Saturday, April 15, 2017

Moon Shadow by Erin Downing

Lucia has never learned to stand up for herself or to say what she really feels.  She gets bullied by a girl at school, loses her boyfriend to her, and is afraid to audition for the play.  But all that is about to change...

Aladdin and Edelweiss let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published May 16th.

When she goes to a party with her new friends, she intends to spend the night on the roof and to watch the eclipse.  What happens is she gets lost in the house and ends up on the wrong side of house away from her friends.  As the moon is moving close to the eclipse, she falls and goes into a dream world.  She was born during the moon's last eclipse and her mother gave her a moon stone to use as a worry stone.  When she wakes up again, there's black streak in the white moon stone.

She also finds out she's been unlike herself.  If she goes to sleep with her moonstone near, she starts doing things the way she wants to without hesitation.  She likes it but she worries about it.  She's not sure it's the right thing to say or do.  But she knows more people are being friendly and the bully is leaving her alone a bit more.

After research done by her and her friends, she finds that the dark streak is probably part of her shadow.  It gives her strength.  But there's more to it than that.

This like a coming of age story with magic.  It was an entertaining read and it has a good ending.  If you have a good imagination, you'll like this one.

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