by Adelle Yeung
GENRE: YA Fantasy
Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis…with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game.
The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this!
Turns out Starrs is really real, and to make matters worse, Michelle’s interference awakens the Cycle of the Six Moons, a series of devastating trials that will devour the universe.
Fighting the apocalypse was way easier when danger stayed on the other side of the screen, but Michelle finds a secret weapon in her new-found powers. She uses them to rescue the crown prince of a powerful magic kingdom from their sworn enemies, a technologically-advanced cult that strives to eradicate magical blood.
Michelle starts to fall for Prince Jayse, the only one who believes Michelle to be a savior rather than a curse. But not even video games could prepare her for what the cult has in store for them…
An Eclipsing Autumn:
Deciding last minute to stay in Starrs, Michelle continues her epic adventure as Goddess. After all, learning how to save the world sure beats a year of pre-calculus. With her friends by her side, Michelle travels to a city of scholars to learn the lore of the Cycle of the Six Moons.
At first, the exotic retreat turns romantic, as Michelle spends her free time exchanging sweet letters with the crown prince, Jayse. But, during her studies, Michelle learns something that drastically changes her game plan. Powerful blood must be spilled to end the Cycle…blood that only runs through her veins and the prince destined to fall in love with her.
During a celebration honoring their enlightenment, Michelle and Jayse are whisked off to a rogue city as trophies of a tournament, where only the strongest can claim a taste of their blood. Gallant as ever, their guardian, Gediyon, enters to prevent harm to his friends. Unfortunately for the contestants, the Cycle’s latest trial prevents everyone from waking from a cursed slumber…
The Starriest Summer
I really enjoyed reading this fantasy: it is full of adventure, action, magic and has also a romantic love story.
Michelle is fifteen and is very good at playing video games. She can not help but try the new virtual reality game that her brother has created. But this game is very strange and soon she realizes that it is not very virtual, she comes into this world of fantasy. Her appearance has triggered the cycle of the six moons and now the inhabitants are in danger. Only she can save them, so believes the charming crown prince.
The world created by the author is well constructed, the characters are well defined and interesting, the pace is fast and flowing, this story is never boring
I recommend it to everyone, especially to teenagers
An Eclipsing Autumn:
It 's a compelling read, easy, fresh and funny, to be read in one breath. Once it started it is very difficult to put it down.
In this second book continues the adventures of Michelle in Starrs. She must study to learn the rules of this world and how she can save it. She will face many difficult trials, but there will always be prince Jayse at her side.
Starrs is a really fascinating world, with so many interesting characters but is full of dangers.
It's the second book in the series, I suggest you read the books in order for a perfect understanding of the story.
I recommend it to anyone who loves fantasy and video games.
“Mayor Rayel,” Gediyon says, “may I suggest… a healer?”
The mayor turns around and smiles. “You follow my thoughts exactly, Gediyon.”
“Then tomorrow, I shall return to Arriscyal.”
I gasp. “Ooh! Can I come?”
The mayor and Gediyon exchange glances. Gediyon says, “If that is what you wish, Michelle…”
“Pft. Duh! What else am I gonna do?”
I’m not sure if they understand, but they don’t deny me.
Gediyon nods to Mayor Rayel. “Michelle and I will return as soon as possible.”
“Very well,” Mayor Rayel says. “Then off to bed with you both. You have a long journey ahead.”
The mayor leaves outside and Gediyon smiles at me before beckoning me up the ladder. I think I know what he’s so excited about.
I might’ve completed my first mission, but of course there’s more to this game. Another rank: the healer. I can see her already. She’s without a doubt going to be prettier than me and she’ll have bigger boobs. She’ll probably be soft-spoken and so perfect and sweet that I’ll want to barf every time she graces my presence. And Gediyon is probably in love with her.
Of course he is. He probably had to rescue her on many accounts and she won him over with her damsel-in-distress-like lifestyle. I don’t know why this bothers me so much. I mean, I’m a little too young for Gediyon anyway, but I have a feeling I’ll become the third wheel once she joins our party.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
She is also a voice-over artist who can't go a day without a cup of tea. When she's not writing or recording, she enjoys sewing costumes, baking sweets, and escaping on video game adventures. She lives in
with a cat that dreams of eating the pet bird. California
She has provided script supervision for the independent animation, Shattered Heaven, and is head script editor and one of the co-writers for the upcoming game Fiona Frightening and the Wicked Wardrobe.
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