Contents of blog copyright Book Dragon's Lair 2009-2023
I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Moonstone by Marilee Brothers

Other Shelf Tours book stop. I'm also going to post this in January because I believe a lot of bloggers are on a holiday break.

The Unbidden Magic Series, book 1
Marilee Brothers

Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Release Date: August 2008
format: trade paperback
pages: 225
Young Adult/Urban Fantasy
Ages 14 and Up

from the publisher
The girl voted least likely to save the world may have to do just that.

A sickly mom. A crappy travel trailer. High school bullies and snarky drama queens. Bad-guys with charming smiles. Allie has problems. And then there's that whole thing about fulfilling a magical prophecy and saving the world from evil.

Welcome to the funny, sad, sometimes-scary world of fifteen-year-old Allie Emerson, who's struggling to keep her act together (not to mention her mom's) in the small-town world of Peacock Flats, Washington. A zap from an electrical fence sets off Allie's weird psychic powers. The next thing she knows she's being visited by a hippy-dippy guardian angel, and then her mysterious neighbor, the town "witch," gives her an incredible moonstone pendant that has powers only a "Star Seeker" is meant to command. "Who, me?" is Allie's first reaction. But as sinister events begin to unfold, Allie realizes she's got a destiny far bigger than she ever imagined,

If she can just survive everyday life, in the meantime.

My thoughts
I am not a young adult but I loved this story. Granted it took a while to get into it but I had other things going on. I was soon up all night to finish it.

Allie tells a great, believable story. I know there's magic but the whole thing reads like real life with a twist. I wanted to know what was next. Is the good guy not? Is the bad guy really bad? Who's your friend? You can you trust? And what with the wind chimes?

I was unsatisfied at the ending but only because it did. I am so glad it is book one, and am looking forward to reading more about Allie and her friends.

My Rating: 3 but I'll be looking for the rest of the series.

This was a review book sent to me free of charge with no obligation but to read and review honestly.


Anonymous said...

I loved this book. I had been two waiting, so the ending wasn't a big deal. Any idea when book three is coming out?

Tales of Whimsy said...

Sounds cool. I hadn't heard of this one.

DK said...

This really helps! Thanks!

Unknown said...

Hi Book Dragon,
Thanks for the review of my book. Glad you liked it. I'm just finishing up book 3 and it will be out in June.


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