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Review: The Emerald City by J.A. Beard and GIVEAWAY!

The Emerald City by J.A. Beard

Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars

The Emerald City by J.A. Beard is a young adult novel about a high school girl named Gail Dorjee who is sent to a boarding school in Seattle, Washington after the tragedy of her parents untimely death. Once there strange things begin to happen forcing Gail to re-look back at her life up to that point.

J.A. Beard has taken L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz and transposed it into a loose re-imagination in a fresh and modern way. Much the way SyFy channel did with the Tin Man a couple years ago. I found that most of the original characters were easily identified in this version with other original characters thrown in.

I very much liked the premise of this story and found the idea intriguing. Unfortunately I felt that parts of the story dragged on while others were rushed in what I feel should have been a longer book. I wanted more information about life before Osland Academy not only for Gail, but also her friends. I also wanted to know more about the teachers at the school and how they came to be there and why.

I gave The Emerald City a rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars because I just felt that there was a lot that could have been added to enhance the story. That said, I did enjoy reading this quick and entertaining read. And I wouldn’t mind reading a sequel to find out even more about the characters and any more adventures they may have.

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*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author and Virtual Book Tour Cafe as part of their book tour. Please see my disclaimer policy for more information.

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