Black Moon (Paige Tailor Series #1) by Jessica McQuay Review
This book was gifted to me by the author for an honest review. Thank You!
Strange phenomena is happening to Paige. She hears thoughts screaming in her head and her hands glow with strange “white dusky light”. People start attacking her. And she seems stronger and reacts faster than she used to. Later her eye sight has improved. Paige thinks she must be losing her mind until she talks to her mother. Her mom explains what is happening, that Paige is not entirely human. That she is half fae. The writing is really good. I was drawn into Paige's story immediately. I cared about her a lot after only reading a few pages.
Paige has a hard time transitioning into her new life. “It felt like a millennia since I last thought about going to college or wondered how close I was to getting Valedictorian this year. My new life consisted of out running werewolves and going on vacation to Varulean instead of Disneyland.” Paige is kind of a brat at this point. I can kind of envision her having a tantrum, throwing herself on the floor, feet pounding into the carpet, fists pounding, and yelling “Hell, no. I won't go!” Paige doesn't like the faery food on Varulean, an alternate dimension, and she doesn't like their clothes. She is very rigid and stuck in what she is most accustomed to and isn't too thrilled by giving Faery a chance. Paige doesn't trust her grandparents, the faery queen and king. Paige is clumsy and worries about her defense training. She also worries about attending parties and mingling. She is afraid she will act and say something stupid and embarrass herself and the king and queen. Paige really wants to learn how to control her magic. Paige really doesn't like change and to be told that everything she has ever believed in is a lie, is a hard thing for her to deal with. It is an uncomfortable adjustment period. The story starts to drag at this point. Then Paige meets Naialah and things start to get interesting again. Two-thirds into the story things start getting really interesting.
There were a couple plot points that were left open ended, I am guessing for the next book in the series. Paige's relationship with Naialah, Naialah herself, the wolves, Paige's father. A lot of interesting things happen that aren't fully explained. I liked this book a lot and I would like to pick up the next book in the series, Ms. McQuay still has a lot of explaining to do. 4 stars.