Let's just say I was a tad bit hesitant on reading Moonless – the book seemed interesting, yet not so interesting – all at the same time. Thus resulting in me snagging the excerpt from Amazon – the 2 page excerpt wasn't enough – and reading up to Chapter 3.
Unfortunately, as I continued further into the book, I found out why I was so hesitant – the book is almost exactly like Romeo & Juliet, except Paranormal Style. If you've been following me for awhile, you may have heard me mention that I despise R&J quite a few times.
Moonless mainly follows Alexia Dumont, who was apparently a very unappealing character, contrary to her looks (doesn't she seem a bit too perfect with that???). Most of the time she's thinking about this blue-eyed dude from her dreams who's actually real. View Spoiler » Essentially she would actually die for said dude by the name of Kiren. It seems as though Alexia's POV stalls the book rather than making it interesting as she tries to find out what's going on, adding that her father is keeping secrets from her. The other views – Sarah and Charles – are much more interesting and suspenseful, even though Charles was drowning himself in alcohol 24/7 later in the book View Spoiler » after his wife's death (thus Alexia finding out who her mother REALLY is). Kiren's was interesting at first, but not so much later.
I would have given anything to hold you!Even your life, Kiren? I'm not sure if that'll play out well because dead people can't hold live people. Anyhoo, they fall heads over heels in love within... DAYS. All starting from a dream. And Alexia talks about his eyes a lot. I'm glad you're drowning in his eyes, but I don't get the point of saying it a million times. As she says so well, she's obsessed with him.
He did so on my behalf.*sobs* And I was so hoping for drama here. It dashed away my dreams of world domination. Although that sort of proves he's heads over heels in love with her early on.
If she did take her life, Father would not mourn her, for he would shortly join her in the hereafter. And Kiren had assured her their deaths would be linked. She closed her eyes. He too would be granted rest.Romeo decided to take his own life with poison because Juliet was pretending to be dead. View Spoiler » Here, Kiren's unconscious and there's a chance he would live. Yet Alexia wants to commit suicide, thus resulting in Kiren's death as well. Not exactly romantic if you ask me.
Call me an evil spawn, but I was sort of hoping that would actually happen. At least it was better than Romeo & Juliet. Worth a try if you're a Lux fan.
But time will not hold still simply because you ask it. Well, unless you can woo Old Man Time.
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