Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog Tour: The Mayfair Moon (The Darkwoods Trilogy #1) by J.A. Redmerski - Review with Giveaway

Thanks for stopping by the blog for my Tour Stop for
The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski, hosted by ATomR Book Blog Tours!
Make sure to enter to win an ebook copy at the end of the post!


After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.

Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.

As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.
I couldn't find a book trailer, so here's an awesome song!
**This book was provided to us for an honest review, and we were in no way paid.
The review was done simply because we support the author and their work**

If I had to define The Mayfair Moon in three words I would say: Twilight only with werewolves. Okay, so maybe I used four words instead of three, my point is that this novel was basically as good as Twilight. except that it was more playful and dark and had werewolves instead of vampires! Anywho, I had been excited to read The Mayfair Moon because I had seen nothing but good reviews… now you must be wondering one thing: Is this going to be one of those good reviews to add to the plethora? Why yes. Yes it is.

When I started the novel, I was hooked from the opening sentence about how the main character, Adria, has a stepfather who uses the F-bomb constantly. After finishing the opening chapter I was already in love.  Not only was it scary as hell when Adria and her sister Alex encounter a wolf-man (old school talk for werewolf), but also became heartbreaking when Adria and Alex are taken away from their mother and abusive stepfather. As the story progressed, I did notice that the beginning kept up a slow pace—which is fine because I was falling in love with the Twilight-esque "who are they" Scene where Adria first sees Zia and her brothers.

After long consideration, I also noticed that author J.A. Redmerski managed to craft me a brand new werewolf boyfriend. I fell in love with Isaac Mayfair, even though at first he came off as a sleaze ball (it was later explained why all of the ladies in the Mayfair house were draped all over him).  I got to see the soft and cuddly side of the werewolf bad boy. He was so cute and romantic towards Adria, constantly telling her that he didn’t want to harm her with his wolf and at the same time telling her about how he got his scars when she asked. He’s definitely another Ren (the character from Nightshade) and will steal any girl’s heart.

While the story did hold many dark and tragic stories, starting with Adria’s mother’s abusive relationship and moving all the way towards Trajan and Aramei’s grim love story—I found that they made the story even better. As well as the Blood Bond concept and Isaac’s refusal to turn Adria into one of “them”, I found myself getting the shivers and saying “awww” (but in a sad tone). There was quite the air of mystery in the story, mostly revolving around Alex and why she is acting so different, but nearing the end of the novel there is a major twist featuring ***that I can pinky swear nobody will see coming.

I recommend this to fans of the Nightshade series and the Dark Divine series as well as simple fans of the werewolf genre. The Mayfair Moon definitely gives a new perspective to my view of werewolves and hey, I got a new fictional boyfriend out of it!

Connect with the author:
Website & Blog 

Available for purchase:
Amazon Kindle

Complete the FORM HERE to enter for a chance 
to win a copy of the book!

Make sure to stop by the other participating blogs:

Monday, March 19, 2012:
The Fairytale Nerd ~ Excerpt #2 and eBook Giveaway
Young Adult Book Reviews ~ Review, The Writer’s Cave Guest Post, and eBook Giveaway
Good Choice Reading ~ Excerpt #1
Reader Girls ~ Review and eBook Giveaway

Tuesday, March 20, 2012:
Chapter by Chapter ~ Review and eBook Giveaway
Pen to Paper ~ Review and eBook Giveaway
Fictional Distraction ~ Review
We Fancy Books ~ Review
Bookworm Lisa ~ Review
Splash Of Our Worlds ~ Review and eBook Giveaway

Wednesday, March 21, 2012:
BookSpark ~ Excerpt #3 and eBook Giveaway
Dreaming Dreams ~ Review and Author Interview
Refracted Light | YA Book Reviews ~ Dream Cast Guest Post
Some Reading Required ~ Review
My Pathway to Books ~ Top 10 with Jessica Guest Post and eBook Giveaway

Thursday, March 22, 2012:
The Autumn Review ~ Review and eBook Giveaway
JJ iReads ~ Review and Excerpt #4
The Life of Fiction ~ Review and eBook Giveaway
One Minute Books ~ Review

Friday, March 23, 2012:
Endlessly Bookish ~ Review, Deleted Scene Guest Post, eBook Giveaway
Hazel the Witch ~ Review
A Tale of Many Reviews ~ Final stop and Grand Prize


J.A. Redmerski said... Best Blogger Tips

I had to comment, not only because I sincerely appreciate your review and for participating in my blog tour, but also to tell you that you really know how to pick out music that fits with a book! Wow, I LOVE that song and can totally visualize THE MAYFAIR MOON in it. And more than anything, I'm so glad you liked the book! Thanks so much! :-)

Chapter by Chapter said... Best Blogger Tips

@J.A. Redmerski

Thank you so much for stopping by! Music has such a huge effect while reading. So glad that you liked the choice!

Denise Z said... Best Blogger Tips

Thank you so much for sharing with us and participating in this tour. I just heard about this book today and have been hopping around the different posts on the tour to find out more and have enjoyed this one very much. Thank you also for the lovely giveaway opportunity.

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