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A Trace of Moonlight (Abby Sinclair #3)

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Drinking from the waters of lethe and offering herself up as Faerie's sacrificial Tithe . . . these just might be the least of Abby Sinclair's problems.

Abby's pact with a daemon -- whether or not she remembers making it -- is binding, so she'd better count herself lucky that (in the words of a daemon who knows better) there's nearly always a loophole. But her friends' r
Paperback, 1st Edition, 381 pages
Published October 30th 2012 by Pocket
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Nov 20, 2012 Ferdy rated it did not like it
A long, spoilery, ranty, repetitive, haphazard, bitchy and nonsensical review.

This was utter fucking rubbish.
The love triangle was a complete mess - Abby was a silly bitch, she wanted Ion but still made sure to string Talliver along, Ion suddenly acted like he gave a fuck about Abby when he never cared about her before and poor Talliver had to suggest an open relationship just so he wouldn't lose Abby completely.
In the previous book, Abby developed strong feelings for Talliver, their relationsh
Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽
The story starts with Abby still not having her memory back and of course, all her friends are trying to figure out ways to help her. But Abby being Abby knows there's more than what (and who) she is being told. The problem is she keeps forgetting what that is.

I just don't know how I feel about this book...especially 'the ending'. Ugghhhh!! The last book, A Sliver of Shadow, had this crazy ending and left itself open to sooo many possibilities that there was really no way to predict what could
Experiment BL626
Apr 23, 2013 Experiment BL626 rated it it was ok
Shelves: paranormal, reviewed
CAUTION: minor spoiler

Book 3 concluded the Abby Sinclair series, and it disappointed me — big time.

+ the plot

I was very relieved that the story allowed Abby to quickly regain her memory because the book would have been an insufferable read otherwise. In her amnesiac state, Abby was stupid and whiny. I thought after the memory-gain things would get better. I thought wrong. Things slowed down considerably, so slow that the the plot virtually went nowhere. I thought war was imminent because of what
Oct 23, 2012 Julie rated it really liked it
Posted at Yummy Men & Kick Ass Chicks

A Trace of Moonlight is the third book in Allison Pang’s Abby Sinclair series and it is the end to the current story arc. With all the twists and turns and the ‘did she really just go there and do that to our girl Abby?’ moments, I figure this could not have been an easy installment for Allison to write. Important questions that have come up in the first two books needed to be answered and many things needed to be explained. But Allison rose to the occa
FV Angela
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A Trace of Moonlight is the third installment in the Abby Sinclair urban fantasy series by Allison Pang. The second book, A Sliver of Shadow, ended in a huge cliffhanger. I will admit that I’m not a huge cliffhanger fan, which is why sometimes in an urban fantasy series I will wait until I have several books in a row and then read them back to back. Yes, I know, it’s like cheating, but it keeps me from throwing books against wal
Oct 18, 2012 Miscjoy rated it it was amazing
Original review was posted on October 18, 2012 at The Book Pushers:

A Trace of Moonlight is the third and final book of the Abby Sinclair series. I was unfamiliar with Allison Pang’s work prior to being assigned this ARC, so I downloaded the sample of the first book to get a sense of the series. The sample hooked me and I ended up purchasing both of the first two books (A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow) and proceeded to gorge myself on them. If y
Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded)
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A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang is the third installment of the Abby Sinclair series. It also happens to be my favorite so far. A Trace of Moonlight was action packed and thoroughly original. Abby is stuck smack dab in the middle of a full out catastrophe. Abby gives so much without much thought to the consequences that could fall upon her. Abby pulls this off with a feel of complete love and connection to her friends. I whined about her inabil
Nov 04, 2012 mrsj rated it liked it
Shelves: must-get-list
My reaction after finishing the book..

*sigh* I am frustrated and angry.
My hair is in a mess.
My head is a mess after reading this.

This book, in my opinion, is a mess.
Messy wars, messy politics, messy schemes, messy dreams.
Messy relationship.
Did I mention.. messy relationship?

Things I hate to read about:
1) Love triangles - it gives me headache
2) Politics - it gives me migraine
3) Cheating hearts - it gives me high blood pressure
4) Unsolved love triangles - it gives me all of the above and breathing
Nov 09, 2012 Ana rated it liked it
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Alana Abbott
Feb 16, 2013 Alana Abbott rated it it was amazing
I just finished reading the whole Abby Sinclair set back to back (I'd read and loved the first in an advance copy before its publication), and I'm already feeling somewhat bereft at its conclusion. Pang does a marvelous job creating characters that are, for all their otherworldly abilities and worldviews, fundamentally and humanly flawed. They don't always get things right, they often have to backtrack to figure out how to solve those mistakes, and they love with abandon, even when jumping in he ...more
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Ju Transcendancing
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Oct 30, 2012 Melissa rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the Abby Sinclair series. The first being, A Brush of Darkness and the second A Sliver of Shadow (check those reviews for some great quotes that will make you smile). These books should be read in order and seriously, this series rocks so hard why wouldn't you?

This book did not disappoint. All my fave characters are back including Phin the horny unicorn. Ion the daemon who I have a love/hate relationship with, I admit did not do that to me this time. Total love fest fro
Sep 06, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing
I've reviewed the other two books in this amazing series, and each one has sucked me in more than the last. I have to say that Allison Pang is one of the first authors I've read that really had me torn between two heroes. Talivar is a loyal, sexy, underdog with a quiet strength. Brystion is sexy, and he knows it. He's striking, aggressive, passionate and often's his nature. A Trace of Moonlight takes my impressions of these two men and twists them up like a Cat's Cradle gone wrong. ...more
Nov 02, 2012 Stacy rated it really liked it
A TRACE OF MOONLIGHT kicks off shortly after the cliffhanger ending of A SLIVER OF SHADOW. I have to admit that book 3 didn't play out as I had imagined it would. Without giving away spoilers its hard to elaborate on that but I was surprised at how thing played out. A TRACE OF MOONLIGHT takes place in both the Otherworld and the mortal world. All of our favorite characters are involved in this installment and the love triangle between Abby, Talivar and Brystion is still going strong. I really li ...more
Nov 03, 2012 Jenn rated it really liked it
Reading A TRACE OF MOONLIGHT was bittersweet for me. I really enjoyed the two previous Abby Sinclair novels and so I was eager to see what Allison Pang was going to do with/to Abby and her band of friends and lovers. The author has created incredibly real and complex relationships in this trilogy and I've been on the edge of my proverbial seat waiting to find out how Abby would get herself out of the pickle she put herself in at the end of A SLIVER OF SHADOW (that whole Tithe thing in the cover ...more
Kathy Davie
Jan 02, 2013 Kathy Davie rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, urban
Third in the Abby Sinclair urban fantasy series revolving around Abby, a half-fae, half-human KeyStone who can function as a TouchStone to anyone.

My Take
The writing is getting better and Abby is being less of a ditz. Although that's not really saying much as she's a major idiot at the beginning. I still want to slice her up with a sword. Stupid woman. After overhearing that conversation in the garden, I do NOT understand how she could interpret it as she does. I suspect someone just read this se
Oct 31, 2012 Jamie rated it really liked it
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Allison Pang's vivid imagination takes reader's of A Trace of Moonlight through a spectacularly visioned fae world, and into the human world without skipping a beat. A Trace of Moonlight picks up right where A Sliver of Shadow left off. Pang delivers on her trademark world building, as well as romantic tension and plot twists that had me wishing for more.

This story begins with Abby's memory still in limbo. She made a huge sacrifice in the previous boo
Nov 07, 2012 Michelle rated it really liked it
I wouldn't recommend reading this if you have not read the first two books. This is a series where you'd come in and be like what on earth? I definitely do not think this is a standalone book.

I do enjoy reading the author and the series. Why? I think the plot is interesting- I find it compelling and quite different from anything out there that I have read. The author has spun a world rich with humor and oddities that grab my attention and make me wish to learn (read) more. Sometimes I do think t
I really hope there is at least one more book to follow this one. The ending wasn't enough of a resolution for me, mainly concerning the dagblasted love triangle. This is a prime example of why I (and many readers) loath the trio. There is too much time spent deciding who the heroine should choose. My suggestion for authors who want the love triangle - if you're going to drag it out, just turn it into a ménage. Seriously. I'd rather read some action than read about petty fights of which man is b ...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Allison Pang has a wickedly vivid imagination and only that limits what happens in each of her books. She is able to conjure up the most interesting and sometimes, shocking events that really push A TRACE OF MOONLIGHT forward. As Pang takes readers on a ride filled with twist and turns, more of the Dreaming is revealed and it has to be my favorite part of this series.

Fans of Richelle Mead's Dark Swan series, Kim Harrison and Jaye Wells will find new reason to be excited as they discover the elab
Nicole Trainor
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Sep 19, 2014 Corissa rated it did not like it
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Dec 06, 2012 Mithrendiel rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, fae

Overall a great book, but Wtf was up with that ending? I actually thought my kindle was glitched out when I pressed next and was confronted by the authors picture. Just one more chapter or an epilogue would have provided a lot more closure. Review to come.
Paranormal Haven
A Trace of Moonlight is the third novel in the Abby Sinclair series. It’s a series you want to start with the first, A Brush of Darkness. In fact the next paragraph might ruin the cliff hanger from book two. It’s nearly impossible to say what the book is about without giving something away from pervious books, but as always I am going to do my best. If you want to check out the review from the book before it, A Silver of Shadow, here you are.

Abby not only loses the key to the crossroads (portal-
How the heck to write a review for A Trace of Moonlight (ATOM) without giving anything way? Because ATOM is chock full of revelations, surprises and spoilers. First of all if you have not read A Sliver of Shadows, don’t even “think” about reading ATOM. The Abby Sinclair series is best read in order to fully enjoy them since each book has built upon the other. Also, ATOM is supposedly the last in the Abby Sinclair trilogy. I didn't now this when I finished the book, because not everything gets wr ...more
Dec 31, 2012 Lou-Lou rated it liked it
I really love this series, and I was looking forward to this final book in the trilogy.
The action was fantastic, the story twisted and turned, and there was never a dull moment.
Throughout this book there was the reality that Abby would have to choose either Talivar or Ion, and this added to the story's emotional depth.

Until the end - where the action part of the story arc is wrapped up nicely, but the personal part is not.

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All Things Urban Fantasy
Dec 02, 2012 All Things Urban Fantasy rated it really liked it
The Abby Sinclair series has been on my radar for quite some time and I couldn’t let one more book slip past me without jumping in to try it for myself. Starting with book three posed some predictable problems as far as emotional reactions and catching up with the plot, but from the first chapter I knew I was going to finish A TRACE OF MOONLIGHT and rush back to A BRUSH OF DARKNESS to catch up. I was drawn in by an intriguing world, hints of mysteries, and relationships that appeared complex wit ...more
Mar 13, 2013 Paris rated it liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy, 2013
This series has been a really fun read. I love Phineas and I also love the random pop culture references that have been sprinkled throughout. I think my big problem with this series is Abby and her indecisiveness. I get that it’s possible to love two people at once, but she’s not really willing to make any hard decisions even though she says she needs to. What she does do is continually makes things worse for herself and those around her. She’s a pretty selfish character overall and it’s nice th ...more
Beth Dawkins
Nov 08, 2012 Beth Dawkins rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
A Trace of Moonlight is the third novel in the Abby Sinclair series. It’s a series you want to start with the first, A Brush of Darkness. In fact the next paragraph might ruin the cliff hanger from book two. It’s nearly impossible to say what the book is about without giving something away from previous books, but as always I am going to do my best. If you want to check out the review from the book before it, A Silver of Shadow, here you are.

Abby not only loses the key to the crossroads (portal-
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