ARC Review: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Posted April 17, 2019 by Suzanne in Reviews / 5 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett
Serious Moonlight
by Jenn Bennett

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 16th 2019
Published by Simon Pulse
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
 

Recommended Read!

“One of my favourite things about being a book blogger or indeed just an avid reader is when I discover books like this. Books I didn’t expect…Books that are now one of my favourite reads so far in 2019.”
~ Under the Covers

One of my favourite things about being a book blogger or indeed just an avid reader is when I discover books like this. Books I didn’t expect. Books that I would normally dismiss as being ‘not my thing’. Books that are now one of my favourite reads so far in 2019. It’s the most brilliant feeling, knowing that the chance that you took has paid off and not only do you have a new book to worship, but a new author to explore. As you can tell, I kind of liked this book.

I want to talk about why I would normally just dismiss this book without any further thought. It’s the genre. I don’t normally ‘do’ young adult. And when I do try young adult it certainly isn’t a contemporary romance. Teenage drama about love and sex? Count me out, I had enough of that when I actually was a teenager, I don’t want to relive it. But, I am hapless before a pretty cover so, Serious Moonlight ended up on my kindle despite my aforementioned objections to YA.

But dismissing Serious Moonlight as just a YA contemporary romance is too reductive and I am glad I picked it up. There was a lot of things packed into this book, yes romance, but also grief, family, found family and illness – both physical and mental. Then there was the added spice of some sleuthing. All blended together it created a compelling read that was difficult to put down. This was a cute romance disguising some surprising depth as the main characters of Birdie and Daniel deal with a number of issues, amongst them the budding of first love. It also had a cast of eccentric and interesting secondary characters that enrich the story, as well as adding some humour to it.

If, like me, you don’t usually venture into the YA genre I do recommend giving this book a try, it had a lot of heart and wasn’t the outpouring of teenage drama that I was expecting. If you are already a YA reader than you need to add this one to your TBR. spacer

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About Jenn Bennett

JENN BENNETT writes the Roaring Twenties historical paranormal romance series for Berkley Sensation and the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series for Pocket Books. She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two bad pugs. Visit her at www.jennbennett.net.

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Gosh, we all seem to be admitting our ages…and I hate that I am at the point in life when admitting my age is a “thing”…whodda thunk it? I was kind of hoping I would remain 21 forever. However, I have moved out of that New Adult stage of my life and am now strictly in the Contemporary Romance age zone of 28. I would prefer to be in an Urban Fantasy arena, but I don’t think I own enough black leather. However, I could probably squeeze into some PNR, I am fully prepared to give a horn job to my favourite demon, or suck on my sexy vamps…fangs and I am definitely up for some heavy petting with some fine looking shifters. Than again their’s always Sci Fi…I am fully prepared to do the right thing and help some poor alien race with more 6 packs than a supermarket repopulate their planet. Not that I am loose woman or anything.

Annnnnd I will stop myself there, before I start waxing lyrical about my love of historical romance and fantasy as well; no one needs to know about my elf fantasies. As you can tell, I adore and day dream about most romance genres, and my three big loves are 1) reading about romance 2) writing about romance and 3) talking about romance with my gals. Which, is why I love Under the Covers so much, I get all my bookish needs satisfied and don’t get judged when I talk about my favourite characters like they are real people. Which they are right?
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Elizabeth

Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I agree, I love when a book surprises me in such a good way.

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This sounds so great. Thanks for the review!

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Fabulous review Suzanne!!! Sounds real good!Shared on my socials!!💖💋

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Thanks for the rec Suzanne

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Thanks for the review.