Hello Avid Readers. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Moon Spell by Samantha Young. The first book in her young adult paranormal romance series, The Tale of Lunarmorte.
Sometimes, when I read a book I don’t write a full review, I just write a paragraph or two to publish on Amazon and Goodreads; especially if it’s a book with thousands of reviews already. But I want to build up my blog to be THE place to go to for paranormal romance fans, so I should really post those smaller reviews on here too, right?
What’s Moon Spell about?
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Title: Moon Spell by Samantha Young
Series: The Tale of Lunarmorte #1
Published by Self-Published on 31 December, 2010
Genres: Paranormal Romance (PNR), Young Adult (YA)
Narrator: Lucinda Gainey
Length: 11 hours 22 minutes
No. of Pages: 437
From the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of On Dublin Street.
Enter a world of fierce wolves, stunning magic and romance.
It’s bad enough feeling different among the human crowd, but feeling different among wolves?
No one said returning to her pack would be easy, especially after ten years without them, but seventeen year old Caia Ribeiro is unprepared for the realities of the transition. Raised in a world where kids aren’t scared by bedtime tales of the bogeyman but by the real life threat of enemy supernaturals who might come creeping into their community to kill them in their sleep, Caia is used to the darkness; she’s used to the mystery and the intrigue of the ancient underworld war she’s bound to by chance of birth. What she’s having trouble with are pack members treating her with wary suspicion, the Elders tucking secrets behind their backs, and her young Alpha, Lucien, distracting her with a dangerous attraction from her decision to uncover the truth.
But as the saying goes ‘the truth will out’ and when it does, Caia will only have so long to prepare herself before the war comes pounding on their door threatening to destroy the safe, secret lives of the wolves… and the girl they protect.
Review Format: eBook, Audiobook
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I picked up Moon Spell as Samantha Young is an attending author of RARE19 in London next month. I’m trying to read as many books from those authors going as possible.
What did I think about Moon Spell?
I am NOT a fan of Young Adult or New Adult stories. However, I read and loved Drip Drop Teardrop by the same author and the synopsis looked interesting.
I quickly became frustrated with practically everything about this story.
The thoughts and actions of all of the characters (sullenness, secrets kept for the good of our heroine or the pack, lack of communication, overreactions, dramatic petulant behaviour, etc). Oversimplification of thesis e.g. midnight = evil and daylight = good. Even how the plot evolved. However, I came to realise that what I was finding eye-rollingly annoying was exactly what readers love about YA stories.
Once again, I downloaded the Audible version of this book.
The narration of Moon Spell was offered at a reduced rate with my Kindle purchase. How can I refuse a bargain! I really love reading along with narrations. Lucinda Gainey is a new-to-me narrator. In my opinion, her performance was a perfect match for this story.
I still really like Samantha Young’s writing style.
She’s an intelligent and accomplished author which is evident in the prose she used in this book. Should she publish a more gritty adult paranormal romance in the future with characters of more mature age (and mentality) I will be one of the first to buy a copy. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my mini-review. Although Moon Spell wasn’t for me, I hope I’ve sparked your interest.
Bye for now,
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