Author: Alicia Buck
Series: Stand Alone
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Romance
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Released: 8 May 2010
Summary: courtesy of goodreads.com Mary Margaret is not the type of girl to fall in love, especially after seeing what a string of bad relationships has done to her mother. That's why it's so weird when Mary finds herself strangely attracted to Kelson, a guy at her new school. It's almost . . . unnatural. What she doesn't know is that she's been put under a spell. And when Kelson kidnaps Mary's mother and takes her to his home world, Mary will have to rescue her by relying on something she never knew existed, magic. Flecks of Gold is an enchanting blend of fantasy, action, and even a little romance. Get lost in this world where magic is commonplace and danger lurks where you least suspect it.
For Fans Of: Queen in Exile, The Mark, and Over the Moon
My Review: When I started this book it took me a while to get into it. I would read a couple of pages and then do something else for the next few days, and then start it up again. Mary and her mother's relationship went kind of slow. I really wasn't hooked on it until the action started in the other world. The other world that I'm talking about is amazing. Absolutely amazing. On her travels Mary meets a guy named Breeohan, whom she has incredibly adventures with. The story has a lot of events that happen to Mary and Breeohan that make it so much more fun and enjoyable to read, especially as you learn more about the character's personalities. This also allows the plot to come along nicely. Throughout the book, Mary and Breeohan are forced to defend themselves, creating some epic fight scenes. Definitely one of my favorites! Can't imagine what I would to without it!