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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Moonlight Mayhem

Moonlight Mayhem  (Spellbound, #2) Urban FantasyMoonlight Mayhem (Spellbound, #2)
by Sherry Soule

Published July 2, 2012

This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

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…

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There's a lot going on in this book. I can say this, because it doesn't give away anything that isn't in the blurb: There's a pack of wolves, a zombie, Shiloh and her mother are witches. Shiloh's father is killed, and the only person who's seen the wolves and hasn't been killed or turned is Shiloh. Oh, and add in fallen angels and Fae.

I can't decide if I liked the first or the second book in this series the best. There were great things about both, and little nit-picky things about each that I wish hadn't bugged me. (Seriously, I'm tired of werewolves.)

However, the storyline was great. Probably the best part of the book. Yes, the characters are well-rounded, "real" people. Yes, the setting is good. Yes, that spookiness carries over from the first book. But the storyline carried it. I wanted to know what would happen, even if/when I didn't particularly care about what the characters were doing.

This is a quick read, and if you enjoy paranormal books, you should really check out this series!

4/5 stars

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