Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Review: Moonlight Mayhem by Sherry Soule

Moonlight Mayhem
Author: Sherry Soule
Release Date: July 1, 2012
Publisher: Moonlight Publishing
Spellbound Book #2
ISBN13:  9780615665658
Genre: Young Adult
Review Copy Source: Author

Otherworldly Creatures. Dazzling Magic. Fiery Romance.

Shiloh Ravenwolf thought she was getting used to the strange events in Whispering Pines, until the full moon brings another surge of supernatural threats to her coastal town. Ferocious wolves, deadly necromancers, and shambling zombies have descended upon the neighborhood, so Shiloh needs to gain control of her magical abilities—fast!

It sucks that she has a crippling fear of the dark, which for a demon hunter can be an epic problem. But she spends so much time wallowing in the darkness, how can she not become a part of it?

When her classmates are attacked by a mysterious creature and her father is murdered, Shiloh vows vengeance. Forcing her phobias aside, she forms an unlikely coven of supernaturally gifted teens to help her eradicate this menace. Except that’s not all Shiloh has to worry about. She’s battling a different monster within herself and struggling not to become the very thing she fights: evil.

But with demon blood inside her—anything can happen…

MOONLIGHT MAYHEM continues Shiloh's story as she learns more about herself and Whispering Pines. 

I still like Shiloh, She is pretty hard headed but still able to work through things eventually and she has a great team of allies behind her. Trent and her make a good couple and he is a great part of the story but there wasn't really any romance going on in book 2.  I didn't despise Shiloh's mom as much in book 2 but I cant really tell where she stands in everything and the addition of Trent's Dad makes it even more confusing to me. I cant tell if they are there to help or hinder. Sherry introduces even more characters into the series, we even get a zombie. It took me a while to get into the story. I'm not sure if it was me, the pacing or if it took to long to really get going but for the first third of the book I had to force myself to stay with it. I wasnt terribly surprised by who the villain of the story was. There weren't any overly obvious clues that pointed to it but I it was pretty obvious to me and I kinda expected it by the time it was revealed. 

There was plenty of action. A major loss and even though we get answers to a lot of different things it seems that there are still just as many questions that pop up by the end of MOONLIGHT MAYHEM.  I'm definitely interested in learning more about a certain best friends family and also about the new allies that appear and why they are really there. I will continue to follow the series as I have no clue where the story will turn.

I gave it 3/5 stars 

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