Author: Scott Tracey
Status: Available on April 8th 2013
*full disclosure: Free thanks to the publisher via NetGalley for my Honest Review.
Justin Daggett, his trouble-making sister, and their three orphan-witch friends have gotten themselves kicked out of high school. Again. Now they’ve ended up in Carrow Mills, New York, the town where their parents—members of the terrorist witch organization known as Moonset—began their evil experiments with the dark arts one generation ago.
When the siblings are accused of unleashing black magic on the town, Justin fights to prove their innocence. But tracking down the true culprit leads him to a terrifying discovery about Moonset’s past … and its deadly future.
Moonset is a new series about teenage witches and their struggles because of their parents’ coven.
Justin Daggett, (the main character and narrator) the the mediator of his adoptive family. He tries his best to keep everyone out of trouble but is thwarted at every turn. His twin sister Jenna is mostly the primary cause for the drama but lately something more sinister has been going on. He, Jenna and his other siblings Malcolm, Bailey, and Cole, have gotten themselves kicked out of high school once again. The Congress (no, not that one) has to step in and relocate them to another new town, however they are not as helpful as they seem. They are now being moved to Carrow Mills, closest they’ve ever been to The Congress’s watchful eye. What even stranger is that this is the town where all of their parents were started their coven which eventually became a terrorist organization. Or so They Congress says, but more on that later.
They have “Witchers” assigned to in effect be their legal guardians; the leader is Quinn, who just happens to be the grandson of Justin’s parents executor, Illana Bryer, (she also happens to be the head of her coven.)
The siblings are completely different in personality. As I’ve said Justin is the mediator and eventually the leader of his coven. Jenna, I wanted to slap this girl the selfishness that came out of her mouth and what she does to Justin is not very sisterly to him. That being said she eventually pulls through for him. Malcolm’s your typical older brother but unlike the rest of the siblings he doesn’t really like to ever use his magic. Bailey, Justin says is without a doubt one of the strongest of the siblings she can manipulate people’s emotions. I’m not sure what Cole’s power is yet, but he’s your typical younger brother. He idolizes Jenna, which is not a good thing lol. I feel really bad though I thought he was going to be the evil one out of the group but itturns out he was just being moody. Sorry Cole.
Tracey’s writing drips with humor, while still being serious the writing was really good, and Justin was an awesome narrator it was very easy to connect with him. Loved the ending and I can’t wait for the next one. I have a feeling that Cullen the remaining member of Moonset isn’t as bad as The Congress makes him out to be. I wish I knew more of Moonset’s history but, I have a feeling that before Moonset became a terrorist coven that Cullen got out. The Congress, made them the scape goats for a while and I bet they lashed out as a response but Cullen maybe ran off before the real drama began. Least that’s what I’m hoping for, a sort of Sirius Black character rather than another pivotal evil.
Quotes I loved: “Quinn was like a black and white film brought to life: dark black hair and pale white skin. Bela Lugosi with a Bowflex,” p 15 Moonset
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God I loved this book, and I read it as an ebook my least favorite medium and I still thought it was great