Friday, 18 October 2013

Book review: Blue Moon Rising - Natalie Herzer

Blue Moon Rising

The blurb.
Maiwenn Cadic doesn’t have a quiet and normal life. 
This week won’t be any different.

Being the Patroness of Paris and protecting its inhabitants is a full time job but unfortunately it doesn’t pay the bills and so Maiwenn tries her best to make a living as a down-on-her luck private eye for odd cases.

When five shapeshifters end up dead, she knows it’s bad news and has to call in The Council. They immediately send their assassin Kylian ‘The Killer’ Tremaine, a typical shapeshifter who doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer and seems to see everything female as a damsel in distress - which Maiwenn is really not. 

Together they will not only have to overcome their prejudices and obstacles in the form of a trigger-happy bounty hunter and a hungry rogue, but they will also have to trust each other in order to solve the murder before more bodies pile up.

My opinion.
What a thrilling start to The Patroness series! As usual, it took a few chapters to get fully used to a new fantasy world, but once I got to understand the basics of Maiwenn's world and life, I was hooked. She has some very interesting friends and it's a pleasure to get to know them "behind the magic", throughout the story. And then the story really kicks off. Paris is in danger, including some of our beloved characters and Maiwenn has to try and 'save the day'. Don't even think about putting the book down, you just have to finish it. I liked how, very smoothly, more and more history and details about this world are introduced: although sometimes a lot of information at once, it's very promising for what's to come! I'll definitely read the sequels to this one!
Thanks to Natalie for giving me the chance to read and review this novel and introducing me to Maiwenn's world.

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