Moonstone: Shades of Blue by M.F. Page
I received a copy of this book from Story Cartel. This did not influence my review or rating in any way.
I would first like to thank Story Cartel. I really appreciate them generously letting me read this book in exchange for an honest review.
This book felt like an exact copy of Twilight. The main character is completely dependent on the love interest, the vampires can read minds, there is a vampire who can see the future, they move from house to house without any notice, there are vampire father/mother figures, all the vampires are perfect... the list can go on and on.
I feel the part of the story that I enjoyed the most is the soul-mate aspect. That is something new to the more recent YA books, and I feel like it hasn't been overused like love-triangles, insti-love, and Mary Sue main characters (don't worry, the only thing that this book had out of those is insti-love and it only ventured a little into Mary Sue-dom).
The love interest, Hartley. I actually had mixed feelings with him. On one side, he was too protective, but then I think about how he just wants to keep Georgiana safe. I'm hoping that that's why he seemed so controlling...
My main problem with this story is the plot. Or lack of a plot, I should say. The book seemed all over the place and the reader is just sort of forced to go along with it.
I'm not sure if I would recommend this book. It would depend on whether the person enjoyed Twilight, and if they would be willing to read a book really similar to it... I will be continuing with this series, even though the next books haven't been released yet, but I have read the summaries for the next two books (they're on the author's website) and I must say that I am heartbroken about something (I'm not going to say what) happening to Hartley. I like books with happy endings, with the main character getting married and having lots of kids... I don't know how that's going to happen now!
Thanks for reading!