Black Moon (Paige Tailor, #1)

Black Moon (Paige Tailor #1) by Jessica McQuay Review

Paige Tailor was a smart, hardworking student whose biggest worry was getting through the day unnoticed my her schoolmates. She has no close friends but she has grown up sharing everything important to her with her mom. Her father had died years ago. She’s always felt different then others her age, but has grown used to it, never considering even for a moment that her differences had more to do with her heritage. As far as she knows she is human, just like everyone else on the planet.

When strange things begin to happen to Paige, she is sucked into a whirl of confusion. While she is a straight forward kinda gal, the knowledge that she heard what Matt was thinking and promptly announced it to one and all in the class to hear, makes her a target for reprisal from Matt and Rachel.

Paige doesn’t know yet that she is being watched by four werewolves disguised as people and tasked with reporting any strange occurrences that happen around Paige. One of the werewolves is disguised as Paige’s classmate and feels this assignment is beneath her. She rebels against the order to leave Paige alone and goes after her to put a little scare into her. The situation backfires and Paige is left wondering what is going on.

When she finally comes clean with her mom about the odd things that have happened to her and of the werewolves watching her, she learns a startling truth about herself that she at first doesn’t want to believe but soon comes to accept.

Paige and her mother travel to see her mom’s parents whom Paige has never met. When Paige discovered she was part Fae on her mom’s side, she was shocked then fascinated. when she met her grandparents she found it hard to take in that her grandparents were the King and Queen of Varulean law!

Now Paige must discover a part of herself she didn’t know existed. She is ready to learn the ways of the Fae and her grandfather has entrusted her training to Naialah. Paige, already uneasy and uncomfortable from trying to understand and try to fit into the Fae way of life, feels a strange attraction for Naialah, one she doesn’t understand.

Paige must come to terms with all the changes in her life and has to learn so much to become more accepted in the Fae world.

This was an original take on a standard story. A very detailed description of Fae life, werewolves and other supernatural beings. Also a good look at how an average teenager comes to grips with life changing information about herself.

The characters were very well fleshed out, my favorite being Paige as she showed us how a teenager can chose to react positively to news which could overwhelm someone less strong willed. I know that teenagers roll their eyes a lot but I found that this was used a little to often for my liking. Also I would like to see a bit more insight into some of the other characters and hope to see that in the next book in the series. A truly enjoyable read!

I received my copy of Black Moon from the author in exchange for my honest review.

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