Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Moonlight BleuMoonlight Bleu by Renee Rearden
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

(I won a copy of this book!)
Saari lives in a place called New Angeles, the place that everyone moved to when California ended up underwater following a massive earthquake on June 18th 2012 (Yikes!).

The year is now 2032, but Saari is no ordinary woman. She was born in the year 1499, and then cursed with immortality by a witch in 1522, who was jealous of her lover. Although Saari knows that she is immortal, she doesn’t know what else she is. She has always had the ability to read people’s aura’s, but she doesn’t know why.

Every year on her birthday, Saari has a dream in which she relives the night that she was cursed. On that night her best friend Heika revealed herself to be in love with Saari, and when Saari spurned her advances, she killed Saari’s betrothed Miko in retaliation. Ever since Miko was killed Saari has felt incomplete, and this year she has turned to a human psychiatrist to help her work through the meaning of the recurring dream, and see if she can work past it.

A chance encounter with a rogue vampire results in Saari dying. Her friend Mags, who knows that she is immortal, takes her home to allow her to heal and come back to life. Mags is currently working with a man called Dhelis, who was on an assignment to kill the rogue vampire. When Saari is injured, he returns to her home with Mags to make sure that she is okay, and they inadvertently touch. This touch leads to a strange explosion of energy, and Dhelis realises that Saari is his mate.

Unfortunately Dhelis is called away before he can really discuss things with Saari, as another murder has occurred which is connected to a case that he has been working on – the full-moon killer. Dhelis works for the police, and paired with his cousin they use their talents to help catch criminals.

Sometime later Dhelis takes Saari to see his friend Brogan who is a healer. When Brogan touches Saari though, he also elicits a power surge which also marks him as Saari’s mate. This situation is extremely unusual.

Now Saari must learn what she really is, and what effect this strange three way relationship is going to have on her life, while hiding the fact that she is an immortal from the two men. While the two men must also come to terms with this strange occurrence, Dhelis and his partner must continue to work to find the full-moon killer, before the killer finds Saari.

I enjoyed this book. The concept was quite unusual – the world was hit by a giant meteor at some point and humans evolved into different things – vampires, werewolves, etc. Saari and the other gifted people were known as Tueri – another different race that evolved after the meteor.

The story was quite complex and interwoven, but was still easy to read and understand. The different characters and their view points were handled well, and the story held my attention well throughout.

I have to say that I was a little unsure of the whole three-way connection thing. For me it can only spell trouble, but it will be interesting to see how it works out for them in further books!

Overall, an enjoyable read, and I would be very interested to find out what happens to Saari and co next!
8 out of 10.
(Book Length: 5164 kindle locations)
Thanks to Renee Reardon for her competition in which I won this ebook!

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1 comment:

  1. Sarah,

    Thank you so much for spending your time reading and reviewing Moonlight Bleu. I'm sooo glad you enjoyed the story. I'm partial to the characters myself, LOL!

    This book is a series, and Crimson Sunrise will be out in just a few short weeks. Here's a hint for the next story line:

    Saari Mitchell attends a Tueri conference in Las Vegas, Nevada to strengthen her bonds with Dhelis Guidry and Brogan Vincent—and see if they can make their three-sided relationship work. But when Saari and her vampire brother Mag’s lives are threatened, her trip to paradise soon becomes a surreal fight for survival.

    Dhelis and Brogan’s psychic abilities are no help in finding Saari. Desperate to save their mate, they call in favors from the psychic and preternatural community, but the information leads only to more questions. Is the threat against Saari personal or part of a larger plan that threatens every human and Tueri’s existence?