Top 10 Reasons The Moon Hunters Will Be Your Favorite Book of the Summer.
Our next release, The Moon Hunters by Anya Pavelle, launches next Thursday, September 5th and we are ecstatic. It’s a fantastic story, and we can’t wait to share it with you. What makes it so great? Here are the top 10 reasons The Moon Hunters will be your favorite book of the summer.
Post-apocalyptic setting: It takes place on a small island in the Pacific after a devastating plague, The Pestilence, has annihilated humanity. We love a good post-apocalyptic story, especially one as good as this.
Strong female lead character: Leilani is smart, talented, bold, and not afraid to stand up for what she believes in. She’s also a swimmer who loves the ocean and reading; a woman after our own hearts.
Amazing female author: We are thrilled to publish our second female author, Anya Pavelle! Her storytelling skills are remarkable, and her character development is astounding. The story she wrote is unique and totally engrossing from page 1.
Tension: The village Leilani lives in was founded by the followers of Lehom, a strange cult-like group who believe women should be demure and defer to men’s wishes. Leilani thinks things should be different and sets about to change them. Let’s just say not everyone is receptive.
Characters you want to root for and against: Leilani and Jenay are underdogs with the odds stacked against them. The excitement of finding out if they can succeed makes the book hard to put down. The King is an arrogant, self-absorbed, tyrant who is hellbent on making Leilani abide by the rules of the village. You simply can’t help but hate him.
A rich and well developed supporting cast: Anya creates a cast that is rich, vibrant, and well developed. If you like books with proper character development across the board, you’re in for a treat.
Excellent pacing: The story grabs you from page 1 and doesn’t let go until the end. Anya takes time to develop the backstory but does it in a brilliant way so that the reader never feels bogged down in world-building. Instead, readers will look forward to learning about the Pestilence and the history of the island as the story unfolds.
Anya designed the cover: We had a hand in it, but Anya designed it. It speaks to the story in more ways than are immediately apparent. And who doesn’t love the beach at night?
It has a Viking ship in it: No spoilers, but, yes, there is a Viking ship. There’s also another ship with a very cool name: The Kentucky Maru.
The original refugees who flee to Ani Island are from Calabasas, CA. It’s a town that is north of LA a bit. It’s nice to see So Cal represented, not that we’re biased…