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Blood Crescent


3.78  ·  Rating details ·  40 ratings  ·  24 reviews
A missing mother. A magical birthright. Can she uncover the secrets of her family legacy before the bloodline runs dry?

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 an

Paperback, 262 pages
Published September 21st 2018 by Broken Books
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The Distracted Bee
I want to give this more stars, mainly because I think the author is unique and has an immense talent for world building. Here comes the “it’s not you, it’s me” part:

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.
Chaos. Crystal’s life has become a series of chaotic events, one after the other and she isn’t sure anymore what is real and what isn’t and it all started when she found that her long dead mother was very much alive and Crystal’s life was marked for death.

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
Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
Book Review
Title: Blood Crescent
Author: S. M. McCoy
Genre: YA/Paranormal/Romance
Rating: ***
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
Amy Shannon
Sep 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Supernaturally magical!

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
Stevie McCoy
Jun 30, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
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Editorial Reviews:
"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
Roo MacLeod
Sep 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hey, this isn’t my thing but it’s a good easy read. The magical stuff with a dash of mystical thrown in is what usually gets me down, but the writing is good, keeps you interested and wanting to find out more. It’s a twist on the old YA vampire story and it feels fresh. I’m looking forward to book 2.
Denise Woodruff
Nov 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I didnt think i was going to like it but after first chapter it got really good. I enjoyed it
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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*This book was given to me for an unbiased review.*

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
Tonja Drecker
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emotions seep from every page in a paranormal story with a slightly different feel, one that makes the monsters as if they might be real.

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
Lilly Charysma
Sep 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book frustrated me on so many levels, mainly because I was making my own scenarios and started liking some of the characters, only to realize nothing is as it seems, or at least how I thought it would be. That’s mostly why I liked it so much!

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
Jul 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: YA lovers
“Blood Crescent” by Stevie McCoy is a young adult vampire novel. Fortunately, it is fresh and different from the other YA vampire novels out there. First, our main character, Crystal, doesn’t start out as a hopeless teen struggling in school. She is a young teen who pretends to be 18 and has a job at a dance studio and helps pay the rent. I think she turns the actual age of 16 in the book. This book can be a bit confusing at places, but I believe that is meant to portray the confusion of Crystal ...more
Sep 19, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

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
Diana Wilson
YA isn't me usual wheelhouse, but I had to give this one a read to see what Stevie McCoy had plotting. I wasn't disappointed. I enjoyed the magical/mystical elements and the twist on 'Vampires' and 'Shifters'. I am actually looking forward to book 2 because I feel like THAT is where the real story begins.

Look out! This is going to be a wild ride. :D
Stella Harmon
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really appreciate that the author took the time to build all the characters personalities, the story was very engaging it's a combination of mystery, fantasy and magic a great read can't wait until the second book in the trilogy. ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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This book was read and reviewed for the Review Team.

To read my official review, please go here:
joann granger
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome book

Great book for anyone who loves paranormal stories. Highly recommend it and will be purchasing the entire series when released.
Florian Armas
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is not for everyone. Be ready for a long ride, and many interesting characters will join you: Crytal-Grace, Aislin, Dominic, Lahtar-Victor and my preferred minor character: Great Moon Dragon. Don’t think about an easy read. Most of the novel is a stream of imagination involving intelligent mind games. The novel is complex and convoluted, leading you through a very intellectual path of imagination, trading vampires, shifters and witches unlike any other you have read about in the past. The l ...more
Shannon Rohrer
3.5 stars.

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
Kimberly C. Winslow
A bit frenetic and at times hard to follow

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!
Angel Brown
Sep 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Slow but okay

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.
Dec 10, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Lauren (Northern Plunder)
My review was first posted on Northern Plunder, you can read more of my reviews there too.

Back in October Stevie reached out to see if I’d be interested in reviewing her novel Blood Crescent and I jumped at the chance because I’m always looking for new Vampire books.

I really wanted to add Blood Crescent to the list of books I scream about with love because everyone really does need more Vampires in theirs lives but I ended up having a few issues with reading so it ended up being a read that I fo
Maryjo Laupp
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I have to be honest - I almost did not finish this one. The author is committed to sharing the events from Chrystal's perspective. I admire the fact that she NEVER wavers from this but it does provide for some pretty bizarre "stream-of-consciousness" style reading. We, like the main character, are completely baffled by the strange dreams she's having, her health issues, and the cryptic comments by her friends Aislin and Victor. It's such a wild read at the beginning of the book that I struggled ...more
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Stevie Marie is the author of young adult paranormal fantasy and the Divine Series. Born within the apex of another universe, where magic flows like leaky faucets, and forged from the fires of the Underrealm she dug her way to Earth and reluctantly participates in human society, secretly returning to her home world to relay the stories of her monsters, and the troubled love of her people. When she ...more

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