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Moon Rise (Unbidden Magic #2)

3.97  ·  Rating Details  ·  274 Ratings  ·  54 Reviews

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

Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published (first published July 15th 2009)
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Novel Delight Review & Lisa (Lissa) Smith's Bookshelf
Jul 05, 2016 Novel Delight Review & Lisa (Lissa) Smith's Bookshelf rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adult Readers of Paranormal Romantic Fiction
Recommended to Novel Delight Review & Lisa (Lissa) Smith's Bookshelf by: NetGallry Review
5 Stars:
I participate in reviews with Netgalley and an e-copy was provided to me by Netgalley and/or the publishers. No payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was not any obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist, or the readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255,
Wendy Hines
The sequel to Moonstone opens with Allie still without her powers. Allie is the chosen one, the girl who is the Star Seeker of an old gypsy prophecy. Her boyfriend Junior Martinez went on a trip to Mexico and still isn't back, and to beat it all, she has to attend school counseling sessions because of the big T (trauma) she had a while back. Then there is her dad, Mike Purdy, who still hadn't told his wife and kids about her. He is the one who is educating Allie about the prophecy and her new po ...more
Apr 02, 2012 Katy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of YA paranormal fiction
Recommended to Katy by: NetGalley
Disclosure: I received a free special eBook version of this series, including all four books in one, from NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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.
These are an absolutely fun read, and it really deserves a 4.5.

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
Aug 11, 2012 Audrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The way Marilee writes keeps you coming back for more and more!
Feb 27, 2015 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
Moon Rise is the second in the Unbidden Magic series. I really was impressed with the first in this series. I happened across and immediately was drawn into this new world. I was tired of the usual witch vampire werewolf sagas that seemed to be overflowing everywhere and this was a perfect escape. This follows a few months where the last one left off. The main characters were back: Allie Kizzy Faye the Trimarks; with the one exception of Junior..which made me sad. I really liked Junior in the fi ...more
Peace Love and Reviews
The second book of Unbiddden Magic made this series "unputdownable", while I resent Faye for being an immature mom dating losers and being all patheic and sadly irresponsible it gave me a clue on why, she possess a secret that her daughter our refreshingly optomistic protagonist, Allie. But that detail will have to wait until book 3, which sadly is not due until February of 2010, and I have no information on the title yet. ( I will find out I promise)

Book two starts with Allie on her way to conj
Tina (yAdultReview)
Originally posted at Nose in a Book

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
Page (One Book At A Time)
This was a marked improvement over the first in the series. In fact, I would probably read the first just to get to this one (only because I don't think you can really skip the first). I think all of what the first was lacking was made up in this one.

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
Cheryl Christensen
I am still enjoying this series. The characters are developing nicely, growing and yet staying true to their natures. I really like this story. Who hasn’t heard romantic stories of fortune tellers and gypsies? For this young girl, Allie, it has become a part of her life. And yet, just when things get weird and dangerous, Allie shines through. She finds out more about her family in this book, but I won’t go into details – spoilers, you know. I really like the magic and fantasy in this book.

Mar 18, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review, netgalley
Poor, poor Allie. Life hasn't gotten any better for her, not really. She seems to be a magnet for trouble, this book being no exception to that. That being said, I really enjoyed this book. It was just as good as the first book, if not a little better. You jump right back into Allie's life and get to see if things have gotten "normal" for her. Well, when you have telepathic powers, life can't be normal.

Once again, we have Trimarks trying to steal the moonstone from Allie. Trimarks are really ba
Feb 28, 2012 Rhonda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moonrise by Marilee Brothers
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
Mar 09, 2012 Chibineko rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
(I got this book free through NetGalley.)

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
Charlotte  Black
Mar 27, 2012 Charlotte Black rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
I had so much fun reading Moonstone that I had to follow straight on to Moon Rise. Again this book is quirky, funny with great humour moments but Moon Rise brings a darker side to Allie's life. The Trimarks are proper evil, no doubt about that, and her biggest danger is not only the lose of her powers but also who to trust.

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
Caedy  Eries
Title: Moon Rise
Author: Marilee Brothers
Rating: 4/5

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
Mar 15, 2010 Kelsey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
Moon Rise was a great sequel to Moonstone the first book in the Unbidden Magic series. It was very exciting with twists and turns in the plot on every page. I almost liked this book better than the first it was so hard to put down, with a bunch of excitements and secrets revealed. Allie learned more about the moonstone and her powers and uncovered more secrets about her past. I also liked the new characters that were introduced in this book- Beck, Nicole, Luella, among others. Beck was great and ...more
Mar 22, 2012 Jenn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, e-book
RECEIVED FROM: Net Galley For Review


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
Lillie Roberts
Feb 23, 2011 Lillie Roberts rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Allie's life is a little bit more bizarre than ever before. She finally has accepted the fact that she's a Star Seeker, and not only a Star Seeker, but one the legends have foretold, the one who can use the moonstone to save them all. Only there's one teensy problem. Her powers seemed to have abandon her just when she may need them the most. And according to Kizzy, there's only one way to help herself, she has to see a healer, the problem is the healer is the new hot boy at school, and, he's a h ...more
Vanya D.
Okay, so I was so swiped into this series, I went straight onto book two. It had as much zest and even more romance than Moonstone. It raised lots of questions, and even answered some of them. I really liked it and would surely continue to read on.

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 -
I read the first four books in the Unbidden Magic Series at once. To review them, I wrote a mini review of each book followed by an overall review of the complete series. For the full review of all four books, see Chronicles of a Book Evangelist.

Mini Review:

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
Marybeth (Manhattan Reader)

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
Shiloh (Fantastic Reading)
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Mar 29, 2012 Julie-anne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second in the Unbidden Magic series and I'm still loving it. Allie is an extremely likeable lead, even if she is a little naive and trusting. This time round, she gets over Junior by meeting Beck (who's all geeky by day and sexy half demony by night) who turns out to be just what the moonstone ordered by healing her powers.

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?
Sara Thompson
May 09, 2012 Sara Thompson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
With the final book coming out this summer, Netgalley had an offer for their reviewers – all four of the current books of the Unbidden Magic Series as one long e-book. The number of pages was daunting but that didn’t stop me from burning through the books in a matter of days. Allie is just a normal girl trying to survive what life has offered her. She lives with her mother in a travel trailer on a piece of her mother’s step-brother’s land. Her mother was suffering from a mysterious illness that ...more
Nikki  Peterson
Jul 12, 2012 Nikki Peterson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA Readers
Recommended to Nikki by: Netgallery
First things first. Where the hell is Junior? Secondly, Woo-hoo! Beck is one hottie! So Junior went to a wedding in Mexico and is MIA. He was supposed to return several months ago. Bad Junior! You piss me off! However there are a couple of new interesting students enrolled at Allie's school. Nicole...such a pretty name, and Beck...hubba, hubba Bradshaw.

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
Feb 15, 2013 Lissette rated it really liked it
Since becoming privy to the fact that she's the Star Seeker, Allie Emerson's life has gone from bad to worse. Her mother might have risen from her sick bed, and gotten a job, but not much has changed. She's still doing her best to take care of Faye, while trying to make sense of who she now is, and the powers she's recently acquired. Powers that suddenly seem non-existent.

Allie finds herself doing her best to overcome several disappointments. Most especially the one involving Junior's going off
Jonel Boyko
Jun 28, 2015 Jonel Boyko rated it really liked it
What a brilliant follow-up to Moonstone, and extremely well written. There is enough background to refresh the reader on what happened in Moonstone (or to fill new readers in) without simply regurgitating it or dragging the story back into the past. It follows very nicely in the series, but at the same time is a very different story. I really appreciate that the author doesn’t just make this series one long story with breaks between stories, which seems to have become the norm. Brothers takes ma ...more
Oct 17, 2009 Rachael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things aren’t looking so great for Allie Emerson. Her boyfriend hasn’t come back from Mexico. Her mom is dating a new loser who Allie kindly refers to as “Brain Dead Roy.” School is just as trying as well with new bullies and the extremely annoying and nosy school counselor. And to top that off, Allie is the Star Seeker prophesized pretty much to save the world. That would be all good and well except for the fact that Allie has seemed to have lost her powers, the powers she needs to defend herse ...more
Feb 10, 2013 Gaele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed, net-galley
I much preferred this installment in the series, picking up where the other left off, new twists were added, and we get to experience more of Allie’s growth and of course, the plot thickens around her.
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
Bridget R. Wilson
When we last saw Allie, she’s triumphed over the evil Trimarks, keeping the moonstone safe and preventing further harm to friends and family.

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.)
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“Oh, man,' Beck breathed. 'Check out the car.' It was white with a black top. The hood looked as as long as a football field. 'Sure is big,' was all I could manage to say. Beck gazed longingly at the beast, his eyes glowing in appreciation. 'You know what that is?'
'Uh, no. Should I?'
'It's a fully restored, two-door 1973 Monte Carlo. Muscle car, big time.'
'Bet it's hard to park.”
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