Under a Fairy Moon
T.M. Wallace
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Under a Fairy Moon

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If you have been longing for an adventure and your family moves next-door to a beautiful garden full of lush plants and ancient stone, wouldn't you sneak over to have a look at it – even if it was owned by the neighbourhood witch?

Addy Marten doesn't need to think twice: It is only a matter of time before she sets out to explore the garden's winding paths and especially, th...more
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Published August 24th 2011 by Brownridge Publishing (first published July 19th 2011)
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Bluerose's  Heart
Addy is a fourteen year old girl who thinks her neighbor, Mrs. Tavish, might be a witch. Despite this, she enjoys spending time in Mrs. Tavish's garden. One day, she meets a boy named Conner, and together they discover that the garden is actually a Median Realm.
With the help of Entuia, a pixie, they learn they must play a game of Fairy Chess, which really isn't like the game of chess we know, to return to their world. They learn more about themselves in the process, along with a bit of heartache...more
Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
Addyson is fourteen and has a very active imagination. She has recently moved into a new home and the neighbor has an overgrown garden that is perfect for her to play pretend in. She doesn't realize that it is an inbetween place of the land of fairy and the human realm.

She finds herself caught up in a "game" to win her way home. Her new friend Connor, who she found in the garden gets to play it with her. The stakes are much higher than her ability to go home, it is a fight of good against evil....more
Under A Fairy Moon is a YA fantasy novel.

Addy Marten has just moved in to her new home and is enchanted by her neighbour, Mrs. Tavishs' garden. It is her get away place from the world until the day she sees a boy talking to Mrs. Tavish, she decides to investigate except things aren't what they appear to be any longer.

Addy is positive she is no longer in the garden next door as weird things begin to occur. After meeting Connor, she is relieved that she won't have to traverse the garden alone.

My full 3.5 JEWEL review can be found at: One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

This was a delightful story that I think will appeal to older middle grade readers and up. T.M. Wallace has created a story chock full of characters that kids can relate to. They are well written and quite believable in their actions and dialogue. I enjoyed the fact that the author's fae were based on the darker, more malevolent beings from myth and legend. The lighter "sparkly" fairies tend to get the majority of the attentio...more
Maxine Mathew
Under A Fairy Moon surprised me. I did not expect to enjoy this book as much as I did. The characterisation was great and I could feel Addy's fears and confusion at being confronted by situations she is not used to. I too share Addy's feelings about the garden and would have loved to explore it because of the enigma surrounding it. However, I wish Connor had more parts in the book as he is likable and friendly. His geeky nature made me love him all the more. He is the perfect choice of companion...more
Kathleen (Kat) Smith

Every garden has the possibility for a child with an imagination. For Addy Marten, her garden belonged to the neighbor Mrs. Tavish, who rumor has it was a reported witch. Yet whenever Addy saw her, she was just an old woman, in a brightly colored flowered dress with a large hat who loved working in her garden and talking to her flowers.

Whenever Mrs. Tavish wasn't in the garden was when Addy would sneak in, to the deepest part, beneath the thick overgrown shrubs, next to the bubbling creek to the...more
Becky B
If fairies and elves played Wizard Chess, and the movement of pieces transported players to other places to survive situations in order to advance to the next round, this would be the story of such a game. Of course, in this book they call it Fairy Chess and the fate of the entire Summerland hangs in the balances. The players (who are tricked into playing by a mischevious fairy) are a human boy and girl who suddenly find themselves in the Fairy Queen's realm just as the Fairy Queen and Elf King...more
Book Twirps
Fourteen-year-old Addyson Martin just moved next door to a witch, or at least that’s what everyone calls the strange old woman who is now her neighbor. Addy watches the old woman’s garden from her bedroom window, studying the large, curious statues that sit amongst the beautiful flowers, shrubs and trees. Addy has a very active imagination, and one day finds the courage to venture next door to explore the vast garden. She imagines a magical land within the garden walls, a land that Addy rules ov...more
(Under A Fairy Moon is intended for a young reader and, as the parent of a tween, I can only comment from the perspective of a mom.)

T.M. Wallace will treat readers to a wonderfully imaginative and mystical adventure full of fantastical new friends and unabashedly devious new foes. Intended for a middle grade audience, Under A Fairy Moon will stretch your tweens imagination on a journey of perseverance and courage. Adult readers will also find a pleasantly delightful reading experience.

Both intri...more
This book reminded me a bit of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (or Philosopher's Stone depending on where you live) with a BIG dose of The Secret Garden mixed in.

The main character, Addy, gets trapped in the magical garden of her neighbour. There, she meets Connor, a similarly-trapped boy who becomes a friend and a fellow team-mate in a game of Fairy Chess where each player IS a piece in the game.

The fairy world is in chaos, the balance between good and evil has been upset, and it is up t...more
Dave Law
This is a fantasy about a girl who finds that her neighbor's garden is pathway to a fairyland and gets trapped within it. Perhaps I'm not the target audience as I only found the story okay and a little forced. No doubt tweens and the alike would find it a more thrilling adventure.
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