The White Road of The Moon
by Rachel Neumeier
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Rating: 3.5 Stars
What magic will she find on the path ahead?
Imagine you live with your aunt, who hates you so much she’s going to sell you into a dreadful apprenticeship.
Imagine you run away before that can happen.
Imagine that you can see ghosts—and talk with the dead. People like you are feared, even shunned.
Now imagine…the first people you encounter after your escape are a mysterious stranger and a ghost boy, who seem to need you desperately—though you don’t understand who they are or exactly what they want you to do.
So you set off on a treacherous journey, with only a ghost dog for company. And you find that what lies before you is a task so monumental that it could change the world.
This is Meridy’s story.
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I want to thank the author for providing me with a copy of The White Road of the Moon for an honest review.
The White Road of the Moon was beautifully written and included excellent world building that made this paranormal-fantasy unlike anything I would normally read. The White Road of the Moon was a gorgeous story, with teaching lessons of friendship and underestimated inner strength.
Meridy’s aunt just sent her away to apprentice the local soap-maker, although she runs away instead. After running away, she makes many new friends, including a ghost boy, ghost dog, and Jaift, a girl around her age with some similar magical powers to Meridy. Together, they embrace a world changing journey, finding new powers and emotions along the way.
What secrets will Meridy find out about herself? Will she be able to overcome the tests thrown her way? Tests that could potentially change the world?
While, The White Road of the Moon had very high-exciting points, and a lot of twists and turns. After the first 40 or so pages I definitely got more excited and started to like the book a lot more. However, I still found myself zoning out in parts while reading this book, for some parts moved at a slower pace. I don’t normally read fantasy, and don’t know if that is why this was a hard read for me. I do believe lovers of fantasy-paranormal will definitely enjoy this book. I am rating this book 3.5 out of 5 stars.
Rachel Neumeier started writing fiction to relax when she was a graduate student and needed a hobby unrelated to her research. Prior to selling her first fantasy novel, she had published only a few articles in venues such as The American Journal of Botany. However, finding that her interests did not lie in research, Rachel left academia and began to let her hobbies take over her life instead.
She now raises and shows dogs, gardens, cooks, and occasionally finds time to read. She works part-time for a tutoring program, though she tutors far more students in Math and Chemistry than in English Composition.