Captivating Covers [#8]

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Hello and welcome to Captivating Covers! This week’s pick is kind of unique because it is not YA or anything of that sort (like my previous posts). It is actually a MIDDLE GRADE Fantasy novel!

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Now of course anyone can read this book, but it is geared around children. I wanted to post something a little different since most of my picks were YA or Adult. Anyways, isn’t this cover just GORGEOUS?!? I love, love, love how the female character is standing tall, almost superhero-like. I also enjoy how it’s very adventurous and mystical, which would suit most children. The color schemes are also a really nice touch to the cover. And as always, I am a very happy camper considering the cover does relate to the concept of the book.

Below you can read the synopsis…

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Synopsis from Goodreads:

A Nearer Moon by Melanie Crowder


In a small river village where the water is cursed, a girl’s bravery—and the existence of magic—could mean the difference between life and death in this elegant, luminous tale from the author of Parched and Audacity.

Along a lively river, in a village raised on stilts, lives a girl named Luna. All her life she has heard tales of the time before the dam appeared, when sprites danced in the currents and no one got the mysterious wasting illness from a mouthful of river water. These are just stories, though—no sensible person would believe in such things.

Beneath the waves is someone who might disagree. Perdita is a young water sprite, delighting in the wet splash and sparkle, and sad about the day her people will finally finish building their door to another world, in search of a place that humans have not yet discovered.

But when Luna’s little sister falls ill with the river sickness, everyone knows she has only three weeks to live. Luna is determined to find a cure for her beloved sister, no matter what it takes. Even if that means believing in magic…


Let me know your thoughts of this novel down below! 🙂

Until next time…

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