Short, Sweet, and Snappy Review:
Title: Shadow Of The Blood Moon (Book two of the Blood Moon Series
Author: Robin P. Waldrop
Genre: Urban Fantasy /Paranormal
What I liked: The strong supporting cast and how she mixed the mythology with the recognizably normal. Also the premise was pretty cool.
What I didn’t like: the main character was annoying, the over use of current bands and songs being mentioned
Recommended Read: Yes.
Rating: 3 stars
Synopsis: Genevieve Labreck is back with a score to settle. Her mom has been kidnapped by Zane, hybrid and all-around monster. Rumors fly that Gen’s mom is holed away in Prague, a city recognized by humans for its serene beauty and intense culture, but Gen and Will know something humans don’t. Prague is haunted by dark, evil forces. Can Genevieve and William save her mom, or will they be too late? Some will live, others will fall. At what price do you walk away from those you love?
I was given a free review copy of this book and no money has exchanged hands for this review. And after reading book two without reading book one first I was incredibly confused incredibly quickly. You really need to read the first book in this series before attempting this book. Reason being is this book follows on immediately after the events in book one. This again is not a genre I would normally read and it is not pitched for adults. This did impact on my enjoyment of it. Teenage girls will love it as it is very much a book for the twilight generation, alas I do not fall into this category!
There was only a few issues stopping me from giving this a higher rating. One was I did not like the main character at all! I found her very frustrating and irritating and well a bit of a brat! Yes in the story she does go through a lot but to this reader she does not really learn from her mistakes. The other part was the sudden introduction of a important character half way through the book. This character and revelation she brings does give the book a boost but again I found the introduction of her a bit clumsy. Finally it was really slow to get the story started and the first half was repetitive. Additionally some of the characters actions were completely unbelievable to this British reader. Finally this book has a strong use of current popular music, whilst I understood some of the references and the mood they were trying to portray not every reader might. Especially if as a reader you are not familiar with American music. All of them can be easily goggled however they interrupted the flow of a fairly enjoyable story.
Having said that, the story was adventurous with a good blend of drama and humor. I especially liked the supporting characters who were very well developed and each with their own stories. Their stories did not overshadow the main story instead they provided a greater incite and linked together in a most satisfying way. The supporting characters were a very energetic mix bringing some much needed light touches to complement the level of angst in the book. The mythology established in book one is also used to great effect in this book. Whilst I can’t say I personally enjoyed reading this book, young adults looking for romance and adventure will love it.
I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, business owner, and author of YA/Urban Fantasy paranormal novels. TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON is book 1 in my series and is available on all digital sites, and also print and audio as well. SHADOW OF THE BLOOD MOON is my current release and the second book in the BLOOD MOON series.
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