Title: Moa (Moa #1)
Author: Tricia Stewart Shiu
Published Date: February 1st 2012
Genre: YA Sci-Fi Fantasy
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
A Young Adult Sci-Fi Fantasy Mystical Adventure Series (Book 1)
For almost 200 years, Moa, an ancient Hawaiian spirit, has tried to solve the mystery surrounding her parent’s senseless murder and she’s running out of time. She and her entire lineage will perish if they do not find human aid.
An energetic eighteen-year-old, Hillary Hause, has no idea that she holds the key to this centuries-old secret. With the help of her older sister, Molly and Heidi her seven-year-old niece, Hillary embarks on a journey determined to save herself, her family, Moa and the Hawaiian Islands. Will they all learn to accept themselves and their newly discovered spiritual gifts or cease to exist, never knowing Moa’s truth?
I am torn about this book as I really liked certain things about it but at the same time I had a hard time reading as the writing style isn’t my favourite. I loved the spiritualism and the real raw power of family and love that the book throws at you but it was a really hard read for me as the writing style is all over the place and it is really hard to follow at some points.
I loved the symbolism of the book though and I think if it was reworked differently so that people could connect with the characters more it would be a fantastic book. As a wiccan I think I got more of the book then the average person as the metaphysical, spiritual, CHAKRAS and all that stuff is all old hat to me but to the average person who doesn’t study these things on a daily bases I think they would be lost. However all in all with the twist at the end and if the book was worked differently I would read the next one.
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