Friday, April 10, 2015

[Blog Tour] Review & Giveaway: Secrets of the Moon (The Secrets of the Moon Saga #1) by Kristy Centeno


Book Description: 

Teenager Marjorie Emery eluded death. As she struggles to
get her life back on track, she believes her efforts are paying off. Yet, when
a black dressing, unfriendly, and incredibly handsome hottie walks into her
classroom, she’s forced into a tailspin. Marjorie has no idea how much his
presence is going to shatter what little tranquility she’s achieved.

Kyran Rousseau’s gloomy nature has a name, one that is
potentially fatal under the right circumstances. His family harbors secrets and
does everything to protect Kyran. While, he does’t want to ruin Marjorie’s
normal life, love has a way of changing his plans.

Falling for Kyran is the least of Marjorie’s worries. With a
faceless threat hunting her and a boyfriend who's as dangerous as he is good
looking—how can Marjorie and Kyran keep all hell from breaking loose before
it’s too late?


The bat connected with something solid, and a soft
grunt escaped the man’s lips, followed by a soft oath that would’ve put even
the meanest of sailors to shame.

“Are you trying to kill me? What the hell are you

Wait just a second, I know that voice.

“Kyran? Kyran!” I couldn’t believe my eyes. He
really was standing there, clad in nothing but a pair of jeans.

“Are you trying to behead me?” His expression was
one of puzzlement and anger combined.

“I was, actually.” He rubbed his forearm
vigorously and I deduced that was where the bat made contact. Boy, I had the
worst aim ever. How did I manage to hit his arm when I was aiming for his head?

“Why?” he snapped.

That did it. That tone he used infuriated me all
over again. “Oh, hold on just a second here. I should be asking all the
questions, not you. What the hell are you doing roaming around my house in the
middle of the night anyway? What kind of sick pervert are you?”

“This isn’t your house. Haven’t you noticed we’re
in the middle of the woods?” God, I wanted to slap him so bad.

“The hell we are! This is my father’s land and
you’re trespassing.” He scoffed, and I had the sudden urge to go for a second
blow. This close, I was pretty confident I would make a crude indentation in
his skull.

“Do you enjoy peeping at other people? Is that,
like, something you get off on?”

Had I not been so angry, I would’ve laughed at his
expression. His face registered shock, disbelief, and surprise all at once.

“No! I’m not that kind of person,” he barked.

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Despite the many cliches of this book, I actually enjoyed reading Secrets of the Moon.

Marjorie Emery got into a car accident with her friends due to drunk driving. Because of that result, she lost her parents' trust, one of her friend can never walk, and her popularity isn't the same as before. While reading the beginning, I had a feeling something bad would happen because of her stupidity.

Moving on. So fast forward to thirteen months later, some new students transferred and well, you can see where this is going. Marjorie and Kyran Rousseau have that instant mutual attraction despite one of them fighting it. Well, it isn't all about romance because after their arrival some freaking things have been happening around Marjorie's hometown. Like campers going missing, cows mauling, and other pets dying. And she knows that something is always watching her and now she wonders if they are related with the Rousseau family especially after reading a certain article that's similar to her situation.

Marjorie's character was likeable enough despite she annoys me sometimes. I felt for when she had that accident but she can't blame anyone than herself although I pitied her especially for the guilt she's feeling for her family and friends. I actually liked her friends, they are funny and they still hang together. I just hate Angela. I can tell that her friendship with Marjorie is seriously over. I understood how she felt but at the same time it is also partly her fault. I'm glad Marjorie stood up for herself and that she has inkling that her friendship with Angela will never be the same.

I have a foreshadowing moment with Marjorie's mother when she was mentioned. I have a feeling that's why Marjorie was experiencing those things with the wolves.

Kyran is just a hotty, sort of sweet, and that suffering hero. I understood his situation better when it was explained. I'm happy that his family loves him, support him, and try to protect him. His situation is sad especially when he can't seem to control his reactions around Marjorie since it's more intense for him. I also liked his family especially his twin brother Alexis, although I kind of felt bad for him because he seemed to like Marjorie and since he has a connection to his brother, it makes things worst.

I can say that there were some steamy scenes between those two and it's kind of funny for me because I can understand their frustration about it.

The ending of course is a cliffhanger and hopefully, we'll get the answers that Marjorie wants to know as well. 

She has always had a passion for books and after
years of being an avid reader, she decided to transform her desire to write
into a reality and thus, her first novel was born. In her journey to create
memorable reads, she has delved into several genres, creating fictional
characters meant to entice readers and captivate the mind.

She is currently working on finishing off the
Keeper Witches series among other projects, which include sequels to her
published work. When she’s not busy taking care of her five children or holding
down the fort, she finds time to sit and do what she loves the most: writing.