This year, Sheila from Book Journey invited her readers to join her for the ever important First Book of 2014! I thought this sounded like so much fun. The hardest part was deciding which book I wanted to feature and read before any other book in 2014. After some indecision, I decided on Pieces of Jade by Lani Woodland and Melonie Piper.
Pieces of Jade by Lani Woodland and Melonie Piper
Pirates of Orea #1
Sentenced to death by the man she loves . . .
Jade has no control over her future. She is the Emmía, the girl whose magical blood keeps her kingdom’s cursed soil fertile and ensures the survival of her people. But her destiny is ruined when pirates take her magical medallion, the loss of which is treasonous, and the prince she loves is honor-bound to sentence her to death.
Forced to flee to the pirate she hates . . .
Jade escapes from prison, but her sister is captured and will die in her place unless Jade returns with the medallion still on the pirates’ ship. In disguise, she joins the pirate crew where she finds herself drawn to the first officer, William, and his claims of the crown’s hidden brutality in the kingdom. But when Jade learns the fate of every Emmía before her, she is finally forced to choose her own destiny: die a martyr or live a rebel.
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