Monday 5 January 2015

Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact by Melanie Abed Blog Tour and Review!

Welcome to my stop on the Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact tour, check out the full schedule HERE. I was thrilled to have a chance to join the tour and to review the book. Before we get to that though, check out the awesome cover and blurb. 

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?

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My Thoughts : 

Anni is an orphan but when her guardians disappear and her best friend is kidnapped, Annis life changes forever. She is dragged into a world she never knew existed and has no idea what is going on. Never the less Anni plows through and knows she has to rescue her friend before it's too late. 

This was a pleasant surprise and I really enjoyed it though at the start I was a little lost, kind of like Anni! Once it all came together though and I was caught up, I really liked it. 

Character wise - Anni is such a likable character. She has no clue about the magical world, until a talking rat thing comes to her with a message. Even though she doesn't understand everything, she plows through and does all she can to find her friend. She is nice, brave and extremely loyal. I really liked her and know that most people will. There is also a whole host of characters in the book and all of them are well written and developed. 

Plot wise - The plot is very fast paced and enjoyable. There's a lot of secrets revealed slowly but this adds to the mystery and intrigue of the book. 

Overall it's an adventurous and action packed read. You will fall in love with Anni and the fantastical world that the author has created. The story really pulls you in and brings you on the magical journey with Anni! Being the first in the series, we are left with a lot of questions but that just makes you want the next book more. I'm really looking forward to more from Anni Moon and the gang. 

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…

melanie-bikingHowever, 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!

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  1. I'm always looking for a good magical middle grade. Maybe the confusion was intentional because the character was confused?

    1. I love Middle Grade books too!!! This is a good read :)