Thursday, August 9, 2018

#BookReview – ‘Moonlit Majesty’ by Crystal-Rain Love

Blurb

She is the mother of the werewolf race and the heroine that her people have waited over a century to be saved by. 
He is the forbidden fruit that caused her banishment and the key to her return. 
When the man Zaira blames for the curse hanging over her Pack appears to ask for her help, her first impulse is to rip his throat out, but Addix has been cursed as well. 
The two must work together to defeat a common enemy, a dangerous journey which brings them closer yet threatens to separate them forever as they struggle to choose between love and duty. 
The 4th installment in the Moonlit series tells the story of the mysterious White Wolf and how forbidden love created an entire race of shapeshifters.


Review


In the fourth novella in the Moonlit series, Zaira and Addix were once in love, but the evil queen of Imortia punished them for their affair and banished Zaira from her home. Zaira is now the mother of all the werewolves on Earth, and she’s spent over a century protecting them. Though all of the wolves revere her as the White Wolf, none of them really know Zaira or anything about her tragic past or their own history.
After years of punishment, Addix and his team of shifter outcasts finally escape their tormentors and find Zaira. They need her to help them overthrow the queen. Addix and Zaira are still secretly in love with one another, but years of pain and betrayal are stacked against them. As they learn to work together for the common good, secrets and hard truths come to light.
Zaira and Addix are wonderful characters. They are both great leaders, and they did everything in their power to take care of their people, even at the sacrifice of their own happiness. Mercury and Merta are great secondary characters, and I loved their side romance. I also really enjoyed the world of Imortia, the various realms, and all of the mythical creatures (dragons, unicorns, gargoyles, etc). The details and descriptions were great.
The story is well plotted with wonderful characterizations, but it needs an edit to fix some spelling typos and timeline issues. Sometimes I didn’t know who was speaking/thinking because of the continual use of “he” and “she.” Though I found some of these errors distracting, I really enjoyed the story and felt emotionally involved with the characters. This is a clean read (no sex), but the romance and connection between the H/h was real and strong even without sex scenes.
I read paranormal romances pretty often, but this book felt more like fantasy. Even so, I really enjoyed it, and I’m happy I read it.
4 Stars

Disclaimer – I won a print copy of this book in a contest. I am not paid or compensated in any way, shape, or form for this honest review. I will not change or alter this review for any reason unless at my discretion.