Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Moon Tells Secrets by Savanna Welles

1 "I Challenge You to Try and Finish This Book!" Stars

Back Cover Blurb -
"Don't trust nobody. Not family. Not friend. Don't let it get him like it got my son, not until he is ready to meet it. And remember that blood must pay for blood. A debt must be paid. Your boy can never forget. That is his destiny."

Raine is at her wits' end. Her eleven-year-old son, Davey, whom she has raised by herself, has the power to shapeshift into any animal—a "gift" from his dead father. As Raine struggles to control his abilities that are so clearly out of her realm, a darker threat moves closer—a skinwalker bent on killing Raine and Davey. But even if the skinwalker doesn't succeed, someone closer to Raine will become just as vicious…

Cade, still grieving the brutal murder of his wife, finds solace in Raine's companionship. But as the savage details of her death mirror the powers Davey is soon to have, Raine will have to fight to protect her son…

They say, "If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again" and I did, again and again and again and again, but it just wasn't happening for me. I have come across some books, that at first I could not finish, because either they did not grab my attention for one reason or another or maybe my mood wasn't right or it just wasn't what I was looking for at the moment, but when I have gone back to them over time I was able to finish them and for a majority of them; I found that I really enjoyed them, but this was just not the case here and oh man, did I try!

I think that one of the main reasons I gave up on this one was because the writing style and I just did not get along. The dialogue seemed forced and unnatural at times, it was uncomfortable to read and the story just bounced around willy-nilly with no real purpose and last but not least, it was just...boring! I would actually drift off while reading this and start noticing little stained spots on my carpet that have accumulated over the years and found myself wondering if I should get up and try to steam clean them or whether or not it was time to lay new carpet. I mean C'MON! Who actually WANTS to vacuum and steam clean??? That's what trying to read this did to me, it's like my mind went into "safety" mode or something and was doing all it could to distract me from the complete frustration and boredom I was experiencing.

I know this is harsh and I do apologize for that, but I'm so mad because I LOVE reading and I LOVE books and I haven't not finished a book due to boredom (not to be confused with DNF because I hated the main characters or the story pissed me off) since history class in high school and that was SEVERAL years ago.

Overall, I do not recommend this book. Maybe if your an over-achiever and like to take on challenges, then I challenge you to finish this book.

Happy Reading, until next time...

I would like to thank NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for the ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review. 

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