Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Review: Ties to the Blood Moon

Title: Ties to the Blood Moon
Author: Robin P Waldrop
Genre: YA/paranormal
Price: $2.99
Publisher: P. Waldrop
Reviewed By: Emily Veinglory

Ties to the Blood Moon was just one of those books I could not get into.  Maybe I am just outside the target readership, maybe I have just read to many books like this.  The writing is generally competent (other than a tendency to capitalize dialogue tags).  But when  a teen girl without a mother is a chosen special princess and offered boyfriend options in the two different paranormal flavors... well. This is well trodden territory.

The action aspect of the story has qute a few exciting twists and turns. But so many of the detailed are tired tropes that I found it difficult to get to the end of the book, and only after putting it down for weeks at a time. The characters, teen and adult, all seem to suffer from wild mood swings. And the ending when it arrived was extremely inconclusive. It was a bit like reading half of a very long book. So while it was readable, sentence by sentence, the whole seemed to be less than the sum of its parts.


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