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EMERALDS AND PEARLS. by C.Spencer-Upton. Review +GIVEAWAY.

Emeralds and Pearls by C. Spencer-Upton Semi-Precious #1 
  Publication Date: October 11, 2013
  Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult


I've spent seventeen years being a wallflower. Seventeen years, watching people live their lives, while mine stood still. I was happy for those years, nothing new happened because I never let it, every day was the same and predictable.
When my parents told me we were another state, I freaked. I spent the first week, after the move, wishing I could move back. But then something changed. I became a someone, and to begin with I enjoyed it, but I soon learned, some things aren't always as they seem. I have two lives now. Both of them are testing me, pushing me to my limits.

About the Author

Born and raised in a small mining town in Derbyshire. Caroline (The C in 'C Spencer-Upton') has spent her adult years building a home and a future based on what's in front of her, and for a while, that was all she needed. Family, friends and the dog. In 2012, that all changed. Her new love of reading became a drug. Living in a fantasy became her happy place to escape from reality. Her imagination came to life and ideas that had laid dormant for years, came rushing back to the surface and Emeralds And Pearls was conceived, her debut novel. In October 2013, that new chapter in her life started and Emeralds And Pearls were introduced to the world. Caroline works a normal 8-5 job which has nothing to do with literature. When people discover that she has written a novel, the look of shock on their faces is enough to bring a smug smile to her face, knowing that people underestimate her. Writing is her escape and she loves reading about her fans enjoying something she loves. This is the start of a new story of her own and can't wait for new readers to be a part of it.

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This is a lovely teenage adventure. 

Chelsea and her parents have just moved to a new town.  Chelsea has always been quiet and shy, and the idea of going to a new school and meeting new people is scary. 
Cory is the boy from next-door. His parents and Chelsea's have become good friends, so Cory persuades her to go with him to a party. The people she meets all seem welcoming and Chelsea starts to enjoy himself. 
Getting to know lots of new friends and joining them at the beach for the day is a big turning point in her life. She has so many things happening in this new life, and many emotional upheavals. Deciding what to do about two very different boys is just the most frustrating one.

I loved this book. The characters are so real and the consequence of the day on the beach so incredible.  I would gladly have changed places with our heroine. There are a few
life lessons in there as well. I will definitely recommend this to all my younger friends. 

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