Review: Natalie Wright – Emily’s Trial

Natalie Wright

Emily’s Trial

Welcome to Reading Addiction Blog Tour’s stop for ‘Emily’s Trial’.

The official blurb:

Emily’s journey began two years ago when she became a modern Celtic Priestess. Armed with a magic dagger and the powerful golden torc, she was entrusted with sacred magic and ancient wisdom.

But even a Priestess can know desire, feel temptation, and yearn for love. Will passion entice Emily to use the sacred magic in a forbidden way? Can new love take root in a world of nightmares? And will her friendships survive Emily’s Trial?

My review:

The cover promises things that aren’t delivered! I wanted Emily to be a bit more heroic (I mentioned that in my review yesterday as well). She strikes me as being a bit of an idiot, and damn it, she could be less weepy. They all could be a bit less weepy. More fighting to the death perhaps.

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00001]I kept reading this novel because it was short, and I felt that not too much could go wrong. How wrong I was! There is a lot of action going on, and this novel is definitely plot driven. The characters didn’t endear themselves to me, but the action was good.

I just couldn’t get over how stupid Emily was. I wanted her to redeem herself, but indeed, she didn’t have all that much going for her. Oh, how much she threw away. Idiot! Arg!

Beware – cliff hanger ending. So if you loved Emily’s House, then maybe you’ll want to wait until the third book in this series comes out before you read this novel. Otherwise you’ll find yourself horrified and wondering how things can be set right. I felt that Bridgid should have had a bit more omph too.

The writing style has improved since the first book, although there is still a fair amount of telling instead of showing going on. I certainly found that the dialogue was improved though.

This one does have death, and darkness, and despair. Emily is a bit older, a weeping 16 year old, and so the themes reflect that in a way. I’d therefore recommend it for younger teens, as I feel it doesn’t have the substance required to keep things interesting for an older reader who prefers characters like me.

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Natalie is the author of The Akasha Chronicles, a young adult fantasy trilogy. When not writing, blogging, Facebooking, Tweeting, Wattpadding or eating chocolate, Natalie nurtures her young daughter, feeds her dog too many treats, and can’t resist watching Ancient Aliens, no matter how absurd the show becomes.

Natalie enjoys travel, good wine, and excellent food shared with family and friends. She was raised an Ohio farm girl, now lives in the desert Southwest, and dreams of living in a high rise in a big city.

“Books are my friends, ideas my passion.”


You can find her at:

Twitter: @NatalieWright_
Facebook: NatalieWright.Author

Not sure if you like my opinion? Good thing this is a tour! You can look at some other reviews, guest posts and promos at each of these tour stops:

November 5 – Reading Addiction Blog Tours – Meet and Greet
November 5 – Mom With Kindle – Interview/PROMO
November 6 – Ashley’s Bookshelf – Review
November 7 – Book an Appointment With Wisdom Books – Review/Guest Post
November 8 – My Cozie Corner – Review
November 9 – Wonderland Reviews – Review/Interview
November 10 – Cozy Dragon – Review
November 11 –Lov Liv Life Reviews – Guest Post/PROMO
November 12 – The eBook Reviews – Guest Post/PROMO
November 13 – Bookish Things – PROMO
November 14 – Bea’s Book Nook – Guest Post/PROMO
November 14 – Cherie Reads – PROMO
November 15 – Lovely Reads – PROMO
November 16 – My Reading Addiction – Review
November 16 – Michelle’s Paranormal Vault of Books – Review/Guest Post


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