Book Review: A Trace of Moonlight by: Allison Pang

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publish Date: October 30, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Drinking from the waters of lethe and offering herself up as Faerie’s sacrificial Tithe . . . these just might be the least of Abby Sinclair’s problems.

Abby’s pact with a daemon—whether or not she remembers making it—is binding, so she’d better count herself lucky that (in the words of a daemon who knows better) there’s nearly always a loophole. But her friends’ reckless attempts to free her, well intentioned though they may be, set off a disastrous chain of events. In no time at all, Abby turns her incubus lover mortal, then gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead. On top of everything else, she’s lost the Key to the CrossRoads to her mortal enemy, who promptly uses his restored power to wreak havoc on the OtherWorld and put its very existence in jeopardy. Only one person can make things right again, but to find her, Abby must place her trust in allies of mixed loyalties, and conquer her nightmares once and for all.

Review: It is of great importance you read the first two books in this series before starting ‘A Trace of Moonlight’. Picking up a little while after the cliffhanger events in the second book (‘A Sliver of Shadow’), Abby is trapped by her memory loss in the mad Seelie Queen’s domain, betrothed to her son Talivar. Due to strange dreams and overheard conversations, Abby begins to remember…and she is angry. When her enemy steals something of great value and starts a war, Abby must use all of her power and tap all of her friends for help to put a stop to the permanent destruction of the Crossroads and all manner of creatures who depend on them. I absolutely adore this series and I don’t want to give away too much of the story in my review. A Trace of Moonlight is packed with action and ties up a lot of the loose ends from books one and two. Yet there is a huge new development and I hope there are more books in this series so readers can see where life and dreams will take Abby. As always, Phineas the unicorn is a great source of both information and comic relief. Phin’s my favorite character! An excellent, excellent book and I hope we see more of Abby and her friends soon!

Abby Sinclair Series: A Brush of Darkness (1), A Sliver of Shadow (2), A Trace of Moonlight (3)


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