Foxblood #1: A Brush with the Moon

Foxblood #1: A Brush with the Moon

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by Raquel Lyon
     
 

All Sophie ever wanted was a way out. Only a few weeks ago, she was a quiet art student with an overbearing mother and no higher dream than starting university and reuniting with her BFF, but destiny intervenes in the form of a fox bite.
If being attacked by a rabid animal isn’t freaky enough, her new town has secrets. People are dying, and Sophie feels

Overview

All Sophie ever wanted was a way out. Only a few weeks ago, she was a quiet art student with an overbearing mother and no higher dream than starting university and reuniting with her BFF, but destiny intervenes in the form of a fox bite.
If being attacked by a rabid animal isn’t freaky enough, her new town has secrets. People are dying, and Sophie feels she is being watched. Then there’s the arrogant and annoyingly sexy Sebastian with his plummy accent and come-to-bed eyes creeping her out. She should stay well away, but then he does live in the spooky manor house, and curiosity is her middle name.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011091254
Publisher:
Raquel Lyon
Publication date:
08/13/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
8,245
File size:
368 KB

Meet the Author

Raquel Lyon is an English author, who writes YA fantasy and NA contemporary romance stories. Her heroines are kinda kooky, her heroes slightly devilish, and her romance a bit on the raunchy side. If the sun is out, so is she. She has a crazy sugar addiction and eats ice cubes as if they’re going out of fashion.

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Foxblood #1: A Brush with the Moon 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In A brush with the moon, Sophie goes away to college with her best friend. A shy art student, she almost immediately finds herself in high demand. Pursued by Sebastian Lovell, and blessed by dreams from a goddess, she finds herself suddenly surrounded by an array of supernatural creatures. In fact, she's becoming one herself. Fair warning: The book ends with a cliffhanger after setting up a variety of conflicts presumably to be worked out in future installments of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It could be better.
InkandPage More than 1 year ago
Rating: 2 The Low Down: Sophie is an extreme homebody, with no interest in going out or having a boyfriend. She’s about to leave for college and be reunited with her best friend, Beth, who is the opposite of Sophie in almost every way. Sophie is an artist, and she is finally going to get out from under the worrying thumb of her mother. Immediately before leaving for college, though, she gets bitten by a fox and suffers some intense hallucinations while she recovers. Once she moves to attend Fosswell University, she starts to have more wild dreams. What can they mean? Her original plan falling to dust, she meets and falls for the gorgeous Sebastian Lovell. A student at the university, he is completely drawn to her as well. But being together with Sebastian means knowing and being OK with his family history...and what they are. Soon Beth is part of the magic, and when a girl they go to school with is found dead, and then a child, they must work together to find and get rid of the evil that surrounds their deaths. Best Thang ‘Bout It: I like how Sophie’s hair starts to look like a fox’s tail. I like that they live over an undertaker’s shop (store? I don’t know what you call it). It’s a college-age book which potentially can bring in another layer of early-adult issues. It’s set in England - always nice. There’s a gay character. I am thankful that the names of the character are interesting without being too soap oper-y. I’m Cranky Because: Sebastian. Really? The hottest guy in school came across more as the creepiest when he found Sophie in that empty classroom. He got better, for sure, but that initial meeting was weird, and really, until they were officially a couple, he was pretty cheesy. He’s also so competely nonchalant about his family’s secret. And what is up with cousin Connor? He never speaks, yet he does; he’s a loner, yet he’s not; he sneaks up on Sophie more than once and fondles her. Heebie-jeebie inducing, not sexy. This is a love triangle that’s not very aCUTE and makes me feel OBTUSE (get it?). This book wants to have a lot going on without having to completely commit to the consequences. For example: Sebastian tells Sophie about what he is and she accepts it without much surprise; Seb agrees to let her watch him change into what he is even though it’s dangerous; Beth accepts all without much eye batting; everyone seems all eek! and then whatevs. Each major incident is passed in much the same way. It’s like the characters were used to all sorts of weird and unusual things happening even though, according to the story, this was all new. The other thing that bothered me was that we didn’t know anything, really, about any kind of otherworldly creatures/powers for a LONG time, and then, they’re everywhere. Vampires, demons, etc. It was a veritable explosion of paranormals, and it made the book feel unbalanced. I’m all for secrets, but this felt more like “Then the vampires come! And then, then we can have, uh, zombies! And magic! And demons would be cool!” Usually you have an inkling about this, but maybe it was lost in translation. Watch your language. There were MANY MANY MANY UK slang terms and Britishisms that were used. Sometimes, that can really give a richness and context to a book; overused, and the reader can feel like an outsider or just flat-out not understand. Now, admittedly, I come from a long line of Anglophiles, so I was familiar with some and others I could figure out (I think). But I’d rather not spend my time trolling through a slang dictionary while I am reading to make sure I didn’t miss something. Totty? Like sucking an aniseed ball? On the trot? Clueless. Best Quote: “Look, all men are after one thing...boobs and booty.” Uh, I count...uh, never mind. The Bottom Line: Honestly? It was a chore to read this book, mainly because there was nothing new. I knew I had to finish it, so I did. It wasn’t horrible, but it wasn’t great, either. And if I shake my head and say "Oh, man!" out loud more than once whilst reading, it never ends well. Foxblood: A Brush With the Moon by Raquel Lyon was published August 13, 2010 by Smashwords. A free copy of this book was given to Ink and Page in return for an honest review. Big thanks to the Author.
Anonymous 11 months ago
I enjoyed it. I hated the sudden ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked this book. It's differant.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An interesting and original story that I didn't want to put down. I plan on reading the next one in the series. Warning: book ends in a cliff hanger.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Got this one ina boxset. Read it in one night,will be reading the others.
BookWorm913 More than 1 year ago
A great read! I would recommend to anyone that likes fantasy books with werewolf's and other creatures. WARNING SPOILERS BELOW I really love Sophie's character. She is extremely humble, selfless, and shy at first. It was no wonder why she was chosen. Throughout the book she opens up and is not as she. Of course she becomes jealous when she doesn't know all the details but I didn't really like how she went to Vincent when EVERYONE she knows, those part of the otherworlds or not know that he is a bad influence. I hate how Jimmy caught the disease and that Sebastian went off with everyone but, I think that Sebastian should have stayed back with Sophie to make sure that she is safe. But NO, he had to go off without saying goodbye! That would be the only part where the story went wrong because he left his cousin with her, the cousin that has a crush on Sophie and tries to make a move on her! And the Vincent and his evil older brother stir up even more trouble and who ends up protecting her? Connor. Not her boyfriend, Connor. Other that that slip up of Seb's judgement, It was a fantastic book
Baldor493 More than 1 year ago
I read this book and found a truly engaging story. Well developed characters, a good story line, and a great concept that came into fruition spectacularly.
iloveacting More than 1 year ago
I loved it! Super good!
Kicaangel More than 1 year ago
It was a great story! It is one that I would defiantly read over and over again. Couldn't stop reading it until I was finished and even then I wanted more. Loved it and I know who ever reads it will love it too.