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ARC/DNF Review: Moon Chosen by P.C. Cast - This one wasn't for me...

Series: Tales of a new world #1
Source: Netgalley
Format: ebook
Pages: 608
Genre: YA fantasy / historical 
Rating: 1.5 Stars
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin
Release Date: October 18th 2016

#1 New York Times bestselling author, P.C. Cast, brings us a new epic fantasy set in a world where humans, their animal allies, and the earth itself has been drastically changed. A world filled with beauty and danger and cruelty…

Mari is an Earth Walker, heir to the unique healing powers of her Clan; but she has cast her duties aside, until she is chosen by a special animal ally, altering her destiny forever. When a deadly attack tears her world apart, Mari reveals the strength of her powers and the forbidden secret of her dual nature as she embarks on a mission to save her people. It is not until Nik, the son of the leader from a rival, dominating clan strays across her path, that Mari experiences something she has never felt before…

Now, darkness is coming, and with it, a force, more terrible and destructive than the world has ever seen, leaving Mari to cast the shadows from the earth. By forming a tumultuous alliance with Nik, she must make herself ready. Ready to save her people. Ready to save herself and Nik. Ready to embrace her true destiny…and obliterate the forces that threaten to destroy them all.
My Thoughts...
I absolutely loved P.C. Cast's Goddess Summoning series so upon starting this book I could barely contain my excitement. (I also read the first the first 7 books in the House of Night series and they are one of my favorites!) Unfortunately I was quite disappointed with Moon Chosen

The concept of the story was very interesting, however I couldn't connect with any of the characters and the story felt very flat to me. One of the reasons I believe I had a hard time with this one was because it was quite confusing. I felt that things were talked about in this story but not explained. Usually when a book is like this for me I'll keep reading and the story will explain itself. It didn't happen with Moon Chosen

The whole story was set in a world that felt ancient to me, but it's actually set in a time that the Earth has been drastically changed. (There's no mention of modern technology so I'm still a bit confused on this one.) I think I would have loved this one if the story would have progressed into modern times similar to her Goddess Summoning series. 

Overall I didn't hate the story, the premise was super interesting and original. I'm a bit saddened that the story didn't pull me in, I got bored pretty quickly with this one. I'll be rating this one 1.5 stars. I wish I would have loved this one, trust me, I tried hard with this one. 


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