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Another sweet, compelling read in the second book in the Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute This is such a creative series that tackles some intense issues including debilitating illness, intense relationships and most of all love How much are we willing to give or sacrifice for the chance to save someone we love This is at the heart of this series Part two is even better than the first book and is hopefully a platform to lead into the conclusion to the Trilogy due out next year For anyone who a Another sweet, compelling read in the second book in the Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute This is such a creative series that tackles some intense issues including debilitating illness, intense relationships and most of all love How much are we willing to give or sacrifice for the chance to save someone we love This is at the heart of this series Part two is even better than the first book and is hopefully a platform to lead into the conclusion to the Trilogy due out next year For anyone who adores fantasy with some reality thrown into the story, this is for you Also for those looking for a little magic and a cure for what ails you, this is highly recommended BelowTheMoon NetGalley AlexisMarieProductionsInc SparkPress StreetTeam Many thanks to Goodreads the author for providing an ARC.When the book was described as a hybrid novel with illustrations, I was imagining something like Selznick s The Invention of Hugo Cabret But the illustrations in this novel areoften supplementary rather than mediums to advance the plot I appreciate how they give further insight into the fantasy atmosphere, especially the maps And that s really the strength of this book the atmosphere, the world building, the mythology.The part Many thanks to Goodreads the author for providing an ARC.When the book was described as a hybrid novel with illustrations, I was imagining something like Selznick s The Invention of Hugo Cabret But the illustrations in this novel areoften supplementary rather than mediums to advance the plot I appreciate how they give further insight into the fantasy atmosphere, especially the maps And that s really the strength of this book the atmosphere, the world building, the mythology.The part I couldn t really get into was the multiple POVs Ella s first person narration doesn t sound much different than the limited third person chapters rotating between Archie and Tessa and Luggie But in all honesty, I wasn t expecting the different POVs to begin with, so it could be that I was a tad apprehensive.It definitely takes great imagination to juggle all the different characters, especially when they represent different generations On top of that you ve got them all navigating this epic fantasy world while carrying their own separate issues sickness and first love, marriage and the unresolved chapter of it, etc The book is ultimately marketed as YA, but if you read the book then I m sure you ll be as curious as I am about what that query process was like #FREE E-PUB ⚼ Below the Moon Æ Ella Wellsley is not your typical teenager Cancer left her mute, but not powerless Trapped in a parallel dimension, Ella rallies her strength to join her family her mother, Tessa, her grandpa Archie, and her magical boyfriend in locating the cure to her illness This cure is entangled in the fate of all worlds, and threatened by the presence of an evil Star anchored in the sea The Star has thrown life everywhere into chaos and it is Ella who holds the key to unlocking its mystery Caught in a web of betrayal, mistaken identities, secrets, and love triangles, Ella, Tessa, and Archie must overcome their troubled pasts to ensure a future for all worlds On this journey armed with unearthly abilities and unexpected allies each member of the Wellsley family will learn the power of love in the face of their greatest fears Reviewed by Jennifer, YA Reviewer for Reader Views 2 2020 Below the Moon , the second novel in the 8th Island Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute, is truly a work of art that will challenge your imagination However, I must encourage you to begin with book 1, Above the Star to truly appreciate the story.Ella is a teen girl who has been fighting cancer for too long In an attempt to find her cure, and through a very interesting chain of events, she and her family end up on the island of Jarr Wya T Reviewed by Jennifer, YA Reviewer for Reader Views 2 2020 Below the Moon , the second novel in the 8th Island Trilogy by Alexis Marie Chute, is truly a work of art that will challenge your imagination However, I must encourage you to begin with book 1, Above the Star to truly appreciate the story.Ella is a teen girl who has been fighting cancer for too long In an attempt to find her cure, and through a very interesting chain of events, she and her family end up on the island of Jarr Wya This island is filled with fantastical creatures described by the author with great detail Ella, her family, and the other surviving passengers from the cruise ship, are learning to live on this island alongside the natives However, they still have not found Ella s cure and it seems a war is looming.The entire setting is unique and well described The characters each have their own backstory and agenda it seems The relationships between the characters have developed significantly in this second book as well There are many real world issues tackled in this completely imaginative world Race, familial love, romantic love, terminal illness, to name a few Ella s character has matured and grown since the first book and we realize that she really is stronger than she seems, even though we do still see some glimpses of the child she was.Being as Ella is mute, the addition of pictures from her journal are very helpful in my opinion I really enjoyed the fanciful creatures and locations The intense emotion between mother and daughter in this book really hit home to me and helped me understand Tessa much better.The addition of new creatures brings new friendships where race and differences are put aside as most work together for the greater good There are also many plot twists and surprises along the way As well as a love triangle of sorts between Ella s mother, her father who is now one of the non human Olearons and the captain of the ill fated cruise ship, Nate We get to hear Ella and Tessa s deepest thoughts about each other and about their prospective loves.Again, the author has included a glossary to help us get to know, and pronounce, some of the characters and creatures I find this very helpful and enjoyed reading the descriptions If I were asked to describe the meaning of this book in a few words, I would say love is sacrifice Many of these characters give of themselves for others I feel as though I am emotionally invested in this work, and I m very anxious to see where the third and final installment will take us Reviewed by Paige Lovitt for Reader Views 10 19 Below the Moon is the second book in The 8th Island Trilogy, by Alexis Marie Chute, following on the heels of Above the Star Picking up where the first book left off, the author takes us back to the island of Jarr Way, which sits, on a planet, in a dimension that is parallel to ours The Wellsley family continues to try to find their place in this strange world Ella, the protagonist, is still suffering from cancer In order to protect Ella, her Bangol boyfriend Luggie must choose a side that might not be in the best interest of his people Ella s mother, Tessa, struggles to come to terms with her failing marriage to Ardenal, who has evolved into a different form His father Archie is also evolving and finding answers, in this strange place, to his own past The people of this place, namely the Olearons, Bangols, Steffanus, and the Millia continue their struggle for control over what happens to the evil star that is in the sea The plot thickens when they utilize the portal jumpers called tillastrions to return to earth Ella holds the key to many answers As with Above the Star, I found it very difficult to put Below the Moon, down I enjoyed jumping back into this adventure, which is like nothing I have ever read The uniqueness of the story makes it impossible to guess what might be coming next I love that aspect Drama takes place on multiple levels within these pages At the core is the one that is happening within the family The struggle to find a cure for the protagonist s terminal illness, feels real, and at times hopeless On a grander level, tensions really explode in this story, when the author moves the warring factions into our dimension She also begins providing the reader with answers that tell usabout these complex characters Chute also does an excellent job of bringing her settings to life Readers can clearly see the places and characters that she is describing The action also plays out well There is a lot of violence and loss, so it is best read by young adults and adults The author also does an excellent job of updating the reader about what happened in the first book She skillfully blends the details into the second story I still would recommend that the books be read in order, because readers will find themselvesinvested in the characters if they start from the beginning and won t feel the need to catch up Below the Moon, and the entire 8th Island trilogy is highly recommended reading and I look forward to reading the next installment in this remarkable series by Alexis Marie Chute This book is not like anything else I have ever read and I thought it was great you will need a box of tissues but it is a great and quick read thanks so much to netgalley and the publishers for this book for an honest review, I enjoyed this book eventhan the first I cannot wait for the third It is such a great adventure story It is unique to any other series I have read I would definitely recommend it to fans of fantasy stories I love that this series includes pictures, the imagery is very descriptive, but Ella s pictures help to have a visual of the places, characters, and items that are described in this extraordinarily different land Terrific I love the illustrations and I can t wait for the third book Better than Book 1 This book was solidly in the fantasy genre I enjoyed itthan the first which I had read on kindle I had a physical copy of book 2 which makes the illustrations and the extras at the end of the bookaccessible There was still lots of action and battles butof the mythology was filled in which made the story richer I look forward to the third book next year and hope to find it in my local book store This review was for an Advanced Reader Copy which was a gr Better than Book 1 This book was solidly in the fantasy genre I enjoyed itthan the first which I had read on kindle I had a physical copy of book 2 which makes the illustrations and the extras at the end of the bookaccessible There was still lots of action and battles butof the mythology was filled in which made the story richer I look forward to the third book next year and hope to find it in my local book store This review was for an Advanced Reader Copy which was a great summer read And all that jazz I review it as I see it This is a really amazing book It is completely different to anything that I have read before It s really moving and beautiful and I have to say I shed quite a few tears throughout this book It s amazing From my review at motherbookerblog.com Below the Moon picks up exactly where Above the Star left us Our three heroes have been through a lot since they were transported to the island of Jarr Wya from Earth Archie is rediscovering his youth, his daughter in law Tessa is fighting to save her daughter and trying to work out what her heart really wants, and his granddaughter Ella is battling cancer and falling in love All that and Archie is still coming to terms with the fact that his son, Arden, From my review at motherbookerblog.com Below the Moon picks up exactly where Above the Star left us Our three heroes have been through a lot since they were transported to the island of Jarr Wya from Earth Archie is rediscovering his youth, his daughter in law Tessa is fighting to save her daughter and trying to work out what her heart really wants, and his granddaughter Ella is battling cancer and falling in love All that and Archie is still coming to terms with the fact that his son, Arden, has transformed into an Orlearon red skinned fire warriors that are native to Jarr Wya But he doesn t have much time to think about any of that, as Archie and his family are caught up in mysteries, wars, and secret identities Along the way, they will find that the only way to really survive in an ever darkening world is to keep their family together.After the events of the first book, our trio is about to set out towards the mysterious Star that lives under the sea They hope to destroy it, bring peace back to Jarr Wya, and discover the secret to healing Ella s cancer Joining them are their fellow human travelers, Duggie Sky, Captain Nate and Lady Sophia a group of Orlearon warriors the Lord of Orlearon and Luggie, the son of the tyrannical Bangol King and enemy of the Orlearons As darkness and evil makes its way throughout Jarr Wya, the party encounter a great number of problems along the way They have to battle against a host of different foes and use all of their cunning to survive But can they actually make it to the Star and bring life back to Jarr Wya This book has all the great aspects of the first book but it has definitely upped the ante The world we were introduced to has is ever expanding and we re meeting new species all the time Alexis Marie Chute s background as an artist really comes in handy when it comes to world building The description is as lush and artistic as they were in the last book Everything feels so vivid and real Obviously, this is aided by the amazing illustrations that accompany the story The illustrations are drawn from Ella s point of view as they are her only real method of communication They not only help bring life to the world but add an extra element of immersiveness Ella is communicating with her family and the reader.Below the Moon is a sophisticated but fun story It has everything you could want and manages to avoid the typical cliches of fantasy novels It is full of magic and quaint creatures, yet, but there is a maturity to everything This narrative is fast paced and full of action Just like the first book, this novel doesn t shy away from violence and danger There was plenty of death within the first book and it s a big part of this novel too It isn t too gratuitous and it elevates the book beyond your typical YA fantasy Last time, I compared the writing to Neil Gaiman and I maintain that they share a certain darkness that is kind of irresistible.Thankfully, there is plenty of good stuff to balance out the evil This series is, at its heart, the story of a family who loves each other enough to risk their lives There is plenty of heart and charm within this story that you can t help but fall in love with these characters They feel as real as they did before and that s even with the magical changes that they ve all gone through Alexis Marie Chute has done amazingly well to write these characters and their relationships Particularly the interactions between Tess and Ella She manages to accurately portray the mother daughter bond and discuss how Ella s illness has altered that There are some highly emotional scenes that had me on the verge of tears, which, if I m honest, is something I don t often associate with this genre.Do I have quibbles Yes But that s only because I selfishly wantedof certain things Because I selfishly wanted things to go on longer This book is so similar to the first one yet has a completely different feel about it It has the same sense of heart and humanity about it but it has so muchenergy to it Things are happening and they re happening quickly It feels so muchalive and chaotic Chaotic in a good way though as the mood fits with the narrative This second installment is building to something and, I for one, can t wait to see what that is