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The author's husband is an acquaintance of mine and I thought I would pick up her book when I had time. My expectations were exceeded by this enjoyable read. Too dark (for me) to read in one setting, I would find myself drawn back to Antonio and the priest as they tried to change their world.
I will admit that there were a few places where I wanted a little more time to enjoy the feeling of the moment before being whisked off to the next scene, but moving the story along is better than having it drag. Besides, that is a minor thing compared to a storyline so enduring that my mind has been pulled back to it several times over the years. For being original and memorable and well written, it gets 5 big, shiny stars!
Full review here: http://thebookshelfgargoyle.wordpress... (Dec 5)
Ghost Moon Night by Jewel Allen is an atmospheric and unusual tale of a village suffering from a long-ago curse, set in the Philippines. It was entirely not what I expected, but I actually enjoyed it more because of that. When I read the blurb of this book, I expected a fast-paced paranormal aventure with a bit of humour thrown in. I certainly got that, but a whole lot more as well.
Allen has managed to create what is essentially a tale about a young man trying to find his place in a village where everyone has known him, and his family, since … well, since forever. Punctuating Antonio’s very ordinary travails in finding a job, being a good son and all the rest of it are some genuinely creepy action scenes featuring flying zombies (some of whom are people that until very recently, lived in the village with Antonio!) with an abiding desire to tear flesh from bones. So instead of just being a zombie, scary book, this is a strange yet satisfying tale with a lot to offer the reader of straight – as in, not paranormal or fantasy – YA fiction.
The Filippino setting and the background themes of religion and cultural tradition running through the book also provide a point of difference for anyone looking for a YA read that isn’t your standard, set-in-a-big-city, sort of a story.
I ended up enjoying this story very much, as much for its sensitive and realistic portrayal of a young man trying to do the best he can and please the people who are important to him as for the freaky langbaun, who have shot up to near the top of my list of “creepiest fictional/mythical monsters”. Definitely give this one a go if you’re looking for something a little bit different and out of the ordinary in the paranormal department.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I enjoyed this book.Narrated nicely by Keith Michaelson,we are drawn into the story of a boy of 17 named Antonio. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Deedra
*This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
Antonio is a young man in Dasalin, his home village. Read more
Ghost Moon Night is an interesting young adult paranormal read. The book itself was a little slower than I liked. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amy C
This is a fun story with flying zombie’s and a taste of the Philippines. The author really made the location come alive. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Cathy Witbeck
Wow! I'm not sure what I was expecting when I picked this up, but this wasn't it. I can safely say that this is different than anything I've ever read before. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Heidi Grange
This was an interesting book. I'm still not sure how I feel about it though. I started it a few times & couldn't really get into it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
Great YA read set in the Philippines. It grips you up and really does not let go. What I like in a book. :) I was taken to many places mentally in reading this ARC. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
The cover for this book is that really interested me right away. A boy riding a water buffalo immediately made me think that this book took place outside of the US and that got me... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Taylor_Reads
There are a lot of different elements to the story beyond a supernatural event that happens in this cursed village. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Krista Cubicleblindness
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