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Moon Dance by J.R. Rain
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Jun 19, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011, genre-vampires, own-kindle, genre-crime-mystery
Read from June 19 to 20, 2011

This book is a bit of a mess although it reads well. There are a lot of repetitions and there are a lot of contradictions. The plot has more holes than a Swiss cheese and it's really quite dreadfully simple. However, I was rather entertained while reading it and that's what counts.

I'm not quite sure how to classify it, because it's really more of a detective story which happens to be told by a soccer-mom turned vampire. The vampyric element is quite disappointing though. She was attacked and turned 6 years ago by an unknown and apparently she never did anything about it other than try and adapt and go on with life. There's absolutely no mystery and you've got to wonder why her sister is only now asking questions (which very elegantly easily explains everything the reader needs to know concerning how JR Rain defines vampires). Again, with the contradictions and plot holes, there are just a lot of questions and loose ends and I have to wonder who on earth edited this book. It also often skips a few scenes, supposedly to heighten the tension - problem is, it skips the wrong ones and you're sitting there wondering if you're ever going to get some sort of explanation to how something transpires.

It's got a lot of potential story lines to explore further, but it rather quickly just whizzes past them. Her scumbag husband, the suspecting policeman, the whole being a vampire-thing, the paranormal romance with the werewolf... It's really quite a shame. However so far the 4th book in the series is about to published, so I suppose things can be further delved into in the next few books.

Still though, it's a bit of sloppy book and I can only recommend it because it's still a relatively enjoyable read and it only cost me $0.99 on Amazon (kindle format).
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06/19/2011 page 9
3.0% "I love amazon's $0.99 e-books"
19.0% "Quite good so far"
63.0% "despite plot holes and contradictions it's still a good read"

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