Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Book Review: Scarlet Moon by S.D. Grimm

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Title: Scarlet Moon

Author: S.D. Grimm

Series: Children of the Blood Moon #1

Genre: Fantasy/Fairy Tale

Audience: S.D. Grimm


The hunted Feravolk are counting on Jayden, a seventeen-year-old, dagger-wielding, storm-detecting orphan, to save their race. Maybe they should have thought of that before they killed her family.

The land of Soleden is dying because the sorceress queen hunts and kills the people who cared for all nature, the Feravolk. Through their special bond with animals, the Feravolk have become more than men. Faster, stronger, masters of camouflage and stealth. Only a Deliverer born the night of the Blood Moon can save them from extinction.

According to prophecy, Jayden is a Deliverer, but it’s not a destiny she wants. She has no sympathy for either side. The Feravolk killed her family, so they can die for all she cares. And fighting the queen with nothing but daggers and her special abilities—storm predicting—is a suicide mission. Destiny can pick someone else.

Except hiding from destiny proves difficult; Deliverers attract powerful Protectors. Jayden’s is one of the Feravolk, so he can’t be trusted. But he makes her feel safe. Makes her want to save his race. If she chooses to keep hiding, he’ll remain one of the hunted, but he’ll protect her even if it means his death if she faces the queen. Making the right choice has never been so excruciating, especially since the prophecy says nothing about the Deliverer’s success, or survival.

**5 stars**

I absolutely loved it! I was looking forward to reading another book by Enclave Publishing, and Scarlet Moon by S.D. Grimm was my chance! I won it in a giveaway, and so received a signed copy of this epic beauty.

Scarlet Moon is a fantasy tale, first book in the series CHILDREN OF THE BLOOD MOON. It follows a young woman named Jayden, and a myriad of other main characters, on a dangerous and enlightening journey to escape evil and discover truth.

This was truly incredible fantasy - with a fairy tale touch. I enjoyed it oh so much! The world. The characters. The mystery. The fight of good vs. evil. The romance. This book was unique and captivating. So many interesting people, and intriguing ways their lives all wove together! I'm still trying to figure out some things - can't wait for book two, Amber Eyes! Eeee!

I liked the Christian allegory, and hoping to see that blossom more as this series progresses. I just really adored Jayden. Something about her was unique from other YA female protagonists. I loved the character development she went through, and her personality and reactions. So very much looking forward to journeying more with her.
And Ethan! Oh, Ethan! I don't even know what to say yet.
I'm intrigued, and scared, with what's going on with Ryan. Really want to see where that's going! (Amber Eyes, come quickly!)
And just all the other characters! I want to see what happens! I want to continue their journeys!

The animal's (particularly wolves') part in this story was so cool. I love it! And unicorns! And protective bonds. And everything! I simply adore how Scarlet Moon, though on the darker side of fantasy, had this fairy tale feel. Perfection.

So yes, violence and some gruesomeness. A warning there, if you're sensitive to that sort of thing. I feel S.D. Grimm handled it all fairly well, but still, it does air on the darker side.

But hope is there, still! Though some parts of Scarlet Moon wrenched my heart and stole my breath, overall, this book utterly delighted my fantasy-loving self. If you enjoy Christian fantasy, you must pick up this novel!


  1. I really want to read Scarlet Moon! My parents got me a kindle copy for Christmas, so I can't wait to read it when I finally finish my assigned reading, and catch up on some of my other books! :D


    1. Ah, it's so good! I hope you enjoy it whenever you get the chance to read it, Liv! :) :)

  2. I'm really looking forward to this. It's waiting at the library for me to pick up along with A Time to Rise.