Book Review: Moonshade

review-cover-moonshadeTitle: Moonshade [Vampire Conclave 1]

Author: S.J. West

Genre: Paranormal, Romance

Rating: 5 Stars



When a handsome stranger whispers these three little words to Sarah Marcel, she knows her life is forever changed.

For two weeks straight, Sarah’s been unable to eat, sleep, or even form a coherent thought properly. She fears she’s losing her mind until a chance encounter brings a man into her life who seems to hold the key to solving her problems. With a single touch, he’s able to ease her troubled soul and bring her some much-needed peace. Yet, just as Sarah believes she’s found the solution to her dilemma, he disappears.

As Sarah begins to unravel a mystery surrounding her family’s past, she quickly discovers her role in a world that’s hidden from most humans. Being a Marcel comes with certain responsibilities, and there are some things that you can’t hide from forever.


I’m going to give Moonshade by S.J. West the benefit of the doubt. The book wasn’t perfect – I certainly ran into a fair number of typos and there were a few aspects of the romance and the plot that could have been handled better. None of that matters in the long-run, however.

I enjoyed the book. The world-building was new and unique. I liked the characters. I found the writing engaging and easy to follow. All the little points I wish had been perfected are barely mentionable in comparison to all the things I liked about the story.

Overall, I’m glad I read the book. If you like vampire stories, paranormal romance, or fantasy, you’ll most likely enjoy this book. I encourage you to give it a try.