Review: Sun and Moon

Saturday, October 1, 2016
30047544Title: Sun and Moon
Author: Desiree Williams
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult
Publication Date: April 28, 2016
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There is nothing in life that eighteen year old Zara craves more than her freedom. Stolen from her home in Cadrebia at the age of eight, Zara has spent more years than she cared to admit as a slave to the Tankadesh courts. Her days are filled with protecting the princess, while she spends nights entertaining the king and his officials with her mastery of weapons. Any spare moment in between, she plots escape.

Yet her hopes for freedom come to a crashing halt when a stranger arrives bearing the mark of her assigned lifemate, and he threatens war if she isn’t turned over into his care. But a lifemate is not part of the plan. Her dreams, of choosing her own path and being the master of her own will, weaken as her Moon seeks to claim his Sun.

Is it possible that this stranger, with gentle blue eyes and a ready smile, didn’t come to be her new master? That there could be more to his tale?

Zara soon finds that neither her captivity nor her parents’ deaths were mere random attacks. And by returning to Cadrebia, she may have put the future of the royal line—and her Moon—in jeopardy. While Zara breathes in her first taste of freedom, her enemies move in, seeking to rob Cadrebia of its blessed prophecy.

To keep what she holds dear, Zara must rise above the pain and uncertainty to claim the lifemate assigned to her, or more than her freedom will be stolen this time.

When I first read the synopsis for Sun and Moon, I was immediately drawn into reading it. I really love reading stories with elements of fantasy, royalty, and lifemates, so imagine my happiness when I saw that all these three were in this story. And isn't that cover so gorgeous? <3

I'm glad I wasn't disappointed as I found the entire story interesting, and I especially liked how the plot flowed. While I found it a little bit too perfect, like how Zara seemed like a nobody suddenly found herself being the center of everything. I also think that the ending came abruptly and too quickly. Still, I love how I was able to see the transformations that Zara went through into someone who learned how to open up and trust others. It felt heartwarming, and I found myself really cheering for her despite all the challenges that she had to go through. I think that it was really nice on how her transformation was something realistic and believable, and how it gives a message that someday, everything will also get better.

It was also great to see how the entire story is centered around love. Sun and Moon didn’t just touch romantic love, but also for family, friends and even oneself. I was really happy to see everyone grow and develop more as an individual through the love that they are able to give and receive to and from others. Also, it was beautiful how despite Zara and Jaedon being lifemates, Zara was able to make the choice to return the love. I love how the romance slowly developed (and it’s not insta-love) even though it was very clear that the two of them are lifemates, since they were able to get to know each other more, Although, I found Jaedon a bit too nice and too sweet, which made it seem like he is too perfect.

If you like fantasy and sweet romance, Sun and Moon is a great read about the journey on learning to embrace oneself and the various, large changes that are about to happen in one’s life. 

Desiree WilliamsDesiree Williams is a dreamer by day and chocoholic by night. She lives in the beautiful state of Kentucky with her husband and daughter, where she juggles life as a wannabe supermom. Desiree is a lover of food and avoider of dirty dishes. She delights in making people laugh and strives to bring hope and love with her wherever she goes.


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