{Review+Survivial Guide+Giveaway} The Riddle of Prague by @LauraDeBruce

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{Review+Survivial Guide+Giveaway} The Riddle of Prague by @LauraDeBruce

{Review+Survivial Guide+Giveaway} The Riddle of Prague by @LauraDeBruceThe Riddle of Prague by Laura DeBruce
Published by Createspace Independent Pub on September 17, 2013
Series: The QuickSilver Legacy #1
Genres: Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, mystery, Young Adult
Source: ecopy from Author
three-half-stars

When 18-year-old Hana Silna travels to Prague to reclaim her family's ancestral home, she finds herself on an unexpected adventure in a city brimming with ancient secrets. She discovers a riddle that leads to a long-lost flask that could change the fate of the world.

When a ruthless enemy kidnaps her family, Hana has to find the flask to rescue them. On her quest she meets a mysterious man with a penchant for poetry, a Gypsy girl with a haunting past, and Alex, the motorcycle-riding son of a U.S. diplomat. Alex -- who's trying to save his sister from a crippling disease -- joins Hana on her race across Bohemia to find the hidden flask.

It's hard to trust anyone when the stakes are this high -- especially when surrounded by experts at deception. There's only one flask and Hana desperately needs to find it. The Riddle of Prague is the first of the Quicksilver Legacy Trilogy.

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YA ReviewMy Thoughts

The Riddle of Prague is the first book in the young adult  series called, The QuickSilver Legacy, by Laura DeBruce. The Riddle of Prague is a fast paced adventure story that will leave you bitten with the travel bug. At least, I know that’s what it did for me. I immediately want to jump on a plane and go to Prague. However, I am unsure if I would have quite as magical a time as Hana, but it would be pretty amazing none the less.

Hana travels to Prague to gather some family items, and what she finds is a mystery way bigger than anything she could have imagined. I loved trying to puzzle together the pieces and clues that Lara DeBruce was dropping. It was all very well done. I don’t want to spoil anything, but if you would like to know a little more about the story you can check out the survival guide to immortality that Laura DeBruce has put together, below my review. I think it will pique your interest about the QuickSilver Legacy even more.

The Riddle of Prague will take you on a whirlwind journey where you will have no idea who to trust. Sometimes those are the most fun books for me to read. I am pretty good at picking out twists and turns and certainly bad guys, but this book had me guessing and second guessing myself. It was a lot of fun, and I cann’t wait to continue this story in the next book.

Bottom line: if you like young adult mystery adventures with more and a touch of magic, The Riddle of Prague and the QuickSilver Legacy series is a great one for you to check out.

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guest postI loved this survival guide to immportality that author Laura DeBruce made so much that I wanted to share it with you along with this cool map of Prague.

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The Survival Guide to Immortality

In The Riddle of Prague, a number of characters possess DNA that’s been transformed so that they’re immune to most diseases, they don’t seem to age, and they heal extremely quickly from flesh wounds. They’re not completely invulnerable to death, but they often live for hundreds of years without looking any older.

A few tips from our “Immortals” for The Survival Guide to Immortality:

Don Julius     Beg, borrow, cheat, and steal—do whatever it takes—to compile a fortune so you can live in a grand villa on the island of Capri, travel to Paris and Prague, and hire minions to do your bidding. Then make a foolproof plan for transferring every cent of wealth to your next incarnation. Death threats are helpful in this regard.

Sophia Brahe          When you re-create yourself, come back as a member of your family so you can stay close to your loved ones, and explain why you look so much like your dear departed “Auntie” or “Granny”. You will most likely need to reveal your secret to one or two trusted individuals who can help stage your death and pave the way for your re-entry among the living.

The Pole – Sendovogious   Bah! Don’t give a damn about the next life. Enjoy the one you’re in: eat, drink & be merry—all the dumplings you can eat, all the wine you can drink, and all the dancing you can do. Let your future self worry about the future.

The Nomad   Seal your memories in a deep, dark part of your mind so that you are not haunted by hundreds of years of sadness and torment. Do your best to forget everyone you ever knew. Trust no one. And above all, avoid falling in love.

Marketa        The way to survive a lifetime of centuries is with charitable works. Doing good for all the beasts that roam the earth is the only salve to the wound from watching the world suffer and knowing you are mostly immune, at least to the physical aspects of death.

Check out author @LauraDeBruce Survival Guide to Immortality & @BookBriefs review of #TheRiddleofPrague Click To Tweet

 


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About Laura DeBruce

LAURA DEBRUCE worked in the television business in Prague where she fell in love with the city and its legends. She is a documentary filmmaker and writer who currently lives in Maryland. The Riddle of Prague is her first novel.

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6 Responses to “{Review+Survivial Guide+Giveaway} The Riddle of Prague by @LauraDeBruce”

  1. Kristina Oden

    Love, love, loved the trailer. 5* Stars for the cover alone! I would pick up this book up in a bookstore! I have added this author to my Goodreads “Must Read” list, and on Twitter. Thank you for this wonderful giveaway and for introducing me to a great new author! I will post a review as soon as I finish.

  2. Marty C

    Love the trailer! If the book is anything like it, I can’t wait to read it (and I’d totally watch the movie version, based on the trailer alone!)

  3. danielle hammelef

    I love the music in the trailer! I also enjoy reading books set in foreign lands and this sounds so exciting!

  4. Stephanie

    I don’t think I have ever read a story based in Prague. It sounds interesting.

  5. Krisitna Oden

    Back to tweet everyday! Thank you for introducing me to a great new series. Have passed this along to all my friends!!

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