Splinters of Scarlet is a loving and action-filled fictional novel by Emily Bain Murphy. This book is about an orphaned girl named Marit who can sew with magic. Eve, Marit’s friend, gets adopted by her idol, Helene Vestergaard. Marit befriends Liljan and her brother Jacob. Marit finds out that Philip Vestergaard is killing people for their magical blood and making the jewels instead of mining for them. I love the way the author mixes suspense with magic, attraction, and enemies to friends, but I thought the author could’ve strengthened the plot a bit more. I recommend this book to those who want mystery with love intertwined. That is why I rate Splinters of Scarlet a 5/5.
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