Black Moon (Moon Trilogy #1) by C. L. Bevill (review)

March 19, 2015 All Reviews, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Urban Fantasy 0 ★★

Black Moon (Moon Trilogy #1) by C. L. Bevill (review)Black Moon by C. L. Bevill
Published by Amazon Digital Services on November 4th, 2010
Number of Pages: 54
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Urban
Source: Purchased
Format: eBook
Purchase: At Amazon

Donovan is a werejaguar sworn to fight against his enemies, the dreaded werewolf clan - the Whitelaws. Isabella is an uncommon librarian, a member of the Committee. When she faces down the Whitelaws to retrieve a very dangerous book, she encounters Donovan and their lives will never be the same.

It’s a short story, so I suppose I can ignore the dreaded InstaLove. But there were a few other things that irked me. Most of the story was written with normal every-day words, or at least ‘normal’ for most fantasy books. But in a few places it looked like the author chose to use a thesaurus in random places just because. I know what “hirsute” means, because I’ve had to look it up before. But for the average reader? Also “lagniappe”.

Donovan tells Isabella that usually new shifters don’t change for weeks or even months. Yet she changes after 1-2 days? (The book doesn’t give any real sense of time, but it couldn’t have been very long since he bit her considering he seemed so surprised.)

The shifters in this world are segregated by clan. The Cat Clan are the enemies of the Wolf Clan. And all cats fit under the Cat Clan banner. So werejaguars, wereocelots, and werelions all get along and come to each others aid. Which is different from most books that have shifters in them, usually each type is it’s own segregated little community. So that was a good bit.

I already own the other two books in the series, so I’ll most likely try reading at least book 2 at some point. But I’m not holding my breath that I’ll like it much better.


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