Blood Ice and Oak Moon by Marsha A. Moore

Witches and Fair Folk mix in this interesting novel about a young girl with a lot to learn.

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

coon-hollow-3Title: Blood Ice and Oak Moon
AuthorMarsha A. Moore
SeriesCoon Hollow Coven, Book 03
Publish Date: October 3, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Source: Provided by author

Publisher’s DescriptionEsme Underhill is about to discover a darkness hidden inside her that could destroy her chance for independence and possibly kill her.

Esme’s mother took her young daughter away from Southern Indiana’s Coon Hollow Coven to prevent her from learning about the unusual witchcraft she had inherited. When Esme is twenty-seven, her beloved Grammy Flora passes away and leaves her property in the Hollow to her granddaughter. With this opportunity to remake her life and gain independence, Esme attempts to emulate Grammy Flora as a wildwood mystic who relies on the hedge world of faeries to locate healing herbs. But fae are shrewd traders. When they open their world to her, she must meet the unknown malevolence of her birthright.

Thayne, the handsome king of the fae Winter Court, faces his own struggle to establish autonomy as a new regent. He is swept into the tempest of Esme’s unfolding powers, a dangerous threat to his court. His sworn duty is to protect his people, despite Esme’s beauty and allure, which tear at his resolve.

Both Esme’s and Thayne’s dreams of personal freedom are lost…unless they can trust each other and overcome surmounting dangers.

Possible spoilers beyond this point.

Luna_Lovebooks_100Luna Lovebooks says…

Likes: First of all FAERIES! Any book with fae is ok by me! 😉 Even though this is my first book by Marsha Moore, it is the third in the series. However I like that it can be read as a standalone. You are not jumping into the middle of a longer story. I also like that it cast witches in a positive light – for the most part. It was refreshing to see that most of the characters in this novel worked with nature and wanted to be healers.

Dislikes: Even though the character is almost in her thirties, this book reads like it is young adult. Esme even acts, thinks, and speaks like a young adult, which kind of ruined her character for me. The relationship between Esme and Thayne seemed rushed. She goes from not really trusting him or knowing him to falling for him like that. I would have liked a bit more interaction between the two in order to make that seem more believable.

badge3v4Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this book and will pick up the other novels about this little corner of the world. I give this book 3 icicles.

If you like this book…

…you might try Witches of Eastwick by John Updike, The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, or The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

FTC Notice: This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review. This is no way impacts my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

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Posted on October 5, 2016, in Review and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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