Narrator: Nicole Poole
Length: 11 hrs 18 mins
Series: Crossbreed #7
Published by Dannika Dark, Tantor Audio on June 25, 2019
Genres: Urban Fantasy
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Transporting goods is part of the job, but when Keystone accepts the daunting task of moving precious cargo, the team splits up. Raven has orders to follow, but Christian's seductive ways draw out her violent soul. Their journey is dangerous, their enemies ruthless, and one misstep could prove fatal. When one team member mysteriously vanishes, the rest must choose between cutting their losses in the face of chaos or seeing it through to the bitter end. Will Keystone have the fortitude to complete the mission, or will they fall like dominoes? Evil forces are at play in this spellbinding continuation of the Crossbreed series.
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Moonstruck by Dannika Dark was a highly anticipated book for me. I love this world, the characters and the narration of the audio.
Moonstruck has the Keystone crew separated. The few that are left at home are dealing with one crisis, while the rest that are on the mission delivering precious cargo dealing with a different set of problems. Neither group can distract themselves by thinking too hard about what is going on with the others. Due to the split, we get the first person view from Raven when we are with her team while we get a third person when we are dealing with the problems at home.
For a group of people such as those recruited to Keystone, we see the characters have all developed ties to each other. Not romantic ties such as Raven & Christian’s, but they all feel like family to each other. This makes the split difficult. One advantage to the split is that the action is pretty continuous and exciting. If we aren’t in the middle of some emergency with one group, we are with the other. I was filled with non-stop anxiety for our characters.
Of course, one major point attraction to this series is Raven & Christian’s relationship. I love how they relate to each other, with their banter back and forth. Also, their hot attraction to each other just seems so realistic. They have common sense about appropriate times, but have little things that show the other they understand and have their backs. The two are amazing together.
It is also interesting seeing how the wolves and Crush are being integrated into the Keystone world. The wolf picked as Hunter’s “nanny” is perfect. Nothing will be getting to that kid. I’m really surprised at how much Victor is letting the rules of Keystone get bent here and there. I wonder how far he will let the alliance with Crush’s wolves go.
As you can see, there was a LOT going on in Moonstruck. Then to add to the utter enjoyment of this book, was Nicole Poole’s narration. I have adored this narrator’s work with Dannika Dark’s series and she does not disappoint with Moonstruck. I love her voice for Raven and how she maintains the accents for Victor and Christian. The other characters are very distinctive as well and Poole makes it seem as if you are listening to a full cast. I loved every minute of it!
I hated to see this book end, and am excited to see where we go from here. What kind of case we are going to get next and what kind of character issues we’ll have to deal with!
Reading this book contributed to these challenges:
- 2019 Audiobook Challenge