Cornerstone (Souls of the Stones #1) by Kelly Walker
Rating: 2 Stars
When Emariya Warren learns enemy forces have captured her father, she'll do anything to save him. Anything. Even marry a mysterious prince she knows nothing about in order to rally the strength to arrange a rescue. During her journey to Torian's foreign castle, Emariya comes face to face with her mother's killers--and a deadly secret.
Not only does Emariya possess a powerful but unexpected magical gift passed down through each of her families, the prince she's promised to marry possesses a third, and an ominous prophecy has warned the three gifts must never be combined.If she breaks her promise to marry Torian, she won't be able to save her father and if she keeps it, she may bring a curse upon everything she holds dear. Determining which choice is best won't be easy, but when she meets the gorgeous prince who may desire more than just her heart, she realizes she will have to fight just to have a choice at all.Her heart wants him desperately. Her head begs her to run. If she doesn't want to share her mother's fate, she'll have to find a way to untangle the truth from the lies in time to save herself.Discover the heartbreaking betrayals, fascinating magic and fated love of Cornerstone.
This book had a lot of twists and turns. I was a bit confused on who the bad guy was at first but that could have been intentional. I really liked this novel but it was a bit annoying though. The author set up events for actions but I ended up disappointed. Each time something happened to her I felt like we were let down a lot by the author. Emariya was a very likeable character and she was fully developed, the story just wasn’t. I actually had given up reading this book and started a different one but when I got a deal on reading all three through NetGalley, I came back to it. The book has great promise and is a great idea but it’s not enough to have a great idea. You have to actually work to make it fantastic.