Michelle Chastaine

Praise for the Eclipse Arts Book Series:

“Supernatural preteens face relatable challenges in this deftly balanced fantasy tale…Our verdict: Get It.” –Kirkus Reviews ( Read the full review )

“This is an optimistic story for young readers, and a charming adventure in growing up, showing the world your gifts, and triumphing over bullies and overbearing parents…Rating: A.” –Booklife ( Read the full review )

From Amazon:

EXCELLENT
46 reviews on
Jane W.
Jane W.
2023-12-04
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Very cute Loved the storyline and all the characters. It was super inspirational and amazing writing!
Susan M.
Susan M.
2023-11-28
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A Story Where Dreams Take Flight And Friendship Shines Brighter Than Any Star… Eclipse Arts – Dreams are born, friendships are forged, and the magic of music and dance lights up the pages.This delightful middle-grade novel stole my heart from start to finish. The story revolves around the dreams and aspirations of three young girls, Liska, Ephy, and Airin, who all yearn for stardom. Their journey at Eclipse Arts, a dream school, is a rollercoaster ride of emotions and challenges that any young reader can relate to. What makes this book truly special is its blend of fantasy elements, supernatural secrets, and a touch of magic that adds an enchanting layer to the narrative. As the trio faces family hurdles and a fierce competition, the story unfolds with heartwarming friendships and thrilling adventures. Eclipse Arts is a great read that strikes the perfect balance between creativity and relatability. If you love stories filled with music, dance, and the magic of friendship, don’t miss out on Eclipse Arts—it’s an enchanting journey that will leave you hooked until the very end.
Night inTunisia
Night inTunisia
2023-11-27
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A book for middle school fantasy lovers Since I was a middle school English teacher and read many young adult books, I was curious about this one. In addition, I have two grandchildren approaching this age, and I love recommending books to them.Liska, the 7th-grade main character, enters an elite academy of the arts for supernatural students. I’m not a fantasy fan but this one is very comfortable even if you usually read more realistic genres. Liska likes the idea that the arts are a superpower. However, she prefers music and her father wants her to carry on the family tradition of dance.The plot is dialogue-driven so we get a real feel for the loyalties and friendships of the characters. Issues include competition and popularity. Yet the emphasis is on the love and longing for music and other arts. Friendship loyalties are tested and parental conflicts resolved. Young people who enjoy their choir or band classes may find this book appealing. Fortunately, Book 2 is on the way! It’s truly an enjoyable read.
Marguerite A
Marguerite A
2023-11-26
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Perfect for young adults who feel like they dont fit in! A wonderful chapter book story that mixes fantasy and magic to tell a touching story of a few kids, Liska, Ephy and Airin as they navigate the challenges of school and fitting in. I appreciated the DEI representation, though it might be a little overwhelming or confusing for young kids, so making sure parents are involved and available to answer any questions. The story is well-written and engaging and really transports the reader into this fantasy world.
Lara Rowland
Lara Rowland
2023-11-21
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Excellent Loved it !
Susmita
Susmita
2023-11-20
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A Heartwarming and Captivating Journey What I loved most about this book was how relatable the main characters were. Liska, Ephy, and Airin each had their own dreams and struggles, which made them feel like real people. As I followed their journey at Eclipse Arts, I couldn’t help but root for them every step of the way.The author’s storytelling content was exceptional, creating a world that effortlessly blended reality with supernatural elements. From the thrilling opening ceremony to the heartbreaking family curses, every chapter was filled with surprises that kept me eagerly turning the pages.
L E Charron
L E Charron
2023-11-08
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Could have been better. Overall I liked the story and felt it was well written. I could have done without the LGTBQ undertone.
Mackenzie Midwife
Mackenzie Midwife
2023-11-03
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A must read for middle schoolers! A great read for middle school age kiddos! An engaging story yet easy to read for pre-teens searching to find something to belong to. A good read for your kids who haven’t quite found their niche or group. Emotional, inspiring, and absolutely relevant!
Channon
Channon
2023-11-02
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Fun Book! The writer leads readers on an enthralling voyage brimming with aspirations, obstacles, and victories. The narrative centers on three gifted individuals—Liska, Ephy, and Airin—united by a shared aspiration to gain admission to their desired institution, Eclipse Arts, where they can nurture their talents and follow their passions! Fun Book!
Janet Garcia
Janet Garcia
2023-11-01
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Not what I expected Fantasy childrens book. Not sure if it was appropriate to touch LGBTQ issues in the book. The book also addresses bulling and other issues.
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