Monday, January 12, 2009
Moonstone - Marilee Brothers
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.
I will start off this review by saying that I didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. It was really good. The whole concept of the story in general was really good and I enjoyed the storyline. When I first started reading, I was like, "Okay, this is going to be kind of boring," but after the first two or three chapters things start to get really exciting and you will be riding on Allie's exciting journey.
However, there were a few things about this book that didn't seem to need to be there. One of these things was Trilby. A few times I kind of wondered what she was even doing there. It didn't seem like she needed to be. However, maybe she'll come more important in the next book in the series. Another thing was that the romance seemed a little bit quick paced.
Other than that, I enjoyed Moonstone, and I was really excited when I found out from the publisher that I would be getting an ARC of the sequel. I am really excited to see how Allie's journey continues.