Sunday, January 3, 2016

Harvest Moon by Tonya Coffey (A New World, #1)

Harvest Moon
by Tonya Coffey

My Rating: 5 Stars

Series: A New World - Book 1
Publisher: Saguaro Books, LLC
Publication Date: August 22, 2014
Genre: Middlegrade | Ya Fantasy
Print Length: 260 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 
Seventeen-year-old Jessa lives in the remote mountains of Kentucky and has always found peace in the forest. Close to her eighteenth birthday, her dad buys her a book and things begin to happen. With her dreams leading her, she uncovers a world within her own with Faeries. They look and act like people she grew up with but she quickly finds she is the one who is different. She is the hidden heir to the throne and the Faeries need her to come home and save them from the Trolls.
If it wasn’t difficult enough for Jessa to move to a different world, she has to marry the man who saved her from the Trolls when all she wants to do is run to his best friend, Micha. With so much to worry about, how can she keep the Faery realm from falling into the hands of the evil Trolls and the Ancients?

  
Harvest Moon by Tonya Coffey (A New World, #1)

Harvest Moon (A New World, #1)First off, thank you Tonya Coffey for creating a powerful fantasy in an age appropriate environment for younger readers and keeping it alive and captivating for their far-seeking imaginations!

Jessa has always lived in a remote area with her dad. Both love the freedom of the outdoors and the earth beneath their feet, but at almost eighteen, her life will take on huge changes, just not the changes she was expecting! An ancient tome will be the catalyst for dreams that serve as guides into a realm where she feels like both an outsider and as if she has finally come home. Jessa has discovered the world of the Faery realm and she is their long lost queen come home to take both her crown and save her people from the dark evil wishing to stamp out the light of the Faery World.

Jessa is almost angst-free, rarely whiny and as is able to roll with the emotional punches quite well. Only in the heart of youth can determination and attitude convince one girl far from all she has known to assume the mantel chosen for her long before her birth. There is a bit of a love non-triangle, but it actually felt very realistic. Do you remember when you thought you really liked someone only to find that you also kind of like his best friend? Did everyone have the honor and grace to step back the way Micha does for his best friend Roderick?

Tonya Coffey has aced the teen persona and filled these kids with a belly full of the fire of youth. Fast paced, filled with the prefect amount of detail, there is no slogging through each scene, but rather they jump out with a sense of magic and vibrant color. Let your child feel like a brave warrior or princess, because you know they will live along these characters through every page. Read it yourself and tell me you didn't feel like you were there, mesmerized by the magical, the danger and a young woman forced to come of age in a world she never knew existed! Fun, fast and furious with some serious sides along the way, once again, thank you Tonya Coffey for giving younger readers the opportunity to fall in love with the magic of reading.

I received this copy from Tonya Coffey in exchange for my honest review.



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