Annnd. . . what do I think so far? I received The Moonstone Series (Unbidden Magic) by Marilee Brothers as a review copy from NetGalley. The book includes four titles Moonstone, Moon Rise, Moon Spun, and Shadow Moon.
Main character Alfrieda, (Allie) lives in a camper that’s parked in a relative’s pasture with her deadbeat mom, who is an alcoholic. I liked that Allie could hold it all together; she grew up fast and made decisions in her own life that gave her some normalcy. At school, her friends are losers and nobodies. When Ally gets electrocuted and flung to the dirt, she finds she has telekinetic abilities.
Some things change, attracting the interest of a gorgeous guy, Junior Martinez. He’s a known player and a suspected gang member, but Allie sees a side of him that is caring and supportive. Junior sees beyond her family situation as well to a girl who is strong and smart in school and life. Oh and some things don’t change, like she still gets bullied and harassed by people at school.
The series follows her discovery of the magical abilities she has because of a prophecy and the moonstone necklace a friend, Kizzy, give her on her fifteenth birthday. Kizzy is a grandma-figure to Allie and an anchor to her soul and destiny. I like Kizzy’s perspective toward the supernatural in all the books.
Overall, I enjoyed the series, giving it 3 stars (good book).
This series is a good light read to relax with. And no, it isn't finished yet.
Books in a Series: How many is just right?
It seems that many more books come out in a series than they did even just a few years ago. So I wondered what readers think is the optimal number for keeping interest high and bringing resolution to the story.
Thought for the day: