Maggie Rhodes was out with her two best friends one night when a game of truth or dare is suggested and Maggie’s dared to spy on Marshall Parker, the sexy star of their high school baseball team, but when they are caught by the mysterious family things get a little strange for the group of girls. Suddenly they find themselves invited to spend the night and overwhelming tired. Waking Maggie gets the feeling the group has been drugged but when she searches for her friends she finds one missing.
Emerald Bound is a fairy tale retelling of the story of The Princess and the Pea with a supernatural twist. The emerald is the center of the story and has years of history of taking the souls of young unsuspecting young girls. The book switches POVs between Maggie in the present time and her trying to find her friends that was taken by the emerald and Lindy’s story from 400 years prior and how she became involved with the emerald.
While I enjoyed the new take on an old story and thought it had some really great elements to it I also thought this story had a lot of parts that for me just felt as if they were dragging along. Switching between characters and timelines at the start was a tad confusing and it just seemed to take a while for me to get into figuring out what was going on which could possibly why it felt a bit slower paced to me.
Overall, interesting take on an old story but this one felt a bit slow to me.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley.