Searles, Rachel The Stolen Moon (Book #2) 360 pgs. Fiewel and Friends (Macmillan), 2015. $15.99 Content: Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G Violence: PG
Chase and his younger sister Lilli have special abilities, but they don’t know why. It might have something to do with their parents, who they have heard might be alive but have always been told they were killed. They are safe for now, and so is their secret, aboard the spaceship of Captain Lennard. Then the ship becomes involved in an inter-planetary moon dispute and things turn ugly, including a crash landing and capture! Chase still wants to know about his parents and his abilities, but protecting his younger but they are caught in the middle of a very dangerous set of circumstances.
This book is complex, political, and fast paced. There just wasn’t enough descriptions of aliens, people and places to allow my imagination any foot hold to get into the story. I felt like I was just reading words. There were very few spaces to get to know the characters between dangerous and complex situations. I enjoyed the first book, it still had a sense of mischief, but this one was just overly long and it lost all intrigue for me. Readers may want to read this second book if they liked the first.
MS– OPTIONAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School Librarian & Author.