Authoress: Diane DanielsTagline: "What do you do when an alien abducts your heart?'
Pages: 254 Publisher: Tate Publishing
Formats: eBook, Paperback
Goodreads: Over the Moon
Genre: YA Fantasy Sci-fi
My say: I really really really wanted to like this book. I have been enamored with the concept of a "human girl falling in love with an alien" ever since I saw Earth Girls Are Easy in the 80s. But the plot seemed too much like too many other books on the market right now. Girl meets boy, boy harbors secret, girl and boy fall in love, boy's secret endangers girl...you get the picture. If you like this formula, then you will probably like this book. For me it was just too much déjà vu. My other issue with the story was her inner voice. Her inner dialogue seemed too mature and didn't feel like a teen.
My cover thoughts: I love this cover and the title. Her expression, the colors, and the moon make it the sort of lovely cover I can gaze at and get lost in.
My star rating: 2 stars
My kiddie-o-meter: The best part about this book is that there is no sex or profanity. Violence is minimal and the story holds good morals. Also, while it is in no way a Christian story, faith is a nice matter of fact for the heroine. It was also refreshing to read about a character who has loving parents and a good relationship with her brother. I would feel completely comfortable offering this one to a young teen.
My contest: Want to give Over the Moon a try? If you're a resident of the US or Canada, comment with your email address below. I will announce the winner of my gently used paperback October 29th.
My final say: What is your favorite alien tale? Do you prefer your aliens mean or friendly?
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