Book Review: Under the Desert Moon by: Emma Meade

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Soul Fire Press

Publish Date: August 1, 2012

Origins: From Author for Review

Format: E-book

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: 17 year old Erin Harris spends her time daydreaming, hoping to escape her small town life in Copperfield, Arizona. When a movie crew arrives unexpectedly to shoot a vampire film over the summer, Erin’s small town world changes forever. Erin is positive she has seen the star, James Linkin before in a thirty year old TV show. He hasn’t aged a day. How is this possible? Erin is determined to find out, but how will James handle the scrutiny of an all too intelligent teenage girl?

Review: Erin Harris and her brothers live with their alcoholic father, who has been steadily getting worse due to their mother’s death. Erin’s sick of it! All Erin dreams of is getting out of Copperfield and into the big city. She sees an opportunity for exposure as a photographer when a film crew comes to town to shoot a vampire movie. Yet things on the movie set aren’t as straightforward as they appear…

‘Under the Desert Moon’ is refreshingly different from some of the other ‘teen vampire’ novels out there these days. I liked Erin’s strength and spunk in the face of the myriad problems in her life. Ms. Meade brought the characters to life (and undeath) easily and there was great dialogue and interaction between the characters. The author’s voice is unique and I can see ‘Under the Desert Moon’ being the first of many successful novels.

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