Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Blood Moon by Teri Harman -- Blog Tour
Author: Teri Harman
Publisher: Jolly Fish Press
Published: June 22, 2013
Hardcover: 354 pages
FTC FYI: Received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
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.
Right away I was taken into Willa and Simon's story. I was intrigued by their instant connection and what will become of their relationship. I really enjoyed how the author told the story from different points of view. We got to see the story through many different character's view points, even ghosts and bad guys. I also really liked how the story went from present to past, telling us of important events that were vital to the story, and how the past and present connected. I also appreciated how Willa and Simon, when faced with certain situations, really look their time to know what was right for them. I loved reading about the different types of magic, or gifts, that the witches had. There were also some surprising twists and turns that kept me eagerly reading this book until way past my bedtime.
4 out of 5 stars. This is the first book of The Moonlight Trilogy. I am really looking forward to the next book.
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