The Mayfair Moon –
Darkwoods Trilogy #1
By J.A. Redmerski
Darkwoods Trilogy #1
By J.A. Redmerski
Genre: Paranormal YA
After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.
Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.
As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.
The Mayfair Moon written by J.A. Redmerski is a fantastic read; the author has done a terrific job giving us a different type of story around werewolves. I absolutely loved the fresh spin in this genre. I found the authors writing refreshing, and I can say without a doubt that this trilogy is going to be a great one. I have given the author and The Mayfair Moon a 5 star rating as her writing is great, plot and character description are done extremely well and I never once put this book down. J.A. Redmerski is definitely one of my new favorite authors.
We are introduced to Adria and Alex, sisters living with their mother and alcoholic/abusive stepfather. Adria and Alex are different in many ways Adria more the quite type and Alex more outgoing but always make sure her sister is safe and happy. One evening on their way home they come across a two werewolves fighting in the woods and end up right in the middle of things, barely making it out of the woods alive they return home battered and bruised but alive. Adria knows her sister took the brunt of the attack trying to protect her from being hurt. Adria cannot believe what she saw and knows deep down that she can tell no one as they may think she is crazy. The neighbours sees the sister’s banged up and call in Child Protective Services believing the stepfather has hurt them. Next thing you know Adria and Alex are being sent away to live with their Aunt and Uncle in Maine.
Things change for the sister’s in Maine, Alex is no longer the same person, seems cold and withdrawn, while Adria finds herself rather happy living in a home where it’s safe and feels for the first time in her life that her aunt and uncle truly care about them. Adria cannot figure out what is going on with her sister, she stays locked in her room she is horrible to her aunt and uncle who are only trying to provide the girls with a good home. One evening Adria follows her sister Alex through the woods and see’s Alex meet up with some young men, Adria doesn’t understand what is going on with Alex, and to make matters worse Alex doesn’t return home and finds out Alex is living with the Vargas brothers.
Adria makes some new friends herself and for the first time in her life she knows she is pretty happy besides all the drama her sister is causing. Getting to know her friends she meets Issac Mayfair who she is instantly attracted too and cannot for the life of her figure out the Mayfair’s family situation. Her friends take her out one evening so she can see her sister and find out what is going on with Alex. Adria realizes at this point that there is something definitely going on with her sister and way more then she can fathom. It appears that the Vargas and Mayfair’s have some kind of family feud going on and Alex and Adria are now in the middle of it.
This novel is a fantastic read, I cannot say anymore as I would have to add spoiler alerts, but I will promise anyone who loves paranormal mystery/romance novels this is a number one read. I will recommend this book to all of my friends and anyone who reads my reviews should absolutely go purchase The Mayfair Moon.
-THE MAYFAIR MOON Dream Cast – J.A. Redmerski-
I admit that while writing THE MAYFAIR MOON, I never had anyone in particular in mind for any of the characters, but later I did start to think about who might resemble the characters the best. It was difficult to place them, but I think those that I chose come really close!
Michelle Trachtenberg comes closest to casting Adria Dawson, hands down. She’s complete with Adria’s dark hair, freckles (though her tons of freckles are covered by make-up in this picture) and pale skin.
Harry I think can best be compared to Landon Liboiron. Grow out his hair a tad and give him a skateboard and he’s pretty spot-on! Landon actually played a werewolf in a movie called The Howling: Reborn (and he did a great job!), so hey, he’s already in the werewolf club!
I thought Zia would be the most difficult to place, but I found Jessica Stam to fit her character really well. Just give her a short, spiky hairdo and dress her sort of like a rocker chick and Jessica could easily pull Zia’s character off (appearance-wise, anyway).
Lastly, Isaac Mayfair was the one character I had the toughest time figuring out. Ultimately, I chose Kevin Zegers, - wow those eyes!
Lastly, I have to say that the models I chose for the new cover of THE MAYFAIR MOON, also really depict Adria and Isaac as well!
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