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(The Cycle of the Six Moons #1)

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Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis…with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game.

The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this!

Turns out Starrs is really real, and to make matters w
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Kindle Edition, 1st Edition, 299 pages
Published December 1st 2015 by Indigo Platinum Press
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Sarah
(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free. Thanks to author Adelle Yeung.)

“I’m in a video game!”


This was a YA fantasy story about a girl sucked into another world.

Michelle was an okay character but she was a bit too laid back for me. She got sucked into another world, had no way home, and was stuck there for the unforeseeable future, and she didn’t even seem to care! I would have been freaking out, or at the very least be worried about how I was going to get back to Earth, but
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enqi ☁️✨ [joon's]
(NOTE: I received an ebook copy from the author, Adelle Yeung, in exchange for an honest review. This does not in any way affect this review. Many thanks to Adelle for sending me a copy.)

The Starriest Summer tells the story of a girl, Michelle, who loves playing video games, but one day she agrees to play a virtual world game that her brother made, only to find out it's actually real, and her interference has galvanised a series of trials that will destroy the universe. Michelle must figure out
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books are love
Dec 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Three words: Awesome, entertaining and fun. the book is so cool. the building of the different worlds is spectacular and Michelle’s reactions are priceless.

Adelle young does a great job on making a fresh fantastical book that brings you smiles, laughs, twist and turns and is truly entertaining.

You have so much going on and yet not much at the same time. We have Starrs which is the alternate world that Michelle’s brother interferes with and she goes to thinking she is in a virtual reality game an
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 Marla
Michelle is sent into a video game in the land of Starr by her brother's machine. Michelle has to learn how to be a Goddess and obtain her goal.

Abandoned after 1st book.
I'm curious about what happens to the characters, but I can't bear to read 2 more 450+ page books to learn more.

Likes:
* 2 handsome heroes
* Michelle's humility about being the Goddess except when she made people uncomfortable
* Interesting world ~ plants, food, super powers, creatures
* Monsters were excellent
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K.J. McPike
Oct 26, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Starriest Summer is an action-packed adventure that follows 15-year-old Michelle as she unwittingly enters the fantastical world of Starrs through what she thought was a video game. Once there, she learns she has awakened the Cycle, which can and does have devastating effects for the people of Starrs. Michelle sets out on all kinds of missions to help cure people who have been poisoned, repair parts of the city, save the prince, and even help fight famine. Along the way, she makes a handful ...more
Morrisa
Jul 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: dnf
Review on morrisareads.wordpress.com

First off I'd like to say that the author gave me a free copy in return for an honest review. This in no way affects my views of the book. Thank you to the author.

The Starriest Summer is the first in a series called "The Cycle of the Six Moons." It's about a young girl named Michelle who enters a video game world, that ends up being real. She in the game is this "Goddess" and has to help save the people in this world from the Cycle of the Six moons being awa
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Matina
Dec 16, 2015 rated it really liked it
When faced with a book filled with video games, really real virtual reality, and smoking hot princes I couldn’t resist wanting to read The Starriest Summer. This book is a nerds dream, who hasn’t secretly wished that they could really enter a video game and have awesome powers?

Michelle’s brother has invented a machine that will allow players to really enter a video game. For world saving, video game loving Michelle this seems like her dream come true, until it turns out that the world she’s foun
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AnnMarie
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Starriest Summer is the First book in The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy by Adelle Yeung.
I do believe as well that this is the first published book by the author, and if that's true, I am very impressed.

The story is about a 15 year old girl, Michelle, who inadvertently ends up in an alternate universe. She thinks she is about to play a virtual reality game thanks to some weird set up that her brother has put together in their garage. She loves gaming, so trying virtual reality is going to b
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Karen Barber
I just have to come straight out and say this didn't interest me.
I loved the cover and idea, but it all felt wrong.
Michelle is at home one day and her brother rigs her up to one of his experiments-she, without asking any questions, then asks to play his interactive video game.
It's not clear how it happens, but Michelle ends up in another world and is taken to be the goddess who will save them.
She seems to spend the book lurching from one disaster to the next. She spends most of the book ogling t
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Francesca
Nov 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
(I received a digital copy of this book for free. Thanks to author Adelle Yeung.)

Michelle get sucked into another world and need to face different dangers.

The world is magical and creative. There are many monsters and dangers you are going to face. You learn different characters with their own specialties and they are very likable.

What I didn't really like at first was Michel's personality, she was disrespectful in the beginning, but after you read more she gets a little nicer.

It’s a great sto
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Julien LaCrosse
Jul 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’m the type of guy who never read any young adult fantasy novels. I’ve read all seven Harry Potter books, but I’ve never really gone outside of Harry Potter. I usually stick to books that are highly politicized or historical in nature. So this book isn’t something I’d normally pick up if I saw it on the shelf, just because it’s out of my comfort zone and what I’d like to read. Because it’s written by someone I know, I decided to read it.



I’m pretty pleased that I decided to read it. The one thin
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Jennifer
Jun 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Fun and Lively YA Fantasy Adventure!

The Cycle of the Six Moons is a high-fantasy series that delivers a fun, exciting action/adventure that is sure to delight fans of the YA and sci-fi/fantasy genres. The series is set in Starrs, a universe that is parallel to our own. Starrs is a richly and fantastically realized world, populated by a cast of characters that feel larger than life, yet are easy to fall and root for. The magic system used in this world is inventive and imaginative, and the auth
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Shruti
Nov 05, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
( I received a digital copy of this book. Thanks to Adelle Yeung !!)

I like this book. Even though the main character isn't my favourite , I like the side characters like Gediyon , Jayse , the Prince Imposter .......I find this name quite amusing and comical !!! ;)

I even like the part where Michelle pointed out Gediyon to the younger girls by saying," ....the pretty guy there" and the girls giggled and said "guys aren't pretty"...to which she replied that "some guys are"


Michelle got trapped in
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Koeur
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Publisher: Indigo

Publishing Date: December 2015

ISBN: 9780692539880

Genre: Fantasy

Rating: 2.4/5

Publishers Description: Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis…with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game. The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this! Turns out Starrs is re
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Eunice
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, ya, romance, fantasy
I'm rating this a 3.5, but I rounded this up because Starrs is so awesome and I just love the place! I can practically see all the effort you put into building Starrs and making it a distinct and realistic place. (Or as "realistic as it can be, considering that it's a magical land.)

For the plot, there was nothing much to me. It's just mostly discovering the place. There was no central plot to it. I feel like this first book is for us to get a feel of Starrs and what it contains. And I definitely
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Nicole
Dec 24, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'd like to start by saying I never actually finished this book so I admit it might have a great story or whatever but OMG I could not get passed the fact this book feels like it was written by a 10 year old in English class.

I was really excited to read this book as an avid video gamer and lover of fantasy stories, however I was seriously disappointed.

There is zero character development. There is zero description about surroundings or the environment. The sentences and paragraphs are so disjoin
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Sharon Mariampillai
I received a copy from the author, in exchange for an honest review.

Thank you Adelle Yeung for the opportunity to read your book. This was not my type of read. I thought the story had an interesting premise and it had the potential to be something really great. However, the story was good, but I could not understand the main character in this book. She annoyed me at times and I was frustrated with some of her actions. Also, the book tend to drag for me because it was long and it was a bit confu
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Shanice
/ I was given a free copy to give an honest review on the content I read. Thanks, Ms. Yeung! /

This book was all fun and games. Full of adventure and quirkiness, nothing too worrying really came up.

It was a bit too slow paced for me, but all of the characters were likeable. Especially Michelle with her general uniqueness.

This will seem random, but I love open world adventure games, which is what this book kind of made me feel. Not like Fallout or Skyrim, but maybe Minecraft on Peaceful with the
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Readiculously Peachy
Check out my original review on my blog: Readiculously Peachy

My Review:


I received a copy through the YA Bound Book Tour to read and review in return.

The Starriest Summer was a fantastic and fun book to read. I would say that this book is especially directed to teen/young adult readers, but the story has such a beautiful world build up, interesting characters and concepts, I think any reader would be intrigued!

The story starts off with no interruptions, where we get to know our young hero and
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Abbie
Oct 31, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-to-review
(I received a copy from the author, In exchange for an honest review.)

The main character in this annoyed me quite a lot of times, so I can't say I really liked her.

This wasn't a bad read, but it struggled to keep my interest unfortunately. The whole thing started to feel rather long after about 30% of it too, which didn't help.

Overall, Not bad, but it dragged a bit for me.
Rae E
Mar 15, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Please note: A copy of this book was received through YA Bound Book Tours for an honest review while participating on the tour.

Being fifteen is hard enough. There is a lot for a teenage girl to worry about – like grades, life decisions, and boys. Saving the world never factored into Michelle’s future plans… unless it was video game related. Michelle likes to save the world, does so in fact whenever she gets the chance. But the games she plays aren’t real and there is always a reset button.

While
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Tomoyo Ichijouji
Apr 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Overall, I liked this book. The concept was reasonably well executed, focusing mainly on the fantasy world aspect rather than the video game aspect. Even if she seemed juvenile in her flippancy at the beginning, I didn't find Michelle to be annoying, and her maturity level does develop as the story goes on.

I think the main strengths of this book are its writing style and worldbuilding. The writing style has enough description that it draws me into the scene without getting bogged down in minute
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Ashley
"The Starriest Summer" is the story of a young girl (fifteen years old to be exact) who loves video games and eventually gets sucked into one. The meat of the story is her navigating through the 'virtual reality' in an adventure that often reminded me of 'missions' or 'quests' that you would actually be assigned to in a video game.

Oh yeah, she also meets a ton of 'hot' guys along the way.



I make special mention of that because she calls nearly everyone hot....even to their face. I face-palmed at
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Sharon Tyler
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Starriest Summer is the first book in the The Cycle of the Six Moons series by Adelle Yeung. Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis, with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game. The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this! Turns out Starrs is really real, and to make matters worse, Michelle’s interferen ...more
Shakyra Dunn
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
An Adventure to Strive For

I've been a fan of Adelle's voice acting work for sooooo many years that I can't even recall when they began, and when I learned that she was working on a book series, I knew I needed to get invested right away. I also happen to be a fan of RPG's, which added to the charm of knowing I was in for a whimsical adventure. Anyways, on to the review!

The setting of Starrs seems as though it has a touch of a Final Fantasy blend, the atmosphere is so broad and descriptive that I
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Jolene
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I sometimes have a hard time reading books if they don't catch my attention and keep it. That being said I had no trouble reading this book! It was funny, interesting, and detailed enough I could imagine the unique world the main character was swept into. I found the main character relatable to my 15 year old self and had some good laughs at her adventure. I found myself carving extra time out of my day to read an extra chapter and I enjoyed book one so much that I immediately couldn't wait to s ...more
Queenie
Many thanks to Adelle Yeung, who provided me a free digital copy of The Starriest Summer for an honest review!

The Starriest Summer is the first installment of The Cycle of the Six Moons and follows the adventures of Michelle, a fifteen year-old girl. The readers are firstly introduced to Michelle's brother, who she assumes has built a virtual reality video game. Michelle journeys into this virtual video game, where she is assumed to be a Goddess. As the story moves along, Michelle comes to real
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Ayanami Faerudo
Nov 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original review at Whatever You Can Still Betray.


I love my video games; and like with the books I read, I want to delve into them and be a part of that world and its adventures. However, like Michelle's brother, I don't think I'd last long in a harsh environment unless I am a Mary Sue and apparently know kung fu.

I was expecting a video game and a storytelling along the lines of Dragon Age - all serious and majestic with twists and turns that would make me hold me breath and a lot of ambiguous de
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T.L. McDonald
Oct 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to receive an advanced reading copy of this book and boy am I glad I got to read it. Full review to come soon, though I will say for now that it was a fun read and I very much enjoyed this book. It has fantasy, adventure, a quest, and a world full of magic. What's not to love.

Now that this fun read is available here is my full review:

This book is not the typical kind of fantasy I’m used to reading so I will admit, it did take me a few chapters to really get into it. But the m
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Freya
Dec 12, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Full Review on Life as Freya | I got this book through YA Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

I love watching Che play story based video games, so a book based on getting sucked into a game just had to be read!

I’ve never come across a plot like this before so it was a refreshing find. I really like the idea of falling into a video game and becoming an actual part of the game. The plot is clear, as in Michelle has to save the Starrs World but the whole thing about the Cycle of the Six Moo
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Adelle Yeung is the author of The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy, a young adult fantasy adventure.

She is also a voice-over artist who can’t go a day without a cup of tea. When she’s not writing or recording, she enjoys sewing costumes, baking sweets, and escaping on video game adventures. She lives in California with a cat that dreams of eating the pet bird.

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The Cycle of the Six Moons (3 books)
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