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"Am I losing my mind?"
couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could
there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in
the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find
one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home,
ready to attack her?
Confused, frustrated and feeling every
ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's
always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply
rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled
with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales
live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them
together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more
questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with
creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs
as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?
This book is the first of the Paige Taylor series.
Age: 14 years and up
Review: 3 stars
My favorite thing about this book was the obvious work the author put into this book. The history of Paige's bloodline obviously has a lot of thought put into it, as well as the world she goes to and the beautiful descriptions of it.
The whole world that most of the book took place in fascinated me — Hello? Gorgeous plants, mysterious people, and interesting customs? — and was what kept me reading on and on.
Paige, I'm sad to say, was not my favorite person. She constantly complained and whined about everything, and really killed the excitement of going to a new world with fascinating views. Yes, everything's different, and yes she has to adjust, but she did it in an entirely selfish way that I really couldn't connect with her.
Naialah was a really interesting character and I was — and am — really curious about her. Some things in this book didn't add up, but I'm sure they will be addressed in the following books.
Most of the conflicts weren't really resolved, but that's to be expected from the first book of the series. What really knocked this book down from four (or maybe 4.5) stars to three was Paige. I really didn't like her and could not connect with her.
But she's really the only thing (apart from a few inconsistencies) that I didn't like.
Black Moon is full of gorgeous imagery, a fascinating plot, and interesting secondary characters. I recommend it for people who like alternate worlds and many different creatures, as well as action and being left curious about what's going to happen next.
A free copy of this book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
About the Author
There were only three things Jessica loved
to do growing up; reading, writing and playing music. She discovered her love
for writing at a young age, when she realized she could create anything she
wanted with words.
Jessica lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, four
children, goldfish named Sparkle and her cat, Talula. When she isn’t working on
the next Paige Tailor novel, taking her children to one activity or another, or
folding the never ending laundry of a six person family, Jessica enjoys playing
her clarinet in the community band or dancing like there is no tomorrow at
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