Moon Marked (Magic by Night #1) by Erin McDermott

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Moon Marked by Erin McDermott is the first in a YA Fantasy series of fallen angels, sexy werewolves, magical witches, and a kidnapped mother.  

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moon marked.jpgSophia Ballance lived a simple life until her mom mysteriously disappeared. But that wasn’t when her life turned upside down.

No, it turned upside down when she was captured in the middle of the night and given to a man set on sending her to her death – a wickedly beautiful fallen angel named Alexander.

She could do nothing to stop him. That is until the incredibly sexy werewolf, Finn, rescues her from him.

But Finn will not let her return to her simple life void of immortal beings who’d rather see her dead than alive. Apparently, she is special. She is one of the last surviving moon witches, a race fallen angels want to see eradicated from earth, and it is Finn’s sworn duty to protect her.

No one has faced off against a fallen angel and lived, so Finn and Sophia are fated to live a life on the run. But Sophia soon realizes that defeating Alexander may be her only chance at returning to her family.

With Finn set on running she realizes she has to escape the only person who wants to protect her – to meet with the one who wants her dead.


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If you love books with the sexy paranormal creatures and a bit of mystery, this series may be for you!

Since this is a short read (under 200 pages), the book is quickly paced. We find ourselves diving into a kidnapped mystery with the main characters grieving over the year-long struggle of their mother’s disappearance. After being stuck inside all year, they finally take a camping trip signifying their return to society.

Of course, this is a bad idea as we can see the foreshadowing beginning to reveal itself. Then the main character is pulled into a world that she least expected.

I will say that the writing hooked me in right away. Even though there is a bit of predictability with the plot, I still found myself surprised when everything is revealed by the end.

I liked the paranormal history between the species and the unique twists they exhibit in the story such as the Undead. But, I will say that the middle of the book can be repetitive in the sense that she is constantly battling going to sleep and the main love interest’s reassurance that he’s going to keep her safe. It felt like a few of the chapters were on repeat minus a few plot changes in the mix.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I gave it 3 out of 5 stars. It appears to be a solid start to a series. The romance is a bit clique, but I loved reading the connection they had with each other. What can I say, I’m starting to warm up to romance.

The ending leaves a huge cliffhanger that I hope is expanded upon in Book 2. Who’s alive? Who’s really dead?  


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Published: 4 October 2018

Publisher: Self-Published

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy / Paranormal

Pages: 168

How I Read It: eBook requested by Author

*Disclaimer: I was requested by the Author to download and read this book for free on Amazon. All of my reviews contain my honest opinion only and are not influenced in any way.*


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