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For Immediate Release:  [October 1, 2016]

Reader's Favorite recognizes “The Ritual of the Four” in its 2016 international book award contest.

The 2016 Readers' Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries.

Readers' Favorite has become the fastest growing book review and award contest site on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

In addition to reviewing for some of the biggest names in the literary industry, as well as the first time independent author, they host a respected award contest which features entries from new authors to NYT best-sellers, as well as celebrities like Jim Carrey and Henry Winkler.

“Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that "The Ritual of the Four" by Carla Trueheart is a Finalist in the Young Adult - Action category in our 2016 International Book Award Contest.”

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Carla Trueheart
The Ritual of the Four


"Carla Trueheart’s young adult paranormal fantasy, The Ritual of the Four, is exciting and action-packed. The author has written a spellbinding and highly imaginative story based around an ancient ritual that created binding powers passed down through the family lineages of its participants. Shaw and Melody are authentic and compelling characters who work together to decipher the clues and puzzles that are all that’s left to help them stop the relentless and deadly pursuit by Alexander and the scarred man. I enjoyed every minute I spent reading The Ritual of the Four and had a marvelous time teasing out the coded message and other clues along with the two protagonists. This is a fast-paced story that’s filled with adventure, suspense, and just a bit of romance. The Ritual of the Four is wickedly good, and it’s most highly recommended for contemporary fantasy fans of all ages."


" . . . a fun and fast-paced ride, with a good mix of puzzles to think through and white-knuckle action."

—J.  Mosher, Author​

"Shaw is a memorable character who is flawed like any teenage boy." ~ Kobo

"It was his legacy, he saw it as a curse. Get prepared for this YA Fantasy Suspense, The Ritual of the Four, by Carla Trueheart."
— Author Karen Fuller

" . . . a great contribution to YA fiction." 
-- L. English, author

"This book was so much fun to read! Once I got to about the midway point I couldn't put it down!"
~ Goodreads Book Review

" . . . the characters became so real to me that I felt like I knew them." - Amazon