The Moonstone Review

Title: The Moonstone
Author: Evelyne Contant
Series: Enchantment #1
Publisher: Self-published
Publication Date: 21 February 2016
Source: Author
Format: E-book/Paperback
Pages: 492
Rating: 5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 4 April 2017 - 6 April 2017










Goodreads Synopsis:

Fear, love... and betrayal: that's what I feel about my new life. 
It's a life I never asked for, at least not like that.

I certainly dreamed of adventure, of escaping from my ordinary, but nothing prepared me for what would happen when my normal life flipped upside down.

On that fateful day, a witch, a real one, revealed to me that I'm not human. That's right, I, Lou Mills, am an enchanter like her! It seems that I'm the key to an ancient prophecy and that I must save the world from the imminent war between humans and enchanters. What waits makes no sense; in fact, nothing seems to make sense to me since meeting her.

And then there's this man... dark and mysterious... but so attractive. If only I could forget him. Duality is the way the Earth remains in balance, black and white, right and wrong, love and hate. What side should I fight for when the war finally breaks out? How to choose between my family... and the people who I belong to?

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I am so happy to start this book. I contacted Evelyne a couple of weeks ago, asking her if I could review her book. She agreed and sent me the e-book. I was also extremely fortunate to have her send me her book in paperback. Usually she would send it to people who have more of a following on Instagram than what I do. I am extremely grateful that she sent me this book. I cannot wait to dive into this book and this world. Please note that in no way has receiving this book affected my opinions. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

Despite the book originally being written in French, I found the translation to be amazing. I believe that nothing was lost in translation. The book had a great flow to the words and the sentences. The book is written in the first perspective and from our main character, Lou's, point of view.

Typically I don't really enjoy first perspective books but I have to admit that it worked for this book. It just seemed to help the story come across well. The book seemed to fly when I got used to the first perspective telling. 

Plot Thoughts:

Wow. That's what I have to say for this plot. We have a bit of an information dump in the beginning of the book but I didn't think that it took away from the story. In fact, I think that it helped to spur the story on. I loved this book. It was interesting down to the last page and the author definitely has a talent for making you think certain things that might not end up happening. I loved how even though there was sort of a love triangle, it wasn't that prominent. Gosh, I loved this book to bit!

Character Thoughts:

Lou was our kickass main character. And although she was told that her human emotions make her weak, Lou continued to prove the enchanters wrong. Lou manages to assemble a team who trust her (to whatever extent). Lou is stubborn but kind. She is one of my new favourite main characters. She persevered through everything and I adored that about her.

The other characters in this story each had their own quirks that shined through and they certainly added to the story and how much I enjoyed the story.

Final Thoughts:

This book was fantastic. This book is officially one of my favorites for the year. It was absolutely amazing. It has now joined the ACOTAR, TOG and VINYL trilogy on my all time favorites list. Thank you so much to the author who sent me this book! I can't wait to for the second book! I am excited to see how everything unravels in the second book! I recommend this book to everyone! Especially if you love witches and an interesting plot!

Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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