Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Blog Tour: The Last Winter Moon by Adelle Yeung...Review and Giveaway!

Keep reading to learn more about this fun series and to read my review!
Plus there's a Giveaway!

About the Book

The Last Winter Moon (The Cycle of the Six Moons #3) by Adelle Yeung
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: November 11th 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

The Goddess of Starrs has vanished…

Arriscyal has fallen… 

Gediyon is missing… 

Dreana holds the answers to everyone’s pasts…

When Michelle returns to Starrs, the world is in chaos. No one knows who to trust, and even faith in their Goddess has dwindled. Michelle must reveal the truth of the Cycle; only then can she hope to unite everyone.

The Sixth Moon looms overhead. The end of the Cycle is nigh. Michelle and Jayse must stop it once and for all.

This week only buy the first two books in the series for only 99 cents each!

 The Starriest Summer
(The Cycle of the Six Moons #1) 
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An Eclipsing Autumn
(The Cycle of the Six Moons #2)
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About the Author

Adelle Yeung is the author of The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy, a young adult fantasy adventure.

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 California with a cat that dreams of eating the pet bird.

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.

My Review of The Last Winter Moon

Title: The Last Winter Moon (The Cycle of Six Moons Book 3)
Author: Adele Yeung 
Format: Digital ARC
Source: Blog Tour

With The Last Winter Moon, we are once again transported to the magical world of the  entertaining The Cycle of Six Moons series.

In this book we get to reacquaint ourselves we some familiar faces as well as meet a few new ones. I highly recommend you read the other two books in the series, The Starriest Summer and An Eclipsing Autumn in order to fully understand the motivation of the characters and the world in which the story takes place and why.

This book picks up where the second one left off and Michelle is somehow still in the virtual world her brother created. To fully explain my thoughts, I have to briefly share some thoughts or rather comment on the first two books. In The Starriest Summer, Michelle's geeky brother has convinced her to transport herself into a medieval-like world where Michelle is believed to be a Goddess complete with magical abilities and believes she must complete a series of quests or tasks before she can return home. Only, Michelle is apparently stuck in this world and things get dangerous and more complicated the longer she is there. In the second book, her life is even in danger and she is not even sure what it would mean if she "died" in this world.

That being said, I was really looking forward to see how things played out for Michelle in this third book and I wasn't disappointed. Much like the first two, Michelle is still trying to adjust to her surroundings and every time she thinks she has something figured out, something new pops up.  And it was pretty much the same for me as a reader. There were so many unexpected twists and turns.  This one though had some moments that broke my heart a little...okay, a lot. Being vague because it's a spoiler.

Filled with epic adventures and quests, this is a fun fantasy series and this book is a great addition.  Michelle has found herself in quite an interesting world and you never know what to expect next. The different elements of the various lands in the world Michelle journeys through fascinate me from magic healing potions to stallihounds, dogs the size of horses.

I also adore and am fascinated by the eclectic mix of characters and creatures we meet throughout Michelle's journey. However, the sheer number of them could be a bit overwhelming. I almost felt like I needed a guidebook to keep the characters, terms, and worlds straight.  The characters have become like a family for Michelle and she has grown quite attached to them.  And I'll admit, after three books, I'm a little attached, too, and was not sure whether I should be rooting for her to make it home or not (after all, her brother annoyed me). I love her relationships and interactions with everyone...they're fun and crazy as well as serious and unexpected.

The Last Winter Moon answered several questions that I have had since reading the first two books and provided plenty of entertaining and unexpected moments. It was fun, but also much more emotional than the previous two books. I was a little disappointed at the ending and I still have some questions, but maybe we haven't seen the last of Michelle and her friends.

My Rating: 3 1/2 Stars

*I received a free digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.*


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