About the Author
Crystal Collier, author of Moonless, is a former composer/writer for Black Diamond Productions. She can be found practicing her brother-induced ninja skills while teaching children or madly typing about fantastic and impossible creatures. She has lived from coast to coast and now calls Florida home with her creative husband, three littles, and “friend” (a.k.a. the zombie locked in her closet). Secretly, she dreams of world domination and a bottomless supply of cheese.
*Bio and photo gotten from Goodreads.
Moonless by Crystal Collier
Publisher: Raybourne Publishing
Publication Date: November 13, 2013
“In the English society of 1768 where women are bred to marry, unattractive Alexia, just sixteen, believes she will end up alone. But on the county doorstep of a neighbor’s estate, she meets a man straight out of her nightmares, one whose blue eyes threaten to consume her whole world — especially later when she discovers him standing over her murdered host in the middle of the night.
Among the many things to change for her that evening are: her physical appearance — from ghastly to breathtaking, an epidemic of night terrors predicting the future, and the blue-eyed man’s unexpected infusion into her life. Not only do his appearance precede tragedies, but they are echoed by the arrival of ravenous, black-robed wraiths on moonless nights.
Unable to decide whether he is one of these monsters or protecting her from them, she uncovers what her father has been concealing: truth about her own identity, about the blue-eyed man, and about love. After an attack close to home, Alexia realizes she cannot keep one foot in her old life and one in this new world. To protect her family she must either be sold into a loveless marriage, or escape with the man of her dreams and risk becoming one of the Soulless.”
I really enjoyed Moonless, to the point where I couldn’t put it down. I was sent this book to review back in April and I actually finished it in less than a week it was that good. Moonless brings something new to the fantasy genre and it’s a good something.
Moonless is mainly told from the viewpoint of Alexia, a girl who starts the story out as a Plain Jane but who overnight becomes a stunning beauty. On the same night that she becomes gorgeous someone at the house she is staying at is murdered and the next day everyone acts like neither event happened. Alexia is eager to get to the bottom of both mystery’s, no matter the danger. Moonless follows Alexia as she finds out more about the events that happened that night…and more about herself as well.
4 out of 5
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