- Review: Black Moon
- Series: Paige Tailor #1
- Author: Jessica McQuay
- No of Pages: 240
- Release Date: October 2012 by Cambridge Press
“Am I losing my mind?”
Paige couldn’t help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her?
Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she’s always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairy-tales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?
Ok, what an interesting book! The plot pretty much starts straight away with Paige getting attacked by Rachel. Rachel seems to really dislike Paige. I couldn’t figure out why but I was sadly distracted quite a bit while reading this so it could be something I missed but her hatred for Paige definitely shows through from page one!
The other characters are just as interesting. Paige is really the epitome of a teenager but one that just found out that she’s part fae. What the heck would I have done if my parents dropped that in my lap, I have NO idea! Probably reacted a bit like Paige. She was pissed at everyone! This doesn’t distract from her personality though, it only made me want to know her more. One odd thing was between her and Naialah and I couldn’t figure that out and I won’t say much here other than Paige kept saying how lucious and full Naialah’s lips were! Now I’m a very open gal so this relationship didn’t hurt the storyline for me at all. Actually I wanted more between these two! I was questioning my assumptions but got an answer that I will not divulge of course! You have to read it to find out!! I will just say their tug of war relationship is fun to watch, a bit frustrating at times because both women are stubborn, but still fun!
The plot was also really interesting and again the only questions I have are mostly about Rachel. Her character just seemed SO mean. She adds in a lot that happens to Paige that really wasn’t necessary if she could just sit back and talk to someone but we each have our issues right? Rachel has a fair share for sure! And even though I wanted more from that character she still made me respond to her, which is always fabulous! The plot is very steady, starts with a bang and ends beautifully. I just wish Paige would have learned more before jumping into some of these situations. If she were my daughter I would cringe every time she was out of my sight!!
Absolutely great paranormal book! I can not wait to read the second!