Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Review: Stolen Moon (The Light Chronicles #2) by Kimber Leigh Wheaton

Katarina ~ a Royal Knight bound by honor and duty who steals a powerful relic from a sorcerer in a desperate attempt to save her kingdom from the clutches of a madman.

Ethan ~ a mercenary leader trapped between his growing attraction to Katarina and his responsibility to protect his friends from the evil pursuing her.

Zebulon ~ a malicious sorcerer waging war as though it's a game, caring nothing for the lives he destroys in his quest for power.

Drawn together by a moonstone medallion—an indestructible relic with immense magical power.

Katarina steals the medallion from Zebulon and flees in the dead of night. Together with Ethan and his mercenaries, she struggles to stay one step ahead of the sorcerer and his minions in a race against time to save her homeland. Fierce battles, ravenous monsters, and bloodthirsty brigands—those are no surprise. But Katarina never dreamed her greatest obstacle could be falling in love.

Each novel in the Light Chronicles is a standalone story.

Kindle Edition
Published August 2014 by Astraea Press 
Genre: YA/Fantasy/Romance

Kristine's Thoughts:

I received a copy of this book directly from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

Stolen Moon is the second book in the Light Cronicles series but can be read as a stand alone. I had the privilege of reading Shadow Fire  (book #1) and you can find my review here.

This book follows Katarina as she embarks on a quest to return a stolen relic to its rightful place. The journey is dangerous and she encounters challenges from the very first page. Along the way she makes friends with a group of mercenaries who join her in her quest. Among the diverse group of mercenaries is Ethan who awakens feeling in Katarina that she has never felt before. Together they battle the forces of evil in an attempt to destroy Zebulon and his quest for power.

As with the first book, this is a clean young adult story that is appropriate for readers of all ages. There is a lot of cuddling and kissing but no sex or swearing and I think that it will appeal to the younger fans of this genre. The gore factor is mild compared to what is out there right now yet there is enough to keep things interesting. There is a stronger emphasis on the characters than the fighting.

The budding romance between Katarina and Ethan was sweet to read. At times the sweetness was a little thick but it was reminiscent of young, first love. How the two of them comforted, looked out for and encouraged each other was endearing. I can see young girls really enjoying their relationship.

Over all Stolen Moon is a solid book that I enjoyed reading. I think that it will appeal to younger readers and readers that prefer a cleaner story.

About the Author
Kimber Leigh Wheaton is a bestselling YA/NA author with a soft spot for sweet romance. She is married to her soul mate, has a teenage son, and shares her home with three dogs, four cats, and lots of dragons. No, she doesn’t live on a farm, she just loves animals. Kimber Leigh is addicted to romance, videogames, superheroes, villains, and chocolate—not necessarily in that order. (If she has to choose, she’ll take a chocolate covered superhero!) She currently lives in San Antonio, TX but has been somewhat a rolling stone in life, having resided in several different cities and states.