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Moonlight Burns

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Moonlight Burns (Daughters of Hectate – 2) by Meredith Medina

My name is Maia Hickson, and fire seems to follow me everywhere I go. It took my parents, it took my foster home (good riddance), and now I was on my own again. No big deal, I like it better that way anyway. Nothing important ever seems to happen to me, but after twenty years on hiatus, my favourite punk band is finally releasing a new album. They’re not touring and I’ve got just enough cash to get me to New York. Seems like fate, right?

With her best friend trying to come to terms with being a newly minted vampire, and her boss pressuring her to take a management position at the coffee shop, not to mention the approach of her boyfriend’s new album release party, Ophelia Turner has enough on her plate right now… and she definitely doesn’t have time to deal with anything else, but she might not have a choice.

Moonlight Burns is a standalone Urban Fantasy novel featuring witchcraft, ancient witches and a healthy dose of attitude. Follow Opheila Turner’s adventures with the Daughters of Hecate.

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 Author’s Bio

Meredith Medina is a new author of Urban Fantasy and Supernatural Thriller novels. She loves writing (and reading!) about badass heroines using mind-bending magic to make the world a better place, or at least one that has more pumpkin spice lattes. She currently lives in New Zealand in a little witchy cottage with her husband and three cats, including a little Suki of her own ❤

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My Review

5 stars

Opheila Turner, Fee is a 330+ year old witch and a daughter of Hectate. She lives with a newly turned vampire, Lacey. We also meet Maia Hickson that has a past of fire and foster care. Her favorite band has not released anything new in twenty years but they are going to be releasing a new album. Maia takes her savings and heads to New York for this release but finds herself crossing paths with Malleus, witch hunters.

Fee has spent most of her years avoiding everything. But now she has her friend that is freshly turned into a vampire and then the addition of a new, headstrong witch. That is enough to keep her busy but then you have to add in the Malleus. Lacey keeps everything light with her snarkiness, I just loved her. Then you have Maia, you can’t help but feel for her being bounced around in foster care. Fee has her hands full but I love how the three women become fast friends. I really liked the background for the Daughters of Hectate.

I have not read other books in this series but I will definitely be catching up. Moonlight Burns is a great story that could be read as a standalone. But I think you would get more out of it if you read the rest of the series.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Ari at Candid Book Reviews for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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The Completionist

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The Completionist by Siobhan Adcock

Find her. You need to keep looking, no matter what. I’m afraid of what might’ve happened to her. You be afraid too.

A young Marine, Carter Quinn, comes home from war to his fractured family, in a near-future America in which water is artificially engineered and technology is startlingly embedded in people’s everyday lives. At the same time, a fertility crisis has terrifying implications for women, including Carter’s two beloved sisters, Fred and Gardner. Fred, accomplished but impetuous, the eldest sibling, is naturally pregnant—a rare and miraculous event that puts her independence in jeopardy. And Gardner, the idealistic younger sister who lived for her job as a Nurse Completionist, has mysteriously vanished, after months of disturbing behaviour.

Carter’s efforts to find Gard (and stay on Fred’s good side) keep leading him back home to their father, a veteran of a decades-long war just like Carter himself, who may be concealing a painful truth that could save or condemn them all.

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Siobhan Adcock

Author’s Bio

Siobhan Adcock is the author of the novels The Barter and The Completionist. She lives in Brooklyn.

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My Review

3 stars

Natural disasters have ravaged the country leaving many without water and leaving the coasts inhabitable. Water is a precious commodity and has started to be artificially engineered. The downside is that this ne w water causes infertility. This story takes place in New Chicago. Carter Quinn is a marine that has just returned from the H2.0 war.

Carter’s sister Gardner is a Completionist, one of those that help the few women that become pregnant to carry the baby to full term. Carter’s other sister; Fred has become pregnant and is preparing to get married.

I love dystopian stories and I was excited to start reading this one. It was an interesting story; although there are other ways to get clean water I suspended that idea for now. Most of the population cannot have children, ok good idea. But then those few women that do get pregnant are fined for it? I do understand the strict regiments and basically making them breeding stock.

Over all this is one of those books I think you will either like or hate. It’s not a bad read if you suspend belief in several areas. It is worth a read and I don’t feel like I would have wasted my money. But it’s not one for me that is screaming to be added to my shelves.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.

I would like to thank Spark Point Studios for the opportunity to read and share this book.

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