Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Review - Blood Moon by A.D. Ryan (Blood Moon Trilogy #1)

Blood Moon
Blood Moon Trilogy #1
A.D. Ryan

Goodreads blurb:  On the night of their twenty-first birthday, Brooke Leighton's twin brother is mysteriously murdered in a back alley. The mystery of Bobby's death is never solved, which leads to her unquenchable thirst for justice and a rising career on the police force.

Seven years later, her birthday is still a constant source of discord for her, and no matter how hard she tries to celebrate, she often struggles to just get through the day, This year is no different when a ghost from her past crashes her party, sending her carefully reconstructed life into a tailspin and unearthing everything she's worked so hard to bury.

Her life is further complicated when she is assigned to a homicide investigation that mirrors her brother's murder. While examining the crime scene with her partner--and current love--Brooke hears a strange noise. Thinking it might be the suspect, she investigates, but what she initially thinks is a large dog turns out to be anything but. Unfortunately, Brooke does not escape this encounter unscathed, and she is left with more than just the physical scars to remind her of the night her life was left unknowingly and irreparably altered.

When the next full moon rises, an entirely new world opens up to her, unlocking the secrets behind the investigation and her brother's unsolved murder.

About the Author:  A.D. Ryan resides in Edmonton, Alberta with her extremely supportive husband and children (two sons and a stepdaughter). Reading and writing have always been a big part of her life, and she hopes that her books will entertain countless others the way other authors have done for her. Even as a small child, she enjoyed creating new and interesting characters and moulding their worlds around them.

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My Thoughts - 3.5 out of 5 Unicorns - I more than liked it!!!
***Received the ebook for an honest review

The cover is a mixed bag for me.  I like the moon with the wolf shadow and the fonts used for the text; however, the model looks unhealthy, and it could be that’s the look that was intended.  It is just not my style.

I definitely enjoyed reading this book.  It is the first book in the series, and it is the first book by this author from what I have seen.  I like the world created by A.D.  I can definitely picture the book in my head as I was reading.  For me, it was slow in some parts, but I have found this is common for me with a new series and new world. 

I tend to like more action, but I think she set up a fabulous world and the series will continue to improve and be even more intriguing.  This book sort of reminds me of Underworld meets your favorite detective show mixed in CSI moments.  This is as close as I get to describing events in the book because I don’t want to ruin your adventure in reading :)

Brooke is an awesome character because she is so strong, but she has a history that keeps coming back so to speak. 

This is not a world where everything is perfect and HEA, so if this is a problem for you, this book may not be for you.  I recommend this book to werewolf fans who want something different and not so perfect.  I’m definitely going to look into book 2 when it comes out to see what happens next :)

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