Teresa Richards

YA Author

Emerald Bound

a dark fairy tale twist

A princess, a pea, and a tower of mattresses. This is the sliver that survives of a story more nightmare than fairy tale.


Maggie Rhodes, high school junior and semi-reformed stalker, learns the tale’s true roots after a spying attempt goes awry and her best friend Kate ends up as the victim of an ancient curse. At the center of the curse lies an enchanted emerald that has been residing quietly in a museum for the past fifty years. Admirers of the gem have no idea that it feeds on life. Or that it’s found its next victim in Kate. 


Enter Lindy, a school acquaintance who knows more than she’s letting on, and Garon, a handsome stranger claiming he knows how to help, and Maggie is left wondering who to trust and how to save her best friend before it’s too late.


If only Maggie knew her connection to the fairy tale was rooted far deeper than an endangered best friend.

"Emerald Bound kept me glued to the page from beginning to end."
--Long and Short Reviews

"Teresa Richards is a brilliant new voice in young fantasy, and a name that I am certain everyone will know soon enough."
--Roberto Calas, author of The Scourge series

"Intricate storyline, with eloquent word craft, makes this book a must-read and is an outstanding debut novel."
--Writing Pearls Book Reviews

"A brilliant mix of fantasy, horror, and a touch of romance."
--J. Krogue