Of this book Archie is loveable in that grandpa sort of way and I think this is a really niue character particularly for a YA fantasy novel like this He s probably my favorite character after having followed him this far navigating a brand new world and fighting so hard to save Ella The political structures in this book are nuanced and interesting and far too complicated for me to attempt to explain in this review I would much rather you read the book and discover the intricacies and delicate balances for yourself We begin with the three heroes working hard to Guided Approach to Intermediate and Advanced Coding + ICD-10-CM/PCs Coding understand their surroundings and really navigate the world around them The pacing in this book is again fast but in a good way You don t have to wait for action or suspense or things to happen in this narrative It doesn t get bogged down in the details and it leaves you craving We also have some new characters along for this journey who are just so cool I love the names I love the characters They are developed realistic even though they are kind of fantastical and just the right amount of detailed The writing here is phenomenal building off of the first book and bringing you into a fantasy worldnlike any other I love how Understanding Yandere Lovers uniue the ideas are in this book rather than being drawn out tropes that we ve read over and over again I would absolutely recommend this series to anyone who loves fantasy novels and wants something out of the ordinary Thank you to iRead Book Tours and Alexis Marie Chute for the opportunity to read and review This is my honest opinion Thank you Iread and Alexis Marie Chute for a complimentary copy I voluntarily reviewed this book All opinions expressed are my own Below The Moon The 8th Island Trilogy 2By Alexis Marie Chute REVIEW Fresh off the heels of Above The Star comes the seuel Below The Moon Props to the cover art because I love it This story carries on where the previous book lefts There are layers of complexity and hierarchies and rules within this world that are too much to explain New beings species or whatever you call it are introduced Basically everything has a place Our characters continue down the path to a cure but learn much about themselves along the way The issues are niversal such as the desire to be young again following your heart s desire motherdaughter dynamics the importance of family and never losing hope While the adventure and action play out front and center the beautifully depicted place and relatable familiar characters fill in the background I enjoyed this second book eually as well as the first and I am excited to read the third book Inside The Sun Alexis Marie Chute does not disappoint Her other worldly creations are pure magic As far as a second book can go this one was one of the best I ve read There was NO Second Book Syndrome and we got to learn a lot about the characters their motivations their fears I also liked how the plot was always moving forward and never draggedThe illustrations are pretty cute by no means do they look
*perfect which is *which is they are so great They are Ella s thoughts as she experiences the journey and I definitely wish fantasy books had a similar conceptThe character growth of this book was great I felt that I was able to learn about them all and I liked how they learned to interact together even when they did not agree on the best route to goAll and all this was a great second book to the series and I m eager to see what the finale of the thi I enjoyed this book even than the first I cannot wait for the third It is such a great adventure story It is niue to any other series I have read I would definitely recommend it to fans of fantasy stories I love that this series includes pictures the imagery is very descriptive but Ella s pictures help to have a visual of the places characters and items that are described in this extraordinarily different land When I reuested this I didn t realise it was a seuel which definitely added to the 3 star rating why doesn t Netgalley always say when books are in a series But despite this I actually enjoyed it a fair amount It took me a while to get into and work out what everything was and everything that was going on but once I figured it out the adventure was a fun read Ella s character was strong and she s been through a lot but that made her even stronger and I loved Luggie cute It was a fairly average read but still an enjoyable one I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley From my review at motherbookerblogcomBelow the Moon picks p exactly where Above the Star left s Our three heroes have been through a lot Since They Were Transported they were transported the island of Jarr Wya from Earth Archie is rediscovering his youth his daughter in law Tessa is fighting to save her daughter and trying to work out what her heart really wants and his granddaughter Ella is battling cancer and falling in love All that and Archie is still coming to terms with the fact that his son Arden has transformed into an orlearon red skinned fire warriors that an Orlearon red skinned fire warriors that native to Jarr Wya But he doesn t have much time to think about any of that as Archie and his family are caught The Little Bit Naughty Book of Wild Sex Positions up in mysteries wars and secret identities Along the way they will find that the only way to really survive in an ever darkening world is to keep their family togetherAfter the events of the first book our trio is about to set out towards the mysteriou. Entangled in the fate of all worlds and threatened by the presence of an evil Star anchored in the sea The Star has thrown life everywhere into chaos and it is Ella who holds the key tonlocking its mystery Caught in a web of betrayal mistaken identities secrets and lo.
Free read Below the Moon The 8th Island Trilogy #2This is a really amazing book It is completely different to anything that I have read before It s really moving and beautiful and I have to say I shed Leaders Eat Last uite a few tears throughout this book It s amazing Reviewed by Jennifer YA Reviewer for Reader Views 22020 Below the Moon the second novel in the 8th Island Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute is truly a work of art that will challenge your imagination However I must encourage you to begin with book 1 Above the Star to truly appreciate the storyElla is a teen girl who has been fighting cancer for too long In an attempt to find her cure and through a very interesting chain of events she and her family endp on the island of Jarr Wya This island is filled with fantastical creatures described by the author with great detail Ella her family and the other surviving passengers from the cruise ship are learning to live on this island alongside the natives However they still have not found Ella s cure and it seems a war is loomingThe entire setting is La muralla verde uniue and well described The characters each have their own backstory and agenda it seems The relationships between the characters have developed significantly in this second book as well There are many real world issues tackled in this completely imaginative world Race familial love romantic love terminal illness to name a few Ella s character has matured and grown since the first book and we realize that she really is stronger than she seems even though we do still see some glimpses of the child she wasBeing as Ella is mute the addition of pictures from her journal are very helpful in my opinion I really enjoyed the fanciful creatures and locations The intense emotion between mother and daughter in this book really hit home to me and helped menderstand Tessa much betterThe addition of new creatures brings new friendships where race and differences are put aside as most work together for the greater good There are also many plot twists and surprises along the way As well as a love triangle of sorts between Ella s mother her father who is now one of the non human Olearons and the captain of the ill fated cruise ship Nate We get to hear Ella and Tessa s deepest thoughts about each other and about their prospective lovesAgain the author has included a glossary to help The New Competition us get to know and pronounce some of the characters and creatures I find this very helpful and enjoyed reading the descriptions If I were asked to describe the meaning of this book in a few words I would say love is sacrifice Many of these characters give of themselves for others I feel as though I am emotionally invested in this work and I m very anxious to see where the third and final installment will takes Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views 1019 Below the Moon is the second book in The 8th Island Trilogy By Alexis Marie Chute by Alexis Marie Chute on the heels of Above the Star Picking Domestic Slavery Considered as a Scriptural Institution by Francis Wayland and Richard Fuller up where the first book left off the author takess back to the island of Jarr Way which sits on a planet in a dimension that is parallel to ours The Wellsley family continues to try to find their place in this strange world Ella the protagonist is still suffering from cancer In order to protect Ella her Bangol boyfriend Luggie must choose a side that might not be in the best interest of his people Ella s mother Tessa struggles to come to terms with her failing marriage come to terms with her failing marriage Ardenal who has evolved into a different form His father Archie is also evolving and finding answers in this strange place to his own past The people of this place namely the Olearons Bangols Steffanus and the Millia continue their struggle for control over what happens to the evil star that is in the sea The plot thickens when they tilize the portal jumpers called tillastrions to return to earth Ella holds the key to many answers As with Above the Star I found it very difficult to put Below the Moon down I enjoyed jumping back into this adventure which is like nothing I have ever read The niueness of the story makes it impossible to guess what might be coming next I love that aspect Drama takes place on multiple levels within these pages At the core is the one that is happening within the family The struggle to find a cure for the protagonist s terminal illness feels real and at times hopeless On a grander level tensions really explode in this story when the author moves the warring factions into our dimension She also begins providing the reader with answers that tell Children of the New World us about these complex characters Chute also does an excellent job of bringing her settings to life Readers can clearly see the places and characters that she is describing The action also plays out well There is a lot of violence and loss so it is best read by young adults and adults The author also does an excellent job ofpdating the reader about what happened in the first book She skillfully blends the details into the Blog Facebook Twitter Instagram This is Below the Moon Another rollicking and oh so interesting adventure into the world of Alexis Marie Chute I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment in this trilogy Above the Star enjoyed the first installment in this trilogy Above the Star I looked forward to this novel for a long time Rather than having a lot of time pass this book picks The Oswald Reflection up at the moment the previous book left off These are definitely meant to be read consecutively I m so glad that Archie Tessa and Ella are still withs for the start. Ella Wellsley is not your typical teenager Cancer left her mute but not powerless Trapped in a parallel dimension Ella rallies her strength to join her family her mother Tessa her grandpa Archie and her magical boyfriend in locating the cure to her illness This cure is. The Rabbit Who Wants to Go to Harvard under the sea They hope to destroy it bring peace back to Jarr Wya and discover the secret to healing Ella s cancer Joining them are their fellow human travelers Duggie Sky Captain Nate and Lady Sophia a group of Orlearon warriors the Lord of Orlearon and Luggie the son of the tyrannical Bangol King and enemy of the Orlearons As darkness and evil makes its way throughout Jarr Wya the party encounter a great number of problems along the way They have to battle against a host of different foes andse all of their cunning to survive But can they actually make it to the Star and bring life back to Jarr WyaThis book has all the great aspects of the first book but it has definitely Quantum (Captain Chase upped the ante The world we were introduced to has is ever expanding and we re meeting new species all the time Alexis Marie Chute s background as an artist really comes in handy when it comes to world building The description is as lush and artistic as they were in the last book Everything feels so vivid and real Obviously this is aided by the amazing illustrations that accompany the story The illustrations are drawn from Ella s point of view as they are her only real method of communication They not only help bring life to the world but add an extra element of immersiveness Ella is communicating with her family and the readerBelow the Moon is a sophisticated but fun story It has everything you could want and manages to avoid the typical cliches of fantasy novels It is full of magic andaint creatures yet but there is a maturity to everything This narrative is fast paced and full of action Just like the first book this novel doesn t shy away from violence and danger There was plenty of death within the first book and it s a big part of this novel too It isn t too gratuitous and it elevates the book beyond your typical YA fantasy Last time I compared the writing to Neil Gaiman and I maintain that they share a certain darkness that is kind of irresistibleThankfully there is plenty of good stuff to balance out the evil This series is at its heart the story of a family who loves each other enough to risk their lives There is plenty of heart and charm within this story that you can t help but fall in love with these characters They feel as real as they did before and that s even with the magical changes that they ve all gone through Alexis Marie Chute has done amazingly well to write these characters and their relationships Particularly the interactions between Tess and Ella She manages to accurately portray the motherdaughter bond and discuss how Ella s illness has altered that There are some highly emotional scenes that had me on the verge of tears which if I m honest is something I don t often associate with this genreDo I have Introduction to Mythology uibbles Yes But that s only because I selfishly wanted of certain things Because I selfishly wanted things to go on longer This book is so similar to the first one yet has a completely different feel about it It has the same sense of heart and humanity about it but it has so much energy to it Things are happening and they re happeningickly It feels so much alive and chaotic Chaotic in a good way though as the mood fits with the narrative This second installment is building to something and I for one can t wait to see what that is Many thanks to Goodreads the author for providing an ARCWhen the book was described as a hybrid novel with illustrations I was imagining something like Selznick s The Invention of Hugo Cabret But the illustrations in this novel are often supplementary rather than mediums t What I LovedI loved that this book did not let me down I felt like it did a great job of staying true to the story but introducing even crazier situations and exciting plots to keep me interestedHow I FeltBelow the Moon picks p right where we ended Above the Stars While it is the second book in the series it could be read as a
"Stand Alone But I Think "alone but I think reader would take longer to nderstand the story and the world I would recommend reading the first book in this series before reading Below the MoonThe world definitely expands in this book and I was so excited to see that There are lots of new species that the characters are introduced to and I loved that they were niue new creatures in the sci fi realm This story once again had amazing illustrations drawn into the pages that aided the overall storytelling It was one of my favorite things from Above the Stars so I was really excited to see that the Author Chose To Carry That Element Into Book 2The Characters chose to carry that element into book 2The characters to be a wonderful aspect of this series They are well rounded with distinct personalities and flaws which made me connect to them easilyOverall I enjoyed this book a bit than the first book in the series which I think comes down to the fact that when I picked book 2 p I was already aware of the characters and the world so I was able to jump right into the story without trying to #understand what was going on I felt that the writing was wonderfully #what was going on I felt that the writing was wonderfully and the characters were perfectTo Read or Not To ReadI would recommend Below the Moon for young adult readers that like crazy sci fi adventures with great charactersI was provided a gifted copy of this book for free I am leaving my review voluntarilyMy full review of this book will post to my blog on 72220 All of my reviews can be found at. Ve triangles Ella Tessa and Archie must overcome their troubled pasts to ensure a future for all worlds On this journey armed with Laird of Shadows (MacDougall Legacy Book 1) unearthly abilities andnexpected allies each member of the Wellsley family will learn the power of love in the face of their greatest fea. ,