Sunday, February 25, 2018

Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones

Zoraida Grey and the Family Stones 
Sorchia DuBois
October 28, 2016

Granny’s dying, but Zoraida can save her with a magic crystal of smoky quartz. Too bad the crystal is in Scotland—in a haunted castle—guarded by mind-reading, psychopathic sorcerers. 

Getting inside Castle Logan is easy. Getting out––not so much. Before she can snatch the stone, Zoraida stumbles into a family feud, uncovers a wicked ancient curse, and finds herself ensorcelled by not one but two handsome Scottish witches. 

Up to their necks in family intrigue and smack-dab in the middle of a simmering clan war, Zoraida and her best friend Zhu discover Granny hasn’t told them everything. Not by a long shot. 

Between The Pages 
This book is packed with action and adventure, capturing your attention with mystery and suspense. The romance level is low, and the reader is left guessing for quite some time as to the story’s real hero. Zoraida has a love interest at home and there are two brothers she meets during her adventure. She has an attraction to all three men until later in the story when she develops a stronger connection with one. The cast of characters are well-developed and interesting, especially the feisty Granny. The author’s descriptive voice places you into a story of intrigue and a setting of magic and castles. The ending is surprising where the story doesn’t quite have a happy-ever-after, but more of a happy-for-now, and leaves you in suspense for book two.

4 Stars

1 comment:

Sorchia DuBois said...

Thanks for the review, Darlene! Glad you enjoyed it. Book 2--Zoraida Grey and the Voodoo Queen--continues the story and is with my Wild Rose Press editor right now. Hoping for a Spring 2018 release. The last book in the trilogy--Zoraida Grey and the Pictish Runes--is almost ready to roll. I'm hoping to make it a lovely Halloween 2018 release.