By Amaia S. Li
After an encounter with the eccentric Dr. Máximo Rojas, twelve-year-old David Luke starts to experience mysterious symptoms. Dreams about giant owls and visions of a silver-white snake haunt him. Later, Rojas kidnaps David's mother in order to lure the boy to enter the ruins of an ancient pyramid. It is there that David will not only face the truth about his father, but also about himself.
THE NIGHT OF THE MOON SERPENT: FIRST PASSAGE TO THE WORLD BEYOND will take readers of all ages to an adventure where a powerful brujo, or sorcerer, and a modern-day healer, the curandero, vie for control over a mythological creature and the possession of a boy's soul.
The Night of the Moon Serpent was an interesting and enjoyable read. I loved the amount of suspense in the book because it kept you hooked until the end. David was my favorite character because he was always determined to seek the truth about his visions and find out how his friend Miguel figured into the mystery as well.
I like how the author included a lot of information about the culture of the town. I do recommend staying focused on book the entire time since it is very fast paced. Overall this book was well written.
Amaia S. Li was born and raised in Lima, Peru. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at West Oahu and earned an MLISC at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She lives in Honolulu. The Night of the Moon Serpent is her first book.