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Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett
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Aug 09, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: author-웃, series-book1, sos-games-bsb-r5, favorites-2012, year-read-2012, series-completed, series-ended, series-i-love
Read from July 30 to August 01, 2012

Kindling the Moon is a fantastic start to a fun, new series. Arcadia "Cady" Bell, mage and part owner of a tiki bar that caters to demons, is in hiding. She and her parents have been on the lam (separately) since her parents were accused of murder. She's determined to prove her parents' innocence. In the process, she meets Lon, a demon who has the books necessary to help her find the demon Cady believes to be responsible for the murders.

Lon (divorced dad) and his teenage son, Jupiter (nicknamed Jupe) are part of what makes this book such a great read. Jupe is exactly like I was at his age - he's precocious, sassy, and a serious chatterbox. He cracks me up throughout the entire book.
“No swearing around company.”

“Don’t let him fool you,” Jupe said, “he drops the F-bomb like a billion times a day, but he only pretends it’s wrong in front of other people. H-Y-P-O-C-R-I—” he began spelling.

“Goddammit, Jupe.”

“Language, Dad.”

The relationship between Lon and Jupe is one that I envy; they have their father/son disagreements, but are open, honest and supportive. They are exactly what Cady needs b/c she's been alone her whole life and, since she's been on the run, she keeps herself closed off from others to a great extent. And, Lon ... sigh. He's an empath, but still struggles when trying to read Cady. Their interaction is exactly what UF fans hope for - a slow build to an exciting romance.

I have already moved on to book #2, Summoning the Night, and will continue to follow this series.
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Reading Progress

07/29/2012
7.0%
07/29/2012
23.0% "“No swearing around company.” // “Don’t let him fool you,” Jupe said, “he drops the F-bomb like a billion times a day, but he only pretends it’s wrong in front of other people. H-Y-P-O-C-R-I—” he began spelling. // “Goddammit, Jupe.” // “Language, Dad.” {Love this kid!! Reminds me of me ... A cussing chatterbox. }"
07/30/2012
48.0% "Huh? What? Spell? What spell? Yowza!"
07/30/2012
52.0% "A perplexed empath. *sigh* How adorable and so damn sexy." 2 comments
07/31/2012
64.0% "… the more I tried to empty my mind, the worse it got. A vortex of random images and thoughts swirled in my brain. 'Don’t think about the time you slept with that skanky delivery guy who worked at Thai Garden, or when you threw up on the middle couch cushion and just wiped it off and flipped it over, or …' {LOL!}"
07/31/2012
64.0% "“I’ve seen all kinds of shit in people’s heads. Believe me, there’s nothing you could think that I haven’t already heard somewhere else.” // I cringed. “Seen it all, huh? You’re like an OB-GYN of the mind-reading world?”"
07/31/2012
75.0% "*gulp* JFC is right!"
07/31/2012
100.0% "Very fun read! The author has a great sense of humor, which she passes on to her characters. I fell in love with Jupiter first; he reminds me a lot of myself at 13. Looking forward to reading SUMMONING THE NIGHT next."
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Leah Just finished the second in this series, I love it! Hopefully this one is going well for you :)


Steph I'm reading #2 now. RL is slowin' me down, but I'm really enjoying it. #1 was such a fun read. I've definitely found a new fave series to follow.


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