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While it is true of other authors, certainly Rowling, that adult material sometimes enters, it is quite the case here. In reading the Meddlers of Moonshine, I realized mid-way through I was uncertain this was actually a YA book. Yes, magic, talking animals/shape shifters, the leitmotif of loyalty, and the themes of good vs. evil are all present. But this book 'charms' (I couldn’t help myself) in other ways. The lead character and protagonist, Ascot, is a strong female. Ascot is both soft and tender and firm and tough. I hesitate to use the word feminist because for some it contains negative connotations, but how else does one describe a young woman who, in the first installment, rejects a prince, gives back an engagement ring, and goes off on her own adventures?
This novel is different than typical YA fantasy in other ways. We have Dmitri, a Dostoevsky-loving wolf, infusing literary allusions and quotes throughout. Catch is shape-shifter tiger who loves richness and precision in language. There also is the presence of historical morality and sex appeal that could lead to some interesting discussions between a parent and child. I don’t want to scare anyone off—there is nothing graphic or inappropriate here. But a teen might well raise the question as to why the town folk, who seem to be set in the Victorian era, mustn’t know that Ascot is adventuring about with an adult male companion and no chaperone. There are some cuss words—very mild by today’s standards. Those who cuss are rebuked or try to restrain from swearing. A golden discussion opportunity if ever there were one.
Beyond the well-developed characters, there is much descriptive and imaginative language. A streetlamp appears as a brass purring kitty to Ragsnbones, an ebullient and innocent we-don't-know-what. The ordinary is made extraordinary simply from perspective of those unversed in the quotidian and ubiquitous.
The plot highlights the difficulty of decision-making and whom to trust. On the surface, it’s a fast paced story with lots of twists and action, but below the surface is also fun. Character names provide insights. Captain Cavall’s name indicates one who cavils, and yes, he obfuscates. Dmitri refers to Ragsnbones as Prince Myshkin because he has some of the qualities of Dostoevsky’s Idiot. A key point is when to push and when to back off, which lends to a fantasy spin about sense and sensibility. Meddlers of Moonshine is a reader’s book in that the more you bring, the more you will get from the novel. But for younger readers who are still broadening their experience, this series adds to the panorama through the richness of imaginative adventure. The ending contains some genuine but plausible surprises in a fantasy setting.
I received a free galley copy in exchange for an honest review for Library Thing Early Reviewers. It was highly entertaining. I look forward to the next installment of the series, having become invested in Ascot and her friends.
What have you guys gotten yourselves into? That was my first reaction as the first few chapters of the story unfold. It seemed that the group has landed on a great misfortune when they set foot into this town. I feared that this might be a mistake. I was so anxious and dreaded to know what mysteries were surrounding Widget. A town with colorful and suspicious inhabitants.This was a continuous fireworks of revelations. An astounding library of stories that exploded right in my face. This is a town full of secrets waiting far too long to be released. If book one was hilarious even if some of the trials that Ascot has to go through were dangerous, this one is far more deadly and I find no humor in it at all. I was cringing and worried for our friends here. I was doubting if they could come out alive from Widget. This time also, Rags has a lot riding on his shoulders. He has to put in his weight to help out the team. How relieved I was that the team pulled through again this time and Rags has gotten to know himself better.
I badly need to know what's going on with Catch. What is he hiding? I can't wait to know his story. Maybe in book three he will get his chance to tell us? Like Ascot, I sometimes feel infuriated with Catch. He is just so unpredictable and goes on his own to do his bidding without telling anyone. I totally understand how Ascot feels. Oh, Catch, please stop lying already!
I give The Meddlers of Moonshine five delicious avocados. The story is as tasty as the fruity treat. I devoured it all and I am hungry for more. I think I would go crazy waiting for book three to come out. When and how long could it be? I hope Miss Decker is writing it already. If not, she has to start writing, like right now! Or else, I would have to resort to eating avocados to keep myself busy while enduring the long wait.
By the way, I like the way your doing the books giving each member of the team a chance to shine. Like in book one, it centers on Ascot and book two tries to bring Rags-n-Bones in to the limelight. I am curious to know who would be the next character that would be featured. I fervently hope it's Catch this time. Come on, we are all bugged out what Catch's deal is. So please humor me, write Catch's story in the next book. Thank you very much.
I think I will just have to read two more books of A. E. Decker. If the next two stories would prove to be as hypnotizing as the two books I've read, then she'll sure be welcomed into the halls of my favorite authors list. Congratulations Miss Decker on this one. Freaking awesome!
I think I have learned a lot of new words on this story than any other fairy tale book. Words like thaumaturgical, diurnal, etc.
This is a voluntary review. I was gifted a copy of this book by the author through Librarything.
Thank you to World Weaver Press for the copy of The Meddlers of Moonshine. I normally not a fan of fantasy genre but I have to admit I really liked this book. I loved the characters of Ascot and Rags in Bones. They are well written and I found, funny. This was well written also.
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