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The Necromancer's Prison (Bluewater Grove Book 1)

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She wanted to find her place in the universe. She never imagined it might not be on Earth.

When Emily Murphy over slept the morning of her college entrance exam, she thought missing her test was the worst thing that could happen. She never expected she would wind up lost halfway across the galaxy, battling aliens with laser guns and mages hurling lightning.

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Kindle Edition, 438 pages
Published June 11th 2019
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Christi M
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi, teen-ya
It always feels like a breath of fresh air when I read a book I enjoy and don't have to talk myself into finishing.  The Necromancer's Prison combines three of my favorite genre's:  YA, science fiction, and fantasy. 

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This book was such a fun read for me.  One of the reasons for this is due to how consistent the pace and story-telling is through-out the entire book.  I've read many books that tend to get a little slow in the middle until the big climax or reveal at the end when the s/>My
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Melissa
Nov 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love when I discover new authors that I loved to read. This book is a perfect mix of YA, science fiction and fantasy. It mixes aliens with magic, and a lot of action, in a way that I wanted to jump into it and be a part of the story.

Emily is your perfect (anti-)heroine, in the way that she's a stubborn teen that runs toward danger to help someone in need, even if that someone doesn't like her very much and isn't very friendly with her. Buy she pays no heed to that and still confront a multitu
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I'm All Booked Up  YA
Aug 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
*We received this book in exchange for an honest review*

Emily Murphy thought the worst thing that would happen to her that day was being late to her college entrance exam. She never expected the exam to get interrupted by a kidnapping of her classmate and the killing of her teacher by mysterious cloaked people. Emily runs toward the danger, determined to save her classmate, Quinn.

Despite getting hurt, Emily is ready to go after whatever took Quinn away. Most students run
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WS_BOOKCLUB
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sci-fi
Thank you to the author and publisher for providing me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

This was a great read! The characters were extremely well written. Emily, while not my favorite character, was brave and had a strong moral compass. That she rushed into danger to save someone made her immediately likable. She had a tough exterior that masked a lot of emotion and made her very interesting.

She was joined by another classmate, Mason, who was my favorite
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Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
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Steph Warren
Oct 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this book, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

The Necromancer’s Prison is a fast-paced fantasy adventure for teen readers upward.

The main character is rebellious teen Emily Murphy, but the story also follows the viewpoints of her schoolmates, Mason and Quinn, and some of the other characters (friends and foes) who she meets along the way. In fact, at one very memorable point in the story we get the same
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Ella
Aug 03, 2019 rated it liked it
How surprised are we that this is a magic based book? Honestly if you follow me on Goodreads (which you should, there’s a link in the about me section), you’ll know how much I love magic in books. However, I was kind of sad that the magic wasn’t worked more into the book. Basically there’s a character that has magical abilities, but he doesn’t really explain how he has them until the book has a few chapters left. It could be because it’s the first book in a series, but who knows.

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Lisa
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Wonderful Adventure

I absolutely loved this book! It's a little bit Alice falling down the rabbit hole meets Parcy Jackson with a sprinkle of Narnia and a dash of Harry Potter. Emily and her friends are awesome characters who make you want to join their journey as well as see them to the end of it. The author did such a great job of describing new worlds and those who inhabit them that I could totally imagine what they would look like if they were to come off the pages. The pacing of the story
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Paul
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
The Necromancer’s Prison is an all-ages portal fantasy that is fast-paced and fun. I hold back on explaining too much of the plot above, but just know that the characters have to fit many different roles as their conflicts change and evolve during the course of the novel. They are tested and being teens who are naive and maybe a bit self-centered it isn’t an easy challenge. The authors definitely make the most of the portal leap. One thing in particular that I found inventive was the inclusion o ...more
Jessica Belmont
The Necromancer’s Prison is a fantastic Sci-Fi/Fantasy that I flew through. It’s character-driven, fast-paced and was everything I hoped it would be. Wonderfully written novel that I’m so excited I had the opportunity to read!

The characters were brilliantly written. The comradery, the witty banter, the bickering…everything felt authentic. It felt as if these were real people and I was on this journey with them. I connected to them the way I’d hoped and I’m really impressed with them.
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Molly Walker
Jul 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the author for sending me this book to review. I’m not one to read science fiction usually, as I always feel like it is a bit out of my depth. But this was a great introduction into the genre for me. I loved the characters, especially both of the Emily’s. There is something so great about the protagonist being young, female and strong all in one. The plot was incredibly engaging, and after a third of the way through I was swiftly turning the pages to discover what twist was going to ...more
Rachael D.K.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The entire book was incredibly creative and unique. My son wanted it added to his personal library. I read the ebook. I'm happy we purchased it. The fact that the main characters are human gave the story a point of familiarity before jumping into a new and different environment. I always need to feel that I can imagine myself going through life in the very manner of some of the characters. Then when you introduce fantasy or sci-fi elements, such as sorcery or alien beings, it really flows. A new ...more
Caffeinated Fae
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-for-review
I will admit I was a little hesitant to read this book. Science fiction and I have a love-hate relationship. I tend to get bored if the book is too logical, so it's always a gamble for me. Luckily, this book was right up my alley. It's science fiction that verges on the cusp of fantasy. It's logical, but it doesn't get bogged down by too much logic which I appreciated.

The Necromancer's Prison is a daring adventure book that is sure to keep you turning the page. I loved seeing the interaction be
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Mani
Aug 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
A big thank you to Alec Whitehall for sending me an eBook of this wonderful book.

I found this to be a great read. I thought it was really well written, with an engaging and interesting plot. I felt it was a very unique and creative read. It's been a while since I've read such good sic-fi book. 

I loved the array of characters. They felt interesting and well developed. They all felt unique in their individual ways. I also liked how we learn of their personal strengths and w
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