Saturday, December 22, 2012

Book Tour ~ #Giveaway: Black Moon by Jessica McQuay

Welcome to my stop on the Black Moon Book tour. Brought to you by Bewitching Book Tours. You will find the summary, authors bio and my review at this stop.

Black Moon  (Paige Tailor Series #1)

Paige Tailor Series Book One

Genre: YA/NA Paranormal Fantasy

ISBN: 1936185741
Number of pages: 240

Cover Artist: Miriam Grunhaus

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Book Description:

"Am I losing my mind?"

Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her?

Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?
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About the Author:
There were three things Jessica loved to do growing up; reading, writing and playing music. She discovered her love for writing at a young age, when she realized she could create anything she wanted with words. Jessica lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, four children, a goldfish named Sparkle and their cat, Talula. When she isn't working on the next Paige Tailor novel, taking her children to one activity or another, or folding the never ending laundry of a six person family, Jessica enjoys playing her clarinet in the community band, reading while enjoying a cup of coffee or heading to the theater and catching a movie with her husband.

Black Moon Review

This story starts with a geeky teenage girl, that was running for Valedictorian, she is quite and withdrawn a bit. Then her life turns around in unexpected ways. Suddenly, a white light comes out of her palms, and then found herself in a strange situation, she is hearing thoughts of others. And of course embarrasses herself, and makes an enemy by blurting out what she heard. That part was funny to me, lol.

I liked how Paige told her mom right away, and then her mom leave the room, and comes back floating, and tells her she is a Faery, and goes on to explain everything.
I enjoyed the paranormal element to this, as that’s the kind of books I like anyway. But I did have a few issues, and this is more just me in general, but feel some people will share this view. Maybe.

I just was surprised that the main character in a YA book is into girls, and this was a turn off for me. I could not connect at all with her way of thinking, and being inside her head was uncomfortable to me. But its not only that part that makes me dislike Paige, it’s her in general, she is whinny, immature, and just annoying to me.

That being said, the story is good around that part. Paige learns she is part Fae, and gets to go to the land of the fea to meet her grandparents, and this is where she meets the girl she crushes on, Naialah. I caught on almost instantly to this, but it was confirmed at the end when Paige said something about wanting to flirt with Naialah, so I guess I was dead on about that. She had made small hints to us, like how her eyes kept getting drawn to her lips, well, that was a dead giveaway right there, lol.

But setting that aside, I was still intrigued with the story as a whole. I did have some questions that just were not addressed, but I think those will be as the series continues.
Naialah on the other hand I think is a great strong heroine, and would much rather hear her story, what is she? What are all her powers? I also have this feeling she does not return these feelings that Paige has, I think she more looks to Paige as a sister or something. (maybe it’s my wishful thinking on that part) But no way to know for sure. What I would like to see as this series progresses that Paige just realizes she was confused, and does like boys, lol. I am sure that happens, right? Need our hot guys to show up on the scene. This is a YA book after all, lol.

But, this story is worth reading, like I said; it held my interest on the mysteries surrounding her dad who was murdered long ago, and the things she finds out about him.

One thing I want to mention, I what an incredible job the author did with the world building in Varulean, the lands of faery, I could actually see it in my head the descriptions were so vivid. The people, the flowers, the castle, all of it. The battle scenes were very colorful too, you feel as if your there.

Her hatred toward Rachel I could feel, and the writing was very well done. I will be checking out some more of this authors work.

4 out of 5 for me, I am judging by the writing, and not my personal preference, and the connection to the main character, which I don’t have. Still recommended for those paranormal lovers out there, the good outweighs the bad.

I was provided a copy of the book from the author for my honest review for a book tour.
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Top 10 Favorite Fictional Book Characters of All Time
By Jessica McQuay

Hey there everyone! Thank you so much to Michelle’s Paranormal Vault of Books for hosting me and allowing Black Moon to make an appearance again! I truly appreciate it.
For a bit of fun I decided to share with you my Top 10 Favorite Fictional Characters. I hope you enjoy.
#10: Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling
#5: Algaliarept from the Hollows Series by Kim Harrison
#3: Jenks from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison
#1: Rachel Morgan from the Hollows series by Kim Harrison
I’m sure you noticed that there are a few characters from the Hollows series, and if you haven’t guessed it, that would be because it’s my all-time favorite series by my favorite author. Her characters are one the reasons that I love to read. But the list is loaded with other awesome characters that I fell in love with while reading the pages of some very talented authors.
Thank you again for hosting me! And Thank you to everyone reading this. =)
You can check out the rest of the tour Here. I am second to last on the tour, but you can go back and see the others still.
Read Chapter One Below, you can make it full screen even.

Excerpt Black Moon


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  2. Thank you so very much for hosting such an awesome stop on my tour! I truly appreciate it! I'm also happy that you enjoyed the story. <3