Series: Blood Moon 1
Format: eBook ARC
Debut: November 1, 2011
Snuck from: Twisted Book Tours
Read: October 21-23, 2013
Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he's not who she thought he was either.
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Cover & Title: Love the title, and the cover is very ominous (way creepier than the story), but I could've done with some vamp on the red.
Concept: Very good. Maybe not the most original, but I still liked it. I might tag it as classy. 😉 There was some of everything: the typical vampire vs. werewolf tension, a little mystery about heritage, a traitor, love gone wrong, a bit of magic and legend, some quest and quite some fighting.
Plot: Genevieve's life is pretty much turned upside down when she discovers some truths she never wanted to know. But not all is bad, because she finds new firends, a new love, and doesn't even have time to think about what she left behind. She has heritage, and a destiny to fulfill, so no time for arguing and mulling it all over too much. She kinda has to dive in head first, and given that, she does handle it well enough after she gets off the denial stage.
So after a very short settling in the new environment, Genevieve is off to hunt some things, first in New Mexico, then back in Alaska. I loved the adventurous parts it had to it, although it wasn't anything too packed and detailled, and all the fights that came with them. Not so typical for YA anymore, as far as what's getting into my hands, so plus point for that!
Characters: Genevieve was pretty annoying. She was naive, impratical, moody, impulsive, and just didn't want to learn, always thinking she knew better than everyone else. A real child. However, some of that might have to do with her changing body, so no nailing her to the bad board just yet. Plus, she was pretty fun at points.
William was annoying, too. He was so no tough guy, and although he was quite smart, he was still mroe looks than anything else. Personally, I don't have need for a guy like that. However, he might still gain more points in the sequel as well, so neither am I writing him off just yet.
The werewolves were amazing! I know I'm biased to supporting characters, but they were also two sets of twins, and that is just SOLD! I can't resist that, no way. Apart from the general family ties and how they fit onto Genevieve, Luna and Joseph were still the special ones in that. Luna was a real best friend, especially since it does happen that you argue and yell and fight, but you also know how to make up. And Joseph.. well, I'm Team Joseph, I think that's all you have to know. =)
Else: The writing style had some repetitions that made my eyes roll very far into my head, yet it still managed to read smoothly for the most part.
This was very, very similar to the Twilight Saga at certain points and aspects, and that could sure annoy the heck out of people. It was okay for me, although I'm not too cheerful about it either.
Area Scan: Flow: 5/5 -- Vocab: 2.5/5 -- Plot: 3.5/5 -- Heroes: 3.5/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5
Romance: 3/5 -- Drama: 5/5 -- Action: 5/5 -- Suspense: 3.5/5 -- Humor: 3/5 -- Fantasy: 3/5
Discovered: 3+ Hoods
Blood Moon Trilogy:
#1 Ties to the Blood Moon | #2 Shadow of the Blood Moon | #3 Crest of the Blood Moon
Thank you for the approval of an ARC goes to:
Twisted Book Tours