Sunday, September 21, 2014

Review: High Moon by Jennifer Harlow

Title: High Moon
Author: Jennifer Harlow:
Series: A F.R.E.A.K.S. Squad Investigation #4
Publication: September 16th 2014
Genre: Adult ~ Urban Fantasy ~ Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Book Depository
Rating: 4/5

Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.


Telekinetic Special Agent Beatrice Alexander has fought hordes of zombies, psychotic vampires, and even a troll. But now she faces her greatest challenge: love. Fully recovered from her holiday from hell, Bea has returned to the F.R.E.A.K.S. with a mission, to gain the love of her werewolf teammate, Will Price. Of course nothing is ever easy when it comes to love and war. And when the killing fields of a pack of murderous werewolves is discovered in the wilds of North Carolina, the situation goes from complicated to deadly. Because though Bea always seems to get her man or beast in the end, this time she isn’t sure she will survive with her love intact. Or with her life…

As much as I liked High Moon, it wrecked me. It really, really wrecked me. My heart is still hurting from it. But it was awesome, though. Only really great books can make me feel so much.

I loved the previous books but starting this one I really didn't know what to expect. So yeah, I'm really glad I liked it so much - even with that awful ending. *sniffles*

Bea is an awesome main character. I love her spirit and how she never gave up on Will, no matter how much he pushed her away. And I must say she's grown a lot since that first book. She can fight, she has awesome powers and she can even pick locks now! And yet she has some human flaws, on the inside as well as the outside. I think it's so great how the author created her like that, not a super skinny model-like woman with perfect sizes but someone who like every woman has flaws in her looks and is sometimes insecure about her body. I want more characters like that.

I really love the set of secondary characters in this series, especially Oliver. I love Oliver. I love love love him to bits and pieces, even when he wasn't on his best behavior in this book. I was never much of a fan of Will but I do wanted him and Bea to be together because they went through so much and it's about time! Did it happen? I won't tell, you'll just have to find out. ;)

This book was, to me, a bit different in some way. It's hard to explain. It wasn't a bad different because I really liked this book. I guess it was more focused on Bea and Will than the other books. But aside from the romance, there was also as always a lot of action, drama (so much drama!) and witty dialogue. These books just crack me up.

As always there's a case the FREAKS are working on, which adds some mystery to the story, which I love. I always catch myself trying to solve it along with them, but of course I never can. Still, I like a good mystery and it's fun to try! The only minor point to me was that the first 20% of this book was all about Bea and Will and the romance, which eventually started to get a little boring, but that's probably just a person issue. Aside from that I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

I mentioned the ending before and I feel like I have to get into that more. It was shocking. And when I say shocking I mean really shocking. I hadn't expected that to happen at all. Also, I teared up so badly (which I almost never do!), that I had to get tissues. I just want to say, why? Why would this happen. It was so awful and yeah just wow...  I do hope there will be a fifth book soon because this killed me. Damn authors!

All in all, High Moon was another great F.R.E.A.K.S. book in an equally amazing series. Jennifer Harlow really surprised me with this one. That ending, my god! I would recommend this book as well as the series (if you haven't read the other three books yet). Get to reading them now!

Favorite Quotes:

"Some things are worth fighting for. They make no rhyme or reason to anyone but you, but you just know. It's outside logic, it's outside reason, it's just something you sense in your very core. And if you don't listen to it, if you allow it to slip through your fingers, then you spend the rest of your life regretting it. You spend the rest of your life an empty shell. If that's not worth a whole damn war, let alone a fight or two, I don't know what is."
"I'm sorry to be rude, but why is the FBI interested in an animal attack?" Tobin asks.
Ugh. Every darn time we show up people ask us this question. I just want to shout, "Because we're the mother f-ing FBI and we do what we want, that's why!" It hasn't happened yet. Getting close, though.
I glance back at Will, whose nose twitches like a rabbit on cocaine.

About the Author:

Jennifer Harlow spent her restless childhood fighting with her three brothers and scaring the heck out of herself with horror movies and books. She grew up to earn a degree at the University of Virginia which she put to use as a radio DJ, crisis hotline volunteer, bookseller, lab assistant, wedding coordinator, and government investigator. Currently she calls Atlanta home but that restless itch is ever present. In her free time she continues to scare the beejepers out of herself watching scary movies and opening her credit card bills.

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