Moonset (Legacy of Moonset Series #1)by Scott Tracey
Moonset, a coven of such promise . . . Until they turned to the darkness. After the terrorist witch coven known as Moonset was destroyed fifteen years agoduring a secret war against the witch Congressfive children were left behind, saddled with a legacy of darkness. Sixteen-year-old Justin Daggett, son of a powerful Moonset warlock, has been raised
Moonset, a coven of such promise . . . Until they turned to the darkness. After the terrorist witch coven known as Moonset was destroyed fifteen years agoduring a secret war against the witch Congressfive children were left behind, saddled with a legacy of darkness. Sixteen-year-old Justin Daggett, son of a powerful Moonset warlock, has been raised alongside the other orphans by the witch Congress, who fear the children will one day continue the destruction their parents started. A deadly assault by a wraith, claiming to work for Moonset's most dangerous disciple, Cullen Bridger, forces the five teens to be evacuated to Carrow Mill. But when dark magic wreaks havoc in their new hometown, Justin and his siblings are immediately suspected. Justin sets out to discover if someone is trying to frame the Moonset orphans . . . or if Bridger has finally come out of hiding to reclaim the legacy of Moonset. He learns there are secrets in Carrow Mill connected to Moonset's origins, and keeping the orphans safe isn't the only reason the Congress relocated them . . .
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Scott Tracey aspired to be a writer from a young age. His debut novel, Witch Eyes, was named to the 2012 Popular Paperbacks for Young Readers list in the forbidden romance category and ranked among the top ten gay and lesbian Kindle books of 2011 at Amazon.com. Tracey lives near Cleveland, Ohio.
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The story is told by Justin, the son of the leader of Moonset. He is the peacekeeper, trying desperately to keep his twin sister, Jenna, from wrecking things everywhere they go. But now their lives are on the line, something is coming from them and the more they learn about their parents and the town of Carrow Mill, the more secrets they try to uncover. Justin will have to step up, will have to break the rules, if he has any chance of keeping his family safe. What I really liked about this story was the politics angle. It does a good job of showing how the covens interact with their governing body, and how people can do terrible things for the greater good. The world building is deep and interesting, with a cool twist on how magic works. Character wise, I would have liked to see a little more development of the side characters. Don’t get me wrong, they all have distinct… I hesitate to say personalities, archetypes? I'd have liked for Jenna to be more than just the troublemaker. For Malcolm to be more than just the gay gym bunny who shies away from using magic. For Cole to be more than the hyperactive disciple to Jenna. For Bailey to be more than the sweet little girl who only wants a pet and to make friends. Considering how tight knit the family unit of these five teens are, I expected Justin to give them a bit more screen time. The only side characters to get a more in depth treatment are Quinn, the current guardian, and Ash, the love interest. And the only reason why they get that depth is because it bumps Justin’s own development as a character. That said, I quite enjoyed the book. It slows down significantly in parts, but at no point did I wish for a hardcopy so I could throw it across the room. I will probably pick up the next book in the series to see how the story progresses. I am kind of hoping the books will switch up POVs so I can get to know the other Moonset siblings better.