Review: Ties to the Blood Moon by Robin P. Waldrop

Ties To The Blood Moon
Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he's not who she thought he was either.

This is going to be a tough review to write because there was so much that was right in this book but also so much that was wrong. It's not a secret that I have an extreme dislike for the Twilight series and to me there was way too much similarity between Twilight and Ties to the Blood Moon. Even certain scenes, like to cafeteria scene where Gen first sees William, and the animosity between Gen's vampire boyfriend and the werewolf that is in love with her. It felt like a lot of it was just Twilight in a new setting.

That was my main peeve with this book, but there were other things that annoyed me a little as well. Whilst William and Gen's romance is well written and doesn't seem awkward, it was just total inst-love. Within two days Gen is pledging her heart to him. To make matters worse, after like a month she's off on a journey with a new guy and then suddenly she starts to fall for this new guy. I dislike love triangles at the best of times but when it's a total insta-love triangle I just couldn't get into it. I also didn't see what it was about Gen that's so attractive, she was a bit of a Mary-Sue: werewolf princess, absolutely gorgeous, massively strong and eventually a rare 'hybrid'. It was plain annoying.

Now I hate giving negative reviews and so I really want to stress that despite the fact that i disliked this book, that's only because I disliked the Twilight series and found many similarities. If you are one of the large number of readers that liked that series you will more than likely love Ties to the Blood Moon. The writing style is fantastic and it was a fast paced read that I still read all of which shows that I obviously did like some aspects of the book. I really did enjoy the Alaskan setting and the mythology aspect of it.

Overall Rating: D

Book received from the author in exchange for an honest review

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