First published: November 1st, 2011
Source: Received from author
Format: .mobi (Kindle)
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
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.
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.
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