Unlike her rebellious sister Lucinda, fifteen-year-old Lexa prefers to spend her free time playing video games, fighting the forces of evil with her partner-in-crime Marlon. But when Lucinda steals an invisibility potion from their uncle’s storeroom, she unleashes chaos into their lives. Lexa and Marlon find themselves catapulted into a world far more dangerous than any video game, full of misleading illusions, sinister Conjurors and deadly Fey, and threatened by a man with a grudge known as the Puppeteer. Accompanied only by Lexa’s uncle’s unreliable (and rather dangerous) Chimera, Lexa and Marlon must navigate this world to find Lucinda- before they too fall under the spell of the puppet master...
‘a well woven tale of magic, darkness, and wonder...I will recommend it to anyone who remains young at heart, or wants to read a wonderful, well-written fantastical adventure.' - children's author Najeev Raj Nadarajah (Goodreads review)
'Kudos to author Emma L. Adams and her debut novel! She has created a beautifully creepy work of art and I look forward to her future works.' - Fantasy author Amy Joy Lutchen (Goodreads review)
'OMG, my hat goes off to Miss Adams. "The Puppet Spell", is a mind-bogglingly crafted novel... It's Harry Potter meets The Matrix. It's a fast-paced story that left me gripping the end of my seat waiting for the next scene to start. Adams's debut novel is a must have! Its original take on magic and other worlds will have you placed under a spell of its own.' - YA author Elle A. Rose (Amazon review)
'Adams has crafted an entertaining fantasy tale with some nicely creepy moments. This novel is aimed at a young audience and should be extremely well received...a brilliantly written adventure story.' - Fantasy author Sharon Stevenson (Amazon review)
'Ms. Adams gives much attention to detail, and she makes you believe that other lands do exist. She has a wonderful way of making you feel immersed in the story and the flow from one scene to the next makes it easy to follow. It is both eerie and beautiful. If you enjoy otherworldly fantasies, this is a book you will enjoy!' - Christy at Christy's Cozy Corners - read the full review here.
'Excellent! I really, really liked this book. I was drawn into the setting, I loved the characters, the plot was great, and it kept me on the edge of my seat. I think readers of all ages will love Puppet Spell and I recommend you add it to your bookshelf today.' - Paul R. Hewitt, author of Lionel's Christmas Adventure
‘this really is a novel with more than enough to cast a spell over any reader.’ - Jack Croxall, author of Tethers
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Emma spent her childhood creating imaginary worlds to compensate for a disappointingly average reality, so it was probably inevitable that she ended up writing fantasy and paranormal for young adults. She was born in Birmingham, UK, which she fled at the first opportunity to study English Literature at Lancaster University. In her three years at Lancaster, she hiked up mountains, skydived in Australia, and endured a traumatic episode involving a swarm of bees in the Costa Rican jungle. She also wrote various novels and short stories. These included her first publication, a rather bleak dystopian piece, and a disturbing story about a homicidal duck (which she hopes will never see the light of day).
Now a reluctant graduate, she can usually be found in front of her writing desk, creating weird and wonderful alternative worlds. Her debut novel The Puppet Spell, published in 2013 by Rowanvale Books, is a fantasy tale for young adults and the young at heart, inspired by her lifelong love of the fantastical, mythology, and video games. Emma also writes supernatural fantasy novels for older teens and adults. Her next book, Darkness Watching, is the first in the upper-YA/New Adult Darkworld series, and will be published in September 2013 by Curiosity Quills Press.