Review: Blood on the Moon by Jennifer Knight

Posted by Julie, A Tale of Many Reviews on December 29, 2011 in Reviews |


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.”





As Faith Reynolds enters her freshman year of college, she is a complete and utter nervous wreck.  With her best friend Derek suddenly pulling out the romance card and her dark, mysterious classmate staring her down at every turn, Faith somehow feels stuck in the middle without dating either one.  And fortune may or may not be with her when a devilshly sexy stranger offers her a welcome escape.

Boys, romance, classes, and annoying roommates are all within the realm of the expected for a college frosh.  Trying to solve the mysterious murders of young college coeds near campus is not.  Darkness seems to be creeping into every corner of Faith’s life, no matter the hour.  And when she seeks the truth, danger seems to be the only thing that finds her.

Faith is well aware of the strange currents in the air, particularly when she sets off static sparks with everything she touches.  Before long, she finds herself entrenched in the deep-seeded battle between werewolves and vampires.  The war has reached the tipping point, and Faith has the power to determine where the scales fall.  But the most important question may be with whom does her loyalty lie?

















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.


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