Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Blog Tour: Review and Playlist: Anni Moon and the Elemental Artifact


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Synopsis 

Anni doesn't know about Elementals, Funk, Zephyrs, excited talking Bat-Rat creatures, and, least of all, Dragons. All that changes when her best friend, Lexi, is kidnapped and forces beyond Anni’s control trap her on a hidden, floating island in the Elemental world.

In a race against time, Anni sets out to save her friend. Along the way she finds allies among the Elementals, but she is also presented with a choice, one that might help save Lexi. If Anni agrees to an ancient, open-ended contract, will her sacrifice cost her more than she’s bargained for? Or will it land her in the middle of an age-old war between the humans, the Elementals, and the dreaded Fectus?

Music Playlist:
We Want the Funk by George Clinton
anything by John Williams
Review:
I can't exactly figure out how to do this without spoiling the book, so I'm going to keep it brief.

I love:
  • the plot. This book is so cute and I loved reading it. I really like how Anni doesn't know anything about the Elemental world, yet her friend is taken there. I also think it's so cute that their friendship is so strong. I suppose I would try to find my best friend no matter what, too, but still. This is a huge deal.
  • the characters. Anni's take on the world is excellent. I like her view of everything she encounters. I also like how the other characters are so obviously protagonists or antagonists. The distinction is clear.
  • the beginning. I like how it starts off in the boarding school and shows LIFE BEFORE. That's always a fun way to start books.
I don't love:
  • The only thing I didn't love was that it took me a while to get into the book. The pacing was a bit slow for a while and I struggled to keep reading. But I'm glad I did.
4 stars

Giveaway
1 Winner will receive a Signed Copy of Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact
1 Winner will receive a $20.00 Amazon Gift Card.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

In kindergarten my life's goal was to become a teacher who wore only pink and ate French fries all day long. Now that I've matured, my goal in life is to become a Miss Marple-Sherlockian-Jedi Knight--I'm totally serious, it's a real thing.

I love stories, and I've had the privilege of working in Hollywood for over a decade in many different capacities, working with celebrities, directors (I'm married to one, plus he's my illustrator), and a few executives (the head-honcho types that I can't talk about because I signed confidentiality waivers). I'm not sure any of these people would have hired me if they knew I had a closet full of mint condition Star Wars toys...

However, the life of a freelancer is not for the faint of heart. I've kept myself busy with my extracurricular activities, from skydiving to scuba diving, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, a degree in Fine Art, an M.A. in Psychology (with a focus in Neuroscience), and a few other things that I like to keep top secret. ...Some people think I'm a spy, but I'll never tell!

WEBSITE: http://www.melanieabed.com/
TWITTER: @Melanie_Abed
GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8647877.Melanie_Abed
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Melanie-Abed/783780501644430


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