Friday, April 21, 2017

The White Road of the Moon by Rachel Neumeier - ESSENTIAL

Neumeier, Rachel The White Road of the Moon, 376 pages.  Knopf (Random), 2017.  $18.  Language:  PG (5 swears, 0 ‘f’); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG-13 (some blood).

When Meridy finds out that her aunt is about to force her into an apprenticeship, she decides that its time to leave her small mountain village.  First she stops at her favorite alone a spot, a deserted village, populated by a series of ancient to old ghosts that only Meridy can see – and interact with.  But a person suddenly appears, demanding Meridy’s help, and danger her ties her to the ghost of a bot, who seems to be very important, and a ghost dog, that is very valiant.  Meridy’s quest will take her farther than she could have ever imagined, introduce her to people who have previously only been legends, and stretch her newfound talents in extraordinary ways.

Such a great year for new fantasy world-building!  Add the is Kingdom of Ash and Briars by Hannah West and A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess and you have a power trilogy of books perfect for any fantasy reader! Bam!

MS, HS – ESSENTIAL.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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