Review: Shadow Moon, Unbidden Magic #4 by Marilee Brothers

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Shadow Moon
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Title:
  Shadow Moon
Author:  Marilee Brothers
Format:  Paperback, eBook
Publisher:  Bell Bridge Books
Pages:  230
ISBN:  978-1611940589
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Genre:  YA Fantasy
Series: Unbidden Magic Series
Best Read in Order: yes
Stars: 4
About the Book:   Allie Emerson is hoping for a few quiet months to catch her breath after a summer that included the discovery she is not only a twin and of faery blood, but also destined to play a pivotal role in faery world. School has barely begun when Allie must kiss her hope of a normal year goodbye.She can’t escape her unfinished business with the fae, the Trimarks, or Junior Martinez, who is making it clear he plans to win her back. Signs, portents and whispers are pushing Allie to “find the girl” before it’s too late. Hoping her twin can help her solve the riddle of their destiny, Allie uncovers old secrets and begins a cross-country journey that puts her in more danger than ever before. If she succeeds, she may just find the answers that can save everyone she loves.

Book Review:

In this, the fourth in the series: we are returned to the more “normal” life of Allie – working her way  through the puzzle, and getting herself out of scrapes, usually of her own making.  Also, Allie seems to find a bit more of herself in this installment, while the continual changes, questions, action and incessant attention from a flurry of boys  seem to occasionally get her down, even as readers may find that exhausting.

With a new mystery to uncover, and a missing sister to find as part of the prophecy, this seemingly near never-ending quest and story is making a welcome return to the original premise of the story.  With more of the ‘original’ Allie on view, her sharp wit, her caring, and the occasional (and not necessarily PC but wholly real feeling) descriptives used for friends, this installment has drawn me back into the fun adventure that highlights this series

While not delving into the background on the creatures and evil that they encounter, the sense of importance to fulfilling the prophecy and maintaining her friendships is never far from the surface throughout this installment, making this a fast-paced and fun read.

I received an eBook copy through NetGalley for purpose of honest review for the IOB Tours.  I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility. 

About the Author:

I am a life long resident of Washington state and the author of a young adult urban fantasy series (Unbidden Magic) as well as two adult novels, Castle Ladyslipper and the Rock and Roll Queen of Bedlam. My husband and I spend five months a year in southern California, not far from Los Angeles and San Diego. I spent a number of years as a teacher and school counselor. Those years gave me a wonderful array of characters to write about. In addition to writing, I love to read, spend time with my family and hack my way around the golf course. I’m on Facebook, Twitter and love hearing from readers. I have a blog called Book Blather and welcome all those who love book. http://bookblatherblog.blogspot.com. Please visit my website, http://www.marileebrothers.com. If you send me a comment, I promise I will answer.

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