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Posted August 2, 2013
Posted on Romancing the Book blog / Reviewed by Robin / Review C
Posted on Romancing the Book blog / Reviewed by Robin / Review Copy provided by the Author / Somehow I am drawn to the moon. It doesn’t matter if it is in the title of a book or movie or even at night going out to look at the moon and take pictures I find it fascinating. So, I decided Vicious Moon sounds like it would be a story about Vampires, Were beings and creatures of the night. I found that this wasn’t the case. Okay it had some creatures of questionable origins but, I was a little disappointed. Instead we find ourselves ensconced with Earth Witches; which by the way I wasn’t quite sure what exactly an earth witch was and why they were so different. I was somewhat disappointed as I never really did find out. There were also some creatures from the underworld with ties to perhaps the Gods and Goddesses.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Nyx an ex-soldier/P.I. ran away from her life as an Earth Witch ten years ago. Now she has been tracked down by the Sisters of Justice. Usually when they show up as a threesome an execution in in sight, but for Nyx they are there to escort her back home to Twitch Crossings, Georgia. I love the sound of Twitch Crossings. How fun would it be to go there on Halloween? When she gets home she finds out that her sister is missing and that she is the only one that can track her. Knowing that her grandmother is unable to go Nyx finds that she is soon on her way to Duivel, Missouri a place that is there and yet it isn’t. As she embarks on a mission to find her sister who has disappeared.
Nyx comes across a really strange town that seems to hold secrets, doesn’t care for witches and has some creatures from the underworld that are remarkably handsome and somewhat self-centered. Then there is Etienne. Who happens to be dark, tempting and oh so mysterious with a criminal background, an attitude and he is immune to magic. Strange but still Nyx is drawn to him. He holds back information from Nyx which doesn’t help in finding her sister. They find they are both drawn to one another but Etienne has been hurt by a witch and really wants nothing to do with Nyx. Well, okay maybe a little when it comes to sex.
Overall the story could have been done a little better. Ms. Roland wrote a rather fast paced story that was somewhat entertaining but I found it hard to grasp where she was going at times. I thought I would learn more about the Earth Witches and their special powers but she seemed (to me anyways); to focus more on the destruction of the town and what lies beneath it. The connection between the witches and the underworld was a little hazy from my standpoint. However I found out that this is the third in the series and I was a little lost. Maybe if I read the first two stories in the series I may not have been so lost and therefore I would have been able to understand and enjoy this book a bit more perhaps. But, that isn’t to say someone else may find it to be a really great read.