Good morning and welcome to a special edition of In the Books, featuring Race For The Moon by Michelle Cornwell-Jordan.
Disclaimer: I was given a free copy of the ebook in exchange for an honest review.
We’re introduced to Ivee and her sister at the start of the story. As a tinkerer, Ivee enjoyed nothing more than working in her workshop on items from the time before the adults disappeared and the world became the children’s.
Her world is turned upside down when her sister is kidnapped and she is told to journey to the Downenders’ camp by the next full moon (a week) to save her sister. On her journey she picks up a couple of surprise companions that may prove beneficial by the end of her journey.
The story was well written and grabbed my attention on the first page. There’s an enormous amount of backstory as to what happened to the adults and the future of the children that is sprinkled throughout the story. It was refreshing and highly enjoyable to leave so many things open to question to keep the reader guessing throughout.
I thought the characters were well done and realistic. I have to admit, I liked Ivee initially, but she quickly took a back seat to the mysterious stranger Savior. I love characters that come out of nowhere and have a mystery about them so Ivee didn’t really stand a chance. Given who the Savior ends up being, he sets a great hook and lead-in for the next book. I’m a big fan of Michelle’s books, and I have to say I think this is her best one yet. It’s a phenomenal start in a new genre for her (Steampunk) and I can’t wait to see what happens next.
I wanted to finish it off off by offering my congratulations on her upcoming new release. For those who may not know, Michelle is a good friend and wonderful supporter of Indie artists as well as a very talented author. I’m grateful to be a part of the release day festivities and look forward to seeing what more she has in store for us down the road.