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The Ruby Moon

(Thirteen #2)

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4.13  ·  Rating details ·  164 ratings  ·  25 reviews
In this delightful sequel to The Glass Castle, The Ruby Moon opens as preparations begin for the upcoming Olympiads. Join Avery as she learns that a male runner is needed for an important race and she volunteers so she can get close to the action. . . Can she hide her own identity? One slip-up could mean a trip to the dungeon--or worse. Much is at stake while the kingdom e ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 1st 2016 by Shiloh Run Press
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Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
Not.
Another.
Cliffhanger.
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About this book:

“In this delightful sequel to The Glass Castle, The Ruby Moon opens as preparations begin for the upcoming Olympiads. Join Avery as she learns that a male runner is needed for an important race and she volunteers so she can get close to the action. . . Can she hide her own identity? One slip-up could mean a trip to the dungeon--or worse. Much is at stake while the kingdom enjoys the greatest games on earth.”


Series: Book #2 in the “Thirteen” series. (Re
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E.F.B.
I’m not quite sure how to go about reviewing this one, it being a sequel and all. Since I don’t want to spoil anyone on the first book, I guess I must be vague. First of all, can we address the fact that it ended with a cliffhanger, AGAIN?!?! Yeah. Guess I know how I'm spending my second Audible credit of the month. XD All I know to say beyond that, without giving away plot details, is that I still like the character development, and the story still has me hooked. It's so mysterious and very exc ...more
Emily
As in the first book, Avery and all the thirteen-year-olds live secretly in the palace. The queen sent out a decree that, because there is a missing heir who is thirteen, all the kids of that age are to be rounded up and ousted (or killed?) from the kingdom. The queen is the king's second wife and wishes her own, future child to be the heir. So the children watch and wait, work as servants in the palace, and try to stop the king's enemies from taking over the throne.

The plot moves quickly, the
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Lisa Elis
Aww... this audio book was just delightful. The characters are good friends of mine, there are plot twists, interesting settings, and just so much intrigue and mystery. I love it. I did rate the Glass Castle five stars, and this one would get the same rating except that this wasn't as heart-stopping... I suppose that's because I have experienced a lot more in books since I listened to the first one. So, four and a half stars! :D
Kerry Hedden
The Ruby Moon is the next book in the series that began with The Glass Castle. This is a book written for tweens and teens. It picks up right where they left off and has a few added twists; such as many of the teens that were kidnapped are disappearing with no signs whatsoever. As the remaining group tries to figure out where they are going a variety of storylines take shape.

Avery is now set to run in the race for the kingdom, there is a general understanding that they are no longer safe where t
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Kate Matson
Nov 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: younger middle grade audience
I didn't have a huge problem with the plot, it was an interesting concept at first. When I read the first book, The Glass Castle a couple of years ago, I loved it. However, I don't quite feel the same about this one. My interest had dulled, and my opinions have gotten pickier. Throughout the story, it couldn't really hold my attention. The characters didn't have a ton of depth in them, but that didn't bother me too much. Even though I didn't enjoy this as much as I wish I did, it would make a gr ...more
Jessica
I was mildly disappointed with this second book. I am not sure what happened, but it was like all of the suspense that was built up in book one completely deflated within the first few chapters of this book. I was so curious about the tunnels that were beneath that castle and what Avery might find within them. But when I finally discovered their secrets, it was underwhelming and dull. The tunnels didn't end up leading to anywhere particularly interesting and the things that happened within them ...more
Jacqueline The Pufflehuffle Kitteh
ISBN: 9781634099035. October 1st 2016. Shiloh Run Press. I received my Ecopy through Netgalley.

In this delightful sequel to The Glass Castle, The Ruby Moon opens as preparations begin for the upcoming Olympiads. Join Avery as she learns that a male runner is needed for an important race and she volunteers so she can get close to the action. . . Can she hide her own identity? One slip-up could mean a trip to the dungeon–or worse. Much is at stake while the kingdom enjoys the greatest games on ear
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Zoe
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just as good as the first book! The way the story continues, the more you find out about certain characters, the more the story unfolds.

I really enjoyed the second book in the ‘thirteen’ series. I love the story and the characters. And I love the crazy cliff hanger at the end!
Elizabeth
Feb 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-reads
The more secrets which are explained, the more mysteries grow... Looking forward to starting The Paper Boat to pick up where this one left off! This is a quick and easy read with no lull in the adventure, recommended for all ages.
Tasha Sylvester
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
Same as my review of the first book. Good story, fun to listen to- the audio recording his well done. But I hate how much I am left hanging at the end of the book. I don't want to keep reading the series because of it.
April
Jul 14, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: children-s
This book continues where The Glass Castle left off. Avery is in the kings castle with a number of other 13 year olds. The queen seems to be out to get them. The story progresses as Avery explores the castle and looks for a way to save all of them.
Amy
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Another awesome book in this series!! Now to start the last book!!
Anita M. Spoor
Mar 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ruby Moon

Delicious reading and captivating excitement.
I am on to the final book but. I will be sorry when it ends!
Cassandra
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This story is full of adventure and intrigue. It is a great follow up to The Glass Castle and it keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Cathy H.
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can't wait for the next one, youth fiction, enjoyable for all ages.
Ashley
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Spoil Alert!
Plot summary: This is the second book to the glass castle and Avery is about to walk into the tunnels. She knows it is forbidden but she needs to do this. It is not bad if it is for a good cause right. Avery opens the door to the tunnels and walks in. The candle she brought flickers and dies but she is determined. Little did she know that this decision would change her life and everyone she knew and loved. Later the king is hosting the annual celebration for everyone in the kingdom.
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Rachel
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
The characters are well-developed, but some of the choices made by the protagonist seem unreasonable, such as sneaking out and back in repeatedly, each time with the drama-infused wording that "She would never see these people again." Ah Angst! Oh, never mind, she's back! :-)
My main problem with this book is the basic problem of fiction writing, such as "if this character would just tell that character what she knows, she could save him the trouble of ..." But that is how fiction is written, and
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Ash (essentiallybooks)
I was provided an advanced copy of this book by the publisher through Netgalley.

I think that quite a bit of this review is going to be reiteration of what I said about the first book. The Ruby Moon is the continuation of a great idea, but experiences the same problems that The Glass Castle did.

I sped through this book, seeing as it’s very fast-paced. I have to say that it makes total sense considering the book’s middle-grade audience. It’s probably great for middle-grade readers, but it just did
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Ally Camble
Oct 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, reviewed
Ruby Moon is very well written. It's fast pace and easy descriptions pull the reader along. I was always wondering what was next. Unfortunately, it pales beside The Glass Castle. While Priebe and Jenkins put the words together beautifully, the story feels haphazard. Things are happening all over the place but I couldn't find the string that held it all together. Avery and her friends make decisions that contradict each other and don't makes sense. Avery herself is so concerned with doing EVERYTH ...more
Connie
Jan 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a delightful series for tweens, young teens and adults. I enjoyed this book too even though the recommended ages are 10 to 15. Since it is Christian fiction, it doesn't contain the kind of material you really don't want to expose your children to. It's amazing what they put in books for this age group.

I did not think it worked well as a stand alone. I would recommend that you read the first book, The Glass Castle, before this one. Since I read the previous book months ago, I was a bit lo
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Hope
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
yay! love this book!!! ...and author(s)!?! :-)
Gail Davis
Oct 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This book is as good as the first one. I just wish there were more pages in each book and there wasn't a cliffhangar.
Lisa  DeMarco
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Oct 14, 2016
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Oct 28, 2018
Saralinda
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Aug 22, 2017
Nancy Gelhar
rated it it was amazing
Jul 16, 2017
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