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{Tour Stop} Black Moon (Paige Tailor #1) by Jessica McQuay – Review + Excerpt

By Littlebookstar @LittleBookStar


{Tour Stop} Black Moon (Paige Tailor #1) by Jessica McQuay – Review + Excerpt
Genre: YA Paranormal Fantasy
Published: December 10, 2012
Series: #1 (Paige Tailor)
Length: 240 pages

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 fairytales 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?

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Black Moon is such an entertaining read. There is more to the whole “fairy” thing. Dwarves, werewolves, and all other kind of fantasy stuff takes part of the story. The book has lots of description especially the part where the main character, Paige, travels to the fae world.

Paige is a 17 year old who had no idea that she wasn’t human at all. Not even a bit. Right from the beginning, the readers gets to know about the world of the faes already. Paige isn’t the type of character that I would say I love. She can be hardheaded, and she just do things instead of thinking about it first. The story switches back and forth to 1st person and 3rd person. It’s mainly in Paige’s point of view, and there’s not a lot of dialogues. There were dialogues, but the majority are the thoughts and feelings of Paige.

It’s a fun and fast-paced read that you could finish in one sitting. The only problems that I had is there were spelling mistakes, typos, and some sentences had missing words in it. I would recommend it to those who loves the fantasy and paranormal genre.

3.5 of 5

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I could feel the fear morphing into adrenaline as it seeped through my blood and coursed through my body. Suddenly I no longer cared that I was about to launch myself at a werewolf. Seven of them to be exact. But I wasn’t alone and I knew I was ready. It was all very clear now…this is what I’d been training for these past few weeks.

I shut my eyes for a brief moment, just long enough to center my core and fill it with the abundance of life energy in the forest surrounding us. I could feel the magic swirling and pooling within me, still a new sensation, but warm and comforting all the same. Now, I felt protected.

I opened my eyes as the filmy protective barrier around us fell back into the earth and seven pairs of eyes momentarily gleamed hungrily before launching themselves at us. I locked eyes with Naialah, nodded, and ran straight for the closest werewolf.
A month ago you wouldn’t have the slightest idea that I am who I am today. I still have a hard time realizing that Paige Tailor is no longer the shy, quiet, blend into the background senior in high school anymore. Actually, let me back up a bit. I am still a senior in high school, (for one more month), and by all accounts, anyone at H.H. High would say, if asked about me, “Oh Paige. She’s kind of quiet and keeps to herself. Really, she’s a bit of a no one on campus. But she is pretty smart.” And they would be giving you a completely accurate description of who I am. It’s who I always thought I was. It’s who I always thought I would be. A nobody. Someone who blended into the background and people hardly took notice of.

I believed that with one hundred percent certainty. Until it all changed. Until one day I woke up and the girl staring back at me in the bathroom mirror felt alien. Her eyes were still the same deep shade of green. Her brown hair was still the same long wild untamed curls. In fact, at first I couldn’t tell you what it was about my reflection that felt so unlike me. Was it my outside appearance? Or maybe it was an internal change happening subtly where no one else could see?

Maybe, more simply, I was losing my mind.

I probably would have gone with the crazy theory if it hadn’t been for the incident that happened later that day in science. It’s the incident that catapulted everything. The incident that ultimately led me here, with Naialah, confronting werewolves and hunting down a murderer.

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