Friday, November 2, 2012

Review: A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang

A Trace if Moonlight
Author:Allison Pang
Release Date: October 30, 2012
Publisher: Pocket
Abby Sinclair Book #3
ISBN:  1439198365
ISBN13: 9781439198360
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Publisher

Drinking from the waters of lethe and offering herself up as Faerie’s sacrificial Tithe . . . these just might be the least of Abby Sinclair’s problems. Abby’s pact with a daemon—whether or not she remembers making it—is binding, so she’d better count herself lucky that (in the words of a daemon who knows better) there’s nearly always a loophole. But her friends’ reckless attempts to free her, well intentioned though they may be, set off a disastrous chain of events. In no time at all, Abby turns her incubus lover mortal, then gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead. On top of everything else, she’s lost the Key to the CrossRoads to her mortal enemy, who promptly uses his restored power to wreak havoc on the OtherWorld and put its very existence in jeopardy. Only one person can make things right again, but to find her, Abby must place her trust in allies of mixed loyalties, and conquer her nightmares once and for all.

A TRACE OF MOONLIGHT kicks off shortly after the cliffhanger ending of A SLIVER OF SHADOW. I have to admit that book 3 didn't play out as I had imagined it would. Without giving away spoilers its hard to elaborate on that but I was surprised at how thing played out. A TRACE OF MOONLIGHT takes place in both the Otherworld and the mortal world. All of our favorite characters are involved in this installment and the love triangle between Abby, Talivar and Brystion is still going strong. I really like both of them and was not rooting strongly for either of them. There is a great amount of action as well as twists that you wont expect.

The ending. I'm utterly confused. Are they not joined still? I thought that it was permanent now but then it says they aren't? I read the ending multiple times and still have no clue. And someone said this is the last book? Really? It seems way to up in the air to leave the ending like that. Like I said, I'm confused. Besides that one confusion I loved the book and I love the world that Allison has created with her Abby Sinclair series. Pick up books 1 and 2 before diving in or you might be pretty lost going into A TRACE OF MOONLIGHT. I seriously feel that the series cant end like this though so I really hope there is another book in the making, I must know what will happen next.

I gave it 4/5 stars