Lunar Passing (Caged Moon #2)
Published: 14th June, 2014
As if in slow motion, the world spun. The front fender of the truck slammed into us from behind, and everything lurched forward. Bags, arms, clothes, sailed by my head. The muffled sound of screams were lost somewhere in a tumultuous roar as the van hit a pothole, and we began to roll. Cold metal crushed in on me, and the splintering sound of gunshots echoed in my ears…Several months had passed since the murders in the old farmhouse and secrets had been revealed. Too bad a cover up in this day and age, hadn’t been exactly so easy.
What I liked: I liked this one a more than I liked the first one, it had more depth and growth for the characters than the first book. We learn more about the world this takes place in and how things came to be as they are. Things read a lot better in this one, and it felt more engaging than the first one did and I like the inclusion of more mythology because it made things a little more interesting than I was expecting. It was also less predictable than the first book was, which made it a better read because it had surprises of its own.
What I didn’t like: Liam was a difficult character in the beginning to try and connect with, he seemed to swing back and forth between moods rather quickly and I didn’t understand why. It was rather strange and there were some parts that felt a bit forced and some parts that felt more like subtle hints that didn’t seem to follow through.
Overall Review: I definitely found this a more enjoyable read than the first book, and while I had problems with the beginning and a few other parts included in the book, I felt the pacing was done rather well and that there was tension in some of the right places. It gave us more background information to go off of and also introduced characters who’s intentions I was not always sure about, though it became clearer the further I read.
Recommend?: If you made your way through book one and would like to see what happens to Charlotte and Liam next then you should certainly pick this book up!
My Rating: 3.6/5
About the Author
Rachel grew up in small town Massachusetts where she spent most of her time writing about strange paranormal creatures instead of paying attention in class. She has always been considered the ‘dreamy’ one with her head in the clouds, but it has all been worth it. Rachel, now, is YA Author of both The Caged Moon Series, and The Prophecy.
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