Review: New Moon (Moon #8), by Lisa Kessler

July 12, 2017 Review 0

Review: New Moon (Moon #8), by Lisa KesslerNew Moon by Lisa Kessler
Series: The Moon Series #8
Published by Entangled Otherworld on June 19th 2017
Format: eBook
Pages: 320
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: Explicit sex scenes.
Reviewed by: Kim
3 Stars

Sometimes Fate plays dirty...

Jaguar shifter Sebastian Severino is an enigma. He lives alone, works alone, and will die alone. But the night he’s attacked by a female werewolf, nothing will ever be the same. And when his young niece is kidnapped, Sebastian, the deadliest assassin Nero has ever produced, will be forced to choose a side...

Isabelle Wood has never taken the easy path. As a bounty hunter and now a bitten werewolf without a mate, she’s searching for answers to her father’s disappearance while helping to lead an Alphaless Pack. The night she gets the opportunity to take out their enemy, with her blade at his throat, her wolf discovers her mate in the last person she can be with.

A villain becoming a hero and love interest in a later book doesn’t always work, but NEW MOON manages to make its hero likeable without wiping the slate clean. Sebastian has done some truly terrible things, but redemption, and maybe true love, is well within reach.

This was the final book in the series, and it predictably suffered because of it; it felt overcrowded, both character- and plot-wise. The paranormal romance genre almost needs a new couple each book, but that meant a lot of people were involved in the final book. It was more than I could keep track of as the characters moved from pack to pack. There were also lots of plot threads to tie off, and although the end was satisfying, I was sometimes keen to get on with the story.

One little thing I really loved was the differences between wolf and jaguar shifters: knowing your mate as soon as you see them only happens to wolves. It takes some convincing for Sebastian to accept that fate may have thrown them together.

Certain phrases were used throughout the book and I wished the author had found different ways of saying that there were two sides to each story. A cool analogy loses its power when it’s mentioned by the narrator and the characters over and over again.

Overall, NEW MOON was a fitting end to the series. Not everything is peachy keen, but you wouldn’t expect it to be when things have been messed up for so long. But in the same way that Sebastian and Isabelle are able to look beyond the past and to the future, there is hope for the world of the book.

Series Titles:
  1. Moonlight
  2. Hunter's Moon
  3. Blood Moon
  4. Harvest Moon
  5. Ice Moon
  6. Blue Moon
  7. Wolf Moon
More Reviews: Similar Titles:
  • Paige Tyler's SWAT (Special Wolf Alpha Team) series is fun drama featuring alpha werewolves.
  • For more high action, high passion paranormal fun, check out our review of Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews.
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