Jeanette Battista’s Leopard Moon – Moon Series (Volume 1) is based on a pretty neat premise: Wereleopard Kass is running from her family, but she soon finds herself drawn into a relationship with a guy named Cormac. Can Kass live a normal life, or will her brother’s passions and dark plans overwhelm Kass’s chances of happiness?
Kass is a very strong and interesting character, but arguably the star of the show is her brother Sek, who proves to be both a fascinating and compulsive foe. What really sets him out from the antagonists in many paranormal novels is the fact that his motivations are so strong, while Battista’s writing keeps the drama moving along at a rapid pace.
I was a little disappointed in the resolution, and the narrative could perhaps have gone into some darker territory occasionally, but those are minor quibbles with such a well-written book. Leopard Moon – Moon Series (Volume 1) offers a refreshingly new view of werewolf mythology, which is something of an achievement in such an over-crowded genre.
Star rating for Leopard Moon – Moon Series (Volume 1): 3½ stars.
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