The Emerald Ring by Dorine White
Age Range: 8 and up
Paperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc. (May 14, 2013)
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Rating: 5 of 5 stars
Ordinary tween life
turns upside down when Ancient Egypt intrudes on modern middle school
life. Twelve year old Sara Guadalupe Bogus reads about adventures, but
unexpectedly is drawn into one when a mystical emerald ring that once
belonged to Cleopatra becomes stuck on her finger.
A series of
burglaries spook Sara’s small Ohio hometown. Concluding that the root of
all the crimes is the emerald ring, Sara realizes it’s up to her and
her friends, Heidi and African exchange student Kainu, to save the town
and protect Cleopatra’s legacy. Filled with magic, the ring thrusts Sara
into a world filled with nightmares, allows her to shape shift into an
Egyptian cat and battle assassins.
About the Author:
My name is Dorine White.
My first book in The Cleopatra’s Legacy series, The Emerald Ring, will be published by Cedar Fort Books on May 14, 2013. It is a middle grade fantasy novel.
I am a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and
Illustrators) and the PNWA (Pacific Northwest Writers Assoc.). I highly
recommend joining either if you want to become a
children’s author or illustrator.
Just when I think the world has run out of awesome middle grade
adventure novels, I find this. It is a short, fast paced adventure that
left me wanting more. Thankfully, the ending suggested that there might
be more books. I just hope that Dorine White doesn’t get writer’s
This book will appeal to fans of adventure, creepy bad guys, mysterious magical jewelry, good friends, and ancient legends. Highly recommended!
Open internationally (ebook)