Blog Tour and Giveaway! The Emerald Ring by Dorine White


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.

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My Thoughts:

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
block. 🙂

This book will appeal to fans of adventure, creepy bad guys, mysterious magical jewelry, good friends, and ancient legends.  Highly recommended!

Content: clean

Giveaway Details:

1 hard copy of The Emerald Ring (US only)

1 ebook of The Emerald Ring (INT)

Open internationally (ebook)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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  • Reply
    Dorine White
    May 31, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Thank you for the review!

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    Adriana Garcia
    June 2, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    I don't understand why the character would have those last names but I like the whole ancient egypt meets modern day life. It's kind of like The Kane Chronicles which I do enjoy. Tanks for the giveaway (:

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      June 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      I LOVED this book! It was really well written. I think you will like it too. 🙂

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      Dorine White
      June 5, 2013 at 2:34 am

      Bogus was the real last name of a friend of mine from high school 🙂

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    June 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

    I am a big fan of ancient Egypt adventure. This one needs to be on my to-read list.
    Kid Lit Blog Hopper here ….. 🙂

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    Fiona Ingram
    June 5, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    I am a big Egypt fan (my own MG book) and I love the idea of a magical ring and Cleopatra. Sounds like a fabulous read for kids and also to get them interested in history and geography.

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    June 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    This really does look like a fun read! Thanks for sharing!
    Tina @ Mommynificent

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    Gina R
    June 5, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Sounds like a FUN read and I love the cover art. The mix of Egyptian and modern day definitely had my attention. Thanks for the share! Happy reading…

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      June 5, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      I love the cover art too. The combination of ancient and modern makes for a really fun adventure.

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    June 5, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I love mythology of all sorts. I'm so excited to introduce my little one to it! Thanks for linking in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop!

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    June 6, 2013 at 5:26 am

    I have been following the lead up to the release of this. So glad it is now available. Thanks for linking it in to the Kid Lit Blog Hop and congrats to Dorine. Cheers Julie

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    Renee C.
    June 7, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Oh, you know me and Egyptian history/mythology! Love the premise behind the book. Thanks for the giveaway and thanks for linking into the Kid Lit Blog Hop.

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