Dark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett.
Harcourt Childrens Books
Publication Date: September 2011
List Price: $16.99
Review: Tracy Barrett has created a new series that will surprise you - Dark of the Moon. Dark of the Moon is the first book in the series. The story starts with Ariadne who is preparing to become Goddess. Her brother named Asterion who is next in line to become the Minos, and her mother, Pasiphae, who is pregnant.
Ariadne's brother, Asterion, is locked under the palace. Ariadne's mother, Pasiphae, keeps Asterion confined under the palace by a magical ball of yarn that has many knots to make invisible binds that keep Asterion from roaming about the island. Children are brought to the palace by the guards to play with Asterion, who accidentally kills the children making other Greek communities think that Asterion is a monster living under the palace. Meanwhile, Pasiphae dies during the birth of her child-, and Ariadne is going to become Goddess following her mother's path. The ritual takes place shortly after Ariadne's mother dies. At the same time, the Minos is stepping down-, and Ariadne's brother, Asterion, is next in line to be the Minos. But, because of what he has done, the people do not want him to be Minos. Ariadne asks her friends to help Asterion escape from the city for his safety. Ariadne tries to help Asterion in a way you may never forget but something goes wrong.
Dark of the Moon really hooked me with all of its twists and turns. I always wanted to continue reading the book. The book is exciting because of the interesting characters that built up suspense. After the death of Pasiphae, everything that I was expecting changed. I could not predict what was going to happen next; I had to keep reading. I will never forget this Greek mythology book. It also has some fantasy in it. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next book in the series.
Review written by Michael (7th grade student).
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