Tuesday, 3 July 2012
Review: Moonglow by Kristen Callihan
Darkest London #2
Publication date: 31st July 2012
Firelight is up there as one of my favourite books of 2012 and its sequel Moonglow wont be too far behind. Kristen Callihan really does write the most amazingly good blend of paranormal and historical romance, full of sexual tension, suspense and all out passion.
I would recommend that you read Firelight first, it makes sliding into Moonglow's Victorian era with a paranormal twist so much easier. Moonglow is Daisy (Miranda's sister) and Ian Ranulf the Earl of Marquis's story. I liked Daisy she's independent, feisty and passionate and her banter with Ian turned the sexual tension up a few extra notches. Ian was protective and a little bit swoon worthy (despite not liking him one bit in Firelight). The exiled alpha were has sworn never again to have a relationship with a mortal but when Daisy finds herself in danger from a diseased werewolf Ian steps in to protect her and they work together to search for and capture the sick but deadly werewolf.
I like the clever mixture of suspense and mystery, sexual tension and romance in Moonglow. It never feels like too many elements in the mix even with the historical background and the expanding and intriguing paranormal element added in. The twisty plot certainly kept me on my toes but it was the main characters and their romance that kept me reading. Overall, Moonglow is a really good follow up, maybe not quite as immediately outstanding as Firelight, but definitely one to add to my keeper shelf. One little thing and it is just a little thing, I wasn't too keen on Daisy's ending. Ultimately though it's a series everyone who likes a good paranormal romance should read.
Thanks to Netgalley and Grand Central Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Moonglow.