Moonstone (Unbidden Magic #1)

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Moonstone (Unbidden Magic, #1)Moonstone by Marilee Brothers

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

In this first installment of the Unbidden Magic series the reader is introduced to Allie (Alfrieda named after her Greatgrandmother) in a most funny way. She is the heroine that grabs you right from the get go. Not only is she an underdog with a less than perfect life, she also starts off as a slightly clutzy girl and you just have to love the way she meets her fate in the first few pages of the book (it involves a barb wire fence, a bull and his excrements…).

This novel is all about Allie discovering what she is, finding out things about herself she didn’t know; and there are a lot of things, it seems to be a mantra throughout these books, as if the first 16 years of her life left her very incomplete.

With the help of her friend Kizzy, an elderly woman, often thought to be a witch, but really a roma gypsy, who is like a part time aunt to her whenever her Mom cannot take care of her (which seems to be frequently), Allie discovers abilities she has awakened through the event in the beginning of the book. She has a star shaped mark on her hand that marks her as a star seeker, whatever that may entail for her she has yet to find out…

On top of this Kizzy gives her the Moonstone as it appears there is a prophecy that says that Allie is supposed to have it.

From now on things happen that Allie has no control over. She is followed by opposing Trimarks, discovers her father, who wasn’t in the picture for all her live and some things about him, just to be drawn deeply in when said Trimarks kidnap her mother to lure the Moonstone- that they are after- to them…

Through it all she has the help of a few faithful friends, Mercedes, Manny and her almost boyfriend Junior and her yet to be fully exploited abilities…this book only scratches the surface and leaves you wanting more the moment you reach the end, so on to part #2…

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/288114046

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