Tuesday, July 10
Title: The Mayfair Moon
Series: The Darkwoods Trilogy Book 1
By: J.A. Redmerski
My Copy: Ebook from Author
About the Book:
After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family. Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from. As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.
The Mayfair Moon is not your typical werewolf story. Adria Dawson’s story is dark and terrifying journey that just happens to offer a hint of sweet romance. This was a fresh breath into the raving paranormal genre that spotlights werewolves as beastly and gruesome characters. I was instantly attracted to the storyline after Alex and Adria stumble across what appears to the be a wolf fight. From this point on the story offers a series of events that will laid both Adria and Alex in Hallowell Maine. This seemed to be where the story slows down. Everything about Hallowell is a mystery; as the occurrences seems to continue mounting Alex and Adria find themselves at odds, and eventually siding with opposing families. This entire build up was a very long and tedious section of the story. Just as slowly as the building occurs the answers will slowly be revealed. Once it appears that everything is has unfolded the story seems to rev up and quickly race through the remainder of the story. For a story based on a romance I was shocked that this relationship was lacking for much of this story. Adria and Isaac seem to be side stepping one another through the majority of this novel, and I did not feel that I really was able to grasp their love for one another till the very end. By the conclusion of this book I was in love with their characters, and it has left me anxious to see what Kindred will have to offer. I am hoping that book two will carry a slightly quicker pace than that of this debuting novel. The potential in this novel is palpable, and after this successfully talented display I look for book two to blow me away.