Friday, 30 November 2012

LIGHT OF THE MOON by David James - Review, Playlist and Giveaway link!

I'm excited to bring you something different today. I bought Light of the Moon by David James on it's release and I loved it, so when he asked me to put my review on Goodreads I HAD to post one here too so you can all find out about the awesomeness that is Book One of The Legend of the Dreamer series.
(Please note the crazy twitter conversations have in no way influenced this. It's just plain awesome, as is the author himself.)
So here's what I thought!

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.

My Review:

I was drawn in immediately from the first page. David has a refreshing, poetic way of writing that makes you feel the character's emotions. You don't just read the book, you live it.
Yes, it's that good.
I loved Calum. So much, in fact, I've asked David to send me him for Christmas. (Hey, a girl can try, right?) He's not your typical male character. He's very lost in his own world, and David shows this brilliantly with strikethroughs on some of his thoughts - making others stand out more. Calum's thoughts are so realistic, so jumbled, that you really believe it.
And as any reader or writer knows, believing the character is the most important thing - and David definitely knows this.
Onto Kate... She's in a league of her own. Really, wow. I thought I wrote strong females - then I met Kate. But like most teenage girls, she has a darker past that she keeps held inside tightly. Little bits of her past are dribbled in - teasing you, almost - until finally you get the bigger picture and you realise why she's so hard and untrusting.
The story behind Calum is fresh and original. A constellation that fell from the sky - who'd have thought? We all want one of those, right?
Well, we do now.
I shouted at Kate and Calum a few times. I laughed. And maybe I might have cried. A little. Maybe.
I really don't have enough words to express how amazing this book is. There's only one thing to say, and that's BUY it now! Really!
I give Light of the Moon five stars.
And that's because I can't give it ten.

Where can you buy it? Good question, my friends. I just so happen to have those nifty little purchase links for you!

But that's not all. Ohhh no. Myself, Rachel, Christina and Dani have all banded together and come up with a playlist we think fits with Light of the Moon. Are we not awesome? *waits for David's excited shouty capital message* you're welcome, boss man. ;) 

Really. I'm not kidding. We're going all out today, you guys, and that's why the fantabulous Crazy Book Chicks - sometimes known as Danielle and Christina - are offering a FREE EBOOK COPY of Light of the Moon for Kindle. Click the link below for your chance to win!

All you need to do is tell us your favourite constellation and your favourite gummy sweets. Answer, enter, and maybe win. It's as easy as pie.

(And I happen to know the man himself, David James, is partial to a bit of pie. And gummy bears. So let's join him on the gummy love.)


Now that is all.
Now, you can find out about the man behind the crazy busy blog post.

David James writes books about stars and kisses and curses. He is the author of the YA novel, LIGHT OF THE MOON, the first book in the Legend of the Dreamer series, as well as the companion novella, THE WITCH'S CURSE. A second novella for the series, THE WARRIOR’S CODE, as well as the sequel, SHADOW OF THE SUN, will be released in 2013. Living in Michigan, he is addicted to coffee, gummy things, and sarcastic comments. He enjoys bad movies, goofy moments, and shivery nights. Be sure to visit David’s blog and facebook to learn more about his various addictions and novels.

Twitter - @DJamesAuthor