A predestined encounter with a Dragon changes everything...
Discover the magical journey of Starla
Starla is a reluctant hero who is thrust into a world of magic and danger. Her relationship with her mother is often contentious and abusive and she unexpectedly loses her father which compounds her difficulties. Starla leans on her grandmother, Ma Mère, for solace and learns that she, like her grandmother, has magical abilities. These must be developed or the world she knows will fall into darkness.
Starla forms bonds with the Morning Glory Warriors who protect East Pine and the space/time dimensions that converge there. She must learn quickly how to transform herself into a warrior and fight off the evil that confronts her town.
What critics are staying about Starla
Starla is a richly imagined story full of drama and fantasy elements, including dragons, parallel dimensions, powerful potions, and magical creatures. The authors have created a complex multiverse where a seemingly ordinary late-1960’s American town is home to the Morning Glory Warriors, a group of dedicated individuals who use magical stones and timepieces to fight evil in all its forms.
– Blueink Reviews
Starla is written by the co authored team of Terrilynn Moore and Quade B Smith. They have created an interesting tale that many teen readers would find to be relatable. The listed theme of it involves toxic and abusive relationships and finding the help that is needed to escape. I liked Starla’s character and enjoyed seeing what she is capable of as she takes on a new magical world, power, and discovered talents. There are secrets to be revealed and there is the good vs evil aspect of it, as well. I found that many of the scenes were unpredictable and I never knew what could possibly happen next. I admired the courage, determination and bravery of Starla and seeing her grow as she finds herself from start to finish. Overall, it was a great book to read, while learning a good lesson in the end.
I will be giving Starla four and a half stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading young adult urban fantasy, particularly for those who are between the ages of twelve and seventeen. I would be interested in more stories like this from the writing duo Terrilynn Moore and Quade B Smith to see where else their imagination will take their readers to next. I believe Starla is one that is worth reading and not to be missed.
I received a copy of Terrilynn Moore and Quade B Smith’s Starla from the publisher, but was not required to write a positive review. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.
Dare to enter a world of mystical transformation
Starla, her best friend Dougie, and the Morning Glory Warriors must use all of the magic at their disposal to free a captive dragon and join forces with it to confront the evil being that threatens to destroy East Pine and the world as they know it.
“The first thing I remember about Ma Mère’s house is the dream that I have had since I was just a baby. I remember seeing eyes in the dark when I followed Ma Mère downstairs… I remember just wanting to stare into those eyes forever. They were so big and sad. The eyes were soft, and full of tears.”
Starla, page 296
About the Authors
Terrilynn and Quade
Terrilynn grew up in a challenging home environment. She has had a variety of work and life experiences, including a ten-year stint as a Denver Police Officer. Her experiences helped her develop her imagination which sparked the creation of many characters depicted in the book. Terrilynn graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Colorado Denver at age 60.
Quade had an adventurous childhood. Along with his brothers and dad, he climbed all of the peaks over 14,000 feet in elevation in Colorado and on the West Coast of the U.S. His interests include psychology, hiking, photography, and family life. He enjoys observing the sometimes subtle relationships between people and their environment.
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