Midnight Moss by Carissa Ann Lynch

July 9, 2017 - 6:24 am No Comments

Midnight Moss by Carissa Ann Lynch

Published by Zombie Cupcake Press on 9th July 2017

155 pages

Reviewed by Yvonne Davies

Ever since Dorothea can remember she wanted her own house. She has been buying items for when she became a house owner. So, when her mom offered her Grandma Doris’ house in Black Cat Springs she jumped at the chance. After moving in she decided to investigate the town, coming across a fence but why was it there and what secrets did it hide. Getting involved in this mystery was Adam a supermarket clerk. With only a few scribbled notes in an old box can they solve the mystery of the fence.

Dorothea was very independent, but was not spiteful. She loved her own company and once she made up her mind to do something, she lets nothing stand in her way. Although when it came to the opposite sex, she was shy and did not know how to act around them. Adam was caring, but put on an act so he wouldn’t get hurt. He still lived with his mom and acted as a surrogate big brother to Elliott. Adam and Dorothea clicked straightaway and as the story progresses you understand their relationship and why they needed to become friends.

As this is a fantasy you expect magical powers, however whilst there are hints they don’t get revealed until further into the story. It was a welcoming change to read a fantasy story that did not have your usual suspects. In this story, you have Trolls, Lake Guardians which reminded me of the children in Children of the Corn and shape shifters that could change into any creature. Although there is a touch of romance is does not detract from the story. This book is fast paced and there is always something going on. The suspense builds the further they investigate and you get the feel of the chase. An unusual twist at the end involving a body and I wonder if this is going to have an impact on book 2.

It does not matter what genre Carissa writes she always has a flair to tell an exciting story. A great fantasy adventure which I did not want to end.

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