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Flecks of Gold (English Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Alicia Buck

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Mary Margaret is not the type of girl to fall in love - especially after seeing what a string of bad relationships has done to her mother. That's why it's so weird when Mary finds herself strangely attracted to Kelson, a guy at her new school. It's almost . . . unnatural. What she doesn't know is that she's been put under a spell. And when Kelson kidnaps Mary's mother and takes her to his home world, Mary will have to rescue her by relying on something she never knew existed - magic. Flecks of Gold is an enchanting blend of fantasy, action, and even a little romance. Get lost in this world where magic is commonplace and danger lurks where you least suspect it.


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Dateigröße: 3217 KB
  • Seitenzahl der Print-Ausgabe: 290 Seiten
  • ISBN-Quelle für Seitenzahl: 1599553899
  • Verlag: Cedar Fort, Inc. (7. Mai 2010)
  • Verkauf durch: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ASIN: B004AM5OAA
  • Text-to-Speech (Vorlesemodus): Aktiviert
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  • Word Wise: Nicht aktiviert

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great YA fantasy 17. Oktober 2010
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Flecks of Gold was a great read, highly entertaining. While this is the author's first book, it caught me right from the get-go, and held my interest throughout. I loved the attention to detail, particularly in giving the reader a feel for the world itself and its customs. I appreciated the fact that, despite the shortcuts magic can produce in this world, Mary still has to work to figure things out and think through solutions. I loved the romance aspect of it as well, and admired that the heroine actually had real willpower. Although the story ended satisfactorily, I think there is clearly room for a sequel, should Ms. Buck choose to write one. Sequel or not though, I am definitely keeping an eye out for anything else she writes in the future.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great YA Book 18. August 2010
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My daughter and I really enjoyed this book! It was a great read, and showed great writing style. Alicia has created an innovative storyline, which snagged us both into her story from the get go. We both hope there is another book in the series. Keep writing, Alicia! We love your imagination.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Refreshing Read 16. Februar 2011
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I read this book after reading a review by While I thoroughly enjoyed the engaging plot, character development and writing style, what I found most refreshing was that this book is one I could recommend to anyone without reservation. There is nothing morally objectionable in this book. The heroine in the story blunders her way from one mess to another yet is full of spunk and good character. She has the insecurities and fears we all have, yet she is also full of the courage and determination we all admire. I would love to see a sequel to this book. It was a great read that I couldn't put down. Thank you Alicia Buck. Well done!
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Lovingly engaging 26. November 2010
Von AKS - Veröffentlicht auf
I have given this book a 5-star as a reply to a comment from an earlier review, but it deserves its own review from me as well.

I bought this book from Barnes and Noble this summer after seeing the pretty front cover and reading the description on the back, and I was glad that I did.

Mary's father disappeared before she was born, and Mary's mother cycled through relationships like changing TV channels because all her boyfriends always ended up being abusive and threatening. After moving to a new town Mary found herself unnaturally attracted to Kelson, and when Kelson kidnapped her mother and vanished into the light, Mary had no choice but to pursue and plunged into a new world.

In this new alien world, everything was different. It was a desert planet with scorching sun and very technologically behind. It had no cars, no phones, no TV, and no electronic at all. Even paper and pen were a scarcity. Most importantly, Mary couldn't understand anything anyone said.

Mary overcame the language barrier through "lacing," which was a magical ability possessed by certain group of people, and was described as manipulating DNA sequence and molecule structures. In order to find her mother, Mary was suggested by a retired magician to seek help from the king in the King's city. On her way to the city, Mary was attacked and saved by Breeohan and together they traveled to the city and seek the king.

The writing was fluent, the plot was engaging, and the dialogue was witty and humorous. I especially like how magic was being handled. It doesn't take for granted that people just possess these magical powers magically but explains the "how" as well. Through Mary's POV, you can see the vivid landscape, feel her emotions, understand her decisions, and relate to her focus. There was a hint of romance but not enough to taint her goal. Although the ending is somewhat predictable, it is satisfying with a speck of surprise and definitely leaves room for a sequel.

Keep writing, Alicia. I would love to "see" what happens to the characters after they were settled into their new roles, and experience their new adventure.
5.0 von 5 Sternen Intriguing 1. Dezember 2010
Von jo - Veröffentlicht auf
I know the author and I told her I would read the book. Even tho I do not read fantsy books. I didn't rate it a 5 just because I know her. But it was intriguing from the begining! Especially the "Lacing" in the book. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A MOVIE DONE! IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE HOW THEY WOULD DO THE LACING!! I liked the plot and the humor in the book. It wasn't so far fetched fantsy to me. I epecially liked the romance part in the book. I really want to see a sequel, Alicia!!! I asked my husband who is a fantsy reader to read it and give his rating. He said a 4 1/2. Only because it was slow going at first, to him. But then it caught his attention and he loved it. He wants to see a sequel too! Please make a movie!!!
WHAT A GREAT STOCKING STUFFER AND A GREAT PRICE!!! A GREAT BOOK TO PICK UP FOR TEENAGERS BOY OR GIRL AND ADULT MEN OR WOMEN. Make the book special by catching her at one of her book signings!!! Recently some of her book signings have been in Costco, St George, Ut.
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