Friday, 23 March 2012

The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski

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.

My rating : 4 of 5 stars

My Thoughts : Alex and Adria, the two sisters have always strongly bonded from their childhood, even domestic violence could not affect them; they always found support and comfort in each other. A bloodcurdling encounter with a werewolf and being attacked caused the sisters to move in small town of Hallowell to live with their uncle. Adria considered this as her second chance to forget the violent incident of werewolf attack and start over her life and met a mysterious young man named Isaac Mayfair who has his own secrets and cause to protect Adria, even from her own sister Alex who seems more drawn to dark sides and mixed up with a vicious cult. The past she left buried seems to uncover as residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear, Adria found herself into middle of a century old werewolf enmity.

It contains all of the drama and romance, but also possesses urgency as secrets are kept and tensions rise. The centuries old rivalry between two werewolf cults, mesmerizing action blending beautifully with teen romance kept me hooked into pages.

The book has some wonderful characters and Adria as a strong voice of narration. The book starts off with two sisters Alex and Adria , as the book progressed Adria’s character easily eclipsed Alex. Adria has good fighting sprite, she embraced the danger and fought it bravely.

I was thrilled to be in the werewolf world and I was immediately thrust into it. The author painted her lead male Isaac Mayfair as true alpha, so mysterious, charming and powerful. He deeply cared about both his pack and the girl he loves.

The author included several other great characters making significant contributions to this story, for example Harry who was best friend to Adria, and I find him loyal and caring although there was no best friend – boyfriend drama, Zia who was also fiercely devoted to her pack as well as a big support to Adria.

Though it has romantic elements, The Mayfair Moon wasn’t just focused on Adria and Isaac and their relationship, we were introduced to a secretive world of werewolves and legendary Mayfair family.

The author revealed secretive information one by one in exact time and all of them were well throughout the book and necessary, that will force you to flip through pages. The book possesses such easy yet beautiful writing style and polished story line; I don’t remember having any dull moments. The details and descriptions are always so vivid, and the plot in this was also fantastic, especially the last hundred and so pages.

I really do want to read the next installment of The Darkwoods Trilogy. As the final battles strike, there more things at stake, Adria has to choose her own fate and I want to miss where the story take us. Highly recommended for all paranormal romance lovers.

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  1. I never would have found this book if it was not for your giveaway and now she and I have been becoming fast friends. I just got my hard copy and I did this whole PRECIOUS routine and love fest all over its GORGEOUS goodness. I read the first chapter and adore it,but I have a thing for big hairy growly things! AWESOME review as usual!

  2. That's so sweet of you, I'm glad that you have enjoyed the book that much. Looking forward to your review