Series: The Toucan Trilogy #1
Publisher: Train Renoir Publishing
Date Published: April 12th 2012
Genres: Action & Adventure, Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic, Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Audiobook Length: 6 hrs and 53 mins
Audiobook Narrator: Deanna Moffitt
Description: Abby, 13, is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple, unaware
that deadly bacteria from a passing comet will soon kill off older teens
and adults. She must help her brother and baby sister survive in this
new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her--adolescence.dystopian, post-apocalyptic, sci-fi, science fiction, free, freebie, young adult, adventure, survival, YA, fantasy, action, novel, popular, best seller Colony East, book 2 of The Toucan Trilogy, is available now through Google Play.
I was approached to review the audiobook specifically, so below is my review on Audible.com.
What made the experience of listening to Night of the Purple Moon the most enjoyable?
The narrator did a great job with the voices and her presentation of the main character.
What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?
The struggle to survive and not losing hope made the book interesting. Least interesting, probably the simple way in which the story is told.
Which scene was your favorite?
I enjoyed the scene toward the end with Mandy and Abby. (no spoilers)
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Do you have any additional comments?
Overall, Night of the Purple Moon is an interesting apocalyptic story, where most of the adults die off instantly, leaving the young alone to survive. I wouldn’t really classify this as YA – since the oldest characters are about 13 and specifically pre-pubescent. For a YA it is a bit on the simple side – the plot and the story line are very straight forward and the characters are not developed deeply. The kids have to grow up fast to try to make it in the world post the arrival of the “space germs”. They have to watch their friends and fellow survivors die off as puberty starts to hit, and yet I can’t say I felt emotionally connected to the characters or really felt their loss (except for one and that was more the loss of what that character brought to the table for the other survivors).