i received a copy of the night and its moon from new south publishing in exchange for an honest review.
the night and its moon review
the night and its moon has an intriguing sounding premise and a beautiful cover. it sounds like the perfect book for me, however i found it lacking in some aspects that really hindered my reading experience.
the main concept for this book isn’t anything new – light versus dark, evil versus, etc. it’s something we see all the time in fiction. while it’s the same old story, just with new packaging, i still really enjoyed the way the author interpreted it.
the start of the book is fairly slow, but it was interesting. there was a lot to learn, so i enjoyed the slower pacing. the ending is the opposite – it’s super fast and intense. everything goes down all at once and it’s pretty awesome. unfortunately, the 70% in between was slow, boring and tedious.
the night and its moon starts out following nox and amaris as children. i found them likeable and interesting. i loved their friendship. unfortunately, as they grew older, i started to dislike them a bit. they were still interesting, but a duller version of themselves.
and lastly, the way it’s written. i don’t really know how to say this without sounding rude, but the sentences were poorly written and riddled with grammatical errors. i felt the book could’ve benefitted from another few rounds of editing.
overall, the night and its moon had an interesting start and action packed ending, but the middle dragged in a way that made me want to dnf multiple times. the ending was intense and i feel the need to know what’s going to happen next, but i’m not sure if i can be bothered putting myself through another one of these books.