Review: The Moonshadow’s Daughter by Kaylie Newell

Posted November 11th, 2015 in book review / 20 comments

Review: The Moonshadow’s Daughter by Kaylie NewellThe Moonshadow's Daughter by Kaylie Newell
Series: Wolfe Creek #3
Publisher: Entangled Publishing on October 26, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Adult
Pages: Novel Length
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher
Purchase: Amazon
Add to: Goodreads
Rating: one-half-stars

Some secrets can kill. Others bite...

To the citizens of Wolfe Creek, Aimee Styles is dead. What they don’t know is she’s alive...and a werewolf. After she was bitten two years ago, Aimee isolated herself away from the town, determined to keep them safe. But all it takes is an icy winter evening—and an incredibly virulent flu—to interrupt her self-imposed exile.

Nothing prepared doctor and single dad Jake Blackstock for the sight of Wolfe Creek's missing girl, or her delicate beauty. He's instantly and fiercely attracted to her, despite her secrets and the shadows in her near-black eyes. Jake's falling hard. He knows nothing about Aimee...or what she really is.

But something else lurks in Wolfe Creek's shadows. Something malevolent. Something that won't hesitate to rip apart their life and new love…

At A Glance

So effing boring!

The Good

The beginning was pretty good. Aimee is living in the woods, on her own, in a self-imposed isolation ever since she was bitten and became a werewolf. Those woods are freaking creepy! Something is watching her and it’s not a nice something. After getting the flu, she meets a nice doctor and his son and feels the need to protect them from whatever is stalking them and her. So she moves in with them. Aaaaannnnd that’s it.

The Bad

Seriously, that’s what the whole book is about. Nothing else happens. Oh, I’m sorry, was the 2 second stare down and minor tumble at the end suppose to wow me? Was it suppose to make up for the hundreds of pages of NOTHING? I seriously kept waiting for something to happen in The Moonshadow’s Daughter and got so let down that I had to not read anything else for a day because I had to get over the disappointment.

Now, I haven’t read the first two books of the series, thank Jebus (if you watch The Simpsons, you know that’s funny), but I honestly don’t see those making any difference to this book. Yeah, I would have understood more of the backstory and known the story of Aimee’s friends, but nothing can fix this horsecrap. Sorry, I know, I’m being mean. I’m just tired of bad books. It’s a little my fault since I kept reading, but I honestly thought things would pick up.

I liked Aimee and Jake at first. Jake’s kid was especially adorable. Aimee and Jake are gentle, quiet kind of characters which I thought was a good kind of different, until they bored me half to death. I can only take so many generic talks, mild gazing into each other’s eyes, and limp passion.

And where the hell was the werewolf funnery? We get to finally see a werewolf at the end of the book and that was for the 2 second ‘fight.’

The Snuggly

The sex was as hot as a bag of wet hair. ‘Nough said.

Final Thoughts

Just don’t. Unless you like bland with a side of meh, this one is not worth the page turn. Not recommended.


Death comes to us all, Jake thought. Even in fairy tales.
Feeling like he might throw up, he turned to wipe the sweat from his eyes. But before he could blink it away, he froze and dropped his hands to his sides.
There, in the middle of the floor, lay a woman.
Naked, covered in blood.


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20 Responses to “Review: The Moonshadow’s Daughter by Kaylie Newell”

  1. Lekeisha

    I’m so glad that I didn’t request this one! I was so tempted by the cover, but then I saw that it was book 3 in a series, so I opted out. Wow, that’s just really sad to think about. Sorry this wasn’t a great read.

    • Jennifer (Bad Bird Reads)

      Sometimes starting from a few books in a series isn’t too bad, but this on sucked.

  2. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh noes! I usually like PNR were stories but this one sounds like a no. Even the good doesn’t quite make sense. Why would she self isolate and then just move in… with a kid there no less. Hm… I do think I’ll pass.

  3. Nathan

    To bad most of the story was boring. You would think a story about a werewolf would be…interesting and exciting. I think I will pass on this book.

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