3 out of 5 Stars
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The description sounded interesting, yet when I got into this book I found myself very frustrated with the story. Crystal has made a life for herself since she is without any family in her life. When Isobel shows up claiming to be able to tell Crystal about her mother I can totally go with that. It is after she gets to the Locke home and the way that everyone behaves that makes me need to keep putting my kindle down. Crystal is made out to be a damaged yet strong personality. Yet she continues to stick around as everyone plays head games with her. It just doesn’t make sense to me that she would just shake it off and go into another room. This whole book leaves you still unsure what is actually going on.
Reviewed by Fawnzy
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When eighteen-year-old orphan, Crystal Valdez, accepts an invitation to thesmall town of Blacksville, West Virginia, she hopes to have a summer to remember and a chance to learn more about her parents, to also get to know the family she never knew existed.
But the Lockes begin to act strange and erratic; eerie movements in the night fuel her vivid and gruesome nightmares. To complicate her summer further, she becomes attracted to the menacing yet handsome Cray Locke: her none blood related cousin.
He seems determined to keep his distance. The only bonus to her trip seems to be the housekeeper and gardener.
And when a local informs Crystal of the secrets buried at Thorncrest Manor, thekind consisting of a forbidden relationship and a war between hidden worlds, and witchcraft, she must decide whom to trust. Even if it means leaving behind those she has come to love.
About The Author:
Miriam was born and raised in Cheshire, England. She comes from a family of six siblings. Her love for creativity led to trying her hand at acting at her local theatre before being a lead vocalist in various rock bands that gigged in bars and recorded demos. Writing, however, was at the forefront of her interests, and she often found solace penning her thoughts and feelings; either as lyrics or poetry. She gave up on singing in 2006. Two years later she woke up with the idea for The Lebrus Stone and began writing. She didn’t stop revising and rewriting the book for six years, and she is now eager to see what readers will think.