Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Book Review: Jessica Redmerski's The Mayfair Moon

As promised, I'm reviewing Jessica Redmerski's debut novel, The Mayfair Moon.  I'm super excited to tell all my minions about this freakishly good YA paranormal romance book about werewolves.  Last week, I had Jessica on the blog discussing her debut novel.  If you missed it, take a moment to read my interview with Jessica and get some killer insight into her dark tale.
This YA paranormal romance book is a crossover tale.  It does a great job at enticing YA readers while also peaking adult book lovers interest.  Adria was a truly likable YA character.  In the beginning, her home life was such a mess that the only person she could trust was her sister, Alexandra.  But after a horrible incident with a werewolf, everything changes and Adria and Alex are sent to live with her uncle in Hallowell, Maine.

Strange things happen in that eerie town.  For one thing, Alex is never the same since the werewolf attack and leaves Adria left alone to fend for herself at the new high school.  However challenging, Adria rallies, finding new friends while quickly becoming acclimated to her new home.  Everything seems fine until she stumbles upon a mysterious group of young adults–one being Isaac Mayfair.

At first, Adria doesn't know that Isaac Mayfair is a part of a legendary werewolf family.  After she realizes the sister that she's known and loved her whole life is gone for good, she begins to understand the true gravity of her situation. Her and Isaac soon come together and then love blossoms.  Once Adria learns the truth about her and her sister's fate within the Mayfair family, she's shocked that the monstrous world existsone that's more terrifying than her original home life.  With everything stacked against her, she's lucky she has the love and protection of Isaac and his family.  Or is she?

So much happens in this YA tale, I don't want to say any more.  This tale is dark and featured not only beastly werewolves, but also extremely dysfunctional families; both human and supernatural.  Oooo there's nothing better than family drama!  The ending left me with more questions than answers.  I'm certainly hooked and want to read more about Adria and Isaac.  I'm betting you will too!    

The Mayfair Moon kindle book is on sale on Amazon for $2.99.  What a steal, eh?  Go get it today!
Mina B.


donnagalanti said...

I am intrigued! Great title & cover and love the dark aspect of werewolves and dysfunctional families. Sounds like a delish, dark YA read!

Stacy Henrie said...

So true! Family drama is an endless source of great conflict in fiction (and real life). :)

Mina Burrows said...

@Donna - Oh, I'm glad! It is totally dark and delicious!

@Stacie - I love family drama - in fiction not so much in real life. Lol! :)

Cherie Colyer said...

I haven't heard of this book before. It sound very interesting. Thanks for the great review.