The Hunter's Moon

The Hunter's Moon

by Beth Trissel

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BN ID: 2940151221542
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication date: 12/14/2015
Series: The Secret Warrior Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 195 KB

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The Hunter's Moon 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Splashesintobooks1 More than 1 year ago
This is the story of a sixteen year old orphan and her younger brother trying to escape being assassinated after witnessing and identifying a murderer. Placed in the witness protection program, the perpetrators still find them. Together the youngsters endeavour to find sanctuary at their aunt's forest cabin but are chased on the mountainous roads by the gangsters. That's when their secret heritage and a prophecy in which the youngster features start to be revealed to them both. With ghostly apparitions, a variety of shifters, witchcraft and even aliens from other planets, this novel is an action packed adventure, one where you're never quite sure what may happen next or the importance of the next startling revelation. It is engagingly written, taking the reader into this decidedly different hidden world where dangers lurk everywhere. The characters are well formed, their interactions superbly portrayed and the settings described brilliantly, painting pictures of locations and situations in the imagination of the reader. I really enjoyed this paranormal adventure and presume it is the first in a new series - I certainly hope so, as I'd love to read the subsequent novels! Thanks to the author, publishers and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
foxreads11 More than 1 year ago
This book had me at the start. The description of the road and their emotions of trying to get away from the bad guys had me on the edge of my seat at the start. I could see it all in my head. I couldn’t put it down. Who doesn’t like a little action like a car blowing up or some wolves that come and save the day. Even though you aren’t sure if they are going to rip you to shreds too. I knew I would like it right then!! Plus, I love Paranormal and Native American stories. Jimmy is the little brother to Morgan. He is adorable and very smart. He is enjoying this new life he is thrust into. He is a ten year old genius who can shoot an arrow straight on! I wish my brother was more like him when we were younger. Shh, don’t tell him I said that! Morgan is terrified to learn that her life has been a lie. That she is about to become something else. Jackson is there for her and helps her to learn more about the world she just walked into and should have been exposed to years ago. I would be freaking out too! Jackson and Morgan have an instant connection and attraction to each other. She just learned her whole life is changing and why not add someone to love in the mix? Anyway, this is the first book in a young adult series with a lot of different aspects of the paranormal not just the wolves and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book. This book was really just a short teaser. If you like Native American stories, shape shifters, curses, living in the mountains and woods, a little violence, semi immortality, action and adventure then this might be for you!
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Beth Trissel’s The Hunter's Moon has an interesting combination of history, fantasy, and paranormal. Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel and her ten-year-old brother Jimmy have been in witness protection after observing a murder by the head of the Panteras. The gang chases them through the Shenandoah Mountain in Virginia where they are rescued by wolves from the Wapicoli, discovering a world they did not know existed. The way Jackson and Morgan spoke, threw me for a loop a few times. Sometimes they would talk really formal and almost old, then they would say something like “freaking awesome” that made them seem more the seventeen-year-olds they are. It didn’t seem consistent to me. I like Jimmy. He was very wise for a ten-year-old. He was always good for some fascinating information. I enjoyed the historical aspect of the story dating back to the American Revolution, and Daniel Morgan. I thought the background of the Morcants and Wapicoli was thought-provoking. The Panteras are noteworthy enemies. Mateo was a lethal adversary. I liked the setting; it made the plot seem convincing. At 133 pages, the story was a quick read. This story is appropriate for young adults. Complimentary copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Rose-butterscotchbubbles More than 1 year ago
Before I start, I want to clarify: I would give this book a 3.5, but I don't generally do half roses, as Amazon & Goodreads don't support them. The Hunter's Moon is better than a 3 though, so it seems more appropriate to round up, than down. Ok, so here we go. The first thing that appealed to me about this book, in all honesty, was the cover. It's definitely eye catching, and sparks interest. The synopsis also sounds entertaining, and I have to admit, I'm a sucker for anything 'Robin Hood' related. The main characters were all fascinating, and potentially captivating. The instant attraction and seemingly established relationship and seriousness between Morgan and Jackson was somewhat cliche, but fitting for the story. Jimmy was probably one of my favorite characters, as he had the most quirks and relatable character development. The rest of the characters were all interesting, some posing quite a bit of mystery, that I hope is explored more in the sequel. The writing was decent, although this area was the least appealing, and what lowered the rating for me. Morgan's character especially, was completely distorted and mismatched in how she talked, the personality she had, and her character entirely. The book overall is also written a bit odd, and took some getting used to. The writing issues certainly aren't enough to deter reading though, and not something I'd mention past these comments. Overall, this book was definitely entertaining. A quarter of the way through, I was completely hooked, and gripped by the intensity of the plot and situation. The story was awesome, and I enjoyed the whole idea of everything happening. There were several layers of growth and suspense, with danger and action woven in beautifully. This is a book I would recommend to others, especially if you enjoy Native American culture and mythology. I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel, and can't wait to see where this story goes! *I recieved an eCopy of this book, from IFB Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review.
Archaeolibrarian More than 1 year ago
The Hunter's Moon is a young adult paranormal romance that starts with Morgan and her brother, Jimmy, on the run from mobsters who are trying to kill them. They shouldn't have been found as they are in the Witness Protection Program, but hey, they were. The reasons for this become clear as the book progresses. This is a smooth flowing book where the seventeen-year-old main female is thrust into the world of the paranormal, not knowing a single thing about it. Her ten-year-old brother is a delight to read about, and certainly deserves the nickname of Batboy. Her doubts and fears about what is to come are completely relevant, and not out of character. The supporting characters are mainly a quiet bunch, with the spotlight on Okema, Miriam and Hawthorne. That being said, this is a series with a whole bunch of potential and I can't wait to read more. Definitely recommended for all fans of YA/Paranormal. * I received this book from YA Insider in return for a fair and honest review. * Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime More than 1 year ago
I would like to thank author Beth Trissel & The Wild Rose Press for giving me a copy of this e-ARC to read in exchange for an honest review. Though I received this e-book for free that in no way impacts my review. Teaser: "Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she's hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers. Then a very cute guy who handles a bow like Robin Hood emerges from the woods and takes them to safety at his fortress-like home. And that's just the first sign that Morgan and her brother have entered a hidden world filled with secrets... " As much as I'd like to say this story rocked my world, it hardly even caused a slight ripple. It had potential, but sadly I felt that far to much time was spent building up to this massive climax - and virtually none was spent on the actual event itself. The basic premise of the story intrigued me while the execution displeased me. I wasn't able to feel very strongly about the main protagonist at all. She was rather bland for my taste - especially given the story she's trapped in. By all rights I felt she should have moved me, but instead I was more interested is her younger brother Jimmy. I almost wish he'd been the main character and relegated Morgan to the role of side-kick. He was plucky, smart, engaging; she was self-absorbed, boring, and lacked the spunk her roll required. Or at least that was my take on her. Her only redeeming quality was her blind love for her little brother Jimmy. The concept seemed good, but quickly grew to large for its own good. Too much was attempted to be crammed into a novella. I think that Ms. Trissel might have caught my attention more had she not pulled so many variables into the equation of this story. Focusing one just one or two of the elements presented would have made this go down more smoothly for me. Aside from Jimmy I also enjoyed the Robin Hood-like character of Jackson. He made for a strong love interest and was well crafted. Though many of those same variables I disliked were introduced through him, he himself was charming and engaging. Where Morgan was flighty, Jackson was grounded. He exuded a strong sense of self that I found attractive, and had a playful side that was endearing. Now if only he could have been paired with an equally intriguing love interest this book might not have felt like a chore to read. And that's saying a whole lot given that it's less than 150 pages long. I really wish I could say that this book held more appeal for me, but that's certainly not to say that it won't fly for other readers. And as a novella you aren't risking a huge time commitment to try it on for size. Could be I was just having a bad day when I read it & wrote this review. So don't skip it based solely upon my review!
LeeAP More than 1 year ago
This book was given to me for an honest review. This is Beth's first YA book and I have to say it is fantastic! The relationship between Morgan and her brother Jimmy is both endearing and funny! I love the way they communicate and banter back and forth. Jackson is her future ...possibly. Throughout this whole story, as it progressed, it had my full attention. There is a great deal of danger and suspense throughout. The strong ties, closeness and acceptance from each of the characters with each other, rounds out the story wonderfully. Beth's writing is very descriptive so you have no problem what so ever in seeing and experiencing what she wants you to. The secondary characters are as interesting and wonderful as the main ones. I know this is rated YA but I personally feel anyone of any age, young adult and older will really enjoy this story. I am hoping Beth continues in this area of writing as well as her usual. I highly recommend this book .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago