Friday, February 22, 2013

Black Moon Promo and Review


"Am I losing my mind?"

Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? 


What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her?

Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. 


A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. 
Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?



ABOUT THIS BOOK:

Release Date: October 2012

Series / Stand Alone: Book #1 in The Paige Taylor Series

Genre: YA/NA Paranormal Fantasy Novel

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:


There were only three things Jessica loved to do growing up; reading, writing and playing music. She discovered her love for writing at a young age, when she realized she could create anything she wanted with words. 

Jessica lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, four children, goldfish named Sparkle and her cat, Talula. When she isn’t working on the next Paige Tailor novel, taking her children to one activity or another, or folding the never ending laundry of a six person family, Jessica enjoys playing her clarinet in the community band or dancing like there is no tomorrow at Zumba.



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SYNOPSIS:

"Am I losing my mind?"

Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her?

Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?
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Auggie's Review

Positives: Cute storyline. I would say that, despite the language, this book is more for the very young teen girls. The character dynamics are interesting, even if they are a bit shallow. The author does have a way of introducing an antagonist and making the reader unsure of whether they're really a negative entity or not. This leaves for some mild guessing and a bit of story meat. 

Basically creative, and a decently good depiction of the Faery realm as it exists parallel to the human world.
The Plot: The grand-daughter of the King and Queen of Varulean (the Fae realm) is experiencing her first glimpse of power. Fascinated and terrified she attempts to navigate through this new world she's been thrown unceremoniously into. Aside from her uncovered lineage and new found abilities, Paige is being stalked by a pack of werewolves. But why? She makes the decision to return to Varulean with her mother to learn the Faery art of... well, pretty much everything... from a "superhero/goddess" like character named Naiahla.
Mildly amusing storyline and decently original. If this were a book I'd picked up off the shelf at a bookstore I wouldn't have given it such a high rating, but this is a new author and she's just now putting her stuff out there. Honestly, the writing and storyline isn't as bad as Twilight's in my opinion and that book is raving popular, so there you go.

The Romance: There is a sort of underlined romance in this story and it's not what's expected. The romance in this story leaves the reader questioning our main character's sexuality. Paige seems to be very much in-like with her female supernatural trainer, but it's never stated exactly so there's no for sure thing. I have no problem with alternative-love-interests in books but I can't relate to it, so the Romance runs dry for me.
The Writing: The writing style did not exactly flow well and maintained a sense of early-stages creative writing. In my mind this book came off more as a poorly acted stage play. Overuse of the "Ugh" expression. Also, highly repetitive writing. Many of the same sentences, word phrases, or expressions were used over and over. This sounds a little bit like it was written for an online fanfiction community.  
Honestly, I can see the hard work that this author put into this book. I believe that it definitely needs some serious editing, though before it makes it to the public eye. 

I read an ARC copy, so there are bound to be mistakes but it's not just the typos or grammatical errors that need to be adjusted before it'll be ready for public reading. 

It's a good story and it's a creative idea. I believe that Ms. McQuay had a really great concept and she has potential to be a splendid author. The fact that she's completed a book is more than a lot of would-be authors out there have done, so I applaud her.

Until Next Blog,

Read On!


2 comments:

  1. Well this definitely looks like a creative story but I absolutely hate repetitive words or sentences.
    So I am not sure about this one but I am adding it to my TBR
    GREAT review, Auggie
    Your reader,
    Soma
    http://insomnia-of-books.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thank you so much Auggie for hosting me and taking the time to do a read and review. I truly appreciate all of it, especially all of your feedback. <3

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