Saturday, June 22, 2013

Blog Tour: Review Blood Moon

Title - Blood Moon
Author - Teri Harman
Series - Moonlight #1
Genre - YA Paranormal Witches
Format - Physical ARC 
Published June 22 2013


Willa dreams of true events and her best friend is a ghost. Simon can heal any wound with a touch and senses others’ emotions, intentions. All their lives they’ve felt alone in their bizarre abilities, hiding behind a facade of normalcy, wondering why and how. The night Simon walks into the Twelve Acres Diner and meets Willa face to face, in a swirl of electric heat, they are bound to one another and glimpse the magic of who they are.

Across town a witch is held prisoner in the derelict basement of an old Victorian house. One night as it rains, she dares to reach her filthy, scarred hand out the window. Willa, walking home from work, recognizes the pathetic hand from a recent, terrible dream. 

After a daring rescue of the witch, Willa and Simon are catapulted into the alluring but dangerous world of witchcraft and the magic of The Six Gifts. Answers to all their questions are within reach, but they’ve stepped into the middle of a deadly fight for the Powers of the Earth. Do they stay, risk their lives on the promise of power, or walk away?

Teri Harman's groundbreaking debut novel, the first installment in The Moonlight Trilogy, completely reinvents the modern concept of witches and magic. With its authentic translation of the history of witches into a fresh and entertaining package with unprecedented characterization, Blood Moon is sure to capture readers from the first page.


I received Blood Moon in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Jolly Fish Press. Willa has always been different from seeing ghosts to having dreams that later happen she’s always felt alone. When a handsome stranger shows up at the dinner she’s working at sparks fly more than the phrase they each feel the electricity drawing them together.

At first they both attempt to keep their secrets hidden away until Simon is put to the test and must save a puppy from an accident but unexpectedly Willa takes it well even divulging her abilities. As the two are quickly falling head over heels for each other Willa makes a startling realization that a woman is being held captive in a basement in town. She dreamed about her prior but didn't know how to find her till a dark night when she’s walking home from work.

With Simon’s help they head off into the night in attempt to save a stranger little do they know that after tonight their lives will never be boring again. After saving Wynter they learn that she’s a witch who informs them they are also untrained witches. She takes them with her back to her home fearing that leaving them in Twelve Acres will lead the dark witch who held her captive to find them.

After returning to Wynter’s home the group decides to meet up with the rest of the coven’s to keep the new witches save and hoping they will join their covens. However their training is short lived after they are attacked by the dark covens and Simon and Wynter are taken again. The remaining with have to band together to get them back before it’s too late. Willa is thrust into a world she knows little about pushed into a war of light vs dark.

I enjoy reading about Willa she’s an interesting character her best friend is a ghost from the museum that she loves. I wasn't super sure about the rapidness of her falling in love with Simon but as I continued reading I knew that he’s a perfect match for her and loves her equally as much. I think the instant connection between the two the electricity is something that every girl wants when she finds the one.

I found the way the story is written to be an intricate web giving insight into all supporting characters as well as the main characters. I love getting little glimpse from different times the way the past is connected to the present. The author has created a unique twist on witches, taking familiar elements and using them in an exciting new way. I enjoy the Blood Moon is a clean story so young teens as well as adults will enjoy the story. I’m always a sucker for clean romance, I love the sweet innocents and even though it’s more action then romance I love the little hints. The story is captivating from start to finish even giving you a teaser into the next novel.  I look forward to seeing what happens in the next book. 
4 out of 5 stars

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