Monday, 1 October 2012

Review: Falling To Ash by Karen Mahoney

Title: Falling To Ash
Author: Karen Mahoney
Author Info: Website|Blog|Twitter|Facebook|Goodreads
Genre: Paranormal
Source: Publisher
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 27th September 2012

Tell Me About It
You can’t choose your family... living or dead.

Trapped between two very different worlds, newly made vampire Moth is struggling to find her place in either. Not only does she have to answer to her strict Irish-Catholic Dad, but her over-protective maker, Theo, is intent on making her the star attraction in his powerful Boston vampire clan. Moth will have to pull off the double-act of the century to please both of them...

Adding to her problems is the dangerously attractive Jason Murdoch, a trainee vampire hunter who loves to play cat and mouse in his spare time (Jace = cat; Moth = mouse). But when the teenagers of Boston’s wealthiest families start to disappear, it forces Moth and Jace into an uneasy truce. Will they be able to solve the mystery behind the disappearances—before someone winds up undead?

My Thoughts
Prior to reading Falling to Ash I had only ever read Karen's  other books, The Iron Witch and The Wood Queen.  When I first began reading Falling To Ash and Jace made an appearance  I had to know the back story behind them, so  purchased The Eternal Kiss and quickly skipped to Moth's story.  Back history learnt I continued on with Falling To Ash.
My first thoughts when reading were Moth freakin rocks!!!!! I love her spunkiness and her attitude and I love her interaction with Jace and how they banter with one another, when they are not trying to injure/maim/kill one another
Jace nudged me. 'So, is the silver on this knife going to be any good against that thing?'
'What are you asking me for?  We're not related, you know.'
Of course, with Jace being a hunter, and the son of a very well know hunter, it makes things hard for this duo to actually work together and try to figure out what is happening.  Initially Moth and Jace are just trying to find out what is going on, but when it becomes a more personal matter for both parties, it means business and both step up the pace to try and find who it is once and for all.
I really enjoyed the twist with Revenants and how they were made.  I was right there with Moth trying to figure out who it was and it wasn't until the last pieces fell into place, right when Moth realised the truth, that I actually realised who was responsible.

From the minute I began reading Falling To Ash I was instantly drawn into the world Karen has created, and although Falling To Ash has no planned sequel at the moment I would love to see more from Moth at some point in the future. For now I will have to satisfy my craving with Moth's own website, where Karen and the very talented C. Ellis are posting a webcomic focusing on the adventures of Moth herself. They post every Monday and Friday, just click on the picture below to find the page.

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