Monday, September 19, 2011

The Rising Moon Blog Tour: A Review

This is the second stop on the tour for me! It's my first blog tour and I think it's gone pretty well. :) Don't forget that if you comment on this or any of the other posts on the tour, your entered to win some awesome prizes, including a signed paperback and a dreamer catcher like the one in the book! Winners will be announced on Nilsa's Facebook page tomorrow (that's also where the tour ends). So be sure to check out all the posts you can from the tour and find out if you won. Let's get right into the review.

Title: The Rising Moon
Author: Nilsa Rodriguez
Format: Paperback
Release Date: September 12th, 2011
Publisher: Black Dove
Source: Author/Publisher in exchange for an honest review
Pages In This Edition:
Rating: 3/5 Stars

On the Cover:


Beyond the Cover:

Summary from Goodreads:

"How many lives do you have to live to realize that love is stronger than time and death?

∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞

Orphaned at the age of five, Angelia (Lia) Lafosse was left with questions about whom and what she truly was. One thing was clear. Lia was different. Some might even say cursed.

With the help of her best friend, Ryan Woodruff, she begins to unlock the secrets of her families past and discover answers that prove more startling than she ever imagined. Not only was she a werewolf, but a reincarnation of the immortal werewolf, a werewolf with immense powers beyond any of her kind. A werewolf that if discovered by the Lobison’s to have returned, can jeopardize both Lia and those she love.

As destiny finds her love does too…and they couldn’t be more different. Torn between Lyle Ulric, the charming werewolf whose bloodline is as ancient and powerful as her own. And Adam Ambrose, the mysterious and alluring vampire who’s determined not to allow fate or anyone tear their love apart again.

Lia has to make a choice… Destiny or Love…Run or Fight…Live or Die."


Review:

I just love finding a book that is either self-published or from a small publisher and finding it to be read-worthy. I think a lot of books out there get overlooked just being of who publishes them. The Rising Moon is one of those books.

At first I wasn't sure if I was going to like it; I first got an ebook ARC and couldn't seem to get into it. But when the paperback copy came and I gave it another shot I was so glad I did. I do have to say that the beginning of the book was a little slow, but by the end I was holding on for dear life; the twists and turns were amazing and well developed.

Lia is also one of my favorite main characters I've read in a long time. She kind of reminded me of Mercy from that one series by Patricia Briggs. (And I LOVE those books.) She's had a tough past and a tough present for that matter, but she manages to get through it as a head strong girl who (at least most of the time) knows what she wants. Ryan was probably my next favorite character. He is just so loveable throughout the whole book (and when that other guy who shall remain nameless shows up, I almost wish Lia.....never mind.) (You'll have to read the book to find out!) :)

Overall, I thought it was a pretty good story with romance and action that is absolutely worth your time to check out. I don't know yet if this will be a series, but if there is a second I'll be sure to check it out!

--Alexis

(Want to know more about The Rising Moon? Click on the cover for a link to the Goodreads page, or head over to Nilsa Rodriguez's website HERE.)

2 comments:

twimom101 said...

I find that true to about self pub/small pub books. My favorite series is by a self pub author. Thats why I try to help promote when I can :)

hernameisavril said...

This book sounds exciting I wanna read it so bad

Brittany

hernameisavril@yahoo.com

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