June 30th, 2012Review: Moa – Tricia Stuart Shiu
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of Moa from Novel Publicity as part of the blog tour. All opinions about the book are mine.
Moa is an interesting book that really captured my attention both from a reader’s perspective as well as a spiritual perspective. Hillary’s journey to spend time with her sister and niece would have made a great story on it’s own in light of what happened to Hillary in school as well to Steve, her brother in law, but adding in Moa’s story just really made this a unique story.
While I know and appreciate that this book was about a fictional, spiritual journey to right the wrongs on the island of Hawaii to the Ancients, I do think that since the topic of Hillary being bullied in school – which was touched upon several times – and by the town should have been explored more as well.
Moa is a fun, captivating spirit guide. I really enjoyed getting to know her and her background story. I also adored Heidi and even Hillary as well. Molly was the perfect opposite of all three of them – needing to see with her own eyes instead of believing in blind faith.
The narration, which switches between first and third person a lot, was a bit difficult to understand at first, but once I got into the story it was easy to follow along.