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Above the Star (The 8th Island Trilogy, #1) ➬ [Ebook] ➧ Above the Star (The 8th Island Trilogy, #1) By Alexis Marie Chute ➸ – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk When Archie goes in search of his missing son Arden in the Spanish Canary Islands he stumbles upon a higher mission to save his ailing fourteen year old granddaughter Ella Using a portal jumping devic When Archie goes in search of his missing son Arden in the Spanish Canary Islands he stumbles upon a higher mission to save his ailing fourteen year old granddaughter Ella Using a portal jumping device called the Tillastrion Archie and a strange creature a Bangol named Zeno are transported—along with a cruise ship full of people including Ella and her mother Tessa—to a magnificent yet terrifying island in another realm a place called Jarr Wya where Archie hopes to locate Ella’s cure On Jarr Wya Above the PDF or the Bangols battle the Olearons—creatures made of fire—and the evil Millia sands for control of Jarr Wya When Ella is captured by the Bangols her wit and resourcefulness emerge as she fights against all odds and against all manner of creatures to survive Meanwhile Tessa must confront her long buried secrets broken marriage and a confusing new love triangle all while navigating the mysterious island in search of her daughter And unbeknownst to everyone there is an even greater foe to contend with a wicked star anchored in the sea beneath them that is poisoning the islandAn epic adventure of three unlikely heroes Above the Star reminds us that no matter how young or how old our bravery transforms not only our lives but the world around us.


10 thoughts on “Above the Star (The 8th Island Trilogy, #1)

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    I received this book for free from the publisher SparkPress as part of a promotional blogger unboxing campaign I give this book 35 stars which rounds up to 4 This is probably the most uniue book I have read so far this year Up until I got about halfway through the book I thought it was weird It was odd and bizarre kind of in a Roald Dahl way but stranger It took me a while to get used to it and the world I’ve never encountered a world uite like this one before so there was definitely a learning curve One thing that really threw me for a loop early on was the amount of death in this book I wasn’t expecting there to be so much of it and for it to be somewhat gruesome But once I got used to the peculiarities of the book I started to really enjoy it This book follows the typical uest storyline but it was still a lot of fun As for the characters it was interesting to see a grandfather as a main character in YA book You don’t see that too often I think my favorite character was Lady Sophia She was a supporting character but she was so funny I also really liked the illustrations in the book There is a hand drawn map of the world and various sketches that the character Ella draws dispersed throughout the novel The glossary at the end was a nice touch It was super helpful in figuring out how the world worked Even though it took me a while to get into it I’m really excited for the rest of the books in this trilogy


  2. Lollita Lollita says:

    I received this book through the Goodreads giveaways While the premise and description were intriguing this wasn't for me i'm not sure if that was because its not a genre I really read much or because I couldn't get into the writting? None of the characters really kept me interested or invested either and the romances were so instant and seemed built on nothing I probably won't continue the series


  3. Jypsy Jypsy says:

    Thank you Iread Book Tours and Alexis Marie Chute for a complimentary copy I voluntarily reviewed this book All opinions expressed are my own Above The Star8th Island Trilogy #1By Alexis Marie Chute REVIEW ☆☆☆☆Isn't the cover of Above The Star fabulous? I love the font and the color combo Alexis Marie Chute begins her 8th Island Trilogy with a wildly inventive and utterly uniue fantasy story about family hope and embracing whatever comes your way I've read my share of fantasies but this one is the most eccentric head shaking story of them all As characters go I applaud the author's ability to incorporate an elderly man a grandfather as a main character Plus a granddaughter and her mother in need of his help cements a family bond that is both relatable and rare at least in what I've read You will love the strong voices and authentic ualities flaws and all of these characters Their journey is a mind trip to an odd bizarre world that makes no sense but is so fascinating that you must keep reading Confusion stemming from unfamiliarity sets in at times for the reader but don't get lost in the unimaginable I simply absorbed the words which I found lyrical and vivid then continued on even if I didn't understand the story In my opinion this book is an experience that reuires the reader to banish preconceived notions about fantasy stories because you will not find those here But you will find loveable troubled characters with real life problems who somehow enter a new dimension filled with crazy insane this can't be real sights and sounds and life that reuires a letting go an acceptance of the unknown Let's not forget however that faith is often times the one thing that leads to saving grace Take a chance on this beyond strange story You'll be glad you did


  4. Martin Gil Martin Gil says:

    This book somehow manages to be off puttingly uirky and intriguingly delightful at the same time It took me a while to figure out whether I kept on reading because I was desperately trying to decipher how the storylines had any cohesion or purpose or whether I was actually enjoying reading it I think I finally settled on it being both I was enjoying reading this book precisely because it is just so odd I mean that in the best way possible This is one of those stories where the joy comes from having those WTF moments trying to figure out if you read something right venting your frustration to you best friend and then laughing about it when you realize you definitely read that right and you have no idea how that makes sense and you just keep reading because you desperately want it to make sense while also secretly hoping that it gets even crazierIt occurred to me as I was approaching the end of the book that it all felt like a story that I would have come up with when I was in middle school; when the amalgamation of stripper devils spider wizards beetle lizards rock goblins telepathy teleportation and uicksand was the coolest thing I could possibly imagine Plus there's romance and family drama thrown in You just have to let the whole thing wash over you and it'll all start to come togetherAlso there were a surprising amount of typos


  5. Motherbooker Motherbooker says:

    From my review at motherbookerblogcomAs soon as I read the summary for Above the Star I knew I wanted to read it It gave me ideas of Neil Gaiman The Princess Bride and plenty of other great fantasy tales I loved the idea of the triple perspectives of the different generations and was fascinated by Jarr Wya So when I was given the chance to read the book I leapt at it And I’ve never been happier about anything The book was utterly captivating from the first page onwards The characters are well written and feel natural They are presented realistically and all have obvious humans flaws Basically they’re all recognisable as people you will have experienced in real life The relationships between the three main characters are all wonderfully realised and they provide some great moments of emotion in the middle of all the epic fantasy As much as this book is about magic and strange creatures it is the tale of a family united through a difficult time It the story of love and how far someone will go to protect the people that mean the most to themBut that’s not to say the fantasy side of it doesn’t stand up The way that writer Alexis Marie Chute describes the lands of Jarr Wya is incredible The passages of description are so vivid and artistic that it’s so easy to transport yourself there The writing is lush and captivating but not in that Tolkien way where it becomes a bit much There is plenty of fun and silliness at work here to ensure everything stays well balanced As I’ve already mentioned there are shades of Neil Gaiman here and Chute is hardly afraid to put her characters in jeopardy This is a dark tale that skirts the edge of terror but is clever enough to never let its readers fall too far into the abyss It’s clever and addictive storytellingStorytelling is aided by Chute’s own artistic talents As Ella is unable to speak she must find ways to communicate with her the people she meets She is a talented artist and in some instances is able to bridge the gap using her drawings Along with the passages of Ella’s narration there are a handful of illustrations These little details are what really bring the book to life and make it almost impossible not to fully immerse yourself into life on Jarr Wya As much as I loved the writing in this book there was a little part of me that just wanted of these images They elevate the story to a greater levelI have to admit as excited as I was to read this novel I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect There was every chance that this could have just been another clichéd fantasy novel that is essentially a watered down version of Lord of the Rings or something Fantasy so much than other genres has the potential to be handled so badly Thankfully Above the Star manages to make something magical out of it It feels fresh and new I’m always dubious when a book describes itself as being unputdownable or something but I genuinely couldn’t wait to read it I was totally invested in this story and it’s all down to Chute’s writing It’s accessible but so full of detail I can’t wait to see what the rest of the trilogy has in store


  6. CAR CAR says:

    I LOVED THIS BOOK It is a rich tapestry of characters plot and uniue inhabitants of a mystical place that exists “Above the Star” You join the family of Tessa Ella and Archie who are simultaneously looking for a cure for Ella who has lost the ability to speak while looking for her father who has disappeared After boarding a ship they are magically transported to the island of Jarr warr and encounter uniue inhabitants of the island whom play different and surprising roles as they are encountered by Ella Tessa and Archie There is a careful build up of characters and storyline at the beginning which is followed by a fast paced action filled journey as the trio push forward with their mission I can hardly wait for the next book in this trilogy I also saw a video book trailer for Above the Star which brought to life some of the islands special inhabitants which shouldn’t be missed by anyone reading or considering this book


  7. Margie Timmermans Margie Timmermans says:

    Alexis Marie really throws her readers into a captivating new world with this book The first half of the book is very detailed in description and it takes a while to understand this odd new world However the cool thing is that the reader is joined on this journey by a group of very regular relatable and likeable characters This book is a real page turner and it didnt take long before I was swept up in this exciting story I highly recommend this book and am excited for the release of the second book in this triology


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  9. Brooke Gander Brooke Gander says:

    Above The Star is a thrilling adventure for a wide variety of ages The story is filled with action adventure love and sorrow The strength of the Wellesley Family is tested by forces both natural and magical and their journey will keep you on the edge of your seat The different ages of the main characters Grandpa Archie Mother Tessa and young Ella give a wonderful variety of perspectives on the events that transpire on their mission to find their missing Father Arden and the mysterious magical cure that could save Ella from the painful tumour growing inside her head The change of setting from the real world to the magical realm of Jarr Wya pulls the mind into a new world of possibilities where magical creatures reside holding mysteries and secrets that the Wellesley Family must overcome to locate the magical cure they seek to save the life of young Ella Having lost the ability to speak Ella tells her part of the story through images she draws which are illustrated in the book as well as through her thoughts as an inner dialogue This visual addition to the story is a fun way to show us as the readers how the author views her characters and how Ella sees the world around her All in all Above The Star is a wild ride and an amazing journey to take alongside these strong uirky and brave characters


  10. Nathalie Nathalie says:

    I just got notified I won this book in a giveaway can't wait to receive it so I can start reading


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10 thoughts on “Above the Star (The 8th Island Trilogy, #1)

  1. Jessica Jessica says:

    I received this book for free from the publisher SparkPress as part of a promotional blogger unboxing campaign I give this book 35 stars which rounds up to 4 This is probably the most uniue book I have read so far this year Up until I got about halfway through the book I thought it was weird It was odd and bizarre kind of in a Roald Dahl way but stranger It took me a while to get used to it and the world I’ve never encountered a world uite like this one before so there was definitely a learning curve One thing that really threw me for a loop early on was the amount of death in this book I wasn’t expecting there to be so much of it and for it to be somewhat gruesome But once I got used to the peculiarities of the book I started to really enjoy it This book follows the typical uest storyline but it was still a lot of fun As for the characters it was interesting to see a grandfather as a main character in YA book You don’t see that too often I think my favorite character was Lady Sophia She was a supporting character but she was so funny I also really liked the illustrations in the book There is a hand drawn map of the world and various sketches that the character Ella draws dispersed throughout the novel The glossary at the end was a nice touch It was super helpful in figuring out how the world worked Even though it took me a while to get into it I’m really excited for the rest of the books in this trilogy

  2. Lollita Lollita says:

    I received this book through the Goodreads giveaways While the premise and description were intriguing this wasn't for me i'm not sure if that was because its not a genre I really read much or because I couldn't get into the writting? None of the characters really kept me interested or invested either and the romances were so instant and seemed built on nothing I probably won't continue the series

  3. Jypsy Jypsy says:

    Thank you Iread Book Tours and Alexis Marie Chute for a complimentary copy I voluntarily reviewed this book All opinions expressed are my own Above The Star8th Island Trilogy #1By Alexis Marie Chute REVIEW ☆☆☆☆Isn't the cover of Above The Star fabulous? I love the font and the color combo Alexis Marie Chute begins her 8th Island Trilogy with a wildly inventive and utterly uniue fantasy story about family hope and embracing whatever comes your way I've read my share of fantasies but this one is the most eccentric head shaking story of them all As characters go I applaud the author's ability to incorporate an elderly man a grandfather as a main character Plus a granddaughter and her mother in need of his help cements a family bond that is both relatable and rare at least in what I've read You will love the strong voices and authentic ualities flaws and all of these characters Their journey is a mind trip to an odd bizarre world that makes no sense but is so fascinating that you must keep reading Confusion stemming from unfamiliarity sets in at times for the reader but don't get lost in the unimaginable I simply absorbed the words which I found lyrical and vivid then continued on even if I didn't understand the story In my opinion this book is an experience that reuires the reader to banish preconceived notions about fantasy stories because you will not find those here But you will find loveable troubled characters with real life problems who somehow enter a new dimension filled with crazy insane this can't be real sights and sounds and life that reuires a letting go an acceptance of the unknown Let's not forget however that faith is often times the one thing that leads to saving grace Take a chance on this beyond strange story You'll be glad you did

  4. Martin Gil Martin Gil says:

    This book somehow manages to be off puttingly uirky and intriguingly delightful at the same time It took me a while to figure out whether I kept on reading because I was desperately trying to decipher how the storylines had any cohesion or purpose or whether I was actually enjoying reading it I think I finally settled on it being both I was enjoying reading this book precisely because it is just so odd I mean that in the best way possible This is one of those stories where the joy comes from having those WTF moments trying to figure out if you read something right venting your frustration to you best friend and then laughing about it when you realize you definitely read that right and you have no idea how that makes sense and you just keep reading because you desperately want it to make sense while also secretly hoping that it gets even crazierIt occurred to me as I was approaching the end of the book that it all felt like a story that I would have come up with when I was in middle school; when the amalgamation of stripper devils spider wizards beetle lizards rock goblins telepathy teleportation and uicksand was the coolest thing I could possibly imagine Plus there's romance and family drama thrown in You just have to let the whole thing wash over you and it'll all start to come togetherAlso there were a surprising amount of typos

  5. Motherbooker Motherbooker says:

    From my review at motherbookerblogcomAs soon as I read the summary for Above the Star I knew I wanted to read it It gave me ideas of Neil Gaiman The Princess Bride and plenty of other great fantasy tales I loved the idea of the triple perspectives of the different generations and was fascinated by Jarr Wya So when I was given the chance to read the book I leapt at it And I’ve never been happier about anything The book was utterly captivating from the first page onwards The characters are well written and feel natural They are presented realistically and all have obvious humans flaws Basically they’re all recognisable as people you will have experienced in real life The relationships between the three main characters are all wonderfully realised and they provide some great moments of emotion in the middle of all the epic fantasy As much as this book is about magic and strange creatures it is the tale of a family united through a difficult time It the story of love and how far someone will go to protect the people that mean the most to themBut that’s not to say the fantasy side of it doesn’t stand up The way that writer Alexis Marie Chute describes the lands of Jarr Wya is incredible The passages of description are so vivid and artistic that it’s so easy to transport yourself there The writing is lush and captivating but not in that Tolkien way where it becomes a bit much There is plenty of fun and silliness at work here to ensure everything stays well balanced As I’ve already mentioned there are shades of Neil Gaiman here and Chute is hardly afraid to put her characters in jeopardy This is a dark tale that skirts the edge of terror but is clever enough to never let its readers fall too far into the abyss It’s clever and addictive storytellingStorytelling is aided by Chute’s own artistic talents As Ella is unable to speak she must find ways to communicate with her the people she meets She is a talented artist and in some instances is able to bridge the gap using her drawings Along with the passages of Ella’s narration there are a handful of illustrations These little details are what really bring the book to life and make it almost impossible not to fully immerse yourself into life on Jarr Wya As much as I loved the writing in this book there was a little part of me that just wanted of these images They elevate the story to a greater levelI have to admit as excited as I was to read this novel I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect There was every chance that this could have just been another clichéd fantasy novel that is essentially a watered down version of Lord of the Rings or something Fantasy so much than other genres has the potential to be handled so badly Thankfully Above the Star manages to make something magical out of it It feels fresh and new I’m always dubious when a book describes itself as being unputdownable or something but I genuinely couldn’t wait to read it I was totally invested in this story and it’s all down to Chute’s writing It’s accessible but so full of detail I can’t wait to see what the rest of the trilogy has in store

  6. CAR CAR says:

    I LOVED THIS BOOK It is a rich tapestry of characters plot and uniue inhabitants of a mystical place that exists “Above the Star” You join the family of Tessa Ella and Archie who are simultaneously looking for a cure for Ella who has lost the ability to speak while looking for her father who has disappeared After boarding a ship they are magically transported to the island of Jarr warr and encounter uniue inhabitants of the island whom play different and surprising roles as they are encountered by Ella Tessa and Archie There is a careful build up of characters and storyline at the beginning which is followed by a fast paced action filled journey as the trio push forward with their mission I can hardly wait for the next book in this trilogy I also saw a video book trailer for Above the Star which brought to life some of the islands special inhabitants which shouldn’t be missed by anyone reading or considering this book

  7. Margie Timmermans Margie Timmermans says:

    Alexis Marie really throws her readers into a captivating new world with this book The first half of the book is very detailed in description and it takes a while to understand this odd new world However the cool thing is that the reader is joined on this journey by a group of very regular relatable and likeable characters This book is a real page turner and it didnt take long before I was swept up in this exciting story I highly recommend this book and am excited for the release of the second book in this triology

  8. Coco.V Coco.V says:

    🎁 FREE on today 6192019 🎁

  9. Brooke Gander Brooke Gander says:

    Above The Star is a thrilling adventure for a wide variety of ages The story is filled with action adventure love and sorrow The strength of the Wellesley Family is tested by forces both natural and magical and their journey will keep you on the edge of your seat The different ages of the main characters Grandpa Archie Mother Tessa and young Ella give a wonderful variety of perspectives on the events that transpire on their mission to find their missing Father Arden and the mysterious magical cure that could save Ella from the painful tumour growing inside her head The change of setting from the real world to the magical realm of Jarr Wya pulls the mind into a new world of possibilities where magical creatures reside holding mysteries and secrets that the Wellesley Family must overcome to locate the magical cure they seek to save the life of young Ella Having lost the ability to speak Ella tells her part of the story through images she draws which are illustrated in the book as well as through her thoughts as an inner dialogue This visual addition to the story is a fun way to show us as the readers how the author views her characters and how Ella sees the world around her All in all Above The Star is a wild ride and an amazing journey to take alongside these strong uirky and brave characters

  10. Nathalie Nathalie says:

    I just got notified I won this book in a giveaway can't wait to receive it so I can start reading

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