Saturday, December 24, 2016

Review: Scarlet Moon by S.D. Grimm


Destiny can pick someone else. Evil is slipping through the cracks of its prison, and all Soleden trembles in its wake. Yet some would harness that evil to their own ends, and first among them is Idla, the sorceress queen bent on distorting the world. 
Only one can stand in her way: Jayden. Upon realizing her mark as the prophesied Deliverer, Jayden conceals herself from her enemies and her Feravolk countrymen. But after the harm the Feravolk caused to her family, she s loath to rescue the not-so-innocent.

Hiding her mark was never easy, but now that Jayden knows both Queen Idla and the Feravolk are after her, hiding her gift of the Blood Moon will be impossible.

My Review:

Oh, wow, I cannot express how much I loved this book!  I think that this might just be my favorite read for 2016!  I really enjoyed this epic fantasy by S.D Grimm and I definitely encourage reading this book, but I do warn that perhaps it would be best to wait till the second book comes out before doing so because of the particularly intense ending  of this book.

When I first started reading this book, I was a little confused when characters kept popping out of seemingly nowhere and I think that I would have been better able to understand the characters and the beginning of the story if there had been a character list of some sort.  But once I got to know the characters a little better I came to like them so much that the confusion that I had at first had was quickly forgotten.  I especially enjoyed reading about Jayden the uncertain main character, her adult guardian Logan and his wolf Westwind, Jayden’s fiancĂ© Ryan who was always trying to be the funny guy even at the darkest of moments, and the fierce protector Ethan (especially Ethan) who was the funny guy, and so, so much more- Sigh.

There was a bit of violence in this book-  lots of blood.  It didn’t really bother me much, but I can see how it could make someone with a weaker stomach squeamish.

And the ending… yeah the ending stopped my heart, ripped it out of my chest, and left me wondering Say what now?  What just happened?  But I highly encourage reading all the way to the end of the book before you throw the book against the wall and storm to your computer to give the book a one star rating like I was getting ready to do- there is an epilogue (thank heavens)!

I have to warn that this book ends on a cliffhanger- and quite an intense one for me too, and I cannot wait until the second book comes out.  Please, Grimm, I’m on my hands and knees begging you, write the sequel fast!  My poor nerves can’t take the suspense.

I received a copy of this book for free through TBCN/Bookfun.  I was not required to post a positive review and all views expressed are my own.

Reviewed by Nicki


S. D. Grimm's first love in writing is young adult speculative fiction -- everything from urban fantasy to superheroes. Her office is anywhere she can curl up with her laptop and at least one large-sized dog.

1 comment:

  1. I like some fantasy Christian and I will have to see about this one too.