Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski Review

The Mayfair Moon
Author: J.A. Redmerski    
ISBN: 9781468185
Release Date:   February 6th 2012
Format : ebook
Genre: Young Adult, Romance, Paranormal,
Urban Fantasy
The Darkwoods Trilogy #1

After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.

Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.

As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.

My Thoughts on the Book
I’m not usually surprised by werewolf books, but this managed to do just that. In most of the werewolf books I read, they turn into a wolf. In this book, the werewolves turn into Lycans, or half man-half beast. I don’t usually read werewolf books like this, but this book made me love it from beginning to end.

There is so much character diversity, but they all fit and work well together. Adria is the main character of this book. She was close to her sister Alex, back when they lived in Athens, Georgia. Alex acted like a more like a mom then their real mom, and taught Adria things like how to drive stick in a car. She even tried to get Adria to date boys she picked out, but Adria wasn’t into dating. They were sisters and looked a lot a like, but Adria always wondered why boys liked her sister more. After a incident that caused the sisters to move away to Maine, things changed between them. Adria learned to deal with the incident and even tried to put it behind her. She went to a new school and managed to make her friends right away.

All of Adria’s friends are different. Harry is the normal person of the bunch. He likes to skateboard, and is actually quite good at it. He is also Adria’s first real friend. They could talk about anything, and she loves to spend time with him. He has a crush on Zia, someone who Adria met back at school for a brief moment. Only later did they became friends, when Zia picked Adria up from the highway after crashing her bike. (Read to find out why she crashed!) Zia is a great fun person, who really cares for Adria. Zia also loves to try and get Adria and Isaac together, even when it doesn’t work at first. You also meet people who live with Zia and Isaac, some of whom don’t really like Adria because of how Isaac feels about her.

Isaac is very quite when Adria first meets him. He doesn’t speak a lot, but you know that everyone listens to him. It's to the extent that even people who'd rather not listen to him can't help but do so. He’s a really good guy, but trouble seems to follow him and Adria. I don’t think he gave Adria (or the reader) a good first impression about him, but he's a character that draws people to him.

The romance in this book was slow, just the way I like it. It took time for the two characters to learn to trust each other and to start liking each other. The attraction was instant, but them becoming a couple and loving each other took time. They did have some bumps along the road like jealous girls who also want Isaac, not to mention that while she is human he is something completely different. Though nothing broke them apart from loving each other all the way to to end of the book.

The plot line of this story is what drew me into this type of werewolf book. It was written very well, and character development was also well done. I loved every moment of it. It comes with a twist you didn’t think possible, and it will leave you wanting to read the second book all the more.

Cover Design

The design of the cover that was used on this book is a lot more better then the orginal cover design. The orginal cover was very plain, but this one draws you in with the model’s faces, and the hand around the girls waist makes you do a double take to see if it's a human or werewolf hand. I just think everything works together. The title and author's name work well with the background image, not taking your attention away from it. I can’t wait to see the cover artwork for book two.

I liked every moment of this book and I'm excited for Book two, I reccomend this book to anyone who likes a werewolf tale that is not your normal everyday werewolves.

5 out of 5 Howling Wolves


  1. Thanks, Sarah! So glad you enjoyed it. :-)

    1. Thank you! On to book two when it comes out yey!! ^^