New Release Review: Blood Crescent by S.M. McCoy

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A missing mother. A magical birthright. Can she uncover the secrets of her family legacy before the bloodline runs dry?

Sixteen-year-old Crystal Dylan thought magic only existed in storybooks. But everything changes when she finds out her long-departed mom isn’t dead: she was stolen away by the same power-hungry league now hunting her own enchanted blood. In search of answers, she must make sense of a hidden mystical realm and two mysterious protectors.

Victor is more than just the boy-next-door. As a shifter, he’s lost track of the many lives he’s led and the memories of his true self. But as he stands close to the beautiful Crystal, he can sense his past coming back into focus. So when dark forces threaten to drain Crystal’s powers, he may just have to risk an enchanted kiss that could save her life… or seal her fate.

With enemies closing in, Crystal must find her mom and uncover her magical destiny before her powers fall into the clutches of evil.

Blood Crescent is an urban fantasy by S.M. McCoy with ambitious world-building and a flare for the dramatic. Centered around 16 year old Crystal, an orphaned semi-professional dancer, the novel is set up as a mystery from the beginning.

Even before Crystal’s father passed away her mother went missing in an unexplained fashion. Obsessed with finding her mother, or at least what happened to her, Crystal is warned repeatedly to leave well enough alone. She’s hidden at least for the moment.

That is, until the night of a charity performance when the figurative crap hits the fan. Whisked away on an adventure filled with energy vampires, Wiccan aura reading, fairy godmothers, astral projections and past lives, it’s all Crystal can do to stay alive. And even that may not go as planned.

The author clearly has a love of metaphor, which at times was a little heavy-handed, but the characters were interesting and the plot kept me guessing constantly. While the world-building is ambitious, at times the story feels weighted down by trying to be too many things at once. Certain reveals probably could have waited until book two, but that can be forgiven as long as they are well developed in the following books.

You can pick it up from Amazon HERE.

Or check out the author’s website HERE.

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