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Review: Moonless by Crystal Collier

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Moonless  by Crystal Collier
Publishers: Raybourne Publishing
Published: November 13th, 2013
Pages: 323
MOONLESS is Jane Eyre meets Supernatural.

In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world—especially later when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.

Among the many things to change for her that evening are: her physical appearance—from ghastly to breathtaking, an epidemic of night terrors predicting the future, and the blue-eyed man’s unexpected infusion into her life. Not only do his appearances precede tragedies, but they are echoed by the arrival of ravenous, black-robed wraiths on moonless nights.

Unable to decide whether he is one of these monsters or protecting her from them, she uncovers what her father has been concealing: truths about her own identity, about the blue-eyed man, and about love. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with the man of her dreams and risk becoming one of the Soulless.

Thanks to the author for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

The cover is really cool for this book. I understand the clock reference but not so much with the alphabet stuff? Hm. Maybe that will be explained in another book? Goodreads doesn't have this listed as a series, but I definitely think that it's going to have another book coming up. Things just weren't wrapped up enough for this to be a stand alone novel.

I have to admit I was confused through much of this. It took a while for things to start to be explained and Arik/Kiren just didn't do that great of a job at it. I know he wants to keep Alexia safe, but I think he was just being stupid. Ugh, get over yourself a little buddy and explain what the heck is going on.

Alexia was ok, but she asked some funky questions and not the right ones I feel. She made me confused many times. The entire thing with her change left me dazed because many people think she went through a change, but not really. That part is hard to explain. I think that I was reading a little too fast at some points because I feel like I'm missing a lot of what happened.

Plus propriety makes me ill. Hah! That's not the author's fault since this is written in a time period where crap like this did happen. Ugh. Father's need to butt out of love lives.

Pretty good story, but confusing for some parts. I recommend it for those who like 19th/20th century stuff.

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