Book Review: Moon Struck (Hillcrest Supernaturals #2)

moon struckTitle: Moon Struck (Hillcrest Supernaturals #2)

Authors: Danielle Rose & Ben Alderson

Pub. Date: January 8, 2019

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

 George Alcott thought he could control his inner demons, but on the night of the full moon, he risks his own soul by conjuring the dark magic of his ancestral line to save Savannah’s life. After a doomed battle against the Hillcrest wolf pack goes awry, Savi is missing, and George must turn enemies into allies if he wants to save her from a fate worse than death.

Savannah Danvers is starving. After waking in captivity and spending days at the hands of monsters, she befriends the very beings who put her in this mess in the first place. Together, they rebel against the supernatural hunters and risk everything for freedom. But among a blaze of gunfire and through a mountain of death, Savi fears they may never emerge victorious.

In the second installment of the Hillcrest Supernaturals series, George and Savi are pushed to the brink of death and forced to ask themselves who, in a city supposedly overrun by supernatural allies, can they really trust?

I received a free copy of this book from the authors in exchange for an honest review.

I hate myself for not getting to this sooner, but with all the holiday stuff and end of the year stuff, there just wasn’t enough time.

But better late than never.

It was fun being back in this world – with these characters.

These books are great to just binge and get lost in. They aren’t very hard reads, pretty quick to get through. The writing is great and like last time, it was so easy to picture everything that was happening. I could see each scene in my head as I was reading it – like a movie was actually playing in my head and I was watching it. I love books that can do that without a lot of flowery prose – books that I can just lose myself in for a few hours and not be hungover from them afterwards.

There were definitely a few moments that shocked me, twists that I didn’t see coming, and I loved them. The end of Chapter 21 being one of those moments. I legit yelled “WHAT”. I really enjoyed the direction the book went, and how new aspects to this world were introduced – like the Supreme. I can’t wait to see more of her.

I freaking love Savi in this book, how strong she is, and how she endured everything she went through. I’m really interested in seeing how this change is truly going to affect her, and I can’t wait to see how she explores this new side to her, and how she interacts with these new characters.

Chad and Geroge are so cute together, so protective of one another, it will be interesting to see how their bond changes in the next book. I want them to be happy forever, but I have a sinking feeling it’s going to get so much worse before it gets better. And I don’t know who Chad is going to side with when it comes down to it. I’ll probably just be internally dreading and screaming with my eyes shut.

And poor George! I feel for him I really do. He carries the weight of the world on his shoulders, and he can’t be truly honest with the two people he holds dearest. I’m still not a fan of his mother, but I did NOT see her twist coming.

Just thinking about it makes me super excited and anxious for Hex Bound.

My reservations are still the same as I stated in my review of Crimson Bite, that it felt a little like the show True Blood, but it didn’t bother me as much this time. I did have a little issue with the phrase “mortal coil” – it just irked me. I can’t tell you why really. It felt like it jumped off the page every time. I just didn’t feel like it fit the tone of the book. But other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and I’m so grateful that I go the chance to read it and support it!

The email I received it in said that “This one gets crazy…” UM YEAH, IT DID.

If you’re looking for a supernatural book to get lost in for a few hours, with action, drama, and interesting characters, you definitely want to check out The Hillcrest Supernaturals Series. Hex Bound the third installment of this series comes out February 26, 2019!

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