Review: Moonlight Mayhem by Sherry Soule

Moonlight Mayhem by Sherry Soule
Series: Spellbound Series (# 2)
Release Date: July 3, 2012
Publisher:  Moonlight Publishing
File Size: 489 KB
Source:  Author

Shiloh Ravenwolf thought she was getting used to the strange events in Whispering Pines, until the full moon brings another surge of supernatural threats to her coastal town. Ferocious wolves, deadly necromancers, and shambling zombies have descended upon the neighborhood, so Shiloh needs to gain control of her magical abilities—fast!

It sucks that she has a crippling fear of the dark, which for a demon hunter can be an epic problem. But she spends so much time wallowing in the darkness, how can she not become a part of it?

When her classmates are attacked by a mysterious creature and her father is murdered, Shiloh vows vengeance. Forcing her phobias aside, she forms an unlikely coven of supernaturally gifted teens to help her eradicate this menace. Except that’s not all Shiloh has to worry about. She’s battling a different monster within herself and struggling not to become the very thing she fights: evil.

But with demon blood inside her—anything can happen…

 

Review:  Sherry Soule has continued the Spellbound Series in a page-turning fashion with book two! Moonlight Mayhem had me hooked – I cried, felt tension, suspense, and could not wait to read the end. In book two, Shiloh’s character really begins to grow and come into her own. Right at the beginning, her dad is killed and she vows to avenge his death. One of the most memorable scenes in this book is when she attends his funeral. It is written with such clarity and pain that I was there hurting with her. From this point on, Shiloh is vengeful and determined. I really felt her focus.

Shiloh spends a good portion of the book trying to figure out what’s going on in her town – but revenge is still at the forefront of her mind. Soule added a variety of characters in this sequel, such as lycans, zombies, and angels, which added depth to the story. At times, I was surprised that she kept introducing so many different types of characters in the same setting, but they didn’t take away from the plot in any way. While Shiloh does work with her mentor, Evan, at times she seems to be able to do more without his help. She is even able to set up a coven to fight the evil battering her town. While I was happy for her independence, I was a bit disappointed too, because I wanted Evan to have more of a story as I really liked his character in book one. As for Trent, he is still in the picture as her boyfriend, but he starts changing in weird ways too. It seems that their romance picks up a bit more than in book one but doesn’t seem to really be the focus at any time in this story which I hope evolves in the rest of the series. For now, the focus between them is a secret that Shiloh knows.

Similar to book one, the pacing of the events is well written and the reader can keep up without confusion. The action and suspense build in the book to a page-turning frenzy until the last page. It will be interesting to see where Soule goes next in this series and whether or not she continues to add supernatural creatures to the world of Whispering Pines.

Favorite Quote:  “Whatever the hell was going down, it wasn’t good. None of it added up. Only one thing still made sense to me. Avenging my dad.” End of Chapter 28

 

 






2 thoughts on “Review: Moonlight Mayhem by Sherry Soule

  1. holdenj says:

    Thanks for the intro to a new to me series. Sherry mentions the YA series in her comment, will have to check out the adult ones too!

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