Book Review: A Creature of Moonlight by Rebecca Hahn

HMH Books for Young Readers Published May 6, 2014 313 Pages

HMH Books for Young Readers
Published May 6, 2014
313 Pages

Marni is heir to throne but instead of living it up in royal life she lives in a garden with her grandfather–hidden away from the world because she is half dragon and half human. 

But dispute these years of life with her cripple grandfather, Marni is growing up and it is time for her to do of two things: claim the throne in which her Uncle sits and wants her dead or live with a father (a dragon) she has never met before the woods sent to capture her take over all the land.

The premise of this book drew me in. A girl who is half dragon, half human who wants to be killed by her Uncle and has no idea what her father wants to do with her.

But the book was short lived. So Marni just cares about her flowers, her grandfather and her “freedom” to go into the woods. She comes off a smart girl, who is content and doesn’t have a bad bone in her body.

Which is why I was confused when after her grandfather dies she wants to kill her Uncle. It really came out of the blue. Not to fully tell the back-story, but the Uncle is a horrible man. However, for those chapters leading up to her grandfather’s dead there is no trace of bitterness. Do not get me wrong, Marni wasn’t completely happy about her situation but to transition to nice girl to a girl pent on revenge was too fast and out of nowhere.

Another issue I had with the book was it was boring. Everything was I did this I didn’t do this I knew this. There wasn’t much action, it felt like false passion and Marni had no real personality.

Overall I was disappointed in this book. 2 Pickles

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