Borrowed Moonlight

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 01 Nov 2019

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I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This was a truly unique story. I really enjoyed it a lot. It was one of those stories that just grabs you and pulls you in. I enjoyed the writing style, the pacing, and the character development a lot. 

I do feel like the book itself could have been longer. I really wasn't ready for it to be over. 

Thank you for the opportunity to review this title.
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Complex and unique this one is packed with plenty of action and suspense that rattles every cage.
The plots strengths and weaknesses are magnified in every twist and turn.
The writing style is fresh, crisp, and truly refreshing.
Each character brings his/her own sense of charm and in engulfing readers minds.
The main character and secondary do have a back and forth banter that is exciting to partake especially for the newbies like myself to The Witch Ways Series.
This is the third of the series and while I did feel lost at times without having all the information at my hands it was enjoyable.
This said it might be best to read in order as it wasn't as good a stand alone but still a great read overall with much to take away.
Thank you to Helen Slavin, the publisher, NetGalley, and Amazon Kindle for this YA ARC in exchange for this honest review.
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When I find a series I love, I am always a bit conflicted when a new book is released. Part of me wants to lock myself away and devour it, but part of me is also a bit nervous – I mean, what if it doesn’t live up to expectations because I have built it up so much in my mind? This is exactly how I felt about Borrowed Moonlight – especially as I had been waiting almost a year to get my hands on it! Luckily, this is a good news review and I absolutely loved it!

Borrowed Moonlight picks up not long after the events of Slow Poison, and the aftershocks from Apple Day are still rippling through the community and unsettling the Way sisters. Seeing how they were each affected made the sisters seem all the more real to me – often in books it feels like whatever went on in one book is done and dusted and forgotten about by the following book, but life isn’t like that. Recovery from traumatic events takes time, and showing how each sister dealt with what had happened in their own way made me feel even more invested in them than I already was.

I had always written Vanessa Way off as a supporting character of little substance, but in this book, she really comes into her own and I loved finding out more about her, and uncovering some of the secrets of the girls history, and the strange Far North.

The Way sisters are once again faced with malevolent forces, one in the form of very old magic, and the other that appears all too human, although I strongly suspect there is more to be discovered about this particular person. The book oozes with tension, and I found I was on edge throughout. This series just seems to get better with every book.

Please write fast Helen! I need more of this series!
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I didn’t realise this was book 3 in a series as it was not made clear when requesting, I did enjoy it but was a bit lost at times , but I need to read book 1 and 2 first before I can be fair, so I won’t be negative due to my error
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ahh I hate that this is the third book in a series! I now understand why I felt a little out of place while reading this, but none the less it was excellent. 

The author did a fantastic job building a world for us readers to immerse our selves in, I loved every moment in the booked and was hooked since page one! Can’t wait to read books one and two now
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When I requested this book I didn't realise it was the third instalment of a series of books but I thought, what the hell, give it a read and see if it can be understood as a stand alone.  

The book tells the story of the Way sisters who have strengths and they are the gamekeepers of Havoc Wood.  They have been left shaken by an earlier Halloween incident and they are now insecure and sacred but they have to pull it all together to fight off a new foe with ancient magic. 

The book is well written and interesting, you get drawn into the story and held captive with the suspense but I was confused to who and what everybody actually was which is why I defintely think you have to read the two earlier instalments first.  

Which is exactly what I'm going to do and then read this book over again!

If you have read and liked the first two books you are sure to enjoy this one and if you haven't read them they are called Crooked Daylight and Slow Poison.

Thank you to Netgalley and Agora Books for the ARC
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The story is well written and pleasantly complex enough that it doesn't feel like a YA Novel. The author exhibits a crisp, enjoyable wiring style that is refreshing. Her characterizations are wonderfully done and you feel as if you have fallen into the tale. Her choices for each character are lovely, as there is a bit of banter between main and secondary characters. Great suspense and a lovely thriller from beginning to end.

I would like to thank the author/publisher/Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.
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After seeing that this Book is a 3rd in a series I decided I could not read this and write a review on a book that I have not read the first 2 books.  I do want to say thank you for giving me the chance to review this novel.
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