Stray Moon: A Strays Novel
Stray Moon: A Strays Novel

Stray Moon: A Strays Novel

by Kelly Meding

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ISBN-13: 9780062847706
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/05/2019
Series: A Strays Novel , #2
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 483,516
Product dimensions: 4.19(w) x 6.62(h) x 0.96(d)

About the Author

Born and raised in Southern Delaware, Kelly Meding survived five years in the hustle and bustle of Northern Virginia, only to retreat back to the peace and sanity of the Eastern Shore. An avid reader and film buff, she discovered Freddy Krueger at a very young age, and has since had a lifelong obsession with horror, science fiction, and fantasy, on which she blames her interest in vampires, psychic powers, superheroes, and all things paranormal.

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Stray Moon: A Strays Novel 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
gaele 13 days ago
I hadn’t heard of this series (I honestly don’t know how) but with an opportunity to review a title that offered something different from the norm, I was all in. And what a ride this was! Entering in the second book can leave some holes, but most of these were related to the ‘what happened before’, all generally explained in the story, but not really making a difference to just how much I enjoyed this story. Para-Marshall, Shiloh Harrison is a Djinn and the new leader of the East Coast unit after the death of her boss. In the previous novel, she had made a bargain with her memories to save a team member – and that loss is reverberating throughout the current story. Was it a betrayal, and is the person she saved worth giving up those memories? But, even more pressing is the disappearing werewolves that have been noticed by the leader of the West Coast division, and if Shiloh and her team are bold enough (or bored enough with the virtual ‘house arrest’ of their unit) to defy orders and jump in to help? Shiloh isn’t particularly concerned with the ramifications – she was sworn to serve AND protect, and she knows that her skills as a Djinn, as well as her skills in finding answers will be of use. What is happening to the werewolves, and will Shiloh be able to untangle the many webs that surround this case? Who is in charge of the cover-up and will she be able to answer questions around Kathleen and Damien, can she save Jaxon, and is there a way to get her memory back – and if she does will it provide the answers to the many questions she has ? Oh this was a sweet set of circumstances that provided more questions with each and every new answer, with twists, turns and even more questions with each page. Never ending from first to last, the story takes us from interrogation to California, then on to a small town in Kansas, with black magic, a new witch, the arrival of Shiloh’s mum for some answers and her ongoing friendship with a master vampire – also intent on finding the source of the threat here in Kansas. Uncovering information that can (and does) affect relationships, as well as the additions of new members and increasing roles from long-standing members, relationship angst and some drama all come together with one hell of a cliffhanger that has me chomping at the bit for the next book – after, of course, having read the first and re-reading this one with information that I may have missed due to the author’s skill at flushing out the ‘backstories’ and ‘motivations’ both overt and covert with each of the characters. I loved Meding’s use of the paranormal elements that added an extra ‘oomph’ to the characters, and the ongoing questions that Shiloh has about her place and skills, while still managing to always choose the most honorable path at the time with the information she had made her a standout character and one that we hope the best for. A wonderful introduction to this series, that doesn’t feel too complicated as you start, but builds interest in the first book and will leave you clamoring for the next. I received an eArc copy of the title from the publisher via Edelweiss for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
Anonymous 1 days ago
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Samantha1020 26 days ago
I am well and truly hooked on this series now thanks to this latest book! Urban fantasy has always held a special place in my readerly heart. There just isn't enough new series coming out lately in my opinion which is a shame. Happily enough I found this series right at the beginning with the first book Stray Magic. Without sharing any spoilers, that first book left me very eager to get my hands on this newest book so I jumped at the chance to read it. It was just as good as I had hoped that it would be I'm happy to report. I picked this book up and jumped right back into where I had left off in book one it felt like. Let me start off by saying though that I really do think that you need to read this series in order so start with book one. It's not that the author didn't do a good job of catching the reader up on the action from that first book (she actually does a really great job of it) but there is just so much that carries over from that first book that I really do recommend reading them in order. For me, the details she gave from that previous book were enough to help jog my memory so that I didn't feel lost when starting on this one which sometimes can happen when waiting to read books in series for periods of time. I absolutely adore the characters in this series! Shiloh is everything that I could want as a main character. She is kick-ass when she needs to be but also both vulnerable and caring. Her team and job as a para-marshal are two of the most important things to her and it shows throughout the book. I love how this author has taken different types of paranormal characters and featured them as main characters rather than just your typical vampires and shifters. Sure, this book has them too but it isn't often that you see a half genie as your main character! This book was just as fast paced as the first book so I breezed through the pages of it. I actually finished the last half of the book all in one chunk after work one evening because I just couldn't stop reading. I'm so curious to see where this author is going to take us next after the way this book ended! It is going to be a very long wait until book three - that's for sure! Overall, I enjoyed this book and am so excited to have found this series! I NEED more urban fantasy series like this in my life! Books like this are just so fun to read. I love how action packed this was, all of the different types of characters, and there is even a little bit of mystery behind who could be involved in it all. All of this combines into a book that I just couldn't set down! I would recommend this series to fans of urban fantasy and paranormal. I stand by my recommendation of reading them in order. There are only two books so far so it's not like there are ten books to catch up on (although at this rate I would still say they were worth taking the time to read). Easily recommended! Bottom Line: A great addition to this series that has me wishing I had book three in my hands already! Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss. Thoughts are my own.
Samantha1020 26 days ago
I am well and truly hooked on this series now thanks to this latest book! Urban fantasy has always held a special place in my readerly heart. There just isn't enough new series coming out lately in my opinion which is a shame. Happily enough I found this series right at the beginning with the first book Stray Magic. Without sharing any spoilers, that first book left me very eager to get my hands on this newest book so I jumped at the chance to read it. It was just as good as I had hoped that it would be I'm happy to report. I picked this book up and jumped right back into where I had left off in book one it felt like. Let me start off by saying though that I really do think that you need to read this series in order so start with book one. It's not that the author didn't do a good job of catching the reader up on the action from that first book (she actually does a really great job of it) but there is just so much that carries over from that first book that I really do recommend reading them in order. For me, the details she gave from that previous book were enough to help jog my memory so that I didn't feel lost when starting on this one which sometimes can happen when waiting to read books in series for periods of time. I absolutely adore the characters in this series! Shiloh is everything that I could want as a main character. She is kick-ass when she needs to be but also both vulnerable and caring. Her team and job as a para-marshal are two of the most important things to her and it shows throughout the book. I love how this author has taken different types of paranormal characters and featured them as main characters rather than just your typical vampires and shifters. Sure, this book has them too but it isn't often that you see a half genie as your main character! This book was just as fast paced as the first book so I breezed through the pages of it. I actually finished the last half of the book all in one chunk after work one evening because I just couldn't stop reading. I'm so curious to see where this author is going to take us next after the way this book ended! It is going to be a very long wait until book three - that's for sure! Overall, I enjoyed this book and am so excited to have found this series! I NEED more urban fantasy series like this in my life! Books like this are just so fun to read. I love how action packed this was, all of the different types of characters, and there is even a little bit of mystery behind who could be involved in it all. All of this combines into a book that I just couldn't set down! I would recommend this series to fans of urban fantasy and paranormal. I stand by my recommendation of reading them in order. There are only two books so far so it's not like there are ten books to catch up on (although at this rate I would still say they were worth taking the time to read). Easily recommended! Bottom Line: A great addition to this series that has me wishing I had book three in my hands already! Disclosure: I received a copy of this book thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss. Thoughts are my own.
Anonymous 4 months ago
Awesome, great book. Loved it
Cara_Ross 4 months ago
From the synopsis of this book you will see that this is focused around the Para-Marshal and Djinn Shiloh Harrison and the aftermath of being betrayed by her superior, she is thrust into a leadership role that she doesn’t want, and she also has to learn to trust a team member that she traded her memories of to save others lives, and because the Marshal service frowns on that sort of thing, she is forced into paid leave, but of course, Shiloh and her team are not going to sit back and do nothing, so when a west coast Moon witch asks for help with some missing werewolves, they head to California, only nothing is what it seems! Now at the time of writing this review, I haven’t read book one in the series, but that is going to change bloody quickly, as I have become totally obsessed with this band of “strays”, Damien and finding out who inside the U.S. Marshall service is creating this huge cover up! And now I’m at the end of book two, I’m going out of my mind with questions like… will Shiloh get her memory back? will they be able to save Jaxon? who is Kathleen boss? and what happened to the Werewolves? So many questions. Stray Moon is a series book, but totally can be read as a stand-alone, as the author writes in such a way that you miss nothing! And unlike some paranormal romantic suspense books I have read before, this book is extremely well written, gripping and addictive! So much so, that I’m breaking my no series books rule, and Stay Moon has a grip of me, and I’m totally fine with not letting it go!
Caroles_Random_Life 4 months ago
This was great! This is the second book in the Strays series which picks up just after the events of the first book so I do recommend that this series be read in order. The first book, Stay Magic, is fantastic so you wouldn't want to miss that book anyway. I loved the fact that this book hit the ground running and the excitement held throughout the story. I really enjoyed my time reading this wonderful story. Shiloh and her crew are technically suspended from their jobs because of how their previous assignment worked out. That doesn't stop them from agreeing to help locate a group of missing werewolves in an unofficial capacity along with a member of the West Coast unit. To make matters more interesting, Shiloh cannot remember anything about her former boyfriend and current team member, Jaxon, because her memories were wiped away in a deal she made. This story is told from Shiloh's point of view and I had a great time being in her head. It was great to see how she was struggling with the fact that she had no memories of Jaxon while he worked to deal with learning that he was the person she loved the most in the world. I thought that this aspect of the story was done extraordinarily well and I loved getting the chance to see Shiloh get to know Jaxon all over again. I feel like I got to know both Shiloh and Jaxon a lot better in the process. I thought all of the key characters in this book were very well done. I thought that the story was exciting and the mystery was rather complex. Shiloh and her crew have an interesting set of abilities and I like how well they compliment each other. Shiloh is still learning the full extent of her abilities and I found it exciting to learn what she could do right along with her. There is no shortage of paranormal beings in this book and I find it interesting that really anything could happen at any given time. I couldn't figure out the mystery until everything was revealed which is exactly how I like for things to happen. I found this book to be quite the page-turner and there was at least one major thread that has left me very eager to see what will happen next. I would highly recommend this series to others. I think that this is a wonderfully exciting story filled with fantastic characters in a well-developed world. I cannot wait to see what Shiloh and the crew will be faced with next! I received a digital review copy of this book from Harper Voyager via Edelweiss.
PenKay 4 months ago
I have read this author this before, and I was very excited to see she had written another series. Here I am at the second book, and I am very glad I picked up this series to begin with. To be honest, I did like the first book slightly better than this second one, but I still loved every second I spent in Shiloh’s world. She is unofficially looking into the disappearance of the wolves that happened in the first book, and while doing so, she uncovers many things, one of which made me gasp out loud. She’s also dealing with the fallout from losing the memories of the one she loves the most which comes into play towards the end. No, I’m not going into any details as I don’t want to spoil anything. I love the characters, the plot, and the writing, and I will definitely be reading the next one, hopefully soon! I highly recommend this book! I was provided the e-book which I voluntarily reviewed.