Sunday, October 28, 2012

Review: A Trace Of Moonlight by Allison Pang

Book description:

Drinking from the waters of lethe and offering herself up as Faerie’s sacrificial Tithe . . . these just might be the least of Abby Sinclair’s problems. 

Abby’s pact with a daemon—whether or not she remembers making it—is binding, so she’d better count herself lucky that (in the words of a daemon who knows better) there’s nearly always a loophole. But her friends’ reckless attempts to free her, well intentioned though they may be, set off a disastrous chain of events. In no time at all, Abby turns her incubus lover mortal, then gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead. On top of everything else, she’s lost the Key to the CrossRoads to her mortal enemy, who promptly uses his restored power to wreak havoc on the OtherWorld and put its very existence in jeopardy. Only one person can make things right again, but to find her, Abby must place her trust in allies of mixed loyalties, and conquer her nightmares once and for all.


A Trace of Moonlight begins like a dark fairy tale, full of dangerous beauty and a mist shrouded dance between lovers, and as the sleep fades away the non stop action of Abby Sinclair begins. Nothing in her life is easy...or even logical, but this time she's determined to take back control. Abby's life is complicated, but I'm not even sure how it could be any easier because dealings with the Fae are always tricky, especially when royalty and opposing courts are involved. She navigates the best she can with the ultimate goal being to protect or help those she loves, even at the expense of her own life and happiness.

I love the combination of humor mixed with a wide range of emotions that I found surprising for such a treacherous world. The level of intrigue and betrayal is astounding, but the feelings and love transcend all the bullshit, giving the events a very real vibe, so that as a reader I could relate. No, I don't necessarily commiserate about living with a porn loving unicorn that goes through my dresser drawers, but I can understand how it feels to be buried with difficult decisions, or separated from the man you love. Her relationships with Talivar and Ion are just as complicated as the rest of her life and choosing is so difficult to do. I think I'm team Ion, he is so sexy and hot, but beyond that he really understands and accepts Abby for who she is. Except then you have Talivar, with a different type of love to offer and so much friendship. It's a dilemma.

The next book is already on my "must have" list and I can't tell you why without spoilers:)

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Books in series:

A Brush of Darkness
A Sliver of Shadow

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