Anni Moon and The Elemental Artifact: An Elemental Fantasy Adventure

Anni Moon and The Elemental Artifact: An Elemental Fantasy Adventure

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Anni Moon and The Elemental Artifact: An Elemental Fantasy Adventure by Melanie Abed, Hisham Abed

Fantasy, adventure, and mystery collide in this new children's book series. Readers agree, it's perfect for all kids ages 1-100 who are looking to get lost in a magical world filled with charm and wonder, brought to you from the whimsical mind of Melanie Abed.

Anni doesn't know about Elementals, Funk, Zephyrs, excited talking Bat-Rat creatures, and, least of all, Dragons. When her best friend is kidnapped, they are both pulled into the Elemental world where all this is normal. In a race against time, Anni must master this new world and save Lexi, all while knowing there's no return to her old life. But saving her friend could cost Anni more than she's bargained for.

Join Anni Moon and her friends, no whimpy heroes here, on a journey you won't forget. Grab a TreeTransport, or a Queen's Mirror and venture into the Elemental realms. Anni has no time for games once she discovers someone close to her has been kidnapped. Single handedly Anni must uncover secrets and discover the unofficial truth behind an Elemental legend, while confronted by a dragon intent on testing her nerve and strength, not to mention an occasional monster and human generated Funk! Funk? Yes, Funk, the sticky, invisible slimy stuff that you humans cannot see!

For Kids Ages 9 and Up

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990706212
Publisher: Oculus Pictures, Inc.
Publication date: 10/07/2014
Pages: 392
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.87(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Anni Moon and The Elemental Artifact: An Elemental Fantasy Adventure 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
BookLoversLife1 More than 1 year ago
Anni is an orphan but when her guardians disappear and her best friend is kidnapped, Annis life changes forever. She is dragged into a world she never knew existed and has no idea what is going on. Never the less Anni plows through and knows she has to rescue her friend before it's too late.  This was a pleasant surprise and I really enjoyed it though at the start I was a little lost, kind of like Anni! Once it all came together though and I was caught up, I really liked it.  Character wise - Anni is such a likable character. She has no clue about the magical world, until a talking rat thing comes to her with a message. Even though she doesn't understand everything, she plows through and does all she can to find her friend. She is nice, brave and extremely loyal. I really liked her and know that most people will. There is also a whole host of characters in the book and all of them are well written and developed.  Plot wise - The plot is very fast paced and enjoyable. There's a lot of secrets revealed slowly but this adds to the mystery and intrigue of the book.  Overall it's an adventurous and action packed read. You will fall in love with Anni and the fantastical world that the author has created. The story really pulls you in and brings you on the magical journey with Anni! Being the first in the series, we are left with a lot of questions but that just makes you want the next book more. I'm really looking forward to more from Anni Moon and the gang. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A review by Dechant:   I loved this book from the word Eggs! Highly recommended for Harry Potter and Percy Jackson fans. The plot is action packed with twists and turns. A very fun read!
ReadersFavorite3 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact: An Elemental Fantasy Adventure (The Anni Moon Series Book 1) by Melanie Abed is a whimsical adventure story that revolves around Anni Moon. Lexi, Anni's best friend, is kidnapped and that incident exposes Anni to a world of Funk, talking Bat-Rat creatures, Dragons and Elementals; things which she thought never existed in the world. Lexi is trapped in a floating island in the Elemental world. Anni's friendship and dedication to her friend make her want to rescue Lexi from the Elemental world. On her mission to save Lexi, she finds allies among the Elementals. Will Anni be able to save her friend? The plot is entertaining and is filled with fantasy, adventure, strange creatures and all that children would love to read. Children will want to step into Anni's world as it is filled with dreams, innovative things and a lot of fun stuff. The Elemental world will pull readers in and the author does a great job by giving a detailed description of the place. Readers will fall in love with the characters and the portrayal of all the characters is effective. There are some funny moments in the book and the illustrations in the story give the characters a personality. Magic and mystery are two things that kids love to read about and this book gives them just that. Along with that, the story has fun, suspense, humor and adventure. The author's writing style is good and it is an excellent book to have in one's personal collection.
ReadersFavorite2 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite It had been three years since the mysterious disappearance of her guardian and, during that time, Anni had found comfort in knowing that she would always have her best friend, Lexi. Just like Anni, Lexi's guardian also disappeared and the girls only had each other now. Then one morning a talking bat-like rat delivered a message to Anni, followed by a series of strange events. So the girls set out on a quest to put together clues that they hoped might help them get some much needed answers. Along the way they were separated and Anni ended up on a plane, with no idea where her best friend was. One minute Anni is on a plane headed to New York and then, next minute, she is in a completely different place, a very strange place with very strange 'people'. After demanding answers, she is told that she is now on Zephyr; a floating island above London, occupied by Elementals. Anni cannot make sense of any of this, she does not know where she is or why and, more importantly, her best friend has been kidnapped and Annie is stuck on Zephyr. Unknown to both girls is the secret of their parentage and their place in the Elemental world. Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact by Melanie Abed takes you on a thrilling adventure through the world of the Elementals. I got to see an amazing story come to life with a plot that is so unique and yet very easily believable, and amazing characters that I connected with quite easily, and will remember for a very long time. The description of the world and life of the Elementals is really something very surreal, from how they are brought into the world to how their life is lived; it is all so magical and yet amazingly believable. The thrill of this story is taken to an even higher level with a flawless writing style and language that is both witty and very fitting for the plot. Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact is a really incredible story and fans of the genre will have a dazzling reading experience with it.
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Patricia Reding for Readers' Favorite Anni Moon and The Elemental Artifact, by Melanie Abed, offers middle grade readers an adventure, complete with engaging illustrations. When a strange flying creature greets Anni upon her awakening, Anni discovers her best friend and fellow orphan, Lexi, is missing. When she catches up with Lexi, a mystery begins to unfold. Anni and Lexi discover they are to be cast out from the school in which they've lived all their lives. Thus begin their adventures, complete with a "treasure hunt" for clues. Eventually, the two are separated, and Anni works with her new friends in a new dimension to find Lexi and save her. But what is Lexi, really? And what of the flying creature? And what is Anni to make of the circumstances surrounding her own birth when finally the details of them — or some portion of them — are revealed? All this comes together to create a moving adventure. Melanie Abed utilizes a strong vocabulary, sure to challenge middle grade readers in a positive way, in the fantasy adventure of Anni Moon and the Elemental Artifact. With well-written prose, Abed creates a world complete with the rules of Elementals, a mystery world that exists somewhere above London, and interesting characters. I especially enjoyed the words created for the purpose of the story: skurfing, funk, LimBough, Fectus, and more. The overall story is a bit complicated, such that it will encourage young readers to read carefully to keep track of the many characters and the “rules” of the Elementals. Overall, children are sure to enjoy Anni Moon. I predict they will root for her through her many trials, and look forward to “part two.”
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Rivera for Readers' Favorite The world Anni lives in has always seemed so normal and straightforward. Being the orphan girl at an all-girl’s school hasn’t always been easy but she’s always had Lexi and Mabel to help her get through it. All of a sudden, however, things are starting to fall into chaos. Mabel is missing, as well as her brother-in-law, Teddy. And now it seems Lexi has gone missing and Anni’s new guardian is trying to shepherd her out of the country. Something strange is going on and only Lexi seems to know what it is. Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact by Melanie Abed is the story of two young girls who have found themselves in the middle of an adventure. I was interested in the way that Anni and Lexi seemed to interact together so well. They were very relatable characters and it was great to read about many magical characters. I love magic and enjoyed the different creatures and other magical aspects that were included throughout this book. I was also drawn in by the mystery surrounding the characters like Finnegan, Lexi, Anni, Mabel, Teddy and more. There’s a lot going on in their world that they never would have imagined and things are going to continue changing as they attempt to discover the truth between the disappearances of Mabel and Teddy. Anni Moon & The Elemental Artifact by Melanie Abed is an excellent story for young children interested in a world of magic and mystery and it will make a difference in their lives.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book --- was fun reading a book that goes off to another world that no one knows - relaxing and entertaining. It's really well written, very imaginative - the illustrations were great and covered so many subjects - kidnapping, being an orphan.....my only complaint is that it was a tad too long! And it is a fantasy but wasn't very believable!
SophiesMindset More than 1 year ago
Interesting enough, but has its flaws The book was interesting enough for me to keep reading, but it is far from perfect. The intended audience of 9-12 year olds may overlook its flaws, but all in all this book is just alright. Anni Moon lives in our world, except nothing is the way she thought it was. When her best friend is kidnapped, her reality changes dramatically...and the reader is thrown into confusion right along with her. There's a tasteful what-is-going-on, and there's a this-is-confusing-why-don't-people-speak-without-needless-riddles-what-is-going-on. The author chose the latter. I get that she wants to bring the reader through with Anni and not give the reader privileged information, but I don't think that was handled very well. The book appears that it will focus on the two main girls (Anni and Lexi) equally, but Lexi rather falls off the map for most of the book. The names given to many things are eye-roll worthy. Instead of fostering a real sense of this alternate reality, the names serve to cheapen the story and really make it feel like you are reading and book, instead of experiencing the story. The book also raises more questions that it answers; as such, I assume it is the first in a series (which I did not know when I picked it up to read). The unanswered questions are enough to make me raise an eyebrow, but I likely won't follow Anni and friends on any more adventures. There are better books out there.
LuLuPA More than 1 year ago
A great book for middle school/junior high readers! I read this book upon request of the author. In my opinion, young readers - middle school, junior high - would really enjoy it. Personally, I am open to nearly any kind of book no matter what age the intended audience. This book had all kinds of interesting characters and mysteries to solve. The main character, Annie Moon, was adventurous, strong and clever. I liked that about her. She also cared deeply for her friends and those she regarded as family. She wasn't freaked out - well, not for long anyway - about being in a strange place with really strange creatures. She was focused on finding her friend, Lexi, no matter what. Lexi, on the other hand, appeared meek but her association with Annie strengthened her. This was a very good book with lots of lessons that could be learned. It moved along well and I think any middle school/junior high reader would really enjoy it.