When Emariya learns that an enemy country has been holding her father captive for years, she will do anything to rescue him. She travels to Thalmas to marry Prince Torian, someone she has never meet before. However, on Emariya’s journey she is confronted by her mother’s killers and discovers that if she marries the Prince she will fulfil a prophecy which could curse everyone she cares about.
Cornerstone is a likable book which is fairly quick and enjoyable YA fantasy novel. However, I felt the prequel story, Jaded Stone, was more enjoyable as I felt there was more of a plot and intrigue.
Emariya is a nice yet naïve girl, but I liked her as she wants what is best for her kingdom and those she loves. We don’t get to see much of Torian in this book but he was a good hero as he was very charming.
I would recommend Cornerstone to fans of YA fantasy books such as Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.