Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Black Moon Blog Tour

Black Moon
Paige Tailor Series Book One

Jessica McQuay

Genre: YA/NA Paranormal Fantasy

ISBN: 1936185741
Number of pages: 240

Cover Artist: Miriam Grunhaus

Book Blurb:
"Am I losing my mind?"

Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her?

Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?

I hate writing reviews that are less than glowing, but it is my personal opinion that this book is lacking a certain something.  At this point, I’m not quite sure what it would be.  The beginning started off well, pulling me into this world of fae, shifters, and werewolves.  It was about half way through where I felt the first inklings of confusion.  The description of the surroundings was outstanding, allowing me to feel as if I was truly there, but the characters themselves felt shallow and fell flat for me. 
There were also inconsistencies and points that left me unsure why it was there.  And while I normally can overlook the step by step descriptions, there were so many that I would end up wanting to skip whole paragraphs.  Along with quite a few grammar issues, the plot holes were also part of why I can only give this book three stars.  I like the general concept, but the execution needs some tweaking. 
As I said, I absolutely loathe giving reviews that are less than stellar, but I could not, in good conscience, rave about this book.  I think the book has a lot of potential and has the ability to be a great book, but it is my personal opinion that it needs to go through another round of editing in order to achieve that.  I hope that this review does not deter you from giving it a chance.  Just because this wasn’t a home run for me, doesn’t mean that someone else won’t love it.  

Where to Buy: Amazon & B&N

About The Author: Jessica McQuay

There were three things Jessica loved to do growing up; reading, writing and playing music. She discovered her love for writing at a young age, when she realized she could create anything she wanted with words. Jessica lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, four children, a goldfish named Sparkle and their cat, Talula. When she isn't working on the next Paige Tailor novel, taking her children to one activity or another, or folding the never ending laundry of a six person family, Jessica enjoys playing her clarinet in the community band, reading while enjoying a cup of coffee or heading to the theater and catching a movie with her husband.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting a stop on my tour. I truly appreciate it. I'm sorry that you didn't enjoy the story though. I do appreciate the honest review and feedback. :-)

    Just so you know the copy you received was an arc, so there were mistakes and editing errors. But those were caught by myself, my editor and my publisher and fixed before final print.

    Thank your again!!