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May Bird Among the Stars by Jodi Lynn…

May Bird Among the Stars

by Jodi Lynn Anderson

Series: May Bird (2)

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It was not as good as the first book, but I do like the characters. ( )
  aliterarylion | Jul 14, 2014 |
The adventures continue with new villains, new obstacles, and the fate of the world hangs in the balance. Its up to May Bird to stop the lord of the underworld, Bo Cleevil, before its too late. Imaginative, intriguing, and a great cast of characters, the second installment of the May Bird series surpasses its predecessor in every way, adding new characters, moving the plot at a steady pace, and does its job as leading up the final book. May Bird Among The Stars will not disappoint in its execution, and is one of the better horror books for both young adults and children.

The story continues from the first, as May finds her way closer to the center of Ever After, trying to find her one true way home. I wont go too much into this, as it would spoil much of the plot. But I will say you will become much more attached to the characters, including the new ones, and adds much needed development to May, as she witnesses many horrific things in the Ever After. Its story appeals to a younger audience, and its not like the other books I've reviewed, which are dark, gritty while also being witty. This book was made for young adults and childrenn, so expect cheesy moments in between.

The atmosphere is dark, so don't expect the events and surroundings to be all light and fluffy. The Ever After is a wonderful and exotic place with spirits and monsters in the night surrounding May at every minuet. It likes to portray itself very well, even if there are some unanswered questions, the biggest one being how Ever After even got there in the first place, and how Bo Cleevil got to be the ruler. Though the story can stand on its own with its lovely cast of quirky characters.

The second installment was no failure for this series, and continues the story very well, while adding more to it, making it better than the original. The ending is completely paramount, meaning go read the third book if you want to answer a lot of questions and to find out what truly happens to May. I still recommend this to teens and kids of all ages, and should not be missed.
  br14kabu | May 13, 2014 |
While I enjoyed this sequel to May Bird and the Ever After, I didn't like it as much as the first book. The plot seemed a bit insubstantial, really just a series of encounters at various stops in the Ever After en route to North Farm and then back to the Dead Sea. It just didn't seem as engaging a read, or quite as clever.

However, there was a poignant emotional element to it, as May and Beatrice long to reunite with their mothers above all else. And, in contrast, there are some ridiculously funny moments as defences against the nefarious creatures of the Ever After include noogies and musical performances.

I look forward to the next book, but am hoping for a more well-developed plot.
  Bitter_Grace | Aug 19, 2008 |
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May Bird has always been a bit ... different. While most of her classmates were riding their bikes, she was running around the woods dressed as a warrior princess with her hairless cat at her side, and instead of spending summer vacation at birthday parties, May was discovering a mysterious lake hidden among the trees -- and stumbling into the land of ghosts, the Ever After. A fearful and fantastic realm located among the stars, the Ever After is full of all manner of things that go bump in the night, and if May is to find her way out again, she must reach the mysterious Lady of North Farm, who lives in a cold, forbidding land that even the spooks find spooky. With her courageous (yet melancholy) kitty and a ragtag group of spectral friends she's picked up along the way, May is determined to escape the Afterlife. But first she must face her very worst fears, and there's no telling who will make it through ... or who will be left behind.
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In this spirited sequel to May Bird and the Ever After, young May is still roaming the hereafter, probing for an exit from its ghostly climes. Her search for a portal has a complication, though: The evil Bo Cleevil is intent on destroying Ever After, and only May can save it. Winning characters; spooky without being intensely scary.

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Still trapped in the Ever After, ten-year-old May Bird struggles to decide whether to save the world of her ghostly friends from the evil Bo Cleevil or to return to her West Virginia home.

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