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Review: When the Moon Was Ours

Hello friends, happy Monday! I hope you’re all off to a good start to the week. Today was the first real hot day of the year here, glad to see summer is on it’s way! Today I’m going to be reviewing Anna-Marie McLemore’s novel When the Moon Was Ours.

When the Moon Was Ours

When the Moon was Ours by: Anna-Marie McLemore: Sam and Miel are best friends; Miel has roses that grow out of her wrists and Sam is known for his moon paintings. Everyone knows to stay away from the Bonner girls, but now they are after Miel for her roses, claiming their scent can make anyone fall in love. Miel now has a choice give up her roses, or let the girls take every secret she’s tried to keep. This was a beautiful story about falling in love, the ups and downs that go with it and the power of persuasion. The themes in this novel were really good too, but the flowery, whimsical writing made it really hard for the reader to follow along. The writing by itself was very pretty and the reader did enjoy it; the metaphors were interesting and have never been heard of before, which is what helped make this story so original. The plot was compelling and engaging; it was a little slow-paced, but overall it let the reader fall into the story. McLemore’s characters were created well with all these layers to them that gave them depth and made them characters the reader was invested in. Overall, this novel was a whimsy tale that sucked the reader in.

3 thoughts on “Review: When the Moon Was Ours

  1. I’ve read Wild Beauty by this same author and I found it incredibly hard to connect with the characters because the overly floral writing style became almost a drudgery to read. There was lots to like about the book…but I always felt that the purple prose kept me at an arm’s length from the real heart of the story 🤷🏼‍♀️ I do however own this book, and another one by the author…I know. Rookie error buying three books together when you haven’t yet read anything by the author…but I was so sure I’d love them! I’m not sure I’ll ever read When the Moon was Ours because of that first reading experience 🤔🤔🤔💚💛💜🧡

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    1. Yes, you know exactly how I feel! That’s how I felt with the characters, like I could have connected with them more if the writing hadn’t been so whimsical.
      That’s too bad that you bought all those books before you read anything from that author!
      If it’s anything, at least it’s short of your ever curious about reading it! 👍🏻😁

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