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Moonshadow’s Guardian || Dragons and magic and plots, oh my!

40234165._SX318_Title: Moonshadow’s Guardian
Author: Dianna Gunn
Year Published: 2018
Publisher: Diana Gunn
Genre: Adult ~ Fantasy

Stars: 3
Links: Goodreads
Copy: E-arc

Disclaimer: I received this e-arc through the author in exchange for a free and honest review. The image header and the quote edits used is my own and the link in the book’s details is to the book’s Goodreads’ page. All quotes given in the review are from the e-arc and therefore might not be accurate. The summary is my own (well, I summarised the Goodreads description). All opinions expressed are my own.

Riana, bound by a curse.

Riana, wanting to be free and normal and human.

All Riana has to do is protect and save Moonshadow from a magical plague that’s threatening to kill the kingdom.

Now, Riana has to use her powers, along with a dragon to find out  what’s really going on with this curse. But the further she digs, the less she likes what she finds.

I realised it had been a while since I had read a fantasy book – and by a fantasy book, I mean like an adult fantasy book, and I forgot that with adult fantasy books, it takes some time to get into the story, be involved in the plot, connect to the characters, etc. And that was my opinion towards this book – I wasn’t allowing myself to connect to the characters because I was so used to loving them the second you meet them (not that that’s wrong) that I forgot about the characters that take a while to connect to and how they can be good too.

That was definitely my feeling in this book. It took me awhile to connect to the characters (though Rolf, the dragon, was a favourite from the get-go. I mean dragon, boom). But I’m glad I kept reading because I ended up loving them. Especially our main character – Riana. I felt for her, was angry when she was angry, became sad when she was sad. All which I love to see in characters! The same thing with the plot! I only realised it was great when I realised I that it was – yes, this sounds confusing, but it works. Somehow.

Loki was another great character – and by that I don’t mean he was a good character – as in morally good, but just very Loki – he is the god of Mischief and Trickery, after all. Though I didn’t like how he treated Riana – but that’s because I loved Riana and wanted the best for her.

I’m not going to spoil anything for anyone but there are vampires!! Which, of course, gets me all excited, because VAMPIRES. They added a bit extra to the book, amongst everything else that also give the book even more extra, and I, for one, am happy about that.



Are you like me and love it when there’s dragons in the story? Why is that, do you think? Is it just because we really love fantasy? Or because they’re super cool and can fly and spew fire? Because, same.

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Hi! I’m DB and I really like reading! I mean, of course I do – otherwise this wouldn’t be a book blog. It would be full of pictures of my cat. But come and look at whatever I’ve got on this blog!
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April 2020

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