Thursday, July 26, 2012

Book Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

Title: Moonglow

Author: Kristen Callihan

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/Forever

Publication Date: July 2012

Genre: Adult Romance/Paranormal

Series or Stand Alone: Series, Book Two

Synopsis can be found here.
NetGalley review.


Daisy Ellis Craigmore is finally free. Her foul husband has died, leaving her an outcast in society but finally free from his tyranny.
In a moment of recklessness, she she stumbles into an attack in a dark alley. But this isn't just any attack. The murderer was more beast than man, possibly a werewolf. And the handsome stranger that came upon her was none other than Ian Ranulf, a man familiar to her from the last few months as being a rascal to Daisy's own sister Miranda!
But as the killer continues his rampage across the city, Daisy and Ian join forces to put a stop to the monster before all of London becomes aware of werewolves. And in the process, they might grow and heal towards each other.

Of course I picked this up because I loved Firelight so much, Kristen Callihan's first novel about Daisy's sister Miranda. And Moonglow doesn't disappoint.

Daisy is a very different heroine. She was abused by her horrible husband, neglected and outcast by London society. Yet she remains strong, with a quick mind and lots of spirit.
Ian is a werewolf, having lived many lifetimes, most of them painful. He's been exiled from his clan, living the lone wolf, trying to lead a normal human life. Until that is, the circumstances of crazy murdering rampage werewolf!

The best part about this book is the dialogue. Daisy and Ian are out for each other. She doesn't like him, Sure she doesn't. And he doesn't like her Yeah, right. But their scenes flow nicely, quick and very funny. They're both very stubborn so there's a lot of butting heads, dry humor and eye rolls. The hot steamy kind of romance doesn't kick in until over half way through the book, but that didn't make the courtship any less enjoyable.

The story is good, but by the time you reach the end, there's another massive story line about Ian that sorta overshadows everything. There were tons of secondary characters that were thrown in, none of the really making a very strong impression on me. There is a twist at the end, a very good one I might add, but I felt it took too long to get there. While both challenges were interesting, I feel like the second one started to overshadow the first, and I was more invested in the first.

And my favorite part of the end? Daisy's other sister becomes forefront for the third book. And this upcoming romance looks very promising and emotional.

Overall, a strong sequel.

Rating 8 Cookie Worthy

1 comment:

  1. i didn't really think the ian story overshadowed the rest. i really liked this one. got a copy signed yesterday, too. i can't wait to read poppy's story!