Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Brownridge Publishing (July 19, 2011) 222 pages
Addy is a fourteen year old girl who thinks her neighbor, Mrs. Tavish, might be a witch. Despite this, she enjoys spending time in Mrs. Tavish's garden. One day, she meets a boy named Conner, and together they discover that the garden is actually a Median Realm.
With the help of Entuia, a pixie, they learn they must play a game of Fairy Chess, which really isn't like the game of chess we know, to return to their world. They learn more about themselves in the process, along with a bit of heartache.
This was just a fun story! It really reminded me of the Goosebumps series from when I was a kid. There's definitely a creepy factor, but not too creepy. Under a Fairy Moon is just a lovely book for young readers!
For awhile, I had stopped reading fairy stories. It seemed so much of the same thing. Under a Fairy Moon was definitely different! It has some of the well known things about fairies, but there were still unique plot points.
T.M.'s writing just has a beautiful quality about it!
""Come here, human child." It was a command.
Addy Coaxed her jellied legs to obey. She looked deeply into the beautiful and terrifying face of the Fairy Queen, strangely drawn to the queen's amethyst eyes. They conjured images of fresh fields of lavender lit by moonlight: fields swathed in midnight magic that begged to be explored by bare-foot, would-be princesses. Addy breathed in the heady scents of lavender and thyme and was carried away for a moment, spell-bound."
If you would like to read the first chapter, you can do so at Literarily Speaking.
I'm so excited about this author AND this publishing company. When you enter The Brownridge Publishing website, you are welcomed with the phrase, "Good, wholesome books." They are definitely on my radar!
Because I'm so excited about the author and publishing company, I want to help spread the word. I'll be giving away my lovely copy of Under a Fairy Moon to one lucky reader.
-Leave an email address(spam-free edition), so I can contact you if you win.
-Just leave a comment relating to the book, author, review, or just letting me know you want to win. :)
-Visit T.M. Wallace's website and let me know something you learned about her.
-Advertise this giveaway in any way you want. (facebook, blog, twitter, etc.)
I'll pick a winner August 31st. Good luck!!
If you would like to see what others on this tour are saying, click HERE.
*I was provided a review copy through Pump Up Your Book in exchange for my honest opinion.