Saturday, September 29, 2012

Book Review: Blood on the Moon by Jennifer Knight

Blood on the Moon (Blood on the Moon, #1)
Title: Blood on the Moon
Author: Jennifer Knight
Series: Blood on the Moon #1
Publisher: Perseus Books
Publication Date: August 30, 2011

As Faith Reynolds enters her freshman year of college, she is a complete and utter nervous wreck.  With her best friend Derek suddenly pulling out the romance card and her dark, mysterious classmate staring her down at every turn, Faith somehow feels stuck in the middle without dating either one.  And fortune may or may not be with her when a devilshly sexy stranger offers her a welcome escape.
Boys, romance, classes, and annoying roommates are all within the realm of the expected for a college frosh.  Trying to solve the mysterious murders of young college coeds near campus is not.  Darkness seems to be creeping into every corner of Faith's life, no matter the hour.  And when she seeks the truth, danger seems to be the only thing that finds her.
Faith is well aware of the strange currents in the air, particularly when she sets off static sparks with everything she touches.  Before long, she finds herself entrenched in the deep-seeded battle between werewolves and vampires.  The war has reached the tipping point, and Faith has the power to determine where the scales fall.  But the most important question may be with whom does her loyalty lie?
Deliciously suspenseful and immediately addictive, Blood on the Moon features a headstrong heroine and all of the thrills, chills, and otherworldly boys with deadly charm that a human could ask for.

Blood on the Moon by Jennifer Knight is a twist on the typical werewolf versus vampire story that has been so popular in the past few years. That twist happens to be Faith Reynolds. Faith Reynolds has always been a good judge of the people around her, almost like a six sense. This helps her, because she is hard to trust anyone, especially men. Her best friend, Derek, is the only man she trusts, and even she knows she can never trust him with her heart again. Derek wants to be more than friends, but Faith is not willing to risk her heart after the last time they dated, and he cheated. She just wants her and Derek to remain best friends as they always have been. 

Things become more complicated for Faith, when she meets her roommate Courtney’s new boyfriend Lucas. Lucas does not seem to like her as soon as they meet, but Faith has no clue what she could have done. When she meets the handsome Vincent Stone, while out dancing, she does not understand why Lucas wants her to stay away from him. It is not too longer before she finds out why, when Vincent attacks her to provoke Lucas. This puts Faith in the center of feud between vampires and werewolves that has been going on for centuries. For her own protection, Faith has to stay in Lucas’ dorm room, and a romance begins to blossom. 

At first, I was not a fan of the relationship between Lucas and Faith, because Lucas was a jerk. As time goes on, I started to realize that the reason Lucas was a jerk was to try to keep Faith at arm’s length to protect her. At the end of the story, I had grown to love the relationship between Lucas and Faith. Faith at the beginning of the book is very unsure of what she wants to do, or where she wants to be in a few years. As the book goes on, she starts to grow up, and becomes more sure of herself. I really like the journey that Faith takes in Blood on the Moon. 

Two things I did not like about Blood on the Moon, the overused vampire versus werewolf story line, and the grammatical errors in the finished print copy. Faith does change it up the feud storyline a little bit, so in the end I did like the story. I normally I do not even notice grammatical errors, but in this finish copy there were a few that stood out enough for me to notice. That distracted me from the story, and if it were not a finish copy, they would not have bothered me. I hate pointing problems I have with a book, but I felt that it was necessary to make my review honest. I still liked the story of Blood on the Moon, and I will be continuing the adventure by reading the next book, Blood Crave. 

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1 comment:

Bookluvr Mindy said...

I love relationships that grow like that. But I usually like the spark better if it's right in the beginning. That's too bad that you felt the the story was overused. :(

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