Moon Child by Tracy Banghart
Series: By Blood #2
Genre: Fantasy | Young Adult
Length: 280 pages
Published on 7th August 2013 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Tracy Banghart: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
eCopy recieved for review as part of a book tour
Before Emma’s adventures in Oxford, her best friend Diana came face-to-face with a killer…
Diana Calvert is so over high school. Who cares if Olivia hates her? And David needs to forget about having a crush on her STAT. Even Emma’s crazy fashion choices can’t keep Diana entertained. All she can hope for is a dance scholarship to a college as far away as possible from too-small, too-boring, too-nothing-ever-happens New Freedom, PA.
Then Diana meets Nicholas Woodhaven. He’s pale, angry…yet weirdly charming. The more time they spend together, the more she wonders who – or what – he really is. Because he isn’t anything like the other guys she knows. Not with the whole only-going-out-at-night thing. And living with his creepy aunt. And not going to school.
Just when Diana thinks she’s got Nicholas all figured out, people in her small, nothing-ever-happens town start dying. She has to wonder – can she trust him? And even more alarming – could she be next?
A murder mystery with a paranormal twist, Moon Child is best read under the covers with a flashlight…if you dare!
I know now before I even start typing this review that I’m going to struggle with what to write and what not to because holy frak, I really enjoyed it – which always means I struggle with the review – but also I really don’t want to give anything away! *cries internally*
First up, Moon Child is about Diana and basically her boredom with her small town, wanting to escape and to live a more exciting life.
Fortunately, she gets just that kind of life without stepping a foot outside of New Freedom.
Unfortunately, its not exactly the type of excitement she wanted.
It all starts the night she meets Nicholas Woodhaven. In the graveyard. At night.
He’s pale skinned, wearing all black and cold to touch.
She continues to have chance encounters and meetings with him too, always at night.
You see where I’m going with this. Good.
Nicholas is great, apart from well, when he’s not. He’s a bit mysterious, not only in the way he acts but with what he’s willing to share, and how he answers questions, this of course only makes him more appealing because Diana (and myself) want to know “why?”
Heh, good question. But there are more important things going on here than this mysterious boy no one has met in such a small town.
Yeah, that’s right. People are getting brutally murdered, their necks mutilated and drained of blood.
This certainly isn’t day to day happenings in a small town. You can put two and two together and get four if you want, or you can be in Diana’s shoes (and mine) and honestly believe mysterious lil’ Nicholas wouldn’t be the cause of such things. Would he?
But ah yes, I love love love this book even though my heart was pretty much torn out and stomped on a bit (and neatly replaced and bandaged up) and I really recommend it because you’ll probably end up kicking yourself a little bit for not making a few obvious connections, or maybe just not willing to believe them.
Haha this is great because if you haven’t read the book and you’re reading this you’re totally going to think a few things and not be sure until you read it and on edge like I was. I feel evil, its a great read though and I really recommend it.
P.S. Don’t worry the killer is caught and dealt with
P.P.S. Extra kudo’s for Firefly reference.
P.P.P.S. I didn’t say the V word.