MOONSET (Legacy of Moonset #1)
Moonset, a coven of such promise . . . Until they turned to the darkness.
After the terrorist witch coven known as Moonset was destroyed fifteen years ago—during a secret war against the witch Congress—five children were left behind, saddled with a legacy of darkness. Sixteen-year-old Justin Daggett, son of a powerful Moonset warlock, has been raised alongside the other orphans by the witch Congress, who fear the children will one day continue the destruction their parents started.
A deadly assault by a wraith, claiming to work for Moonset’s most dangerous disciple, Cullen Bridger, forces the five teens to be evacuated to Carrow Mill. But when dark magic wreaks havoc in their new hometown, Justin and his siblings are immediately suspected. Justin sets out to discover if someone is trying to frame the Moonset orphans . . . or if Bridger has finally come out of hiding to reclaim the legacy of Moonset. He learns there are secrets in Carrow Mill connected to Moonset’s origins, and keeping the orphans safe isn’t the only reason the Congress relocated them .. .
Moonset is the very first book I have read by Scott Tracey. I love books that have witches, warlocks, drama, black magic, and awesome action scenes, and Moonset captures all of that into one amazing book!
The book surrounds five teenagers, but it’s told from Justin Dagget’s POV. I normally am not a huge fan of books told from male perspectives, but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. Justin had a really smooth and interesting quality about him, and I really liked having his voice sweep across the pages.
I did have a slight problem with there being five teenagers, because it bumped them up to main characters. That’s a bit too many main characters for my taste, not to mention all of the supporting characters in the book. Scott Tracey actually managed all of their individual voices and personalities very well. I was always able to tell who was who and nobody overlapped one another. Still, though, I would have preferred to see less main characters.
The plot of Moonset really grew and expanded as the book proceeded. It kept a very good pace and kept me interested throughout the whole book. Scott Tracey has such a unique and beautiful aspect to his writing that glues your eyes to the page from the get-go. I will say that the story was pretty predictable, but it really didn’t matter. The writing was so great, and the plot was so interesting, that I didn’t care if I knew what was going to happen. It didn’t matter. I just wanted more.
Moonset fascinated me, because it felt like it should have been a television show rather than a book. Instead of reading the book and having it be over, I wanted to watch a new episode of it every week. It kind of reminded me of today’s popular tv shows…..The Vampires Diaries, Merlin, The Secret Circle, Once Upon a Time…they all had a very similar feel to this book. I really enjoyed that.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves books about witches, magic, etc. It was a great paranormal read, and I cannot wait to read more from Scott Tracey in the future!
Publication Date: April 8th, 2013
Rating: [rating: 4]
Scott Tracey is a YA author who lived on a Greyhound for a month, wrote his illustrated autobiography at the age of six, and barely survived Catholic school (and definitely not for the reasons you might think).
He is the author of WITCH EYES, chosen as one of Amazon’s Best LGBT Books of 2011, as well as an ALA Popular Paperback in the Forbidden Romance category. The final book in the WITCH EYES trilogy, PHANTOM EYES, will be released in the fall of 2013.
He is also the author of MOONSET, a new series which will be released April 8, 2013, as well as a contributor to the SHADOWHUNTERS & DOWNWORLDERS anthology, edited by Cassandra Clare.
His career highlights include: accidentally tripping a panic alarm which led to nearly being shot by the police; attacked in a drive-thru window by a woman wielding a baked potato, and once moving cross country for a job only to quit on the second day.
His gifts can be used for good or evil, but rather than picking a side, he strives for BOTH (in alternating capacity) for his own amusement.
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