Series: Strays #2
Genres: Urban Fantasy
Source: ARC, Edelweiss
Also in this series: Stray Magic
Also by this author: Stray Magic
Para-Marshal Shiloh Harrison has always been a great number two for the East Coast unit. But after her boss is found dead (having betrayed the paranormals he was sworn to protect), she’s suddenly thrust into a leadership role she isn’t prepared for. And it doesn’t help that she traded away memories of one of her most important team members to save another’s life during her last mission.
Too, she’s in charge of a unit that is mired in bureaucratic red tape, meaning she’s essentially under house arrest. But a West Coast Para-Marshal has astral-projected a warning: werewolves are going missing, and she needs Shiloh’s help. Last time it was vampires. This time it’s werewolves. Half-djinn herself, she knows she can’t just sit around and do nothing while paranormals are getting snatched. Her old boss may have broken his oath, but Shiloh will do anything to serve and protect.
Stray Moon picks up where book 1, Stray Magic, ended. You do need to read these in order as a series because the world Meding has created is complex and there are lots of supporting characters.
Shiloh, our heroine, is a para-marshal who has recently been betrayed by a colleague they all trusted and used a spell that wiped a friend from her memory entirely. Now, the team is on suspension and decide to help out another para-marshal from the West Coast. Turns out, werewolves are going missing. Shiloh’s friends are all very interesting. She has a vampire who she can’t seem to get away from and there is some sexual tension for sure. Add Jaxon, the ex-boyfriend/teammate she can’t remember. Then mix the fascinating abilities the team has and you have a truly unique story.
It was really great, to me, to get to see Shiloh and Jaxon rebuild what they had. It quelled the need I have for all things romance in a story that doesn’t have a focus on romance. The mystery of what is happening to werewolves keeps you guessing and interested throughout the story. Even though the characters have been introduced and the ‘world’ establish, Meding still brought in some new thing that kept you feeling like there was more to know about the characters. If you like Urban Fantasy, Stray Magic and Stray Moon would be a delightful addition to your shelf!
- POV: 1st
- Tears: no
- Trope: magic, werewolves, vampires
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: series
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »there are certainly aspects of the plot left up in the air « Hide Spoiler
Ilona Andrews, Dannika Dark, Patricia Briggs…then you will probably like Stray Moon!