The Crystal Princess

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
124 Pages
Reviewed on 06/25/2011
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Kimberly Norton was born in California on September 1st 1973. Kimberly grew up in the town of Pinole , CA where she attended public school. She graduated from Pinole Valley High school in 1991. After high school Kimberly attended community college at Diablo Valley College , and also Solano College . Kimberly also attended cosmetology school where she graduated and became a Cosmetologist.

Kimberly was married in 1999 to her wonderful husband. A few years later she had her first child in 2001 and her second in 2004. In Kimberly’s life span she’s held several jobs, and gained valuable experiences from each of them. In 2006 Kimberly and her family moved into the beautiful foothills of Northern California where they still lives today.

Kimberly works part time at a salon in Sonora, Ca. She volunteers at the local elementary school, and finds time to write when ever she can, but writing is her passion, and not a day goes by where the story of Max and Kelly isn’t playing in her head.

The official release date for her first book The Crystal Princess was February 2011. It’s the first book in the series, and it's the introduction in to Kelly's life. She’s working hard on book two in the series, and she will follow it up with a third and maybe fourth book. These books should reach the 300 plus page mark.

Kimberly’s book is published through Tate Publishing, a mainline publishing house.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Daylin M. for Readers' Favorite

The Crystal Princess, written by Kimberly Norton, is an enticing story about Kelly, an eighteen-year-old girl who lives the perfect life, including having a superstar football player boyfriend. Then one day at school, she's abducted by her real family, her sisters and mother who are part of a witch's coven that Kelly knew nothing about. The story follows Kelly as she learns the ways of the witches and discovers that she is in fact being hunted by other witches who wish to have her powers. As long as Kelly can stay alive until midnight of All Hollow's Eve, she will become immortal. To make things even more complicated, she falls in love with a member of the Mi Wuk Indian tribe, which is very frowned upon by witches and the Indians. Kelly must use her powers to save her family from the evil witches and also save her true love.

The Crystal Princess is a very interesting story with many details about Kelly's life after she is abducted. I wish there had been a lot more about her life before the abduction, so we can see how different the two worlds are. Although a relatively short book, it was very fast paced and an exciting read. The love story worked well and added to the appeal. I would recommend this everyone 12 and older.

Kimberly Norton

I'm so happy to see that my first book in the series of The Crystal Princess won an award...