Moribund Review

Title: Moribund
Author: Genevieve Iseult Eldredge
Series: Circuit Fae #1
Publisher: Monster House Books
Publication Date: 12 September 2017
Source: Netgalley
Format: Ebook
Pages: 291
Rating: 4 Stars
Reading Timeline: 30 March 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

High school sophomore Syl Skye is an ordinary girl. At least, she’s trying to be. School photographer and all-around geek, she introverts hard and keeps her crush on sexy-hot glam-Goth star Euphoria on the down-low. But when a freak accident Awakens her slumbering power, Syl is forced to accept a destiny she never wanted—as the last sleeper-princess of the fair Fae.

Suddenly hunted by the dark Fae, Syl’s pretty sure things can’t get any worse. Until she discovers her secret crush, Euphoria, is really a dark Circuit Fae able to harness the killing magic in technology. Even worse, she’s been sent to destroy Syl. With mean girls and magic and dark Fae trying to kill her, it’ll take more than just “clap if you believe in fairies” to save Syl’s bacon—not to mention, her heart.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I really enjoyed the prequel novella that was published earlier this year. You can find my review over here if you would like to see what I thought. I am really interested to see where this story will be going. The prequel sets things up quite well and I am definitely excited to see how this book follows.

Thank you so much to Monster House Books and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for this reading this review. I have received this book for free. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book was good. It had a steady pace that pulled you through the story and there was a lot of detail when it came to character descriptions. I struggled a bit with lack of detail when it came to the surroundings. One moment there would be a lot of detail but then in the next there wasn't enough. Another problem was that the author kept repeating that the one character was emo. It broke the flow of the story. It just felt awkward and unnecessary 

Plot Thoughts:

I really enjoyed the plot. It was constantly interesting but it took so long unfold. The main plot driver in this book was the relationship between our two main characters and when that wasn't really progressing, the story slowed down a lot. The action scenes are definitely one the things that stood out for me. They read a lot like an action movie and honestly it was epic. I really enjoyed how things played out even though I was a bit cautious in the beginning.

Character Thoughts:

Rouen and Syl make an amazing team. Not only as a kick-ass-female-only-team but as a couple. They brought out the best in one another and they were always supportive. They were there for each other when they needed to be. I loved that the characters took their romance slowly. It wasn't an explosion of teen hormones but rather a slow burning fire. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. The writing was good expect for a few inconsistencies with the details but at the end of the day it didn't impact the story too much. The plot was really good and well thought out but it did seem a little reliant on the main characters' relationship. The main characters, Rouen and Syl, made an amazing team and are honestly just goals. I really enjoyed this book and look forward to see where the rest of the series goes. Thank you so much to Monster House Books and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book to review. 

Yours in Reading,



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