Wednesday, June 5, 2013

REVIEW and GIVEAWAY: Moonlit by Jadie Jones

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Moonlit Eighteen-year-old Tanzy Hightower knows horses, has grown up with them on Wildwood Farm. She also knows not to venture beyond the trees that line the pasture. Things happen out there that can’t be explained. Or undone. 
Worse, no one but she and the horses can see what lurks in the shadows of the woods. When a moonlit ride turns into a terrifying chase, Tanzy is left to question everything, from the freak accident that killed her father to the very blood in her veins. 

Broken and confused, she turns to Lucas, a scarred, beautiful stranger, and to Vanessa, a charming new friend who has everything Tanzy doesn’t. But why do they seem to know more about her than she knows herself? 


Moonlit is a paranormal mystery and a coming of age story all wrapped up into one neat package!  First of all, I love the horse references. I love horses and this book has just enough of them to add to the world building, but not make it seem too much like a “horse story” because even though the horses are integral to the plot, this is not a “horse story”.  This story is about Tanzy’s loss, both of her father and her father’s farm.  But it does all start with a horse and that ride will turn out to change Tanzy’s life forever.  She has a terrible accident and ends up almost dying and in the hospital.

In fact, she was dead, she was brought back to life by an unknown substance by a visiting doctor and after that, nothing is ever the same again.  For instance, she has super healing powers and she sees colorful horseshoe shaped patters on people’s palms.  As she’s adjusting to her new reality and recovering in the hospital, she meets a man.  He’s the key here so I can’t say too much about it, but it’s very twisty and he seems to be the key to many of her questions.  He’s just not willing, or maybe he’s just unable, to answer most of them.

Tanzy’s whole life changes and she’s suddenly thrust headfirst into a world she never knew existed.  She has some helpful friends along the way, but when the pieces finally start fitting together, maybe it’s not what she expected at all.

This was a cool story.  It was a little slow in the beginning but once Tanzy got her groove, after she healed, it was very interesting.  The paranormal history was fascinating and I was drawn into the story completely.  I’ve read a few other fantasy/paranormal books where there were flashbacks like this and I’ve never enjoyed them much, but in this case I think the flashbacks are what make this story.  They were rich and interesting and of course, they contained all the secrets!

The ending is almost a cliffhanger, but I think it wraps up this part of the story well.  You get all the answers promised and the next book is perfectly set up.

Author Jadie Jones Georgia native Jadie Jones first began working for a horse farm at twelve years old, her love of horses matched only by her love of books. She went on to acquire a B.A. in equine business management, and worked for competitive horse farms along the east coast. The need to write followed wherever she went. She currently coaches a hunt seat equitation team that competes in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association, and lives with her family in the foothills of north Georgia. When she's not working on the next installment of the Moonlit series, she is either in the saddle or exploring the great outdoors with her daughter. Moonlit is her first book. 

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  1. Thank you SO much for this wonderful review! I love it when a reader really immerses themselves in the mystery element of the story. I am submitting the sequel to my publisher this month! :) Also, I just saw that Moonlit is still FREE for kindle on Amazon... not sure how long it will last. Thanks again!

  2. Awesome, Jadie! Thanks for stopping by! :)


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