The Lebrus Stone
When eighteen-year-old orphan, Crystal Valdez, accepts an invitation to the small 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 fue ...more
When a stranger walks into the shop and states that she is a distant relative with information about her mother, Crystal is drawn to Isobel and is happy to meet and talk. After a few months and still with little information she agre ...more
Crystal didn’t have an easy start in life, first her parents died in a car accident so she was sent to live with her aunt, who was then sadly killed in a house fire. With no family left to care for her she spent the rest of her childhood in foster care, so it was easy to understand why she was so curious and trusting when a woman turns up at her work claiming to be a long lost great aunt. Inviting Crystal to stay with her for a while to learn about her mothe ...more
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Crystal is an orphan and she grew up in the foster care system. Her parents died when she was a baby, and her adoptive mom (her aunt) died in a house fire when she was only 1 year old. However, she meets Jared who becomes a father figure for her.
Out of the blue, a women named Isobel comes looking for Crys. Isobel claims she is a long last great a...more
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Story line - Excellent
Characters - Complex and mysterious
Cliffhanger? - the story ends leaving you wondering if there is a book 2.
Pace - Slow going at first - got more interesting past the 69% mark
Romance - to be honest I would not say this was a Romance book its a Paranormal Suspense.
FMC - Crystal is an 18 year old orphan who has spent her lifetime being distant and just trying to get along in the world, sh ...more
Crystal has had a rough go at life. An orphan wh ...more
Crystal's an orphan but gets along fine until a long-lost great aunt suddenly appears at her door. Crystal agrees to join her wealthy relatives in the Thorncrest mansion, where she meets cold shoulders and a dark mystery.
Crystal is an independent girl and despite her obvious heavy baggage, comes across pretty strong. She's kind but guarded and an easy character to connect to. ...more
Crystal is an orphaned child, after her mom and dad died in a fatal car crash and then her Aunt dy ...more
Crystal is a feisty main character; she’s strong, yet a jumble of emotions beneath the surface. She’s haunted by the death of her parents and driven by a natural urge uncover the seemingly unattainable details about her childhood. It’s the promise of the Locke’s knowledge that leads her to Blacksville and the foreboding Thorncrest Manor. The atmosphere at the family home ...more
This is the first book I have read by new to me author Miriam Khan and to be honest I have mixed feelings about it.
The story is good and as paranormal stories go it certainly has some original concepts which is always a plus for me. At times the writing is outstanding with clear descriptions and it totally sucked me in.
That being said there are many parts where I felt the story moved too slowly and there were unnecessary p ...more
The Lebrus Stone features Crystal Valdez, a young woman, orphaned from a young age, who discovers she has family living in West Virginia. Secrets are revealed as Crystal uncovers the mystery of the family home Thorncrest Manor. She also finds herself drawn to the enigmatic Cray Locke.
Crystal comes across as a believable character. She is a young woman who has had a difficult childhood after the loss of her parents. When her great aunt shows up she jumps at the chance to find out ...more
A fresh paranormal read, I enjoyed reading this and finding out how the story unravels , so many secrets and untold stories of crystals life,the only little thing that made me give a 4 star instead of 5 was in parts the story dragged a little and some parts I felt were not necessary how ever saying that I did enjoy reading, it draws you in trying to find out the life of crystal and where it takes her, well worth a read
The book went on to be adored by many and even reached the top ten hotlist for YA Paranormal Romances in t ...more