Sunday, April 8, 2012

Review: Moonstone by Marilee Brothers

Titel: Moonstone (Unbidden Magic #1)
Author: Marilee Brothers
Release date: August 1st 2008
Edition: ebook

Source: for review
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

What it says on Goodreads:
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 I have to say about it:

I'm going to try to review this book without giving away any spoilers, but I can't promise that I won't giveaway a tiny bit.
This was a good book. The beginning was very funny and I really like the main character.
Allie starts off as this kind of helpless girl when it comes to serious situations, but when she gets more in touch with her powers she can bring it. Her friends are weird, her boyfriend sounds so sexy, her mother isn't really a mother and her neighbor is kind of like a cool grandmother.
She gets into some pretty weird and dangerous situations and then there are the more mundane situations she needs to handle on a daily basis.
Not only does she need to learn to control her power, she soon finds out that having the power she has, means protecting it from the bad guys. Protecting the power means trying to stay alive while she tries to save the world. Not an easy feat for a fifteen-year-old girl.
The ending has some unsolved issues that have great potential to make a good second book.

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