Review: Moonstone – Marilee Brothers
Allie Emerson has had to grow up too fast and too soon. She’s had to take care of her mother and her imaginary ailments for as long as she can remember. While this doesn’t necessarily bother, she wishes for a different life sometimes. Caring for her mother is a full-time job, and it’s slowly taking its toll.
An unexpected accident soon brands her with unexplained powers. At first, she wonders if what’s happening to her is a side effect from the zap she received from the TV antennae. Yet as the little things start piling up, Allie’s no longer sure.
Seeking answers to her curious predicament, her zany neighbor soon gifts her with an extraordinary pendant – a Moonstone she says is meant for her. While the gift is certainly mind-boggling, Allie knows that’s the least of her worries. She has her mother to take care of, and a bully to put in his place at school. Not to mention that she also has to deal with her aunt, uncle, and the state’s child protection services.
Trying to make sense of the situation, Allie can no longer ignore just how different things have become. Whereas she was once invisible to the student body, so to speak, she’s now garnered attention to herself in more ways than one. She also has to contend with the unexpected attempts on her life and that of some of her friends.
Deep inside, she knows there more to things than meets the eye. Deciphering what she needs to know, however, is going to be trying. Someone’s out to get her, and she’s not exactly sure as to why. If she’s to come out on top, she’ll need to learn her powers to the best of her ability and fast. The Moonstone necklace is the key. The question is, can she learn how to use it before someone else is hurt in the process?
This was honestly a very enjoyable start to what looks to be a very delightful series. Allie and her predicaments are definitely realistic, to some extent. Though she occasionally stumbles through each unique situation that she finds herself, the story itself is certainly endearing. Introduced to a slew of character’s, they add intrigue as well comic relief on occasion. I enjoyed the story very much, and look forward to what comes next in the series.
Available for purchase via the following retailers:
- Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Moonstone-Marilee-Brothers/dp/0980245346
- B & N http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/moonstone-marilee-brothers/1100410670
A sickly mom. A crummy 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 Fats, Washington. A zap from an electrical fence set 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.
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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