Sunday, April 4, 2010

Review - Moonstone

Title - Moonstone
Author - Marilee Brothers
Pages - 236
Genre - YA/Fantasy

Description (from amazon)
MOONSTONE A Fictionwise Fantasy bestseller Young Adult A sickly mom. A tiny house trailer. High school bullies and snarky drama queens. Bad-guy dudes with charming smiles. Allie has problems. And then there's that whole thing about fulfilling a magical prophecy and saving the world from evil. Geez. Welcome to the sad, funny, sometimes-scary world of fifteen-year-old Allie Emerson, who's struggling to keep her and her mom's act together in the small-town world of Peacock Flats, Washington. An electrical zap from a TV antenna 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 good-hearted "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 to live up to. If she can just survive everyday life, in the meantime.

 What makes Moonstone diffrent from other YA novels? Well, not much. However, it is a very enjoyable read. Allie (Alfrieda) is a special 14 year old, gifted with telekinetic powers and a magical moonstone she must keep safe from some really nasty people, plus survive school!

Moonstone was read in two sittings, i kept picking it up after putting it down and wanting to see what happens next. Moonstone has a cast of interesting charactors, from Trillby the super hippie guardian spirit, Faye, Allies mom who tries to get money for an illness she does not have, to Junior an ex-gang member who all the girls want.

There is not alot I can say without giving away some good stuff but even though a fast read, Moonstone is one not to be missed, nor is the next in this series: Moon Rise.


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