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Above the Star (The 8th Island Trilogy #1)

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When Archie goes in search of his missing son, Arden, in the Spanish Canary Islands, he stumbles upon a higher mission: to save his ailing fourteen-year-old granddaughter, Ella. Using a portal-jumping device called the Tillastrion, Archie and a strange creature, a Bangol named Zeno, are transported—along with a cruise ship full of people, including Ella and her mother, Tes ...more
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Published May 15th 2018 by SparkPress
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Jessica
Jun 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, teen-novels
I received this book for free from the publisher (SparkPress) as part of a promotional blogger unboxing campaign.

I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4.

This is probably the most unique book I have read so far this year.

Up until I got about halfway through the book I thought it was weird. It was odd and bizarre, kind of in a Roald Dahl way, but stranger. It took me a while to get used to it and the world. I’ve never encountered a world quite like this one before, so there was definite
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CAR
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED THIS BOOK!! It is a rich tapestry of characters, plot and unique inhabitants of a mystical place that exists “Above the Star”. You join the family of Tessa, Ella and Archie who are simultaneously looking for a cure for Ella who has lost the ability to speak, while looking for her father who has disappeared. After boarding a ship they are magically transported to the island of Jarr-warr and encounter unique inhabitants of the island whom play different and surprising roles as they are enc ...more
Margie Timmermans
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Alexis Marie really throws her readers into a captivating new world with this book! The first half of the book is very detailed in description and it takes a while to understand this odd new world. However the cool thing is that the reader is joined on this journey by a group of very regular, relatable and likeable characters.
This book is a real page turner and it didnt take long before I was swept up in this exciting story! I highly recommend this book and am excited for the release of the sec
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Jamie
Jul 02, 2018 rated it liked it
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*I received an e-galley from Netgalley in return for an honest review.*

Had a bit of a hard time getting into this fantasy novel, but could have been due to reading the e-galley on my computer. Once the story gets going then there is more action to move it along.
Ella has cancer and the outlook is not good. Her professor father then disappears, leaving behind journals of his research. Separately, Archie (Ella's grandfather) and Ella read the journals, but Archie actually goes in search of followin
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Brittany Mccorriston
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed everything about this. I realized a bit late there's a character list at the end of the book, I'm used to looking for one at the beginning
Aarika
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The imagination for this book is amazing. I felt I was right along for the adventure. Ella and Duggie Sky are easily my favorite characters. The ending was a cliffhanger but I have a idea what may occur. This is a book soon to be a classic and should be treasured!
Leah Ison
Jul 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
What a fun read! I went on a little adventure with this. I love how the main character and one of the most outstanding heroes of this story is Ella's grandfather. How refreshing to see this. The love between Ella and her grandfather is beautiful and a driving force in this story.
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When Archie goes in search of his missing son Arden, in the Spanish Canary Islands, he stumbles upon a higher mission to save his ailing fourteen year old granddaughte
Aimee
Jul 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Ian Mathers
Jun 03, 2018 rated it liked it
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According to my shelf here at goodreads, and I have no reason to think it's wrong, I reviewed 99 books for RT. I didn't realize that until looking tonight, and I guess it's kind of funny I just missed three digits. I started writing reviews there, almost all fantasy and sf, right around the start of 2014. Unfortunately (but not unsurprisingly) this year RT closed. It lasted 37 years, mostly focused on romance novels (which I didn't review because I didn't feel qualified to, not because of any di ...more
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From my review at motherbookerblog.com:

"As soon as I read the summary for Above the Star I knew I wanted to read it. It gave me ideas of Neil Gaiman, The Princess Bride, and plenty of other great fantasy tales. I loved the idea of the triple perspectives of the different generations and was fascinated by Jarr-Wya. So, when I was give the chance to read the book I leapt at it. And I’ve never been happier about anything. The book was utterly captivating from the first page onwards. The characters
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Alexis Marie Chute is an award-winning artist, author, photographer, and filmmaker. Her debut memoir, Expecting Sunshine: A Journey of Grief, Healing and Pregnancy After Loss, was released by She Writes Press in 2017, accompanied by the feature documentary. Chute has been published in PhotoEd, WestWord, Mind Body Green, Savvy Mom, Today’s Parent, Vie, The Bellingham Review, Edmonton ...more