Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Forgive my fins

As you may or may not know, I am almost finished with a sea creature tale and before finishing my YA novel, I wanted to read Forgive my Fins as comparison to my story. I'm so glad I did, my work in progress, Landlocked, and this story were on completely different wave (pun intended) lengths, but man was it a fun read.Mind you it isn't dark or edgy, actually the complete opposite, light hearted and fun. Yes it is a bit high school juvenile, but not in a way that annoyed me terribly. The main character is a mermaid, I'm not going to write *spoiler alert* there because the title of the book is FORGIVE MY FINS and if you didn't put together the mermaid portion, well I'm sorry for ruining the non-surprise.

The story is about Lily trying to find her true love on land so she can drag him back to the ocean with her to rule her kingdom. She gets a snag in her plan when she catches the wrong guy and has to return to her kingdom to undo a freaky magic mermaid bond, so she can get the guy she really wants. But is she sure that she wants Brody anymore? Or has Quince stolen her heart by accident? By the end of the story I was surprised by how invested I was in their story, because it was such a light read, I hadn't expected to care much or have very much emotion involved, but I have to admit that I may have gotten a little misty eyed at the ending. I would recommend this book to people that enjoy mermaid tails tales and easy reading.   

Currently reading

I'm about to jump head first into the Maze Runner, thanks to my wonderful sister that gave it to me as an early Christmas present. I'll try to catch up on some old reviews while I'm reading this one. Reviews to come: Night of the Purple Moon, Matched, Burning Bridges, and Legend of the Oceina Dragon.  Stay tuned and keep reading!

Musical Scares

Musical Scares by Monique O'Connor James

This is the first short story that I have ever felt compelled to write a review of, and although it's December and a little late for the Halloween horror season I would put your Christmas read on hold to give this story a chance. It couldn't have taken more than an thirty minutes to read, but I was fully captivated the whole time.

The main character is going to a haunted house, the place lets you in with five strangers and you must solve musical puzzles to get to the next station and through the haunted house. The only problem, besides the creepy guy dubbed redneck, the stations aren't so much riddles as they are riddled with things that will kill you. I enjoyed the read, but as with all short stories, I do wish there was more to it. The best scene for me was the very first station, when you realize that something crazy is happening. The other stations just can't compare to it, even the climax at the end. I think there was enough ideas and story to make it twice as long, but aside from me wishing that a  short story was long, I'd highly recommend this read.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Cover Reveal!


It is just one short month away from the release date of Scars of the Earth, and that means it's cover reveal time! I'm excited for you to see the art work as well as share a review of the book with you from My Home Away From Home review blogger/author Nadege K. Richards:


When I got my hands on Scars of the Earth from Moore herself, I wasn’t amazed by how much I teared up, but how easy she transitioned that sadness into elatedness within a chapter. The story in itself is very different and full of paranormal angst. As I read I felt myself anticipating a lot of plot holes, as that is what I usually get from such a ‘mixed’—having a lot of different genre features—novel. Surprisingly, I found none and was very happy when I finished the book with no confusions whatsoever. Moore’s characters are a lot of fun and mysterious at the same time. When you are presented with the MC’s, Amanda’s, world and history, you are literally blown away by the creativity. Demons, healers, and venom? That’s enough to set my blood ablaze.

I really enjoyed both Amanda as a character and Moore’s loveable way of portraying her though her writing style. The writing has a very erratic tempo, and I don’t mean this in a bad way. From the very first few sentences you know you are going to love the story, and the way Moore’s writing comes off as so subtle, yet meaningful is something I strongly admire. Especially with the way the story begins, a slow, heartfelt beginning is necessary.

If you are looking for different—if you are looking for amazing!—this is the novel for you.