I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Moon Coin by Richard Due
Series: Moon Realm #1
Published by Gibbering Gnome Press on 6-20-2012
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When Lily and Jasper's uncle disappears, Lily must search for him in the most unlikely of places: the fading realms of her childhood bedtime tales.
Moonbeam Children's Book Awards: Gold Medal Winner
"For a feel of the beginning of The Moon Coin, picture what might come into being if you took C.S. Lewis and Dr. Seuss and locked them in a room until they wrote a book together. Got that? And then Dr. Seuss gets kicked out and the whole thing takes a rather J.R.R. Tolkien turn."--V.K. Finnish, author of The Society's Traitor, The Discoveries of Arthur Grey
Illustrated by Carolyn Arcabascio. Volume One of the The Moon Realm Series.
In the Moon Coin, Lily discovers that all the childhood tales that her Uncle Ebb told her might just be true. When Uncle Ebb disappears, Lily finds a coin that transports her to a far off realm that is in the midst of a war for their survival.
This was a really fun, imaginative YA fantasy that I really enjoyed. It was quite slow in starting off but once it got its bearings the plot went really smoothly. I really enjoyed the various worlds (moons) that she encountered and the different races there. The history and characters were well thought out. And Lily was never annoying and had some really great qualities (except maybe what she did to her brother in the end). There is all kinds of magic (like a darkness spell), a cursed sword, talking dragons (maybe), and more.
I’m looking forward to reading the next book and see what happens next.