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Born of Earth

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A trip abroad. A dark secret. Her family's legacy of magic may cost a teen her life…
"Sometimes the most important choices that we have to make in life are stolen from us by the ones we love."
Georjie’s summer is shaping up to be a big disappointment. Trapped in Ireland with her aunt’s gorgeous but cold adopted son Jasher, her "vacation" gets worse with each passing day.
But when a trip to the greenhouse reveals glowing cocoons she shouldn't be able to see, she embarks on a quest to solve a magical mystery…
In the pages of an ancient diary, Georjie learns a dark family history and an incredible earthly power. But as she digs deeper and realizes she isn't the only one with a touch of magic, the ghosts of the past may do much more than haunt her.
Can Georjie provide justice for her ancestors before she becomes the next family victim?
Born of Earth is an enchanting standalone novel in the Elemental Origins series YA urban fantasies. If you like powerful young women, dangerous boys, and spooky spirits, you’ll love USA Today bestseller A.L. Knorr’s ghostly adventure.

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Born of Earth

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Tropes You'll Love

family mystery
generational curse
set in Ireland
supernatural powers
coming of age
enemies to friends

Content Rating

2. Romance with mid content (holding hands and mild kissing)

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I pointed to a bright purple cocoon shaped exactly like a droplet of water and just as small. It was pearly and exquisite. Odd that he hadn't pointed it out to me yet. "What kind is this one? It's gorgeous." 

When he didn't answer, I looked at his face. I'll never forget that look. He was staring at me, spectral eyes in the gloom. Even in the dim light, his shock was the most genuine expression I'd seen on his face since we'd met. 

"You can see that one?" He pointed. "This purple one, right here?" 

"Yes, of course. Why shouldn't I see it?" 

His normally ruddy face took on a waxy cast. 

"Jasher, are you okay?" I put a hand on his shoulder. It was the first time I'd touched him intentionally since our spiky handshake. The corded muscle under my palm jumped.

"Have you ever seen a cocoon like this one before?" he asked.

"No, I'm sure I haven't. Why? Is it rare?" 

"Never? Never, ever?" He emphasized by slicing his hand through the air - sharp, knife-like. It was really important to him to know that this was the first time.

"Never." I was certain I hadn't. It still didn't explain why he had the complexion of a vampire. "What's the big deal?"

He looked me square in the eyes and said without a hint of a joke, "It's a faerie cocoon."


A.L. Knorr

A.L. Knorr is a Canadian fantasy writer who won the Readers’ Favorite Gold Medal for YA Fantasy in 2018 with her mermaid fantasy; Born of Water. Abby has authored more than 35 titles since then and continues to enchant readers with stories of elemental magic, transformation, friendship, adventure, international travel, and of course, love. Though Abby’s stories are clean young adult fantasy and paranormal (cuss-free with sweet romances but no explicit love scenes) readers of every age enjoy them. Abby lives on the Mediterranean coast with her floofy cat Pamuk and her talented chef husband.