Light of the Moon (Legend of the Dreamer #1) – David James
One night long ago, a constellation disappeared and fell from the sky in the form of a boy.
Secrets are being kept in the sleepy town of Lakewood Hollow, Colorado. Nothing but pools of blood and dripping words are left where bodies once were, and no one but Calum Wade seems to be worried. Life unfolds in shades of red for Calum, until a mysterious girl named Kate Black enrolls at his school and everything changes. Suddenly a dangerous world of dream demons, elemental enchanters, and blood witches unfurls before Calum. He learns that the stars have forever held his destiny, and that the constellations above are much more than what they seem. As Kate and Calum sink deep into a paranormal war, they realize that an ancient prophecy might hold the answers they seek. But life is not so easy for Calum, and he can feel his heart beat faster whenever Kate is close. Worse, Kate’s blood holds a dark secret even more dangerous than the war between the demons and enchanters. Soon the two find that there are worse things than loving someone you shouldn’t. For Calum and Kate, even love and the fiery power of stars may not be enough to break a curse as dark as the blood that binds their destiny.
A romantic story of true love and dark curses, LIGHT OF THE MOON will leave you breathless.
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I have been meaning to read Light of the Moon by David James for quite some time. So, when he approached me to read the book and do a review for the site, I jumped at the chance. I have read positive reviews for the book, and I have occasionally spoke with David James on twitter, so it was a priority of mine to read the book and see what I thought of it for myself.
David James has such a unique and beautiful writing style. I found his attention to detail to be amazing. There were a few times that I thought that things were maybe a bit over described, but he definitely took the time to really paint a picture in the minds of his readers.
I wasn’t the biggest fan of Light of the Moon, but that was not because of the writing. The writing was gorgeous, but I found the story to be a bit…..depressing. Calum just seemed so sad all the time. And honestly, if I had met someone like him in person, I probably would have been worried he was about to commit suicide. I don’t read depressing books. For my own sanity, I need to read books that just made me feel uplifted. So it is hard for me to judge this book when I loved the writing style but disliked the storyline.
I also found it a little hard to attach myself to the characters. Instead of interacting with the characters, I felt that I was really just inside Calum’s head. And Calum’s head seemed to go all over the place sometimes. I wish that I had seen more character individuality and more connection and chemistry between the characters.
Overall, I am a big fan of David James. I think that his writing is freaking gorgeous, and I could read his detail all day long. Unfortunately, I did not like Light of the Moon, but again, that wasn’t because of the writing. It was because of the story and my dislike for depressing books. Do I think that others will adore this book? Absolutely! I think that this book could be a big hit…just not for me. But I would definitely read other books by David James in the future.
Publisher: CS Publishing
Publication Date: November 6th, 2012
Source: Ebook provided by the author
Teaser Quote: “And being brave doesn’t always mean you need to fight to win your battles; there are different kinds of strengths. Sometimes bravery comes from letting your heart make choices your mind cannot.”