Moon Rise (Unbidden Magic #2)
Book Two of the Unbidden Magic series about a Seattle teen who discovers she'sthe "Star Seeker" of an old prophecy, destined to fight evilwith the help of a magical moonstone necklace. Allie Emerson is an unlikelyheroine, "voted least likely to save the world from evil."
Two pairs of golden orbs floated above the ground, glowing in the darkness, moving toward me...more
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Synopsis Book 2: Moonrise: 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. ...more
The character is 15yo, and it is probably really a 'tweens novel. The pace is lively and the comic wit of our main fun girl is divine, and it's a good length. This definitely avoids the frivolity and shallowness that comes with the light 120 page read.
The novel remains very contemporary, with good supporting high-school action, good friends and a great array of adults ranging from parents, school teachers, peers and grand parents. S ...more
Book two starts with Allie on her way to conj ...more
Wah, there’s no Junior in this one. I liked him, but I’m also okay with Allie dating around. She’s fifteen! There is no rush to settle down. I even like Beck a lot. His sister is kind of a brat, but she has her reasons and I understand them. Kizzy is back in action, which is something I’m happy about, because Faye has not stopped screeching, though she does have a job and boyfriend now. Allie is not happy about that, but she counteracts it by going to a big Sta ...more
The beginning was a little choppy. For a little bit it was almost like the personalities of the characters changed, but then the story settled down. I was happy to see that Junior wasn't in this one. I just didn't feel the connection there. I almost ...more
Once again, we have Trimarks trying to steal the moonstone from Allie. Trimarks are really ba ...more
Moonrise is the second book in the Moonstone series. So far I have enjoyed reading these books and am going to start the third book in a few minutes.
The books are clean good verses evil stories.
Allie is back in school but her powers are still gone. Her boyfriend junior has gone to Mexico. Her mom is acting like her mom. Allie is in counseling because of the trama before.
Their are two new kids in town. Who are living in the house and land where Allie and her mo ...more
I liked the first book in the Unbidden Magic series, so I was glad to be able to review the next three books in the series as well. I have to say that I really enjoyed the character of Beck. Sure he's a lust demon, but he and Allie had some great sparks together.
The plot moves faster in this read and the Trimark saga is picking up a full head of steam. (Although it gets seriously derailed in the following book, but that's for another review.) More elemen ...more
With her boyfriend Junior making a quick exit prior to the start of this sequel, we feel Allie's pain as she's let down again by someone close to her. Her mother still drags h ...more
Author: Marilee Brothers
Summary: Allie’s powers have taken a hike, she can no longer read people’s minds and move things by looking at them. Junior is gone off to Mexico to become a soap opera star (not something I’m thrilled with), however, Allie’s got enough to worry about. The evil Tri-marks are closing in, wanting to grab the moonstone necklace while she is helpless, the Starseekers need her more than ever, and there is a new guy in Allie’s life that is ready and w ...more
***NOTE MY REVIEWS OFTEN CONTAIN SPOILERS***
Allie Emerson is the Keeper of the Light, the girl meant to hold the Moonstone and with the Tri-Marks after the Moonstone the Star Seekers are relying on Allie to keep the world safe from danger. But since the incident at the barn Allie’s powers have deserted her. She’s swamped with guilt over the man who died and her sleep is filled with nightmares about the family he might have left behind. Junior’s gone, he left f ...more
Now first of all, let me say that I missed Junior, who wasn't featured at all in this book. Yeah, he was mentioned a couple of times, but I could feel the bitterness and hurt in Allie's heart every time she heard his name. Well, I couldn't blame her - ...more
Moon Rise started off a lot smoother than Moonstone because the characters had settled into themselves. There was still action and mystery, but Moon Rise was a little more thoughtful - focusing more on Allie's developing powers and how she w ...more
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 ...more
It bothers me that Allie mother, Faye, is so immature. Faye has said that her life was hard and she ran away from home, so how has this not forced her to grow up? ...more
Since we left Allie she's kinda lost her powers from the trama of dealing with some Trimarks and suffering from nightmares. She is now in conta ...more
Allie finds herself doing her best to overcome several disappointments. Most especially the one involving Junior's going off ...more
With a simple good versus evil battle set up beautifully with not so simply recognized evildoers, this installment has plenty of twists and turns to keep readers engaged, and even giggling. Seriously – who would think that a serial ass pincher could lead to so many interconnected yet outwardly unr ...more
It’s now Halloween night. The Trimarks are keeping a low profile. But Allie is still recovering from her last encounter with them. She has nightmares and her powers have deserted her. She needs a miracle, but what she gets is Beck Bradford, the gorgeous half demon boy who can heal her. (By the way, Junior went to Mexico and Allie hasn’t heard from him yet.) ...more
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