I am an author and an artist. I am also a publisher and blogger among other things. I love animals and have a Chihuahua whose name is Taco, a Mini Rex rabbit named Kojikaki, and an 11 year old goldfish whose name is Pumpkin. I have adopted most of my animals from rescue centers.
Some of my favorite activities include; taking my dog for bike rides, spending time outdoors, taking photos of animals, horseback riding, reading, listening to music, watching TV and movies, and playing video games.
Currently I have written over 200 stories in the areas of animals, the relationships between humans and animals, magic, superheroes and more. My first published work includes the books in the Mortal Realm Witch Series for anyone ages 8 and up who love to read about animals and magic. I have also contributed to the Read for Animals Anthology #2, the unedited Battle of Ebulon, and an upcoming crossover novel titled The Shadow of All Worlds.
Besides my author website, the Mortal Realm Witch Series has a website at www.mortalrealmwitch.com, and besides my Facebook and Twitter profiles you can find me on Goodreads, Pinterest under AMMoonlight, Google +, and more.
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- The See-Through Leopard
on Oct. 06, 2013
First off I love the imagery as the scenes with the native wildlife are told. The author does an amazing job of making the reader feel as if they are really there. Throughout the book she writes about the animals in a way that captures nature perfectly.
The author also does a very good job spreading the word about animal conservation and the more serious issue of animal poaching in a way that is realistic yet entertaining. It is clear that the author is highly passionate about these subjects.
Though not overly so for a YA book, because of the subject matter there are a few scenes that are a little graphic and can potentially be highly emotional for some readers, especially animal lovers. However, through these moments is when the authors message comes across clearest to readers and all the good moments in this book, of which there are plenty, make these more difficult moments worth the read.
This book also contains some very entertaining and funny moments.
The only problem I had with this book was an inability to understand and identify with the main character of Jazz. Overall I liked her but aside from the feelings about the leopard and her attitude towards conservation, I had nothing in common with her.
I also have some mixed feelings about the books ending. Although I was not particularly fond of the way the final chapter ended, I still really liked it in a way especially because its not how I expected it to end so it came as a surprise and it also did a really good job of reinforcing the real life issues presented in this book.
I would definitely recommend to any and all animal lovers but particularly those who have found themselves in the situation of bonding with an animal, either wild or domestic as a foster or caretaker whose job is now or has been in the past to prepare the animal they have bonded with for the new life that it would live upon leaving their care.
Besides the general message about poaching and animal conservation I think this book also serves as a good reminder for why animal fosters and those who rehabilitate wild animals do what they do.