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Below the Moon by Alexis Marie Chute
Category: Young Adult Fiction (13 to 17 yrs), 448 pages
Genre: fantasy, adventure, coming of age, ya, adult
Release dates: Oct 2019
Tour dates: Jul 7 to Aug 10, 2020
Content Rating: PG: Battle scenes and death depicted.
Ella Wellsley is not your typical teenager. Cancer left her mute, but not powerless. Trapped in a parallel dimension, Ella rallies her strength to join her family―her mother, Tessa, her grandpa Archie, and her magical boyfriend―in locating the cure to her illness. This cure is entangled in the fate of all worlds, and threatened by the presence of an evil Star anchored in the sea. The Star has thrown life everywhere into chaos―and it is Ella who holds the key to unlocking its mystery.
Caught in a web of betrayal, mistaken identities, secrets, and love triangles, Ella, Tessa, and Archie must overcome their troubled pasts to ensure a future for all worlds. On this journey―armed with unearthly abilities and unexpected allies―each member of the Wellsley family will learn the power of love in the face of their greatest fears.
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
This second book in 'The 8th Island Trilogy' continues with more action, turmoil, and introduces even more characters!
Will Ella's advancing cancer end her life before a cure can be found?
Will Ella and Luggie drift apart or is there a way their unconventional relationship turn into more?
Tessa continues to be torn between her husband and her new attraction. What will be the final decision? Ardenal has painfully released her from her vows. Will she grasp this escape?
All these questions, the feuding of the various cultures continue. Will they all be destroyed or will some type of agreement be made?
There is many more incredible "twists" in 'Below the Moon'. The answers will be found, mysteries solved within these next final books of the Trilogy.
I felt there was too many repetitive type of situations, yet it still held the interest of readers. The lead in to the third book was not as strong as the ending of the first book. It almost felt quitting the saga would be feasible. I am looking forward to the final book. I am anticipating a stronger plot... At least i hope so.
I offer a Three Star rating for this second book of the series.
*This book was gifted me with no pressure for a positive review. This is my honest review.
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ABOUT the AUTHOR:
Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning author, artist, photographer, art curator, filmmaker, and public speaker. She has received over 40 noteworthy distinctions for her visual and literary work. Her award-winning fantasy series The 8th Island Trilogy includes, Above the Star, Below the Moon, and Inside the Sun. The series has been described as “A WRINKLE IN TIME meets THE PRINCESS BRIDE” by The Perpetual You magazine, and “Fast and bizarre… never a dull moment” by Forward Reviews.
The 8th Island Trilogy “weaves STAR WARS-like characters with a WONDER-like message to form an enrapturing read for book lovers of all ages” – US Review of Books. Chute’s bestselling memoir, Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss, was a top Kirkus title of 2017 and received a plethora of other literary distinctions. The memoir was accompanied by the feature documentary of the same name, which has screened internationally for the last three years.
Chute received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art and Design from the University of Alberta, Canada, and studied at Media Design school in Auckland, New Zealand. She graduated valedictorian with her Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Lesley University in Cambridge, MA, USA. Chute is a highly regarded public speaker. She has presented on art, writing, bereavement, and the healing capacities of creativity around the world. Contact the Author/Artist for bookings firstname.lastname@example.org When not in her art/photo studio or at her computer, Chute loves to spend quality time with her family, read fiction and non-fiction, watch reality TV, paddleboard, and canoe. She is not a winter person but lives in frosty Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with her husband and their three living children.
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