Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Moonstone by Marilee Brothers

Summary: A sickly mom. A crummy house trailer. High school bullies and snarky drama queens. Welcome to the sad, funny, sometimes-scary world of the 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 she knows she is 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 being unfold, Allie realizes she's got a destiny to live up to. If she can just survive everyday life, in meantime

Title:  Moonstone
Series: Unbidden Magic Series (book 1 )
Author: Marilee Brothers
Realising Date: 01/07/2010
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Genre: YA, fantasy, fiction, literature
(The previous information is from Netgalley)

I enjoyed reading this book though the twists in the plot were predictable! But overall it was a good book, with an interesting plot and curious characters!
I love Allie’s character, she is strong, audacious, smart, tough, and she doesn´t give up easily, but as every well formed character she as flaws: she is a impulsive and sometimes she can be harsh to people that just want to help her!
Well I love Allie but I hate her mother, she’s irresponsible and lazy! One thing that really got me mad is that she just do one part of the parenting job, she only punishes Allie and forbids her to do some things, she doesn’t help her daughter when she need it and makes her do every housekeeping job just to avoid losing the help from Social Security because she decided to retire from life (saying that she had fibromyalgia) just because her boyfriend disappear with her money!
I think that Trilby’s character could be more expanded because she’s important to Allie’s learning of her new powers!
The other characters were fine and well built (especially Kizzy and Carmel) and contribute the plot disenrollment.
The ending was not my favourite part, it could be better with more action and suspense and with less dramatic passages!
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Nevertheless I think this was a great book with an interesting story and I recommend it to you if you liked Phillip Pullman style!
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