Book: Hunting the Moon – Becca Boucher
Series: Hunting the Moon #1
Book – Hunting the Moon #1
Author – Becca Boucher
Star rating – ★★★★☆
Plot – well paced, intriguing
Characters – nicely developed, relatable
Movie Potential – ★★★★☆
Ease of reading – very easy to read
Cover – ✔ – Captivating
Suitable Title – ✔
Would I read it again – Yes
First of all, I’ve changed my criteria for reviews. You’ll see that I’ve included Cover and Suitable Title as a rating, this is because I’ve recently read books that fail on both counts to relate to the story. This book, however, is an all round package.
The Prologue was excellent. It gave us enough of the future story without giving away too much, while setting the scene for what was to come and what we were going to be dealing with. It was captivating and intriguing and made me want to keep reading.
I liked most, if not all, of the characters. First off, let’s deal with the ‘bad guys’ of the story. To me, they weren’t all that bad. Matty and Aaron were misguided, possessive and manipulated creatures who took this anger out on the world. End of. They are not the typical ‘I hate you’ bad guys.
Then there’s Kat. To me, she is nothing but a bad egg. I don’t like her, I never liked her and I doubt I’m going to feel sympathy for her, not matter what I find out about her later. She’s one of those characters that I couldn’t connect with and I don’t expect that will change. I do, however, think she is a missed opportunity. She’s got depth of evil in her that is sort of left unanswered by the end of the book.
Then we come to the MC’s. Daemon and Lilly, and the wonderful sidekick Kevin. I hope we see much more of these three in Book 2, or at least further on in the series. I loved Kevin, he was the master-mind human of the book, who reacted as any other normal human would. Daemon and Lilly were believable and relatable, both with their own demons and torments.
The story is well developed and explored. It’s not too rushed, with too much information thrown at us at once, but it’s not slow either. We are continually fed little drips of information as the story goes on. There’s a nice lead into the paranormal and romance aspects of the story, as well as the psychological parts that make it slightly hair-raising. A lot happens without giving too much away…
Which is how I’m going to leave it. This is the type of story where I can’t say much about what goes on inside it, other than to say Read It. I only have one downside to this, making it a 4 instead of a 5 star. It’s that some words and sentences are repeated. I’ve counted one entire sentence repeat near the end of the story and a few instances of repeated or misplaced words, which slightly interrupt the flow of the read. However, other than that, I have no issue with the plot or the characters that warrants a negative comment. This is a great book, with huge potential to be a great series.
A year after the murder of her husband, Lilly Lawson is still plagued by nightmares that have pushed her back into her adolescent habit of cutting. Even worse, she starts to see and communicate with her husband’s ghost. When she goes to the sentencing for the man convicted of the crime, she finds herself captivated by the killer’s brother.
Daemon Kelly has returned to their small town after a long absence to care for his elderly mother. He also has to face the whispers regarding his brother’s crime and his own alcoholism. When he comes face to face with the widow of the man his brother killed, he feels an intense need to protect her, but from what, he doesn’t know.
When the two fall in love it is anything but easy. Aaron Lawson is intent on coming back and claiming what is his. And the closer Lily and Daemon get to Aaron’s ghost, the more they unravel the truth about why he died in the first place. Piecing together bits of ancient Celtic lore, can they find a way to help Aaron’s soul find rest?
About the Author:
Becca Boucher (1975-) was born in Worcester Massachusetts and remains a lifelong New England resident. Which can be seen in the settings of her novels. Her first published work appeared in the Write More Publications anthology Novel Hearts (2013) which will be followed by her novel Hunting The Moon in the fall of 2013. Hunting The Moon is the first in a three book paranormal romance series set in central Massachusetts.
Ms. Boucher is a freelance blogger and writer, and mom to two wonderful sons. You can follow her blog, My Life With Books and Boys at http://www.beccab8.blogspot.com.
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