The Moon Shines Red by Pamela Sparkman

Award winning author, Pamela Sparkman’s fantasy debut novel is tantalizingly wicked, drawing the reader into a world of forbidden love where nothing is quite what it seems.

Lord Lochlan was cursed in the womb, condemned by the perceived crimes of his parents.

On the thirteenth year of his birth, the red glow of the moon washed over land and sea like a faded bloody stain. A constant reminder of the curse that marked him before he was born. Every night he gazed at it like he was lured and haunted by it. It followed him, it beseeched him. It called out to him. Just once he wanted to see the moon glow as everyone else saw it. Bright and illuminating. But he knew that would never be possible.

The all too familiar feeling of despair suffocated him, like long gangling fingers squeezing his neck, cutting off his air. He fell to his knees and begged for the sky to fall on him. He had suffered long and tirelessly and he was desperate for it to end. And yet, he fought to breathe. He fought to stand back on his feet. Because fighting back was as instinctual to him as breathing. He had come too far to let his loneliness and despair get the best of him now. He was battle worn and weary, but he still had a reason to live.

Or so he hoped.

He stood back on his feet and he fought against the doom that hovered over him since the day he was born and he stared up into the darkened sky.

At the moon that shines red only for him.

I should have stayed away from him. But I couldn’t.
HE was my love…my life. And he just might kill me.
I suppose that means…he may also be my end

“First I would hold you… like this.” He moved in a fraction. “I would memorize the color of your eyes, the slope of your nose, the shape of your mouth, and I would think… I am never going to be the same after this.”

*Received a copy for free in exchange for an honest review from the author


Physical or Ebook?

Have you ever read a book by this author before?
Never, but I can’t wait for more

YA Fantasy Romance

Star Rating?
5 Stars


If it’s a series, would you continue reading it?
Yes! The next book comes out later this year and I am super excite for it!

Is this a part of a challenge?

Who would you recommend this for?
Anyone who loves YA Fae novels like Julie Kagawa’s series or The Cruel Prince!


I was so happy when I got approved for a free copy of this book because I was so intrigued when I first read the synopsis! This book… it’s everything, guys!

Elin is a fantastic character! I loved reading directly from her perspective as much as I enjoyed reading from Lochlan’s. The fact that this is a romance but he can’t touch her or he’ll kill her… is heartbreaking. I know this has been done in YA before, but I seriously have never had an interest in reading it before. I loved it! It made the romance so much better in my opinion.

I loved all the secondary characters in the novel and I am so excited to read Zeph’s story later this year. I love reading things from the ‘villains’ perspective who perhaps isn’t so villainy after all!

This book has so many twists and turns and things that you honestly don’t expect but makes so much sense later on in the novel! This book is everything. I’m not joking.

This author is an indie author and I’m bummed that I never would of come across this book if not for Voracious Readers. So a huge shout out to them for their amazing e-mail list! If you want to support an indie author and you love Fae, please check this out! You won’t regret it at all!

If you’re interested:
Amazon CA

Until next time,


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