Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse by K.J. Kruk is a fun science fiction adventure for young readers. It’s set in the future in a time when average Earth citizens dream of living in a super hi-tech city on the moon. A school has been established there for all of Earth’s most gifted students to study and learn to use their gifts for the betterment of mankind. The main character, Leo Gray, is fortunate enough to obtain a ticket to go to the Lunar city despite the misgivings of his father. Soon, he begins his studies in the exclusive moon school where he meets lots of interesting characters including a new circle of quirky friends. Leo also finds trouble as he and his friends learn what happens on the dark side of the moon.
Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse is written with lots of colorful descriptive language by K.J. Kruk. The author has a way with words, keeping every scene interesting by including quirky details about characters and their setting. Leo and his friends are a fun bunch of characters to root for. The story has its fair share of villainous characters as well that are appropriately dark, but never to the point of being frightening. Harry Potter fans will enjoy following Leo Gray and his friends as they navigate the futuristic school that reminded me of Hogwarts. The unusual school boasts robot teachers and holographic decorations that come alive and transform the campus for every special event. Young readers will find much to love in Leo Gray and the Lunar Eclipse.