Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “The Legend of the Moonstone” as Want to Read:
The Legend of the Moonstone
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

The Legend of the Moonstone

by
3.79  ·  Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
When Daniel first met Professor Stransky, he was only fifteen. Daniel was amazed by everything in the hall. All gems and minerals the Professor had exhibited behind the glass panes seemed to bewitch him, and the story of the Moonstone changed his life and philosophy thoroughly. What happened the day they met, predestined events that would have happened anyway, but this was ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published August 7th 2013 by Authorhouse
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about The Legend of the Moonstone, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about The Legend of the Moonstone

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-49)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Elaine White
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **

Book – The Legend of the Moonstone
Author – Meglena Ivanova
Star rating – ★★☆☆☆
Would I read it again – No.
Plot – unique, intriguing, but lost something in translation
Characters – unidentifiable, not fully explored
Movie Potential – ★★★☆☆ (may be better on screen)
Ease of reading – not easy to read at all. Very hard to follow.

** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK, BY THE AUTHOR, IN RETURN FOR AN HONEST REVIEW **

First off, let me say that I
...more
Verushka
Feb 15, 2014 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Misha Almira
Dec 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Meglena Ivanova's, The Legend of the Moonstone is sure to entice and enchant a wide audience of fantasy lovers. What is this legend? Mineralogy Professor Stransky has been riveting his students with the story of the sacred Moonstone for years, weaving a tale somewhere between fact and fiction. While transporting the listeners to other worlds of magic, wonder, and often imminent danger, he has no idea what is igniting within his precious stone. Although, he is a believer of the legend, he is not ...more
Karen
Jan 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
The book early introduces its main characters, yet at a rather slow pace. The two worlds and their characters are presented alternately until they all meet in the world as we know it. This combination of important events and the slow pace might take a while to get used to. From then on, you feel the urge to continue reading, find out who is good or bad. As the locations and characters are not described in too much detail, the readers are free to use their imagination. I will not tell you more ab ...more
aem
Nov 17, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
I like the storyline and there are several good plots contained within this book, but it was difficult to get through the entire book without flipping back as I kept thinking I missed something, such as when one character was referred to by another name. It did become clearer later, but instances like this could cause some confusion for readers, I think.

The characters are complex, but their development in the book was less than well-defined.

The editing could have caused the "gaps" and apparent
...more
ii
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Though it may be a little overtly child-oriented for adult audiences, this is still a beautifully designed world full of wonder and a great start to a series. The book has a absolutely wonderful set-up and background information. I liked the way the plot turned and twisted in the most unexpected ways. My best character was Christoph. He is possessed by the evil Upper Souls. Also he is very intelligent, has a strong character and he is the reason that prof. Stransky has been reprimanded for tell ...more
Tammy Hastings
Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads-wins
Won this book through First Reads Giveaways.

Oh! I apologize! I thought I had written a review for this book ages ago! I was looking through my 'won' giveaways, and I noticed this one still said "Currently Reading." I finished is months ago! I am so sorry that I didn't review it right away.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It took me about thirty pages to get into it, but once I did get into, I devoured it. It was quite good. A very unique YA fantasy novel that stands out from the crowd of teeny b
...more
Michie Yang
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is pretty much for readers of fantasy. Kids and YAs would love to read this book. It has a great plot and an even better story line. I will not tell my favorite part, since it'll probably ruin the story, and everybody has their own opinion. Read the book and it will not disappoint you
Amy
Sep 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A great teen book! If you like fantasy, you will like this one.
April
Dec 19, 2013 rated it it was ok
I won this book on Goodreads! In reading the back of the book, I was excited to become hooked once more in a young adult science fiction/fantasy world. While I wasn't disappointed, I wasn't enraptured either. The books starts off eerily similar to the Harry Potter world, and yet never fully develops those characters into family...leaves the feeling luke warm. I am passing this book on to my young readers in my home for their perspective - it was at least interesting enough for that.
Hayley
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Not sure if I will be reading this one again. There are some spelling and grammar errors. It's a little confusing in some places and the description makes it sound like a better book than it is.
Kerry Alexander-Hall
rated it it was ok
Dec 17, 2014
usui takumi
rated it it was amazing
Dec 07, 2015
Meglena Ivanova
Oct 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Meglena Ivanova
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Vashti Roebuck
rated it liked it
Sep 30, 2013
elaine
rated it it was amazing
Jul 05, 2016
Vivek
rated it it was amazing
Nov 23, 2013
Davy
marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2013
Brandy
marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2013
Linda
marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2013
Frederick Rotzien
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Heather Bridson
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Mary A.
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Raquelle
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Kim Coomey
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Sue
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Amanda Nevarez
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Heather
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
SARIT
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Diana Senn
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Cindy Gates
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Vennie
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Chelsea
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Janice
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Rann Tira
marked it as to-read
Aug 20, 2013
Teresa Lavender
marked it as to-read
Aug 21, 2013
Kitty Austin
marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2013
Barbara
marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2013
Gary Blair
marked it as to-read
Aug 22, 2013
Melissa
marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2013
Barbara Zitsch
marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2013
Tami Nelson
marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2013
Robert Piacquad
marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2013
Pam
marked it as to-read
Aug 23, 2013
Frank Martorana
marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2013
Robert
marked it as to-read
Aug 24, 2013
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Ask Meglena Ivano...: Ask me something! 3 6 Aug 17, 2013 07:12PM  
  • Lone Wolves
  • The Vision
  • Our Kingdom of Dust
  • Holding the Future Hostage: The Legacy of the Ruby Vial
  • The Crystal Ball: A Micki Michaels Mystery
  • Letter & Spirit, Volume 8: Promise and Fulfillment: The Relationship Between the Old and New Testaments
  • Sweet on the Cowgirl
  • Time Enough
  • Sweet Debbie's Organic Treats: Allergy-Free and Vegan Recipes from the Famous Los Angeles Bakery
  • A Kick-Ass Fairy
  • It Wasn't Your Fault: Freeing Yourself from the Shame of Childhood Abuse with the Power of Self-Compassion
  • The Spiritual World of the Hobbit
  • Hand in Hand: The Beauty of God's Sovereignty and Meaningful Human Choice
  • The Magical World of Sebella
  • Poetic Expressions Vol. IV
  • Good as Gone: My Life with Irving Layton
  • Uncontainable: How Passion, Commitment, and Conscious Capitalism Built a Business Where Everyone Thrives
  • Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told
23 followers
Meglena Ivanova is the author of The Legend of The Moonstone and more than 45 essays and short stories on different topics. She writes mostly fantasy novels and is currently living in New York, USA with her husband.

Meggie was born in Varna, Bulgaria, in 1988, and raised in Silistra, a port city on the Danube. She acquired her B.S. in Informatics at the University of Economics in Varna, Bulgaria, i
...more
More about Meglena Ivanova