Thursday, June 14, 2012

Moon Rise by Marilee Brothers

Title: Moon Rise
Author: Marilee Brothers
Release Date: July 22nd, 2009
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
Pages: 254
Format: Electronic Copy
Acquired: Netgalley Special
Interest: Series
Others in the Series: Moonstone
Age Group: Young Adult

Her mom's 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 Tri-marks 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.

The second book in the series and so far everything is as I expected.

Everything in Allie's life has somewhat returned back to normal now that her boyfriend returned to Mexico, her mom is acting like her mom, and aside from trying to get a little help, Allie's life is more or less back to normal.

Honestly, I don't know what to say about this book. It felt a little uninteresting, like there was very little point to it. Or at least that's how I felt when I first started it.

There are some new kids on the block, who come with their own secrets and powers. More details are revealed about the prophesy that surrounds Allie.

Familiar faces return and new ones show up, and the Star Seeker and Tri-marks return to hassle Allie.

There really isn't much to say about this book that I won't reveal a little bit of the other ones as well. What I can share are some of my general feelings, which is simply indifference. For some reason I don't feel much connection with the character or the book. This is drastically different then the first book, which is why this book got a lower rating. Sometimes I wonder if Allie could just step outside of herself for a minute and see herself in true light, or at least what I think is true light. Maybe it's just my growing dislike towards her, but there are moments I have to wonder.

With some of these characters I feel like they are very plain. The bad guys try to be bad and a mystery and suspense tries to develop, but I feel like it just falls short of what is given. The way the other two books pan out isn't as great either, which makes me wonder how I even finished them all.

A simple, paranormal read that I don't feel has much body or anything to it, but at least the author, in a lot of ways, is trying, which is evident in the books.

In a lot of ways this book can either be someone's favorite cup of tea or not, depending how you take to Allie's character, which isn't very creative or whole, but...plain.

I would say go to the library for these books, they are not really worth the money.

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