I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the Blood & Moonlight by Erin Beaty Blog Tour hosted by TBR & Beyond Tours.
Check out my review post below!
About the Book
Title: Blood & Moonlight
Author: Erin Beaty
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy Thriller
Publishing date: June 28th, 2022
Content Warning: graphic death, violence, incest, talk of mental illness
In this medieval YA fantasy thriller, an orphan with a secret, magical sight gets caught between a mysterious genius and the serial killer he’s hunting.
Rising above the city of Collis is the holy Sanctum. And watching over its spires is Catrin, an orphan girl with unique skills—for she alone can spot the building’s flaws in construction before they turn deadly.
But when Catrin witnesses a murderer escaping the scene of his crime, she’s pulled into the web of a dangerous man who will definitely strike again. Assigned to capture the culprit is the mysterious, brilliant, and enigmatic Simon, whose insights into the mind of a killer are frighteningly accurate.
As the grisly crimes continue, Catrin finds herself caught between murderer and detective while hiding her own secret—a supernatural sight granted by the moon, destined to make her an outcast, and the only thing that might save her and those she loves from becoming the next victims…
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This book gave me some Stalking Jack the Ripper meets The Beautiful vibes in its setting and I loved it. For me the setting and the murder mystery was the most interesting part of the book. I thought the magic was unique and different but confusing to understand at times.
Catrin’s abilities were more than those with her magic have ever possessed before and it isn’t until she gets caught up in a murder that she realizes how to use them. She starts working with Simon to help solve these murders but has to hide her magic out of fear. The two of them start to form a bond but at the same time no one can be trusted. As things start to unravel and they get closer to the murderer she’s forced to reveal her secrets.
The ending was such a rollercoaster and I honestly couldn’t figure out who the killer was up until the very last second. I think the author did a good job of keeping things intense and unpredictable. I didn’t feel the romance lent much to the story but overall I enjoyed this book. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a YA Fantasy Thriller with a historical setting.
Erin Beaty was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, which means she can’t drive a tractor but won’t eat veggies that come from a can.
She graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 2000 with a BS in Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics) and German, then served in the fleet as a weapons officer on a combat destroyer and later as an instructor the Center for Naval Leadership.
After a few years as a stay-at-home mother and navy wife with a casual family blog, Erin upped her game and started writing her first novel in the spring of 2014. She is now the author of the Traitor’s Circle Trilogy published by Imprint, Macmillan and in several foreign languages.
She and her husband have five children, two cats, and a vegetable garden and live wherever the navy tells them to go.
Erin has taught classes at The Muse Writers Center in Norfolk and has also served on the advisory board of Hampton Roads Writers.
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