Here is my no-spoiler review of Moonlit Tragedy by Ella Wolfe. (4/5 stars)
Moonlit Tragedy is the first novel in the Prey is by Night series by Ms. Luna. Her Debut novel ‘Moonlit Tragedy’ was written at the impressive age of 18. You can read my Author Interview with Ms. Luna (Ella Wolfe) here. Ms. Luna writes fantasy and paranormal stories which are aimed at an older YA audience.
Moonlit Tragedy is written in the first person from Serena’s point of view. Serena is the main protagonist who has her normal world thrown upside when all her female relatives in her family are being killed. She knows her time is coming but she is unaware of who is after her. She’s accepted her fate when she discovers a supernatural world that she didn’t know existed.
Serena is an interesting character and she seems quite headstrong despite the grief and guilt she has to carry around. She cares deeply which makes her struggle to adapt to her newfound responsibilities. She meets Cynthia, a young girl who has lost her parents and forms an almost instant bond. Serena tries to conceal Cynthia from the danger that follows Serena and those she loves to no avail. Cynthia is a strong character who does her best to help Serena learn to adapt and it only solidifies the bond between them.
Moonlit Tragedy is ram packed with action from beginning to end. There are a lot of brilliant and interesting characters in Moonlit Tragedy and I did struggle at times to keep up with every single one of them. But I am wanting to know more about each of them and hope that the sequel will give me that.
There was some great character development in this book and I feel like Serena dealt with the challenges she faced very well. She is definitely one of my favourite characters alongside Damian, a vampire who Serena befriends along the way. Damian keeps himself to himself but cares deeply for Serena and her wellbeing and I hope there is more of him in the next book.
I’m so glad that I found this book as it is a series I’d love to finish reading and I would defiantly pick up again. It is an impressive debut novel and leaves us with high hopes for the young writer Ms. Luna.
‘Moonlit Tragedy’ is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle version here. (Affiliate link)
The Kindle version is available with Kindle Unlimited and £2.50 to purchase which I think is an absolute steal!