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Moonstone (Unbidden Magic #1)

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MOONSTONE A Fictionwise Fantasy bestseller Young Adult

A sickly mom. A tiny house trailer. High school bullies and snarky drama queens. Bad-guy dudes with charming smiles. Allie has problems. And then there's that whole thing about fulfilling a magical prophecy and saving the world from evil. Geez. Welcome to the sad, funny, sometimes-scary world of fifteen-year-old Allie E

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Published August 28th 2010 by BelleBooks, Inc. (first published July 15th 2008)
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Apr 06, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Young Adult Reader of Paranormal Romance
Recommended to Lissa Smith Reads'~Bookaholics Bookshelf Reviews by: Netgalley
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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
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Katy
Nov 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of YA paranormal fiction, urban fantasy
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 1: Moonstone: A sickly mom. A tiny house trailer. High school bullies and snarky drama queens. Bad-guy dudes with charming smiles. Allie has problems. And then there's that whole thing about fulfilling a magical prophecy and saving the world from evil. Geez. Welcome to the sad, funny, sometimes-scary world of fifteen-year-old Allie Emers
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Leann
Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I can really go either way with this novel. I had read some great reviews and the story just did not live up to them (in my opinion). I hate to be the one to say that I disliked this book, a lot.

Allie was a good main character, but it took me awhile before I started to really like her. In fact, in the end, I'm still not sure if I did like her as a character. Her mother, on the other hand, I despised. This is what I wanted to say to her: Get off your *&$@ing @#$ and get a job (use your imagin
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Ian
Dec 03, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moonstone is a half-way decent YA urban fantasy. It's the story of Allie who I guess is a witch although that's not entirely clear. She lives in a trailer with her mom, goes to a public school and can look into people's minds. She is entrusted with a magical gemstone called the Moonstone and it's her job to protect it from the powers of evil.

I quite enjoyed this book but I think there was a little too much going on. There were a bunch of characters who really didn't need to be there and parts o
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Beth
May 08, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interesting premise, but that special attachment that endears you to the characters was missing and left the story a little flat for me.
Kate
Originally published at Epic (Chocolate) Fantasy.

Bite-Sized Review
I'm honestly not sure what to say about Moonstone. It contains many things I don't really like – a prophecy, overly credulous characters, simplistic designations of good and evil – but as much as these things irritated me, I never found myself wanting to put the book down.

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Moonstone begins the day before Allie's fifteenth birthday, when she first discovers her paranormal abilities. Events progress rather quickly af
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Vicky
Mar 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got a copy of this book through NetGalley(dot)com as part of the entire series. It wasn't a great book, it wasn't a bad book. It was...okay. (Most of) the characters were likeable and the world building done well.The story is pretty simple. It basically involves Allie discovering her powers and trying to keep away from bad people. Nothing in the story was very surprising. You pretty much knew who the bad guy was from the outset. In fact, one character was so obviously dropped in for just one p ...more
Rachael
Oct 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Allie Emerson sometimes wishes she could change the life she has. She lives with her rather lazy mother in a dumpy trailer with their only income being the monthly welfare check. She’s constantly picked on by bullies, has never met her father, and is sure her aunt wants her gone. But there are some things to look forward to, namely weekend visits to her eccentric but lovable neighbor Kizzy and hanging out with her good friends Mercedes and Manny. But then strange things start happening to Allie, ...more
Tahlia Newland
May 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, paranormal
Netgally provided me with four books in this series as an exclusive review set and it appears that there must be at least one more to the series because at the end of book 4, although Allie had found the person she needed to help her, she still hadn’t saved the world from the threat of the Dark Fey and the Trimarks.

The Moonstone series is about Allie, a fifteen year old girl who lives in a small town in Washington State. In the first book, she gains psychic powers, is given a magical moonstone p
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Stephanie
Feb 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I kinda expected something different for this book, however, I was not too disappointed.

What I liked about this book was the supernatural stuff, the mystery and the anticipation. There were times in the book where I felt like oh, this person must be the bad guy, however, I was often sorely mistaken.

I loved the hippy-dippy guardian angel. She made me laugh. A lot. I loved the idea of having a guardian angel who not only gave me answers but was funny. Though there were not many scenes where it d
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