LINDSAY MARIE MILLER was born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, where she graduated from high school as Valedictorian. At sixteen, she started writing her first novel, Emerald Green, after being inspired by Stephenie Meyer's International Bestselling Twilight Saga. During her time in college, Lindsay wrote 5 more novels and over 100 songs. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Florida State University, she put her B.A. in English Literature to good use and published her debut novel, Emerald Green. An author of over 10 Romance Titles, Lindsay currently resides in her hometown of Tallahassee where she is always working on her next novel.
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on Oct. 08, 2015 :
I find the cover is a little old school, it is about two young adults finding their past.
When Tom Sutton appeared as a new student in Addison's class, she quickly realizes that he is the who appeared in her dreams. Life at school is not easy, with the popular star of the school Ricky and his nasty girlfriend always picking on her; Addison finds comfort in Tom, who stands up for her when no one else would.
The story truly starts when Addie met Tom's grandfather Daniel. A story emerges, spiraling into a dangerous mystery. Suddenly she gains information, but loses trust in her friends and family. When a cold blooded criminal appears, demanding what was 'rightfully his', threatening Addie's life and those she holds so dear.
While Addie and Tom are two main characters in Emerald Green, sometimes I wonder about Ricky's motives. Ricky sometimes can behave like a nine year old with a crush on a girl, you know the type: hair pulling, mean, bullying for attention... Towards the end it did not matter, because it cemented Addison's loathing.
I like Addison, although she can be quite dramatic at times. Tom has an air of mystery around him, but his concern seems genuine. Daniel, the grandfather is an artist, one with an agenda when he met Addison, but he is a good chap when it comes to it. While the line between the protagonist and the antagonist seem clear, the plot blurs a little as we make assumptions until the great reveal.
Which brings me to the highlight: the great reveal. A mystery is no fun without the ah-ha! moment. There is a few moments like that, partly I was hoping that some of it was not so obvious, but it had its surprises. The pace is acceptable, but it seemed that the author rushed through parts that I would have preferred to be more defined.
Overall, Emerald Green is a good story with strong plot. While the characters might not be the shiniest star of the book, the book is still an enjoyable read for mystery buffs who likes it short enough.
(reviewed 9 days after purchase)
on Aug. 28, 2015 :
Addie meets a mysterious boy one night, who she assumes she was dreaming about, until he turns up in class. Through him she finds out secrets about her life and her heritage. The author writes well. The dialogue is good and descriptive pieces are well written. However Addie doesn't seem to really stand out or shine. Ricky is a worrying figure because of his behaviour. When he's first introduced he seems inncocent enough but it quickly becomes apparent he is a violent idiot and the main character is supposed to have a crush on him? I feel the writer does well creating her world but some character development is needed.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)