Friday, December 21, 2012

~Book Review: Black Moon by Jessica McQuay~


Black Moon
Paige Tailor Series Book One
Jessica McQuay

Genre: YA/NA Paranormal Fantasy

ISBN: 1936185741
Number of pages: 240
Cover Artist: Miriam Grunhaus
"Am I losing my mind?"

Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her? 

Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?



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Black Moon starts out introducing us to outcast high school student Paige.  She is a 17 year old with no friends and that is just fine with her.  Good grades are more important than friends or popularity.  Until...She makes the wrong person mad and is attacked in her home.  What the heck is going on?  And what is up with these voices in her head?

When mom reveals a carefully guarded secret, Paige's world is turned upside down.  Her mother takes her to the magical land of Varulean, a place where she grew up as a young girl.  A place where fairies run free.  Things are not always what they seem.  She meets the strange and mysterious Naialah, who helps her to use her magical powers.  Is there more between them than friendship.  While I would like to go more indepth with this story, I don't want to give to much away. You have to read it for yourself.

What I liked about this book is that it is a fresh new story.  There are plenty of books in this genre but this storyline is new and exciting.  You want to find out what happens and I am looking forward to seeing what the next book in this series entails.  The authors vivid description of Varulean were amazing.  You actually felt like you were there.

What I didn't like is the Paige and Naialah possible love story.  I personally am not comfortable with that.  At times, Paige, is whinny and quick to throw tantrums.  Her lack of friends make her socially awkward.  Her mother seems emotionally absent during their adventures in the magical land of Varulean . 

I am giving this book four stars because it is a very good book.  This is going to be an exciting new series and I will definitely read the second book in this series.

There were three things Jessica loved to do growing up; reading, writing and playing music. She discovered her love for writing at a young age, when she realized she could create anything she wanted with words. Jessica lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, four children, a goldfish named Sparkle and their cat, Talula. When she isn't working on the next Paige Tailor novel, taking her children to one activity or another, or folding the never ending laundry of a six person family, Jessica enjoys playing her clarinet in the community band, reading while enjoying a cup of coffee or heading to the theater and catching a movie with her husband.



  1. Thank you so very much for hosting a stop on my tour! I truly appreciate it. :-) I'm also excited that you enjoyed the story. Thank you for the lovely review.

  2. If possible, would you mind posting your review on goodreads and I'd really appreciate it! Thanks again!