Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Curse of the Moon - Beth Trissel (Review)

30062650Curse of the Moon by Beth Trissel
Series The Secret Warrior #2
Genres: Young Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Publication date:
May 4th 2016

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. 
 Format: ebook, 182 pages
How I got it: From Beth Trissel for an honest review
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My rating: 4/5
 

The bad news? Morgan Daniel’s wolf is out of control. The good news? There’s a treatment. She just has to get a potion from a lizard shifter witch—without looking into the witch’s eyes. Easy, right? But when the witch puts a spell on her younger brother, Morgan has to do the witch's bidding to save him. Fortunately Morgan isn’t alone. She has Jackson to lean on, a few witches coming into their powers, a secret warlock, and the always mysterious Chief Okema. What could possibly go wrong?
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My thoughts:

This is the second book the series The Secret Warrior, which follows Morgan as she learns how to become a better wolf and all the challenges that goes along with being a wolf.  Morgan is still staying with the Wapicoli tribe while she is learning about her new life and her destiny.  Morgan's brother Jimmy is staying with them as well and he ends up getting cursed by a witch in the beginning of the book.   This book does not really recap a lot of book one so I would suggest starting with book one and not reading this as a stand alone book as you might get confused as the author dives right into the action.
The author does a great job with the amount of action and also details that occur in the book.   The story moves along at a fast pace and is easy to follow along with.   The author gives a lot of descriptions of the area so it allows the reader to have a vivid picture of what the characters are going through.    I also felt like the added smells the author describes helped me feel like I was there alongside the characters.
I felt like the author did a great job developing Morgan as a leader of the pack.  It is mentioned more in this book the leadership role that Morgan will be taking on in this series.  Morgan faced a tough challenge and really showed more and more of her powers to be able to accomplish anything she sets her mind out too.  Also, Morgan's faces a big challenge with her brother being cursed in this book and she keeps a level head during most of the challenge. The book does a lot of foreshadowing of a war coming, which makes me want to continue to read the series to find out what is going to happen. 
My one complaint with the book would be that a lot of characters got introduced quickly towards the end of the book and it was slightly hard to follow along with all their backstories.  If some of those characters where introduced with a little separation I felt like I would have been able to follow a little better.  When I was continuing reading I did have to check back to see who was who. 
I would suggest this as a nighttime read.  It was a quick read and you are able to fully escape what is going on in the world while reading this book.  This is the perfect book to clear your head before bed while focusing on a completely different world.   
 
I received a copy of this book from Beth Trissel for the purpose of providing an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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QUOTES I LOVE
 “Forget normal. There is no normal,” Jackson muttered. “Embrace weird.”
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About the Author


Married to my high school sweetheart, I live on a farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia surrounded by my children, grandbabies, and assorted animals. An avid gardener, my love of herbs and heirloom plants figures into my work. The rich history of Virginia, the Native Americans and the people who journeyed here from far beyond her borders are at the heart of my inspiration. In addition to American settings, I also write historical and time travel romances set in the British Isles, YA fantasy romance, and nonfiction about gardening, herbal lore, and country life.
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