Guest Book Review: The Blood Moon of Winter by Courtney Conant
Paper back 8.99
As the land of Makayra deteriorates, its people seek the help of one that might save them. The only chance of survival is the return of the goddess of the land yet she is nowhere to be found in their world. Through magic and determination, the Prophecy of Resurgence will come to pass. Their search leads them to discover Lilyana, a shy, young woman hiding behind her books to avoid the interactions of daily life. The Makayrans must transcend time and space, to bring forth the goddess hidden within Lily and find a way to return her to their world before it is too late.
I would have to say that although I liked this book, I was a little disappointed. The book has a great love story. Courtney Conant created a wonderful cast of characters: from the overly obsessive sister, who is always trying to meddle in the love life of others, to the perfect man. The readers will be drawn in to the well written love story aspect of this book. It does get a little racy towards the end of the story (borderline pornographic) which I feel clashed with the young adult feel of the rest of the story.
I was disappointed with the paranormal / fantasy aspect of the book. I feel the author should have touch more on the crisis in the land of Makayra more instead of just having it talk to a panther by the lake. I wanted to fee l more for the other world. I waited to see some part of the world that would make the decision for Lily not to give up her life on earth that much harder (maybe its people starving in a Barron waste land anything to pull at my heart and make me want to help them).
In the end I give The Blood moon of Winter 3 out of 5 stars for it's delightful story line and it's wonderful cast of characters. I will be looking forward to the next book so I can see more of the paranormal aspect of the tale.