Author: Robin P. Waldrop
Title: Ties to the Blood Moon
Series: -Untitled- (#1)
Publisher: Robin P. Waldrop (November 1st 2011)
Disclaimer: Copy received for review purposes.
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My rating: 2 of 5 stars
“Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he's not who she thought he was either.” GoodReads’ blurb
I know there’s going to be a big public out there who will love this title... Unfortunately, I’m not among them.
I’ve to say I was really very excited about reading Ties to the Blood Moon –as you might already know, I have this thing going on with books that address myths and folklore, and that’s exactly what this title promised.
Then, I got started... and instead of finding a unique take on Inuit shamanism and native traditions, I ran straight into Twilight. Complete with love triangle (same choice, by the way) and unexplainable insta-love case.
“Okay,” I thought. “Let’s keep reading. It’ll eventually diverge, and I’ll get to know the characters and such.”
I did read, but I couldn’t connect with the characters. It wasn’t that they were underdeveloped or anything, it was just that their actions bothered and frustrated me. Gen was impulsive and too childish. Her aunt had the worst case ever of skeleton in the closet with no apparent reason. William failed to make me feel much... And, worst, I felt like I’d already read the first part of the book.
The second improved in that it became action-packed, but it boasted the same amounts of common sense and maturity, and I thought it still was predictable.
In my humble opinion, Twilight fans will most likely enjoy this book. It’s just that I’m one of those people who get their hackles raised with that particular series, which hasn’t helped Ties to the Blood Moon case at all. Please, do take that into account if you decide to buy and read the title!