Amelia and the Secret of Stoney Manor
Title: Amelia & The Secret of Stoney Manor
Author: Michelle Jetton
Publisher: Anchor Group Publishing
Release Date: November 5, 2015
Genre: YA Fantasy
Amelia is truly not your average girl and neither is her story. Abandoned by her mother at a young age and raised by an overly-protective grandmother, Matilda, Amelia is confined to the grounds of her childhood home, Stoney Manor. Amelia meets Matthew Fairchild, the new boy in town, and quickly becomes infatuated with him. Soon Amelia discovers things aren’t always what they seem in the little town of Cave Spring, Ga.
On her 16th birthday, life as she knows it changes. Her grandmother confesses to her that she and her family are witches and the Darkness is after her for her family’s power. Along with her friend, Luna, she embarks on a journey to discover who she really is.
Can she protect her family from the Darkness? Is maintaining her relationship with her new boyfriend Matthew even possible? Can she uncover her family’s secrets or will they remain in the dark forever?
I think it’s absolutely refreshing when I pick up a book being touted as a ya paranormal romance and find out it is absolutely so much more than that. This is tale of a girl growing into a woman, learning the truth about herself and her family. It’s am emotional journey, and a confusing one, as any former teenager, or current teenager knows, this is painfully accurate. Trying to navigate the emerging feelings she has coming into contact with a boy for the first time, in conjunction with her terrifying nightmares and odd occurences surrounding her, Amelia has to become much stronger than she ever thought possible, and I found her wavering confidence to be rather like my own in some ways. There are times when I was around 17 that I was so sure of myself, I could’ve done anything, but other times I wanted to stay in my room and hide from the world. Filled with magic, mystery and suspense this novel held my attention steadfastly from beginning to end, culminating in an ending that left me anxious for the next installment!
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About the Author:
For as long as Michelle can remember her mind would see stories from things in her everyday life. From making radio shows on her grandparents’ radio to writing scripts for her friends, her passion for writing has only intensified and grown. Recently signed to Anchor Group Publishing, Michelle feels beyond blessed and thankful to them for loving Amelia and giving her a chance to introduce her to the world.
She currently co-writes a website (www.michellejetton.com) in which they feature an Author, Artist, or Photographer of the Month, as well as various other things.