The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim: Review & Giveaway

Posted June 2, 2022 by Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction in Current Giveaways, Reviews / 12 Comments

The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim: Review & Giveaway

The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim: Review & GiveawayThe Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim
Series: Gifted Clans #2
Also in this series: , The Last Fallen Star
Published by Rick Riordan Presents on June 14, 2022
Genres: Contemporary Fantasy, Middle Grade
Pages: 384
Source: Blog Tour, NetGalley
Cover Artist: Vivienne To
My rating:
4.5 Stars

Best-selling author Rick Riordan presents the second book in Graci Kim's magical and mysterious Gifted Clans trilogy.

"Graci Kim does such an amazing job of blending Korean mythology into the modern world, I am now wondering how I ever lived without knowing all this cool information."--New York Times #1 best-selling author Rick Riordan

For Riley Oh, life as the Godrealm’s last fallen star is not all it’s cracked up to be. Her new divine heritage doesn’t even come with cool magical powers; half of her friends and family (including her parents) can’t remember her; and to top it all off, the entire Gom clan is mad at her for killing the Cave Bear Goddess and stripping away their healing abilities.

But when their anger boils over and a group of witches curse Riley’s home, she knows it’s up to her to restore magic back to her clan – even if it means sneaking into the Spiritrealm.

Luckily, Riley has some backup. Along with her sister, Hattie, Riley meets Dahl, a heaven-born boy with shockingly white hair and a fondness for toilets who might not be telling the whole truth about who he is. Together they’ll fight vicious monsters, discover dark underwater worlds, and race to save the land of the dead from a fate that no one could have foreseen.

And this time, Riley won’t let anything get in her way. Because she can’t shake the feeling that something terrible is coming their way – and the gifted community is going to need all the powers they can get.

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This second book in the Gifted Clans Series finds our heroine once again trying to find a way to fit in amongst her people. You’d think saving humanity would have won everyone over, but Riley now finds herself up against new obstacles. First off, in the act of saving the world, she also removed the Gom clan’s healing powers, and the clan is not at all pleased. And this time she doesn’t even have the love and devotion of her family and friends to fall back on since no one remembers her. Riley feels like she’s only made things worse for everyone, and she’s bound and determined to fix things. This leads her on a journey to the Spiritrealm to find an honorary god who she believes can restore the Gom clan’s healing abilities. There she learns that being undocumented in the underworld comes with some real disadvantages. She almost gives up hope until she meets a mysteriously quirky janitor boy named Dahl with a thirst for adventure. Dahl immediately agrees to help her on her quest, and it turns out he can be quite resourceful! Dahl is definitely my favorite new character in the series—he adds humor and intrigue to the story! Of course, Korean mythology is featured heavily in the Spiritrealm (with Kim’s own unique and very fun twists!). Riley has to avoid a sentence in one of the versions of (vacation?) hell, face down Korean versions of helldogs and mermaids, and take a dip into the corrupted waters of the Spring of Eternal Life. Along the way, she learns more about her own heritage, including uncovering a secret she never imagined!

No second-book syndrome here—the pacing is spot-on and Riley’s personal journey is compelling. The book also has a complete story arc while still leaving us plenty to look forward to in book three. This series is perfect for kids who love magic, mythology and adventure!

***Disclosure: I received this book from the publisher via Rockstar Book Tours and NetGalley so I could provide an honest review. No compensation was given and all opinions are my own.***

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About the Author

Graci Kim is the bestselling author of The Last Fallen Star, book one in the Korean mythology-inspired middle grade adventure series. Called a “sparkling yarn” by Entertainment Weekly, the Gifted Clans trilogy has been optioned by the Disney Channel for a live-action television series, and was a 2021 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for “Best Middle Grade & Children’s Book.”

Graci is also one of the authors of The Cursed Carnival and Other Calamities short story collection, published by Rick Riordan Presents (Disney Hyperion), which became an instant New York Times bestseller.

In a previous life, Graci was a diplomat for the New Zealand foreign service, a cooking show host, and once ran a business that turned children’s drawings into cuddly toys. She lives in New Zealand with her husband and daughter. You can find her sometimes on Twitter (@gracikim), more often on Instagram (@gracikimwrites), and always at her website (www.gracikim.com).

 

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12 responses to “The Last Fallen Moon by Graci Kim: Review & Giveaway

  1. Love your opening line: “You’d think saving humanity would have won everyone over…” Funny how often that turns out not to be the case! This sounds like a really fun and original story, glad it didn’t fall into the second-book syndrome. I’m always impressed when writers can create a coherent series in which the books can also stand alone.

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