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…
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Great Sci-fi Fantasy Adventure!
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book is not the typical kind of fantasy I’m used to reading so I will admit, it did take me a few chapters to really get into it. But the more I read, the more I found myself really enjoying this book, as the story unfolded. The fantasy world in which Adelle Yeung creates is well thought out and detailed, thus making it believable. I also thought her portrayal of Michelle, as a fifteen year old was pretty spot on in the way in which she behaves and thinks.
The story begins with Michelle excitedly wanting to play a virtual reality game her older brother creates in their garage while their parents are away. Her excitement soon turns to confusion and fear however, when she realizes her brother’s invention is not a game at all, but a trans-dimensional device that’s left her stranded on another world full of magic and adventure. Here, Michelle must accept the truth in who she really is, learn to use her own newfound abilities, rescue a prince, and save the universe before all the worlds, including her own, are destroyed, now that the cycles have began.
All in all, this was a good read and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys fantasy magic, adventure, and interesting characters right from the start. Looking forward to the sequel and delving deeper into the world of Starrs and all the mysteries it holds.