Review: Moon Rise – Marilee Brothers
Since becoming privy to the fact that she’s the Star Seeker, Allie Emerson’s life has gone from bad to worse. Her mother might have risen from her sick bed, and gotten a job, but not much has changed. She’s still doing her best to take care of Faye, while trying to make sense of who she now is, and the powers she’s recently acquired. Powers that suddenly seem non-existent.
Allie finds herself doing her best to overcome several disappointments. Most especially the one involving Junior’s going off to Mexico, and leaving her behind. In her mind, she’d thought they had something great going, but sometimes things can be deceiving. Never-the-less, she’s putting up a good front, and pretending that his being away doesn’t really bother her that much.
When it becomes apparent that the Star Seeker society is counting on her abilities in hopes of making things better, she tries very hard to make her powers come back in order to fulfill the uncanny prophecy she’s now been saddled with. Unfortunately, her powers aren’t cooperating.
An unexpected guardian is soon assigned to her in hopes of protecting her, at all costs. Sadly, Beck is more trouble than he’s worth. He’s a demon, one who’s wreaking havoc on her equilibrium. Despite this fact, Allie is willing to give him the benefit of a doubt. The Trimarks are hot on her tail, intent on getting their grubby hands on her Moonstone. Vowing to thwart their plans at every turn, she has no other choice but to place her trust in Beck’s hands before things get way out of hand.
I must admit that I enjoyed this next book in the series. Marilee did a pretty good job in showing just how much Allie has grown. Granted, she still has a way to go before she’s firmly cemented in her new role in life, but she’s honestly come along way. There were quite a few unexpected twists and turns in this book, but I think it sets the stage for what comes next. Definitely looking forward to book three.
Available for purchase via the following retailers:
- Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Moon-Rise-Marilee-Brothers/dp/0982175698
- B & N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moon-rise-marilee-brothers/1100410678
Her mom is still dating losers. Her boyfriend’s gone back to Mexico. Dad still hasn’t told his wife and kids that she exists. At school, the drama queens and bullies still rule. But worst of all for Allie Emerson (aka the Star Seeker of an old Gypsy prophecy) is that her powers have taken a hike. She can’t read minds anymore. She can’t move stuff just by looking at it. The other Star Seekers are counting on her psychic gifts more than ever, and the evil Trimarks are closing in, eager to snatch her magic moonstone necklace while she’s helpless. The hot new guy at school is ready and willing to fight her battles, but he comes with some wicked baggage.
Dear diary: I’m a little worried. My new BF is a demon.
Welcome again to Allie Emerson’s funny, scary, amazing, and always unpredictable life, as the girl voted least likely to save the world from evil.
About The Author:
A former teacher, coach and school counselor, Marilee lives in Washington State and writes full time. Her books include Castle Ladyslipper, a medieval romance, The Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam, winner of the 2010 Booksellers Best award for romantic suspense, Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, Shadow Moon, and Midnight Moon. Marilee is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Pacific Northwest Writers Association and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.
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