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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The Starriest Summer (The Cycle of the Six Moons #1) by Adelle Yeung

The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this! 
Fighting the apocalypse was way easier when danger stayed on the other side of the screen, 

Description:

Release Date: December 20th, 2015

Fifteen-year-old Michelle saves the world on a daily basis…with her trusty video game controller, of course! Naturally, she jumps at the chance to play an experimental virtual reality game. 

The beautiful fantasy world of Starrs? Check. The power to mold matter? Check. No reset button? Wait, she didn’t sign up for this! 

Turns out Starrs is really real, and to make matters worse, Michelle’s interference awakens the Cycle of the Six Moons, a series of devastating trials that will devour the universe. 

Fighting the apocalypse was way easier when danger stayed on the other side of the screen, but Michelle finds a secret weapon in her new-found powers. She uses them to rescue the crown prince of a powerful magic kingdom from their sworn enemies, a technologically-advanced cult that strives to eradicate magical blood. 

Michelle starts to fall for Prince Jayse, the only one who believes Michelle to be a savior rather than a curse. But not even video games could prepare her for what the cult has in store for them…

EXCERPT

“It’s this young lady I wanted to have a word with,” she continues.

“M-me?”

“Yes, young Goddess, you!”

I hear Gediyon gasp, “So you are…!”

“Why have you returned?” the woman shrieks, inching closer to my face. Her breath smells like curry. “Starrs is not ready for your soul. You should have stayed in Tyme!”

“What are you talking about?” I start.

“She came from Tyme?” Gediyon asks.

She twirls around and I can breathe. She says, “Yes, boy, and she should have stayed there.”

“What about time?” I say. “I’m just playing a game!”

“No! No you are not! Starrs is as real as your ‘Earth,’ and the Cycle is not a toy at your mercy. Your brother shouldn’t have created that machine of his. He knew he’d be playing with the universe!”

I gape at her. “I… I don’t understand.”

“Of course you don’t!” she spits. “The Creator should only enter Starrs when she is born here. She’s raised and taught the ways of the Cycle. It’s a lifestyle. A fifteen-year-old can’t hope to learn how to be Goddess in six months. All because you and your brother wanted to play a game, you’ve awakened the dormant Cycle of the Six Moons, and all the universes are doomed.”

She twists herself like thread on a spindle, then vanishes into nothing.

About the author:
Adelle Yeung is the author of The Cycle of the Six Moons trilogy, a young adult fantasy adventure.

She is also a voice-over artist who can’t go a day without a cup of tea. When she’s not writing or recording, she enjoys sewing costumes, baking sweets, and escaping on video game adventures. She lives in California with a cat that dreams of eating the pet bird.

She has provided script supervision for the independent animation, Shattered Heaven, and is head script editor and one of the co-writers for the upcoming game Fiona Frightening and the Wicked Wardrobe.

7 comments:

Adelle Yeung said...

Thank you so much for taking the time to post today :)

Jan Lee said...

Yikes! lol guess I'll have to read this and hope I don't enter before I'm not supposed to! :)

gregory said...

Thanks for competition!

Bridgett wilbur said...

This book sounds great and I can't wait to read it. ty.

Arf2-D2 said...

Sounds like a really fun premise. Perhaps there should be a video game to go with the book! :-)

SavingsInSeconds said...

At first I thought this might be a children's book. The pretty font against the starry sky makes a gorgeous cover.
Dianna

Katherine Riley said...

Sounds like an interesting crossover from video games to fantasy. My granddaughter would like it.