Tuesday, 25 August 2015

ARC Review ~ Turn of the Moon (Royal Shifters, #1) by L.P. Dover

Turn of the Moon (Royal Shifters, #1)
eARC received from the author in exchange for an honest review

Release Date: August 25h 2015

Publisher: Self-published

One girl. Two wolves. Promised to one. Destined for the other. 

To escape the cruel, overbearing, Kade, the Yukon Pack alpha she’s been promised to, Bailey Whitehill flees her home in search of a new life, one of freedom where she can make her own choices. However, Kade will stop at nothing to make her his and begins the hunt. 

As Bailey starts her new life, everything she’s known to be true, is not. Time is of the essence and choices have to be made or consequences suffered. Not only does Bailey fear Kade, but another danger lurks deep in the recesses of the forest. Unbeknownst to her, that danger is what she’s been searching for all along. At the turn of the moon, her fate hangs in the balance . . . and it’s up to her to make the right choice.

My Opinion

As many of you who read my blog will know, I've been shying away from paranormal stories recently. They've slowly been losing my interest and for that reason I was hesitant to request an ARC of this book. However, over the last year LP has become one of my favourites and since she's promised sexy alpha males again in Turn of the Moon I couldn't resist. I had to at least give it a chance, and I'm glad I did.

Turn of the Moon drew me straight into the story. It was fast-paced right from the start and the characters were clearly defined. Kade is instantly the bad guy and one you hate, while Bailey's stubbornness and strong will comes across. She was a character I liked and sympathised with.

When Ryker came into the picture things became even more interesting. Like LP promised he was hot and had a commanding presence. However, it was also easy to feel the connection he had with Bailey. I thought the complimented each other well and they had me rooting for them.

As for the paranormal element, I thought it was well done. LP kept things simple and I think it was subtly done. It was a constant presence in the book, but never did it feel over the top or too far-fetched. The shifter aspect is probably one of the closer to human lifestyles and I think for that reason I enjoyed it more.

My only slightly complaint was it was too short. It did skip a lot of time periods regularly and there were a few scenes I would have like to read about. One of those is towards the end with Ryker and Kade. I understand why the author didn't include it initially, but I would have liked to experience Ryker's feelings in that final moment.

Overall though another great read by this author. I'm still not fully invested in other paranormal books, but I'll definitely be continuing this series.


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