in the haven of Diamond Estates—and tries to reclaim the Joy she once knew.
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