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Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Review: Moongazer

Title: Moongazer
Author: Marianne Mancusi
Series: none
Age Group: adult
Format: paperback
Pages: 355
Release Date: July 31, 2007
Publisher: Shomi
Source: library
Imagine every night entering a nightmare world you can't escape and being told real life is a dream. Skye Brown has it all: the cool job, the hot boyfriend, the apartment on New York's Upper West Side. But lately she can't enjoy any of it. She's having dreams of a post-apocalyptic world. Of a bleak futuristic wasteland of a struggle against oppression. And she's been told she's a MOONGAZER.
But what is that? And what is reality? In her dreams, she's not Skye Brown at all, but Mariah Quinn. In her dreams there's Dawn, the beautiful yet haunted soldier, and Skye is but the empty shell of a girl he once loved. And there was a betrayal, a great betrayal. Ripped between Dark Sides and club kids, the mundane and the mystic, Skye must discover who she is, what she wants and who wants her. And why. But in the glow of the moon, it's not always easy to recognize the face in the mirror.
I actually don't have much to say about this book. It was definitely not what I expected. And there is definitely a lot of explicit sexual scenes, so if you're considering reading this book, be aware. It was not a bad book...per say. I did finish it in one reading, so you can say it's a quick read.

The characters were bland. That's simply how I would describe them. I could not warm up to the main character, Mariah. Like I said, she was too bland and wishy-washy for me. The other main character, and the love interest, Dawn was too vulnerable. I like that he wasn't the conventional overprotective lover. I mean, he was still overprotective, but I would say that Mariah/Skye was the "dominant one" in the relationship.

Like I said, I don't have much to say about Moongazer. I picked this book up for two reasons. Number one would be the moon. I don't know why, but I usually pick up a book if it has something magical to do with the moon. I'm crazy like that. Lastly, my second reason would be the guy's hair on the cover. Of course, the guy on the cover is Dawn. If you look, his hair is kinda whitish, and I thought that was pretty cool.

So, in the end, I would recommend this book as a quick read. It's not boring, it's simply average.

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