Monday, February 20, 2012

Review + Giveaway: Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop (Blog Tour Stop)

Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop
Publisher: Self-Published
First published: November 1st, 2011
Source: Received from author
Format: .mobi (Kindle)
Goodreads Summary:
Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he's not who she thought he was either.

My Rating: 3.5 / 5

First thoughts:
Ties to the Blood Moon is a really intriguing and action-packed YA novel and I'm really happy that I read it. A few parts are a bit predictable, others were complete surprises and all in all it was a quite fast and easy read. If you are a fan of paranormal YA literature with two hot love interests, I'm sure you could like this.

More detailed:
The summary of Ties to the Blood Moon is very mysterious and gives almost nothing away, which I really like. Usually summaries can manage to ruin a perfect mystery for a reader, because it already tells them about "the big secret". I love that, with this book, we get to find out everything on our own, because it made this a lot more interesting.

I have to admit though that I had a few problems with the characters. On the one hand, I loved their diversity and always hoped to find out more about them and their motivations. But on the other hand, almost all of them are quite short-tempered. Their moods change very quickly and often in ways that are not completely understandable.

I'm almost sorry about the comparison I'll make next, because it's used way too often nowadays, but I'm very sure that fans of the Twilight series will love Ties to the Blood Moon. I've recognized some similarities between both worlds, which made a few aspects of the novel a little bit predictable. At the same time I think that this has enough own ideas and plot lines to be special though.

The paranormal aspects are very intriguing and while I wish that some things were explained more thoroughly, I'm still looking forward to hopefully find out more about them in the sequel. All in all, I enjoyed reading Ties to the Blood Moon and will definitely check out its sequel to find out more about Gen's adventures, especially since there are so many things that are still waiting for her.



And I can also give away ONE (1) eBook of Ties to the Blood Moon to ONE (1) lucky winner! If you're at least 13 years old, fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter. The giveaway will end on Feb 25th, 2012 midnight EST.



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8 comments:

  1. Great review! Glad that you liked this one Carina although it's a shame about the characters! Hopefully it will get better in the next book :)

    Faye

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  2. I must admit, I'm a bit tired of paranormal YA with two hot love interests. It's just...typical nowadays. I'm glad the paranormal aspect is done well, though! Thanks for putting this one on my radar. :)
    - Lauren

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  3. I love reading anything paranormal. I would love to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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  4. Honestly, the cover captivated my attention in the first second :) And sometimes, yes, I do judge a book by the cover ;) But the story sounds interesting too!
    -Rachel

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  5. Hi! I read the blurb on another book blog and I found it very interesting! Thanks for this chance!

    Proserpine

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  6. Thank you very much for this giveaway. The blurb is making me curious and the story seems to match perfectly my taste. :)

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  7. I'd like to read this book b/c it seems to have a twist on a topic that a lot of people write about.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. I'm not entering the giveaway, but you've made me really intrigued with this one! I did kinda like Twilight (not the love triangle part though. I'm a fan of love triangles, but not those childish, adolescent ones), so I guess I'll be reading this soon! Haha. Remember I told you about my dilemma? I'm quite the opposite of you. I like to know those "big secrets", cause then I can gauge whether I'll like the book or not so that I can decide whether or not to pick the book up better.

    Heh, anyway, I tagged you on my blog!:D http://abookaliciousstory.blogspot.com/2012/02/ive-been-tagged-your-it.html

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