Friday, September 19, 2014

Book Review Discussion: Bad Moon Rising by Lorraine Kennedy

Book: Bad Moon Rising by Lorraine Kennedy
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Rating:★★☆ ☆ ☆
For: Fun (and research!)
From: Free on Kindle

Short Synopsis: Mya goes to live in the Navajo Nation reservation to work with her uncle for a sort of police internship. There's been a rash of murders and she is helping with the investigation. She learns that one family is accused of being Skinwalkers and everyone assumes they are responsible. She also learns another group, a gang if you will, is looked upon as strange and sinister and not to be messed with. They are the enemies of the Skinwalkers. She is attracted to one of these guys and ends up learning some crazy secrets they have and also some crazy things about her own life.

My Response: Well, wow. When I saw a free book that said it's about Skinwalkers I decided, what the heck. I'm anxious to learn what others are saying about these creatures! However, there wasn't much Skinwalker talk at all, and it ends up being much more about (spoiler) werewolves instead. Sigh. And the romance? Gag. This is not my cup of tea, this sort of romance! Wham bam! And lots of cliche. Actually, it's great to read stuff like this now and then so as to see how NOT to write a book. Or, at least how I don't want to write a book. Am I right? So, anyway, I was disappointed. It was a little interesting and I kept reading, so there's that. And the Navajo talk and customs, Skinwalker and other, was all very interesting to me.

Bottom Line: It was okay. The story was, tolerable. The romance was awful. But the setting was awesome.

Let's Talk About: Misleading covers and titles! This one says... Bad Moon Rising, Skinwalkers Trilogy 1... or something like that. I was really expecting much more with Skinwalker stuff! What to do what to do? Does it bug you if you see the title and/or cover and expect one thing, but get another? It doesn't happen to me very often, but it does happen and it makes me quite crazy.

Other Reviews:

Can't really find other reviews on blogs, but the Goodreads reviewers seemed to like it okay. Lots of 3 and 4 stars. Even some 5's! Wow. To each their own, eh? I wonder if those people would give my 5 star books, 2 stars. Probably.

1 comment:

  1. I find it much harder to like a book when it isn't what I'm expecting. If I'm trying to read what I'm in the mood for, I can end up with something that's not at all what I wanted, but even if I'm reading for a review deadline, being mentally prepared for one thing can make it hard for me to enjoy something completely different.



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