Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Moon Spun by Marilee Brothers

Title: Moon Spun
Author: Marilee Brothers
Series:  Unbidden Magic #3
Published:  July 1st 2010 by Bell Bridge Books
Page Count:  246
Genre:  Young Adult Paranormal
Shelf:  Review Copy
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Junior's back from Mexico with his movie-star entourage. Beck's using his half-demon charms to "heal" a new girl. Mom's still wacky and now she's dating Principal Hostetler. High school is still an obstacle course of drama queens, bullies and nutjobs. The Trimarks are still a menace, and the moonstone pendant has revealed even more mind-boggling powers. In other words, Allie Emerson's life as the Girl Voted Least Likely To Save The World From Evil has gone from Weird to Super-Charged Super-Weird, and it's about to get even weirder. You're a faery princess. So says the mysterious Ryker, whose handsome talents include turning himself into a hawk. By the way, he and Allie are destined to marry. In faery land--Boundless. If they can save it from forces even more deadly than Trimarks and high school. The third book in the Unbidden Magic series plunges readers into a rich other-world of danger, humor, romance, fable, fairytale and magical destiny.

My Review:

Every time I pick up a book in this series, I get drawn further and further into this amazing world. Brothers pulls you in with her phenomenal storytelling and keeps you captivated with suspense, romance, and more than a few laughs. I honestly don’t remember the last time that I laughed as hard as I did about a few of the things that happened in this novel. By the next page I was back on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. Everything flows so fluently in this novel that never once did these types of transitions seem jumpy.

Brothers continues with her very vivid descriptions and settings in this novel. I appreciate the fact that there is a very concrete distinction between the descriptions of the human world and of Boundless. Everything in the human world is quite realistic, while in Boundless everything is larger than life.

I really appreciate the fact that the characters stay true to form from instalment to instalment, even the ones who don’t appear in every novel. Even though the characters are consistently themselves, they aren’t always the same. They continue to grow and develop based on their circumstances, challenges faced, and the fact that they are teens in high school on the road to becoming adults.

I love that the 16 year old protagonist doesn’t know which boy she wants to be with. It’s refreshing to read a young adult story where teens aren’t bonded or mated for life. The relationships portrayed in this novel are on par for the age range of the characters. Even though they may face some farfetched challenges, their reactions to these things and to each other are quite accurate.

I very much enjoyed this novel on its own and as part of the Unbidden Magic series. I also love the fact that each installment is a story in and of itself, still working to help tell the overarching tale of this very interesting heroine.

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  1. Love the cover! Thanks for the review. It sounds like a good one.



    PS: I'm new. Nice to meet you. :)

    1. Welcome Alexandra! I hope you enjoy it here.

      This definitely is a good one, but I'd suggest reading this series in order for the full effect.