The Silver Moon Elm (Jennifer Scales Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Half-dragon, half-beaststalker Jennifer Scales has never shied away from controversy, but when she brings a full beaststalker, a human, and a werachnid named Skip to Crescent Valley--the secret grounds of the weredragons--she's pretty sure she's finally put her foot (claw?) into it. Old feuds run deep between the species, especially for elders such as Xavier Longtail, and many view her peacemaking attempts as treason. Little does she know, they're right. After unwittingly donning a protective charm from Skip, Jennifer wakes one morning to an alternate universe in which werachnids reign supreme and only she and Skip remember the "before" world. Gone are her parents, her home, and all the weredragons except for Xavier. Now, she must find a way to right the universe . . . and to realize that love does not always outweigh betrayal. The Silver Moon Elm involves the reader in a plot that is as complex and far-reaching as any adult-level fantasy novel, yet is so well planned that it never once strains credibility. Davidson and Alongi seamlessly blend teenage spats with dragons' dens for a novel that retains the vitality of its youthful characters without itself seeming "young." Readers of all ages will appreciate the inventiveness of this exceptional tale. Age Range: Ages 12 to adult. REVIEWER: Cara Chancellor (Vol. 42, No. 1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781101208779
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/5/2007
  • Series: Jennifer Scales Series , #3
  • Sold by: Penguin Group
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 355,119
  • File size: 559 KB

Meet the Author

MaryJanice Davidson
MaryJanice Davidson is the New York Times bestselling author of the Undead novels featuring Betsy Taylor; Derik's Bane, and the new young adult novels featuring Jennifer Scales, written with her husband, Anthony Alongi, among other titles.
Anthony Alongi is a fantastically good-looking, talented writer who doesn’t deserve his fantastically good-looking wife, the gifted writer MaryJanice Davidson (Undead and Unwed, Undead and Unemployed, Undead and Unappreciated, Undead and Unreturnable, Undead and Unpopular, Undead and Uneasy, The Royal Treatment, Hello, Gorgeous!, “Wicked” Women Whodunnit). He spends far too much time playing games on the computer and doesn’t appreciate his wife, although he makes a mean bacon dinner and stumbled his way through Carleton College and Harvard University. He is a contract writer for Hasbro, Inc. His interests include annoying his wife, chasing his children around the house, and writing his wife’s bio.

Biography

Reading the coyly self-deprecating autobiography on her web site, one gets the distinct impression that MaryJanice Davidson does not have the slightest interest in talking about herself. Perhaps it's because she simply doesn't have the time. Prolific does not begin to describe this chart-busting dynamo, the author of four bestselling series and literally dozens of novellas and short stories.

A writer with a few romances and YA novels to her credit, Davidson had tried for years to interest publishers in her idea for a humorous, tongue-in-cheek vampire romance. After dozens of rejections (and assurances that there was no market for paranormal!), she submitted her manuscript for publication online. An editor at a New York publishing house downloaded the story, was royally entertained, and contacted Davidson to acquire the print rights to Undead and Unwed. On the spot, she was offered a three-book contract.

When Undead and Unwed and its wry sequel, Undead and Unemployed, were released in early 2004, not one, but two stars were born: Davidson and her irresistible protagonist, the reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor. A smart, sassy, 27-year-old secretary, Betsy is killed in a freak car accident and wakes up (so to speak) to discover that she is not only a vampire but the much-prophesied Queen of the Undead. Readers loved Davidson's wry take on vampire literature, a genre long distinguished by its gothic self-seriousness. Betsy, with her smarty-pants attitude and passion for designer shoes, is one vampire queen who owes more to Sophie Kinsella than to Anne Rice.

While Davidson has continued to produce more Undead novels, she has also found the time to launch three other romantic fantasy series featuring 1.) a hybrid mermaid named Fred, 2.) an eccentric family of Alaskan royals, and 3.) a cyborg spy. All are infused with her trademark wit and imagination. In addition, she and her husband, Anthony Alongi, have written the Jennifer Scales series, originally marketed to young adults and re-released as fantasy fiction for all ages. Davidson also remains one of the most popular writers of paranormal romantica; her short stories and novellas appear regularly in anthologies.

Good To Know

Davidson is not the only one in her family to achieve fame. Her mother once broke the world record for target shooting.

Before she devoted her time to chronicling the love lives of vampires and werewolves, Davidson was voted Miss Congeniality in her high school.

Even though Davidson is one of the most popular writers of modern monster fiction, in real life she is actually terrified of the undead. In fact, she is currently holding a contest on her web site asking readers to put together a twelve-step program to help her get over her fear of zombies!

As she writes on her website, Davidson lived a transient life as a young girl. Her father's career in the U.S. Air Force led her to live in such disparate locales as Guam, Mississippi, and North Dakota. As she grew older, her life in the working world was just as restless as her childhood. She tried her hand at everything from waitressing to modeling to editing to a stint as a medical test subject (!) before settling on a career as a bestselling novelist. These days, her life may be a bit more settled, but it has hardly slowed down.

A few fun outtakes from our interview with Davidson

"I'm a former model -- worst job ever, honestly."

"I'm a gigantic sushi hog -- it's pretty much my favorite meal."

"The more terrible and groaningly awful a horror movie is, the more I like it."

"Um, I like bubble baths? Seriously. I know that sounds like something a Playboy Bunny would say, but I really do."

"I like taking my kids to new restaurants and encouraging them to try new dishes -- we did "Dim Sum" just the other day."

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  • Posted November 15, 2008

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    Reviewed by Randstostipher "tallnlankyrn" Nguyen for TeensReadToo.com

    Jennifer Scales had the shock of her life when she discovered that she wasn't truly human. She found out who she really was right when she began to morph, which was perfect timing for her parents to tell her how she is beaststalker and weredragon. To make matters even worse, both the halves that make up Jennifer are at odds with each other. <BR/><BR/>Jennifer wants all sides to have peace with one another, and her trip to Crescent Valley shows this. Bringing along a human, Susan, her best friend who she finally revealed her secret to, another weredragon, a beaststalker, her friend, Eddie, and a werachnid, her ex-boyfriend Skip, Jennifer really does hope that things will go peacefully. <BR/><BR/>If Eddie and Skip can survive their fight with one another and her parents can get along, then anything can happen. <BR/><BR/>There at Crescent Valley is Xavier Longtail, a respected dragon who didn't fully support Jennifer when she was being chosen as ambassador, only because he doesn't believe beaststalkers and weredragons can live among one another. <BR/><BR/>Before she knows it, Jennifer is slowly influenced by Xavier's words, but not for too long. Soon after, an epic battle erupts, and the weredragons biggest threat, the werarchnids, have a huge advantage over them. Saved by a necklace given to her by her ex, Skip, Jennifer is left with Xavier, her family gone. This means that they both need to find common ground to save the weredragons and to save Jennifer's friends and family. <BR/><BR/>Will the idea of peace be totally obliterated or can it still have a meaning? <BR/><BR/>A wonderful third installment to the already imaginative series, THE SILVER MOON ELM continues Jennifer's journey of acceptance with even more obstacles to face. Jennifer becomes a stronger character and more history of all the species' is revealed. Detailed and intricate, MaryJanice Davidson and Anthony Alongi do not disappoint their readers.

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific dark teen fantasy

    High school student Jennifer Scales knows how tough a mixed racial heritage can be on a teen. On her maternal side, Jennifer descends from powerful beaststalkers on her paternal side, she comes from powerful were-dragons. That blending would prove difficult for anyone in spite of the obvious love between her parents, but beaststalkers have always hunted were-dragons and were-dragons have always attacked beaststalkers. Jennifer wishes everyone would learn to get along. With that in mind she visits her father¿s clan only to have Xavier Longtail the elder dragon informs her that she is crazy going against the natural order of life and death. Her former boyfriend Skip the were-arachnid gives her a necklace and takes her to a movie where she dozes. Afterward, she finds her family vanished with no record of their existence as the were-arachnid mages cast an eradication spell she lives because the necklace caused the spell to skip her. Jennifer needs to restore the old order before the new order finds her. --- This terrific dark teen fantasy scales stratospheric heights with an exciting story line that takes a deep look at mixed racial couples and their biracial offspring. Unlike Jennifer Scales and the Messenger of Light in which the heroine plays Nancy Drew in fantasyland, THE SILVER MOON ELM is a pure fantasy quest as Jennifer is at her best risking her life to bring back her non-existent loved ones. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2014

    Robinwing (new cat) to Wolfstar

    What is this place? I'd like to speak to Wolfstar so I can join.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Amberpaw

    "W-wolfstar Im back!"(sorry my little sis stole my nook and I got in trouble for it...)

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    Posted December 17, 2013

    Uglypaw

    Fight. I want to get it over with.

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    Posted January 3, 2014

    Nightfrost

    Sje waits.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2013

    Ivyleaf

    "Close. Don't let your tail move about, and maybe spread your paws out a little farther," she instructed. (Gtgtbbbt)

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    Posted December 11, 2013

    Mosdpaw

    Hmm......

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    Posted December 22, 2013

    Icestorm

    "Ok, try and catch something if you still remember how. If you don't remember how to do it just ask me." He meowed kindly.

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    Posted December 22, 2013

    Ruepaw

    She nodded, padding off to the woods for a minutes.

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    Posted December 22, 2013

    Wofstar

    She waited for Nightpaw.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 9, 2013

    All i can say is.......

    The cover does NO juctice to this terrific riveting teen fantasy novel. Really no shirt and a tattoo??? When i right a novel i will never ask tom robberts to do my cover.... great novel horrid cover all im saying

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