Review: Accepting the Moon By: K. S. Haigwood
Available on Kindle Unlimited
This book opens up with a bang! Some paranormal stories the first couple chapters kind of ease you into the story but this one jumps in with both feet into the deep end. I really enjoyed that aspect of it, as it is a novella you don’t have time to mess around haha.
We learn a lot in the first chapter, Mena’s world is crumbling down, her marriage of 12 years has sustained irreparable damage (and all the emotions that go with that! I think the author potrayed that emotional tailspin extremely well with how they write Mena’s thought process and internal dialogue) she has more shocking revelations to come though!
This story is told in a dual POV format for the most part with Mena and Jaxon — Jaxon is an intriguing character right from the start! He is as secretive and an enigma as Mena is wide open and we know a lot about her. That comparison really sets things up well, I’m always intrigued by 2 characters that are almost polar opposites because it always leads to sweet conflict and fireworks when they finally get their act together haha. Later in the story we begin to see chapters told from Phoenix’s POV and he is this force of nature. . . As the leader of the Vampires he has lived through many such pack dust ups and leader changes but now he has a new hitch in the plan. His attraction to Mena sets up a love triangle that will definitely shake things up.
Now once we get to chapter 5 we already have hints that things are not quite as they seem but once we have confirmation of that holy guacamole! Things really pick up! Then its more of an intense thrill ride than just a story with characters who have witty, snarky banter! A whole new level and complication rocks Mena’s world and ties her and Jaxon’s and Phoenix’s world together. Vampires, werewolves and possible hybrids oh my!
All of this leads to one intense finale that sets the reader up for the next book in the series. If you are a die hard fan of the genre this is the series for you! The classic battle between vampires and werewolves has been written about for ages but this author manages to breathe new life into it and makes it entertaining. I can’t wait to see where this story goes!