Book Review: Shattered Moonlight: by K.L Bone and Erin McFadden

Reviewed: August 4th, 2021
Released: February 1st, 2021
Genre: Fairytale Reteling

Every night, the wolf wailed his sorrow to the lonely moon.
Every sunrise, her heart echoed his mournful call.

Celine treads a worn path through the cursed wood to pray beneath the Hawthorn tree for her sister’s safe return. The trail is dangerous—her nightly pilgrimage is stalked by monsters who dwell in the murky shadows. One moonlit evening, the beasts come for her, yet instead of meeting death, Celine is saved by a fearsome wolf.

As Celine and her wolf develop an unlikely companionship, she begins to suspect the complex creature is more than he appears, and perhaps his fate is inexplicably tied to the kingdom’s curse.

When a handsome huntsman arrives intent on slaying her protector, Celine must face her fears to save her big bad wolf.

Helen’s thoughts:

Shattered Moonlight is a fairytale retelling of Red Riding hood, and although all the typical milestones of the story are hit there is enough originality to make this story an engaging and an enjoyable read.

Celine is a festy heroine, the cursed prince an afflicted hero who follows the expected trope but makes you love him all the same.

Well written and engaging, this is a quite a fast read at 159 pages, easily read in one sitting. The story of Celine, her faerie lord and the white wolf are blended beautifully. The end is wrapped up rather quickly, all in a nice bundle, but satisfying all the same. You don’t really want the story to end.

A lovely story, well written. You won’t regret reading it.

About the Author:

K.L. Bone is a USA Today and international bestselling author of dark fantasy and paranormal romance. Her works include the bestselling Black Rose Guard dark fantasy series. The bestselling Flames of Kalleen paranormal romance series. The Rise of the Temple Gods fantasy series. And a stand-alone science fiction novel, The Indoctrination.

Bone has a master’s degree in modern literary cultures and is working toward her PhD in creative writing. She wrote her first short story at the age of fifteen and grew up with an equally great love of both classical literature and speculative fiction. Bone has spent the last few years as a bit of a world traveler, living in California, London, and most recently, Belfast. When not immersed in words, of her own creation or studies, you’ll find her traveling to mythical sites that have inspired storytellers for generations.

You can find K.L Bone on:

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