by E.J. Wesley
Book: Moonsongs #1
Pub Date: Sept 24 2012
Genre: Young Adult
Source: Publisher / Tour
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“Some folks treated the past like an old friend. The memories warmed them with fondness for what was, and hope for what was to come. Not me. When I thought of long ago, my insides curdled, and I was left feeling sour and wasted.”
Jenny Schmidt is a young woman with old heartaches. A small town Texas girl with big city attitude, she just doesn’t fit in. Not that she has ever tried.
Life has pummeled her heart into one big, lonely callus. She has no siblings, both parents were dead by sixteen, and her last grandparent—and caretaker—was in the ground before she turned twenty-one. She’s the last living member of her immediate family. Or so she thinks…
“We found my ‘grandfather’ sitting at his dining room table. An entire scorched pot of coffee dangled from his shaky hand. His skin was the ashen gray shade of thunderclouds, not the rich mocha from the photo I’d seen. There were dark blue circles under each swollen red eye. A halo of white hair skirted his bald head, a crown of tangles and mats. Corpses had more life in them.”
Suddenly, instead of burying it with the dead, Jenny is forced to confront the past. Armed only with an ancient family journal, her rifle, and an Apache tomahawk, she must save her grandfather’s life and embrace her dangerous heritage. Or be devoured by it.
My Review: This is a fast read, but a nice one at that. Jennifer is this girl who had a bad realtionship with this one guy, did not so swell in college, and finally stopping at technology. She likes and opened up a repair shop with the money left over from her dad. So far she's glad she hasn't touched Grammy's money. She receives this e-mail one day and it's from her granddad, which is strange because he isn't alive. She can't really do much about it now. Her parents are dead and Grammy is to. So what can she do but head into Grammy's room to figure out some answers. She enters the room to find a suitcase full of pictures of everyone. She soon falls asleep and wakes up to Marshal the landlord waking her up with coffee waiting. They chat for a while and comment on how the place looks like nerdville with all the tech stuff around the house and Jen's video game collection. So Jen goes to get ready and they head to meet this granddad. The story goes on and even though its a short read it is so page turning that i got this book done in no time flat.