Friday, October 4, 2013

Review: Shepherd's Moon

Shepherd's Moon
Shepherd's Moon by Stacy Mantle

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Urban Fantasy
Reading Level: Adult
Recommended for: fans of urban fantasy
Trigger Warnings: murder, killing, reported rape, reported sexual slavery

My Thoughts: This is quite an interesting idea and world that the author has created in this book. I quite liked the characters for the most part, although several of them aren't very well developed. This feels like the first book in a series, since the problem is not completely resolved by the end of the book.

The author told me that this was a revised and updated edition. I would have hated to have seen it before, as this still has quite a number of editing errors, mostly having to do with missing or extra quote marks around dialogue, a couple uses of “lie” where it should have been “lay” and several “your/you're” mix-ups, among other things. There were also a few plot things that confused me. Overall, while I liked the book, it was enough to lower the rating.

If you've been looking for something a little different in the Urban Fantasy genre, where the heroine isn't constantly swooning over some guy, and there are a variety of paranormal creatures to explore, then you might like this book. I know I'll be watching for any new books featuring these characters.

Disclosure: I received an e-book copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: It’s taken twelve years to earn the official title of Shepherd but she’s now mostly trained, fairly effective, and the first female in over two centuries to hold the position as protector of animals. All animals... 

The Territorial Council isn’t thrilled with her new title of Shepherd, but they don’t have any more control over the appointment than they have over her. All they can really do is wait for her to screw something up—which Alex is determined not to do. Everything changes when a chance encounter with a genetically modified Shifter leaves Alex shaken and initiates a quest to locate its maker. 

In a desperate bid to save her pack, Alex must infiltrate the Parallax Corporation—an international organization with their hands in everything from biomedical engineering to publishing. They have now expanded their efforts to include terrorism and are attempting to breed the perfect weapon.

Despite years of training and enough money from her live-in pack of misfits to finance a small country, Alex finds herself woefully unprepared to tackle the new threat. To make matters worse, Alex must work with a mysterious man who’s been trying to kill her since the day they met. Together with her pack, Alex must learn how to stop the biological cloning and find those responsible for the plan before it really does become a global threat.

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