"We belong to the Earth, Lainie-Bug. We were sent here in human form for a reason. If you don’t know what to do, then just be human."
Right. Like that was ever a simple thing to do.
In the heart of the Wimmera region of Victoria, an ancient gateway to Eden is kept hidden and safe by a creature so powerful that even the moon would obey her commands – at least it would if she had any idea that she wasn’t just a normal girl about to finish high school.
When a mining company begins exploratory sampling near Lainie’s sheep farm, a family secret is revealed that makes her regret not having learnt more about her Indigenous heritage.
What she’s told by their farmhand, Harry – an Aboriginal Elder – can’t possibly be true, but then the most irritating guy in class, Bane, begins to act even more insanely toward her than ever, until she can no longer deny that something very unusual is going on.
When Harry doesn’t return from his quest to seek help to protect the area from the miners, Lainie sets out to discover the truth of her heritage, and of the secret she’s been born to protect.
Overall rating: 4.5
It took me a bit to get into this storyline but it was only due to my lack of knowledge towards certain terms as well as folklore references. With that said, I admire this authors ability to ignite a readers curiosity to gain more knowledge. For me, this was truly a unique read and I enjoyed these characters immensely. The range of emotions thus brought out was huge, spanning from childlike innocence to tragic and bittersweet. My spirit feels as though it went through a thorough workout. There are some unanswered questions so I am definitely curious about book 2. All my reviews are always voluntarily written.