A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Source: Review copy from the publisher
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.
I think I actually liked A Trace of Moonlight the least of the three books in this series. Maybe the storyline wasn't as interesting to me. The writing is pretty good, and I think this is a decent urban fantasy series. It's just definitely not the best I've read.
This was a very quick read, but I felt like there was nothing new here from the previous books in the series. Abby is not really growing as a character, and neither are her relationships.
All that said, I appreciate that there are some new ideas in this series as a whole. I imagine it's difficult to come up with some new and original in the paranormal romance/urban fantasy genre. It's not all more of the same, although at times it seems like too many different things are thrown together in one book.
I would probably recommend this series to paranormal lovers, but there are definitely better series out there. Also, be sure to read this series in order. This book really wasn't one that you could pick up and not feel completely lost without having read the previous two.