Monday, March 28, 2016

Moondancers by E. Van Lowe

(The Beautiful Creatures of Beverly Hills #1)
by E. Van Lowe

Find out more about this book and author:
Twitter @Evanlowe

Just released: February 11, 2016
Publisher: EViL E Books
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, YA
Rating: 4.5

The Beautiful Creatures of Beverly Hills series:
book - tba

First sentence(s):
There was no decision to dive into the pool. I did it without thinking.

"Young love, paranormal creatures, and murder."

Josh Butters can't explain why he's attracted to Lara Applegate, the mysterious cousin of the girl next door. She likes poetry and beautiful things, while he likes video games and goofing around by the pool with his friends. Yet Josh finds himself inexplicably falling for Lara, and getting pulled into her shadowy world. The more deeply he falls,the more he discovers the cost of loving her may be too high. For keeping her family's secrets could cost Josh, his family, and his friends their lives.

Dangerously exciting, yet mystical and romantic, Moondancers is a page turning thriller that asks the question "do you believe in soulmates?"

My two-bits:

Good start to a new series and intro to a set of sea creatures (new to me). The world of Nereids and satyrs was interesting to learn about in this YA romance novel.

The location setting for this story is equally interesting - Beverly Hills, California. The outskirts of the city is described which also was new for me to learn about. I have a new perspective on swimming pools ;-)

I also liked the balance of humor and romance with elements of horror thrown in. Loved the interaction with the main character, Josh, and his friends. It was fun to hang out with them.

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