Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Review: Moonlight Mayhem (Spellbound #2) by Sherry Soule

Moonlight Mayhem  (Spellbound, #2) Urban Fantasy 
Author: Sherry Soule
Series: Spellbound
Pages: eBook
Genre: YA
Publisher: Moonlight Publishing

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Otherworldly Creatures. Dazzling Magic. Fiery Romance.

Shiloh Ravenwolf thought she was getting used to the strange events in Whispering Pines, until the full moon brings another surge of supernatural threats to her coastal town. Ferocious wolves, deadly necromancers, and shambling zombies have descended upon the neighborhood, so Shiloh needs to gain control of her magical abilities—fast!

It sucks that she has a crippling fear of the dark, which for a demon hunter can be an epic problem. But she spends so much time wallowing in the darkness, how can she not become a part of it?

When her classmates are attacked by a mysterious creature and her father is murdered, Shiloh vows vengeance. Forcing her phobias aside, she forms an unlikely coven of supernaturally gifted teens to help her eradicate this menace. Except that’s not all Shiloh has to worry about. She’s battling a different monster within herself and struggling not to become the very thing she fights: evil.

But with demon blood inside her—anything can happen…

Review: 4 out of 5 stars

Moonlight Mayhem by Sherry Soule is the second book in the Spellbound series and was kindly provided to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.

Shiloh Ravenwolf is still trying to control the magical abilities she wields as a heritage witch - she can see auras and the echoes of souls which reveal a person or demons true nature and has been chosen by an ancient prophecy to defend Whispering Pines against evil.

The engrossing plot is definitely one of my favorite things about this book, Shiloh’s classmates are being targeted by a mysterious supernatural creature and her father has been murdered so rather than sit back and wallow she seeks vengeance but she is also fighting against an inner evil – the darkness of her demon blood. I absolutely loved her determination and her kick-butt go forward attitude and snark.

On-again, off-again boyfriend Trent was a surprise to me, the something ‘more’ about him was a nice spin and I enjoyed his persistence when it came to Shiloh. I loved the combat training scenes between them and their interactions are wonderful, I’m glad the romance picked up in this book.

Moonlight Mayhem has a great combination of all the paranormal creatures I have come to love and enjoy – a zombie, lycans and fallen angels and I am thinking we may have a Fae amongst them as well! Ms. Soule has written each character perfectly and I look forward to reading more about each of them, Shiloh has gained some great allies and friends.

The world-building and character developments were another thing I liked, we still get the creepy vibe in Moonlight Mayhem as we did in Beautifully Broken which made the story all the more mysterious, Whispering Pines is certainly a town filled with unbelievable secrets which I have enjoyed watching unravel.

Moonlight Mayhem is a book filled with action, intrigue and characters you can’t help but adore. Ms. Soule’s writing is engaging and the plot and pacing flowed well, there was never a dull moment.

There are a few loose ends which I am hoping we receive answers to in the next installment, Destiny Disrupted.

Thank-you to Sherry Soule for providing me with a copy of Moonlight Mayhem.



4 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to read and review my novel. The review is fantastic and well written. I hope your followers are interested in reading my new YA series, too. :-D

    Happy reading,
    ~Sherry

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  2. BTW, there will be 3 more books planned for the series. So, Shiloh and Generation Hex will be around for awhile! ;-)

    http://bit.ly/LPuQSP

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  3. How interesting! I definitely should check this out :)

    - Ellie @ The Selkie Reads Stories

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  4. I like witchy books and this sounds like a fun series, I need to grab book one. You always share such neat books..thanks cupcake!

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