Sixteen-year-old Crystal Dylan thought magic only existed in storybooks. But everything changes when she finds out her long-departed mom isn’t dead: she was stolen away by the same power-hungry league now hunting her own enchanted blood. In search of ans...more
Sometimes when I read a story using 1st person narrative I get too sucked in to the character and get dragged down by that. Lemme ‘splain.
At first when I started Blood Crescent it was like meeting a slightly tipsy friend in a loud pub that has a super exciting story to tell you but skips important details that they assume you know. ...more
She never believed in the supernatural, but now she finds herself ground zero in a supernatural game of betrayal, lies and trickery until she is unable to discern who to trust and why. Evil is coming for the powers she never knew she had, her m ...more
Title: Blood Crescent
Author: S. M. McCoy
Review: The opening to Blood Crescent was, we are introduced to Crystal Dylan and her father who are running from dangerous creatures who are after Crystal because she is the next in line after her mother who disappeared. We learn that Crystal is turning into a creature which sounds like a vampire and she has to make a choice about what is going to happen next. However, we then jump three months into the ...more
Something about this story that brings these supernatural beings to life. I've read about vampires and demons, but this also has the interesting serpents within the story. I love the names within a supernatural or paranormal tale, and how they fit with the undead nature of the story. Intrigue, manipulation, twists and the search for truth, about oneself and protection, fill this story. I definitely enjoyed this read, especially as the back story and current story came toge ...more
"Readers of seminal classics like Twilight, The Hunger Games and Divergent are very likely to eat up Blood Crescent and devour every morsel with relish, and I found it to be an enjoyable read."--Reader's Favorite
"The writing is descriptive and enjoyable... echoes of the Twilight series and Harry Potter, (though) the characters and scenario are wholly original...the author provides enough mystery and suspense to keep readers tur ...more
I have to be honest and say that this type of book is not my normal read, as you may already know I like my stories to be filled with horror, twists and the occasional blood curling death. Saying that this book surprised me, not just that its a cracking read, but that I found myself enjoying the tale despite the distinct lack of gore.
Blood Crescent is the first in a 3 book series and focuses on Crystal, a normal kid who has had to reinvent herse ...more
Crystal's life isn't clear even to her. Her mother disappeared long ago...her father, who knows. She's grown up with a guardian who has her fingers in auras and spiritual plains, one Crystal doesn't fully get or even believe. But if she ever thought her life could be normal someday, this idea is quickly swept aside when a bite mark appears on her throat and her ...more
S.M. McCoy brings a new series, full of mystical beings and magic. “Blood Crescent” is only the beginning of something so much more. Our main character Chrystal’s life is turned upside down when she realizes her mother may still be alive. Oh, and she co ...more
Blood Crescent was the first book I have read by McCoy, but it certainly will not be my last.
This book is a headlong dive into a very well-built world of madness, a chaotic journey to discover truths, and a unique take on vampires (which I found refreshing). It is no secret that I am a big fan of fantasy and I love it when I come across one that makes me feel like I am being introduced to a different part of that genre. I think my ...more
Look out! This is going to be a wild ride. :D
Blood Crescent was definitely an interesting read. It was imaginative, full of different kinds of magic, supernatural lore, and the like, and I found the descriptions of environments and energy fascinating. The plot too was interesting, though I do feel like there was some issue in its execution. If not for the book's synopsis, I probably wouldn't know much about what was actually going on, save the aspects concerning Crystal seeking her mother, her push and pull feelings regarding Dam ...more
The foundation of this book was interesting. It got murky and hard to follow in places. I liked the female characters but the make characters felt stodgy and dated. Maybe it was the majorly uncomfortable aspect of two men professing their need and devotion for a 15 year old girl! She's confused and doesn't know what she feels. At least that is realistic!
The main thing I felt was confused throughout the story. Trying to figure out who and what she is\was. The writing is clean enough and easy to follow. I can day this is the first book I've come across and read like this. Interesting enough, just sort of confusing.