- Series: Children of the Blood Moon (Book 1)
- Paperback: 382 pages
- Publisher: Enclave (October 21, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781683700500
- ISBN-13: 978-1683700500
- ASIN: 1683700503
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 43 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #918,682 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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S. D. Grimm's first love in writing is young adult speculative fiction -- everything from urban fantasy to superheroes. Her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog.
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The basic plot is kind of the tropey "ancient trapped evil is rising and the chosen one must stop them". But I don't know, it felt kind of fresh. I like that there is not just one "chosen one" or Deliverer, but four, and the quest is more about finding all of them rather than heading right for the big bad. There was definitely a more immediate villain in this book, but she felt a little underdeveloped? Maybe because we just heard about her and didn't really get many up close and personal encounters with her. Which reduced the drama a little on the climax.
BUT! The characters! I really liked Jayden! (I have a small complaint about her in that she spent most of Ch 1 going on about how she can't kill anyone and then like 5 min later kills a dude out of self defense and then we never have any moral quandaries about killing again.) Ethaan! I kind of fell in love with this guy within 0.5 sec of his first POV chapter. lol! He's one of those characters you just have an instant connection with, and I loved it. All the characters are fantastic. I really enjoyed Logan, and his wolf, because being able to talk with wolves is just cool. And Ryan was so sweet and hilarious as well. I have a minor complaint about the love triangle thing, but I mean, we all know how it's going to turn out, and after reading book 2, it was handled well.
The world was so rich and vivid! I loved the concept of blood magic and all the powers. And there's telepathy with animals, and scary flying panthers. And unicorns! It makes my fantasy heart happy. Although with all the walking around and such, I'd have liked a map to help me orient myself.
The plot flowed really well and I kept flipping pages. It's a good thing I was stuck at home sick, because I read the whole thing in an afternoon, absolutely glued to the book. And immediately grabbed the second book.
I really loved the author's style, and it definitely makes me want to read more of her books! Highly recommend this book!
The one issue that I have with the novel, is Jayden's insecurity and desire to either not be a burden or not be the focus of protection by the people that care for her. This may be intentional due to the characters age (17 years), or just the "teen mind", but it is driven home enough that it becomes noticeable. Now, that being said, the characters have lost loved ones who wanted to protect them, so the emotion is justified, but it's a bit overdone, in my opinion.
Does my one issue drop my opinion from 5 to 4 stars? Not at all. It's a solid page turner with great characters and some interesting twists along the way. The artwork on the cover is cool and something you would expect to see on a book store shelf, which is where this book belongs...right before you buy it!
I've been dying to read it ever since it came out, and it didn't disappoint.
It is very easy to read, though there are a lot of characters introduced at the beginning. It didn't bother me, though, and the style was so clear I was never confused whose head I was in for the POV. The book focuses more on plot than character, which is actually a plus for me as far as personal reading preferences. :)
It is a Christian fantasy with more hints of Christianity than some Christian fantasy I've read. Many of the characters are struggling to trust the Creator and the path He has set for them.
The end...I would've been really heartbroken and hated the end, if not for the final epilogue. Now, I just really, really, really want book 2! Seriously!
Ryan was definitely my favorite character and a lot of the upset feelings I had going on were about his story. I'm nervous to hope for what will happen for him in book two, but hopefully he gets what I feel he deserves. <3
The bond between animals and humans was awesome. One of my favorite things, especially how that bond affects both of them. I also liked a lot of the world-building aspects.
Curious and intrigued to read book two!