Title: Moonlight Sins (De Vincent Series)
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Date Published: January 2nd 2018
Summary: Julia Hughes is running from her past. Taking a job in New Orleans, Julia has an encounter with a stranger who turns out to be Lucian De Vincent, Julia’s new employee. Caring for Lucians twin sister, Julia slowly learns that that the enormous mansion is certainly hiding a dark secret, or two.
As an avid reader of Jennifer L Armentrout, this was a very good and easy read, however I found some of the story lines didn’t go in the direction I thought they were headed in. And I still haven’t decided whether I find this disappointing or not.
Yes. A second review of Ms. Armentrout’s work. What can I say, the beginning of this year was a safe one. I know I like her work!
This book was written like a ghost book, which really engaged me as I love some of the paranormal and fantasy work Jennifer Armentrout has written.
However, the paranormal elements don’t carry through. The footsteps, the brushes of cold air, the feeling of being watched, shadows…they all portray the idea that there is something dark happening in the house, but this never really materialised, despite the families history saying it really should be cursed.
I enjoyed this book, the romance was integral to the plot, but I almost preferred the other scenes of mystery as I really did enjoy with the ‘whodunit’ plot line, unlike some novels where its glaringly obvious. There are some quite big spoilers I want to discuss with people, so if you’ve read the first book, please let me know- I want to know your thoughts!!
When I sat to write my notes after finishing, I glanced at the blurb and found myself confused. I had genuinely, by the end of the story, forgotten about how Julia and Lucien first met. So much of the novel was set in New Orleans, I found myself thinking it was a different story, and separating the two. Which I can only blame on the quantity of books I’m currently enjoying…
Even though we didn’t get a huge amount of Gabe, I still really wanted to know more, but it was one of those classic setups of introducing a character who obviously has more than a bit part, just not in this story. I love a good series as much as the next person, but this didn’t have the same arc as some of Jennifer L Armentrout’s other novels. Quite often they had smaller stories among the main plot, but they wouldn’t just be mentioned in passing.
Overall I did really enjoy reading this book, I love ghostly tales, and mysteries, even if I wished it had a different climax.
I would give Moonlight Sins 3 out of 5 stars
Previous book read: Moonlight Sins by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Current book read: Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab
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