The Crescent Stone by Matt Mikalatos
Power has its Price…
Madeline Oliver is dying from lung disease and there’s no cure. Jason Wu, after tragedy strikes, is left grief stricken and promises to only speak the truth from that point on. When a mysterious stranger name Hanali appears to Madeline and offers to heal her in exchange for one year of service to his people, Madeline and Jason are swept into a strange land where they don’t know the rules and where their decisions carry consequences that reach farther than they could ever guess.
- great writing
- rich world building
- plot line that kept me engaged
- unique characters
- original folklore
- once in awhile I caught the author “preaching” about societal issues which I found a little off putting (I like things to be a little less on the nose)
- I did not find Madeline’s character made a big impression on me
This book took me a bit to get into but I really enjoyed it once I got further in! I really loved Jason’s character and his sense of humour. The story line is intriguing and full of just enough twists and turns to keep you turning to the next page. The characters in the Sunlit Land are unique and full of life and it was a wonderful place to visit. I’m looking forward to book 2!
*This book releases today! So you can now get your copy of it on Amazon!*