I received this book for free from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Stolen Moon (Light Chronicles #2) By: Kimber Leigh Wheaton
Published on August 17th 2014
Published by Astraea Press
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
Katarina ~ a Royal Knight bound by honor and duty who steals a powerful relic from a sorcerer in a desperate attempt to save her kingdom from the clutches of a madman.
Ethan ~ a mercenary leader trapped between his growing attraction to Katarina and his responsibility to protect his friends from the evil pursuing her.
Zebulon ~ a malicious sorcerer waging war as though it's a game, caring nothing for the lives he destroys in his quest for power.
Drawn together by a moonstone medallion—an indestructible relic with immense magical power.
Katarina steals the medallion from Zebulon and flees in the dead of night. Together with Ethan and his mercenaries, she struggles to stay one step ahead of the sorcerer and his minions in a race against time to save her homeland. Fierce battles, ravenous monsters, and bloodthirsty brigands—those are no surprise. But Katarina never dreamed her greatest obstacle could be falling in love.
Each novel in the Light Chronicles is a standalone story
Stolen Moon is a young adult fantasy genre mixed with little mythology flavor. A second book of the Light Chronicles series, but can be read as a stand alone.Katarina is a royal knight on a task to return a powerful medallion to its rightful place, which she has stolen from the evil and powerful wizard, Zebulon. Katarina travels along with a group of mercenary and her demigod protector, Loki. When Katarina encounter Ethan, the leader of the mercenary, she was instantly drawn to him and him to her. The story follows Katarina and her companions’ journey which was full of obstacles and challenges. Somewhere along the journey Katarina discovered she has light magic ability, which may be part of the reason why Zebulon desired her, fear of her, since he was the one had her magic sealed.
I thought the book emphasized more on the characters rather than the task on defeating Zebulon. And the story was definitely heavy on the romance side and focused mostly on the relationships between Katarina and Ethan. The romance part was very sweet and lovely-dovey, nothing provocative. However, I did feel it can be too sweet at time, and a little boring.
Overall I enjoyed reading Stolen Moon, but since this is a fantasy genre, I think I would’ve preferred the story focus a little less on the romance and more on the fantasy genre elements. I would recommend this book for readers that are looking for a light young adult fantasy book that is fast-pace, has an interesting adventure with a sweet romance.
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