Moonrise Review

Title: Moonrise
Author: Sarah Crossan
Series: Not Applicable
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: September 2017
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Paperback
Pages: 385
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 20 May 2018 - 21 May 2018

Goodreads Synopsis:

'They think I hurt someone. 

But I didn't. You hear?

Coz people are gonna be telling you
all kinds of lies.
I need you to know the truth.'
Joe hasn't seen his brother for ten years, and it's for the most brutal of reasons. Ed is on death row.
But now Ed's execution date has been set, and this might be the last summer they have together.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

I heard really good and interesting things about this book when it came out. Ever since then, I have just wanted to get my hands on this book.

Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for those 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 prose of the book really aids the story. It might night be full of detail but it definitely packs a punch. I felt like it hit my emotions more than any other book. I was sitting on the edge of my seat with tears in my eyes. Sarah Crossan has done an amazing job with the writing in this book.

Plot Thoughts:

Due to the fact that the book is written in prose, the plot progresses quite quickly. However, each and every single poem grips you. They each have a purpose and they each tell a story which adds to the overall plot. The switch between past and present is done really well. You can feel the emotions from the character. This book was not what I expected

Character Thoughts:

I had such a tough time with these characters. They kind of just stole piece of my heart and I cannot seem to get it back. Joe was incredible. I loved reading about him. Nell was the perfect support system. The other characters filled the holes quite well. 

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I loved this book. It wasn't what I expected which is the best kind of book. I fell like this is one of those books that you have to go into it blind because the story develops so well. The prose worked with the story and helped it to get the message across. The story in itself is super important and heart-wrenching. The characters are one of the few that have found themselves in my heart. Overall, this book was great. It tugs at the reader's emotions, makes them think. Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book.

Yours in Reading,



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