Thursday, February 15, 2018

Book Review: 'The Hunter's Moon' by Beth Trissel

Virginia author Beth Trissel has gained quite a following with her books of young adult romance, historical fiction and paranormal infused action stories; She has almost twenty novels to her credit. Living in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia inspires her to explore the history of Native Americans and colonial America especially the drama of the American Revolution. But always the temptation of historical romance, time travel, paranormal, YA fantasy, and nonfiction surface to offer her many readers a full spectrum of choices.

The Hunter's Moon is a young adult paranormal romance populated with Native American folklore, contemporary culture, and elements of the paranormal. Beth’s synopsis serves the potential reader well: ‘Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she's hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers. Then a very cute guy who handles a bow like Robin Hood emerges from the woods and takes them to safety at his fortress-like home. And that's just the first sign that Morgan and her brother have entered a hidden world filled with secrets.’

The writing is light but secure and the topic well designed to keep the reader’s attention through a one sitting experience (the book is short at 136 pages making it a fine evening’s entertainment. Beth Trissel knows her audience obviously and understands how to pace a romantic adventure well. Lightweight but solid. Grady Harp, February 16

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