CLP Blog Tours #BookReview: Moonlight and Oranges by Elise Stephens

Reviewer: Michelle

Moonlight and OrangesI received a review copy

Lorona never thought in a million years that a guy like Kestrin Feathers would ever give her a second look. Being a redheaded book nerd, she was used to the quiet life. One night her friend Yuki convinces her to go to a Halloween party and she is utterly surprised by what happens next.

Kestrin is a guy known to “get around” with girls, but deep down he’s a kind hearted guy looking for the right one. By “right one” I mean the one he has been dreaming about. He seems to have inherited the ability to have dreams that are real, and in this case he is convinced that Lorona is the girl who will complete his dream. He starts chatting with her and the two fall in love – and are married in two days.

Sweet Lorona makes the mistake of reading Kestrin’s dream journal and the two become seperated since Kestrin wasn’t ready to tell her about the dream yet. Larona and Yuki go on a trip to chase him down and are thrown some obstacles by Kestrin’s crazy Mother who apparently wants her new daughter in law our of the picture. Is Larona really the woman of his dreams?

I really enjoyed this book. It seemed to me like a fairy tale of some sort, and when I read the Epilogue I realized it is based off the Greek myth of Psyche and Cupid. How awesome is that? Props to the author for being so creative! A quick and easy read with outstanding writing. 5 stars from me!

5 stars

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Elise StephensAuthor Bio:  

Elise Stephens received the Eugene Van Buren Prize for Fiction from the University of Washington in 2007. Forecast is her second novel. Her first novel Moonlight and Oranges was a quarter-finalist for the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. Her short fiction has appeared in the Unusual Stories anthology, as well as in multiple journals.
She lives in Seattle with her husband where they both enjoy swing dancing, eating tiramisu, and taking in local live theater.
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1 Comment

  1. January 7, 2015 / 5:09 pm

    Thank you so much for the awesome review!

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