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Blood Crescent


Worth reading 😎

An interesting approach that demands a level of determination in the reader.

I have to be honest - I almost did not finish this one. The author is committed to sharing the events from Chrystal's perspective and, while I admire the fact that she NEVER wavers from this, it does provide for some pretty bizarre "stream-of-consciousness" style reading. It can take the reader a minute to realize that what is being described is weird dream, an hallucination, or a flashback and not what is currently happening. We, like the main character, are completely baffled by the strange dreams she's having, her health issues, and the cryptic comments by her friends Aislin and Victor. It's such a wild read at the beginning of the book that I struggled to make sense of the story and I almost gave up. I decided to keep going for another couple of chapters and began to get the answers I needed as Chrystal began to sort things out and get answers herself. As I said earlier - McCoy intended to let the reader watch this story take shape through Chrystal's experiences and she was extremely consistent.

I'm so glad I didn't quit! A mother who and may very well still be alive and living in a supernatural dimension, friends who are more supernatural than they first appear, and a woman who has inherited special powers (and a special destiny) but has absolutely no clue - Chrystal's life in the process of undergoing a radical shift and those around her aren't even sure she'll survive the physiological changes, much less have the ability to face her destiny. I went from almost giving up on the book to not being able to put it down. The really rough "I-almost-gave-up" beginning combined with an ending that sends you looking for the sequel combined to earn this book 3 stars. It's definitely a book worth reading.

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About the author

Born within the apex of another universe, where magic flows like leaky faucets, and forged the Underrealm's fires. She dug her way to Earth and reluctantly participates in human society, secretly returning to her home world to relay the stories of her monsters, and the troubled love of her people. view profile

Published on September 21, 2018

Published by Broken Books

80000 words

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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