Emily's House

Fourteen year old Emily Adams is flunking math and life But Emily has a secret, one that she has kept even from her best friends Soon the ancient legacy coursing through her veins will force her secret to be revealed Dormant for over a thousand years, an evil has arisen and this time, it will destroy anyone or anything that stands in its way.Three teens embark onFourteen year old Emily Adams is flunking math and life But Emily has a secret, one that she has kept even from her best friends Soon the ancient legacy coursing through her veins will force her secret to be revealed Dormant for over a thousand years, an evil has arisen and this time, it will destroy anyone or anything that stands in its way.Three teens embark on a dangerous journey and risk everything For Emily, the fate of her friends and her world lies in her hands.Travel with Emily as she unlocks the secrets of her Celtic ancestors as she goes on a mystical journey to the inner house and beyond.Join the Journey
Emily s House Fourteen year old Emily Adams is flunking math and life But Emily has a secret one that she has kept even from her best friends Soon the ancient legacy coursing through her veins will force her secre

  • Title: Emily's House
  • Author: Natalie Wright
  • ISBN: 9780615560625
  • Page: 302
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Emily's House”

    1. Emily's House is heavily immersed in Celtic culture and although it's not that original of a fantasy novel, it's still a good story with intriguing characters.

    2. Read as part of the Get Through The Crap On Your Kindle You Stubborn Eejit reading challenge. One day I will find a book that sends 21st Century contemporaries in to either the past or a fantastical, parallel world and does it really well.One day.Maybe.

    3. Within the first chapter I was captivated by the vivid description of a Celtic world that seemed like something out of a dream. I could picture a beautiful party, and a secret love that brought about a generation of warrior women leading down to the courageous Emily. Although Emily doesn’t apply herself to her school work when it comes to a quest of epic proportions she goes full throttle. With her two best friends beside her, and an evil aunt behind her, Emily moves forward on an adventure th [...]

    4. This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. This review will also be posted on fandommonthlymagazineRating: 2.5 out of 5 starsI would like to say, incorporating ancient Celtic into a fantasy book is quite creative and nothing like anything I've ever read before. But that doesn't meant that this book didn't have its flaws. I personally did have a few problems with the writing style.First, the imagery "bothered" me. Usually, I'm complaining about how little imagery is [...]

    5. First of all I would love to thank Natalie Wright for contacting me to review her novel. I understand this novel may not be for everyone. When I first read the description I thought "well, this could either be really good or really bad." It turned out to be an amazing read!Just a warning- there is a bit of profanity in it, but this is appearing in more and more books so It doesn't bother me.I am pleasantly surprised at this novel. I've never read anything that has to due with Celtic anything- an [...]

    6. "Emily’s House” by Natalie Wright is a fun action/fantasy book that tells of a young girl who has a destiny bigger than she ever knew. With her two friends Jake and Fanny, she goes to Ireland (and then other places!) Where the supernatural and fantastical become ordinary. I thought this was pretty original as far as young adult fantasy novels go. I read them all the time so everything feels sorta familiar at one point or another. But Ms. Wright manages to keep it feeling fresh with storyline [...]

    7. Action, adventure, excitement, and fantasy, Emily’s House by Natalie Wright has it all. This YA novel will keep you reading and on the edge of your seat throughout the book.The author did an excellent job of putting together a story that was easy to follow but kept you hooked with all the twist and turns in the storyline. The excitement continued to build from the first page to the last. I really liked the fact I could put myself into the story as an unseen character and become absorbed into t [...]

    8. Absolutely captivating! As a gal who resides in Ireland I always find it interesting to read works with Celtic references. I read the description and was intrigued, I then went on to read the first page and what can I say I am hooked. The descriptive skills of this woman surpass many I have come across. Considering how many books I have read (I think it;s over 2k now) I have to say this book is superb! Just read the first page (click below the pic to "read ebook") and I dare say you will not be [...]

    9. I am always leary when I accept a YA fantasy book for review, as I never know if I will be able to get through the book. I had these thoughts with Emily's House but my fears were unwarranted. I enjoyed this book a lot, so much in fact I hope to read the next in the series. What caught my attention was the Celtic mysticism, I love anything with a Celtic/Irish twist. This book was very easy to read and understand. Very fast paced and action packed, good versus evil with some mythology thrown in fo [...]

    10. It was a fun and cute read, for somebody who likes this kind of books, and that is me definitely. I think I'll continue the series.

    11. This novel is deeply steeped in Celtic mythology and Eastern religions. It is an original work about a young teenage girl who discovers she is the descendent of a high priestess and she is needed to save the world from an ancient evil that has arisen again. She must travel to Ireland and enter another dimension to train her magickal skills in order to defeat him.The story starts off with us learning about Emily’s situation in the real world. It is a situation that many can relate to. She had l [...]

    12. I really enjoyed this book, it was an extremely unique idea. It's basically about a girl called Emily who is visited by a "being" one day, who summons her on a quest to save the world. Along with her two friends, Fanny and Jake, they travel halfway across the world and struggle for their cause.The plot of this book is really well thought out and detailed, I love the way that throughout the book, it's linked back to the beginning, and never lets us forget what the original task for the kids was. [...]

    13. Title: Emily's House- Book 1 of the Akasha ChroniclesAuthor- Natalie WrightRating- 4.5 STARSOVERVIEW- Fourteen-year-old Emily Adams has special powers she doesn’t want, a spiteful aunt she can’t escape, and a primeval legacy she knows nothing about. But when an otherworldly being materialises, Emily discovers the true purpose of her magical blood and of the danger that threatens to annihilate her world. Dormant for over a thousand years, an ancient evil has arisen. This time, it will destroy [...]

    14. When I started this book, I was unsure–do I like these characters? Emily seemed angry and cowardly. I could not get a handle on her friends, Fanny and Jake. Then a strange talking creature, Hindergog, showed up. But, it was interesting and as I progressed through the book I liked it exponentially more as I read. Emily’s House turned out to be an excellent read!Part 1 told the story of Emily’s ancestor, the high priestess Saorla–wonderful, haunting, a beautifully told story.Part 2 begins [...]

    15. Welding together ancient goddesses, sacred trees, the last High King of Ireland, a Chinese warrior called Madame Wong, fairies, dragons, time-travel, ancient Samhain celebrations not necessarily held at full moon, theoretical physics, teens with a penchant for deception and risk, and even a serious threat of the end of the world, Natalie Wright’s Akasha chronicles certainly offers young readers a bit of everything. It’s a teen novel with a strong teen flavor, blending modern dialog with slig [...]

    16. OK, full disclosure here - I went to law school with the author, and when we re-connected recently on Facebook, I was delighted to learn that Natalie is using her considerable creativity, wit and intelligence to write YA fantasy novels. So of course I had to read this. I really liked how the story combined such diverse elements as Celtic mysticism, the CERN supercollider and medieval European history. I also think the main character, Emily, is someone a lot of teenagers will like and be able to [...]

    17. Emily’s House is the first book that I have read by this author and it is the first book in the Akasha Chronicles books. I have to admit it took me a few chapters to be into this book, but after I got in a few chapters I really enjoyed the story.In Emily’s House we meet Emily that has a life that she doesn’t want. From special powers to family problems she is the typical American teenager that is trying to come into her own but finding herself in the midst of things she doesn’t understan [...]

    18. Emily's House written by Natalie Wright is the story of 14 year old Emily, who has always known she had special gifts but never realized just how special she was. Living in a fog after the death of her mother for 7 years she endures a torturous Aunt and a "zombie" like Father until she is summoned for her true purpose. To save the world.Natalie Wright is a very gifted author weaving elements of Celtic religion, Christianity and science to create a tale that will keep you wondering and guessing w [...]

    19. First of all let me just say that although I’m not a great fan of fantasy books this was one read I actually enjoyed. It’s not your typical young adult paranormal adventure (at least not to my standards). The plot drew me in right away because it's completely different from the books I’ve read lately.You are first introduced to fourteen year old Emily, a teenager who doesn't think too highly of herself, and who is constantly mistreated by an overbearing aunt. Things soon change when an une [...]

    20. Emily, the main character, has not had the easiest life. She lost her mother at a young age and her father as well-her father, though still alive, pays no attention to Emily or life in general. She endures her harsh aunt who has nothing kind to say to her and isn't doing well in school. Emily plods through life without any real motivation until she discovers that she just might have a higher purpose-maybe even a "save the world" purpose. The author creates a world with Celtic mysteries and tradi [...]

    21. Thank you for Natalie Wright, winning a signed copy from her was really a first for me. Again, thank you.Personally, I was never into Celtic themed books. Not that I disliked them, but I had a hard time grasping the reality of it. After reading Emily's House, I can't help but wonder how blind I was like the people inside the book. Emily's House focuses on the discovery of something seemed impossible that you couldn't deny if it happened in real life, you won't know what to do or what to believe. [...]

    22. The vast border betwixt a contemporary American Southwest and an ancient, Celtic Ireland is as foggy and hazy as a seaside, Sligo morning; yet this chasm is bridged brilliantly and smoothly enough to ease the reader hither and thither, back and forth, between said realms. Natalie Wright has divined in Emily's House a simultaneous modern and ancient fairy tale of the greatest kind: sans parents, sans immediate consequence, sans cowardice. Bravery is said to be not the lack of fear, but action in [...]

    23. I would like to give a HUGE THANK YOU to NRBT Tours for allowing me to be a part of this blog tour.Emily is not your average teenager. She knows she is different but when her mother passes away she finds out that she belongs to The Order of Brighid, an ancient society of women sworn to protect the portal to the Netherworld. With this knowledge Emily and her two best friends set out to stop the evil villain who wants in to the portal.Emily knows her visions she has seen will come to fruition and [...]

    24. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.This is a very imaginative story with a lot going on and I was captivated right away. I liked the way the author incorporated ancient elements right along with modern elements. There are awesome characters. Well written fantasy!! The author is very descriptive in her details and I felt like I was a part of thestory.Hindergog tells Emily and her best friends Fanny and Jake a story of her ancestry and how important she [...]

    25. Lately I’ve tried reading books without reading the descriptions first, just go in knowing the genre (in this case a YA action/fantasy). Sometimes this works out, sometimes it doesn’t. At first I was unclear as to where the story was headed (admittedly, my own fault), as it starts of in the quite ordinary world of 14 year old Emily Adams, and then it takes a most decidedly “supernatural” turn into ancient worlds. I thought the characters were so interesting and loved her journey. I was p [...]

    26. I have mixed feelings on this book. On one hand the story like is very unique, although the theme may not be, and I appreciated Ms. Wright’s original spin on the hero-quest cycle. Emily and her friends are worthy of our support, and I enjoyed reading about their adventures. My problems lay in the massive amount of backstory that is told to us right off the bat (by another character, no less), that while it is necessary to set the “scene” for the story, it considerably slowed down the pacin [...]

    27. Other reviewers have given a good synopsis of the storyline so I will focus on what I really enjoyed. Having been young myself when my own mother passed away, leaving me with an emotionally absent father, I feel Ms. Wright has really captured Emily's feelings in the novel. The author has also invented a couple of friends for Emily whose personalities will absolutely resonate with teen readers.I also loved the seamless blending of a fantasy world, with the real-life ones of Emily before she embar [...]

    28. I loved “Emily’s House” by Natalie Wright. It is so well-written and engaging I didn’t want to put it down! Right off the bat I liked Emily and wanted to root for her. She’s kinda tough and sort of a tomboy (in my eyes), but not too much so that she’s annoying. Just more like strong (which is awesome). And speaking of strong can we talk about that beautiful cover? I love it! It is perfect for this book, with her looking so beautiful and strong. There were so many interesting legends [...]

    29. Like so many teens, Emily of Emily's House is a troubled teen. She has more problems than the average teen with the death of her mother and the emotional support of her father because of his grief. School doesn't fit either except for two friends that help her on her journey to find her ancient lost family and to save the world in the process.The writing quality is excellent. The teen characters are realistic and would be easy for teens to relate with when they read this book. The suspense is fu [...]

    30. I finished this book today, and I have to say that I loved the book! The group of young kids were believable, and it had a hint of sci-fi to the story. I loved the training (not going to get too specific here) and the fight Emily had with Super-size was incredible! Overall, this was a very entertaining read that I will be reading again in the future! This felt like a reverse "Howard the Duck", but with a much better story line and no idiotic humor. Kudos, big Kudos!

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