Title: Blood on the Moon
Author: Jennifer Knight
Publisher: Perseus Books
Release: August 2011
Length: 416 pages
Age Group: Young Adult
Recommend: Julie says, “Lots of action, a bit of suspense, and my favorite – relationship angst – round out this book.”
Review by Julie
Once I started this book I couldn’t put it down. I found it refreshing the characters are college age and the setting is a college town. Even though I wanted to slap Faith for being ‘that girl’ that stumbles into trouble, I did enjoy her secret paranormal gift that begins to develop. Lucas, well, all I can say is I’d give my heart to him too. My question though is why would a 300 year old man be so interested in an 18 year old girl? I’m never able to wrap my mind around that in any book, but it’s fiction. The story was great so I just went with it. Lots of action, a bit of suspense, and my favorite – relationship angst – round out this book. There is a sequel in the making.
The writing is fluid and the plot flows well. I never felt bogged down at any point. I looked forward to the times I could pick the book up and read it. There weren’t many times I had to put it down though since I read it in two days. The cover to me looks more middle grade but young adult/adult fits this book best.
People who seem to think that if a book has werewolves, vampires, and humans interacting it must be a rip off of Twilight, won’t like this book. Those that understand MANY books have werewolves, vampires, and humans interacting but are different in plot and characterization will want to give this a try.
Review copy provided by the publisher for an honest review.