Anyone who has paid attention to Newbery Medal or Honor winning children’s books will know that most of them deal with a preteen, the preteen’s friends and family, most likely poverty and/or disease and most definitely an animal. Most of them also deal with the death or loss of one of those things, the main character, friend, family,or animal. Not this one. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin is a fantasy feast of wonder and joy, filled with sumptuous full color and monochromatic pictures like old fashioned fairy tale books.
In Light A Way, the player adopts the persona of a young girl (you get to choose her name. I named her Celestine) who has been given a magical staff by the fey. With this staff she is to vanquish the wicked Umbras, creatures made of darkness who have imprisoned the fey and put out the sun. But a little girl can’t do it alone! Three fairies, born from the lights of Courage, Love, and Hope in the heart of our heroine arrive to help her. Along her way, the Girl gatherers allies like the Lumi Lantern and her Lumis, the Merchant Fey, and Turtie the Light Turtle on her way to the Shrine of Feys to set her world free from the curse of darkness.
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