Makai Queen

Makai Queen

by Tara Fairfield



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937756703
Publisher: Deep River
Publication date: 02/07/2013
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Dr. Tara Fairfield, Ed.D., Northern Arizona University; M.A., counseling, Arizona University. Tara’s desire is to reach out to youth who face harsh realities such as divorce, loss, addictions, and abuse, through fictional characters who serve as role models.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makai Queen was one of those great reads that you start, and just don’t want to put down.  The story has it all, action, adventure, love, and a few surprising twists.  Not only is it an exciting read, the message of the book is profound, relatable and inspirational.  It is written by a Christian psychologist, whose kind and confident voice come through as encouragement to anyone who is, or ever has, searched for the purpose of their life.  Definitely recommend it!   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makai Queen is a fun adventure and very refreshing! Loved the characters. Couldn't put it down! There is nothing quite like it and I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Makai Queen is a quick, fun read with characters that you instantly feel connected to. The book keeps you reading, and wanting more, always providing surprises along the way. Love, action, fantasy, conflict and redemption are all themes in this book. Despite the fact that it is written for teens, and has a Christian influence, this book really will appeal to all audiences. My husband even liked it!
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Imagine if a world really did exist under the sea, filled with people who had the special gifts of being able to care for and understand the life below the waves. Sound interesting? This is just the story you'll find in the novel Makai Queen by Tara Fairfield. This is the perfect novel for middle school readers who love a bit of fantasy in their novels. The story involves Tessa Armstrong, a young teenage girl who finds her special place is being near the ocean. Almost as if she belongs there, even her dreams lately have involved her being in the ocean. When she finds a young man washed ashore on the beach, she sees that he is the same man in her dreams and wonders if that is all really possible. She learns his name is Ka moho-alii, but most people call him simply Moho. He tells her that his best friend Kele and his mother, Hiiaka were kidnapped two weeks ago and he's been searching for them between the Hawaiian Islands. Eager to help in any way she can, Tessa takes a walk with Moho to learn more. When Moho spots a threat on the beach, he grabs Tessa and dives into the ocean. As long as she remains with Moho she is able to breathe underwater. Not knowing what else to do, she waits until they are alone in an undersea cave to gain an explanation to his apparent kidnapping off the beach. She learns that his brother Kupua is the one responsible for the kidnappings and also the one searching for Tessa. As Tessa begins to spend time with Moho she learns that she is supposed to be the next queen of Mohu-ola, an island of life below the sea floor. Endowed with powers she doesn't believe she possesses, she struggles with understanding what he is telling her. It seems that each of the people of Mohu-ola have one perfect partner, a perfect match created for the other. The partner is created at birth and when the time is right it is revealed to them, in this case in the dreams that Tessa has been having of her life in the ocean. What she is about to discover will completely leave her breathless. I received Makai Queen by Tara Fairfield compliments of Deep River Books and Bring It On Communications for my honest review and received no monetary compensation for a favorable one. This is the perfect novel for your middle school child who seeks a little bit of adventure in their reading. It almost reminds me of a Hawaiian Fairy Tale and one I know your children will enjoy. Perfect for ages 10 and up, you get a sense of what life is like under the sea and learn some valuable God insights along the way like forgiveness and honesty. I rate this one a 4.5 out of 5 stars in my opinion. My 14 year old loved the aspects of life underwater and being able to communicate with the creatures of the sea.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Deepak Menon for Readers' Favorite "Makai Queen", a dream vision experienced by the heroine of the story, Tessa, from a mystery ship on the high seas, is the prelude to a startling future, very difficult to envisage. The story starts with a very ordinary scene of Tessa on a beach, noticing what looks like a body on the beach. The book's Christian undercurrent of mercy and compassion shows itself immediately as Tessa rushes to help the stranger, finds him alive, and then finds herself in great danger, and before she can literally blink an eye, she finds herself rescued by the stranger to a fantastical land. From this point the plot, a fast-paced adventure, is racy and zips past different scenarios which emerge in quick succession, like an express train. There are an amazing succession of gripping twists and turns in the tale. More and more fantastical events occur, each with its fair complement of many of the creatures we see when we go to an aquarium, but endowed with their own unique telepathic powers of communication. Tessa finds herself escaping from the underwater cavern where the stranger had taken her and has many adventures and battles before joined by her sister. They see amazing turtles, electric eels, and fight sharks including a prehistoric shark, live what were hitherto thought to be merely legends of the Hawaiian Islands. Eventually, Tessa meets her unimaginable destiny. Because of the clarity of expression and expertise with which the story has been woven I rate this as an excellent book.