Review: Dark of the Moon

Sep •  1 •  2011
Review: Dark of the MoonDark of the Moon by Tracy Barrett
Series: Stand Alone
Published by Harcourt Children's Books on September 20th 2011
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/ Paranormal
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Netgalley
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"Ariadne is destined to become a goddess of the moon. She leads a lonely life, filled with hours of rigorous training by stern priestesses. Her former friends no longer dare to look at her, much less speak to her. All that she has left are her mother and her beloved, misshapen brother Asterion, who must be held captive below the palace for his own safety.
So when a ship arrives one spring day, bearing a tribute of slaves from Athens, Ariadne sneaks out to meet it. These newcomers don’t know the ways of Krete; perhaps they won’t be afraid of a girl who will someday be a powerful goddess. And indeed she meets Theseus, the son of the king of Athens. Ariadne finds herself drawn to the newcomer, and soon they form a friendship—one that could perhaps become something more.
Yet Theseus is doomed to die as an offering to the Minotaur, that monster beneath the palace—unless he can kill the beast first. And that "monster" is Ariadne’s brother . . ."

 I didn’t really enjoy this book. I think what caught me off guard is the point of view switching. It wasn;t smooth and I confused very quickly. I did how ever enjoy the characters. All of them are very strong and very aggressive. They all have a destiny that they follow and are determined to make it through till the very end.
I also like how the book is based get culture such a Greece. There were awesome names of many people, even the story line is filled with lots of drama, action, fighting, etc. I hope that I can pick up this book again and really get into it. This book is just not for me. 🙁
I give it 3 BITES!
Happy Reading!


  1. Sorry this was a disappointing read for you Savy. I think I will skip this one 🙂

  2. Small Review
    Sep 1, 2011

    too bad! I haven’t heard much about this book, but it’s been on my TBR for a while now. I had high hopes, but those POV switches sound pretty bad. I think I’ll give it a shot, but if I’m not feeling it then I’ll DNF. Thanks for the heads up!

  3. Aw… sorry you didn’t like this one. I have had POV switches that rocked and those that just distracted. Shoot. Sounds like it could have rocked.