Hunter's Moon (Wildeward Academy #1) by Gwyneira Blythe

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#ReverseHarem, #Paranormal, #Romance, #Historical(ish)

They call it the Golden Age. An age of sorcery and gaslight. The magical and the mundane. The gifted and the cursed.

My name is Victoria Grey.

Witches in this day and age move through the ton with ease and grace, but not me. No mother. No magic. No connections. I'm cursed never to touch the ground outside our door, never awaken my magic, and so I'll never be able to join the search for my missing mother. To keep me safe, I'm sent to a finishing school in the Middle of Nowhere, England.

Welcome to Wildeward: Academy for the monsters. Home for the lost. Asylum for the forgotten.

All I want is to learn enough to break my curse and get out. No distractions. No suitors. But Wildeward shapes a different kind of man, the kind I've been denied. Five to be precise: Jekyll and Hyde, two determined werewolf brothers; Doyle, a tutoring vampire; Frankie, a man who believes he is a monster; and Achoris, a smoking hot oracle. I may be in over my head.

The first month in and my problems keep mounting. I can handle creepy doctors, spurned suitors, b-grade witches, and finding a dress for the Samhain masquerade, but not my waning power. With the full moon rising, I'm about to get a crash course in why my magic is on the hunt for blood.

This is the start of a Reverse Harem series with light m/m content and a non-bully romance. Recommended for mature readers.

4 out of 5 (very good)

Hunter's Moon is the first book in the Wildeward Academy series and we are introduced to a world where magic, and curses, are real. Told from different perspectives, we learn how Victoria's mother disappeared and her father still searches for her. With the wards failing around their home, Victoria has no choice but to attend Wildeward where she meets new and old 'friends'.

This book has a steampunk feel to it, along with the magic. All the characters are interesting and so very different from each other, and I love how they interact with each other. The setting is clear enough to picture and will definitely leave you wanting more.

There were parts of this story that I was unsure about but I am more than happy to keep an open mind and see where book two takes me. I especially want to know more about Doyle's past and why he has reacted the way he has.

For a debut novel and the start of a new series, I can say I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to read more. Definitely recommended by me.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *


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Gwyneira Blythe is a romance novel junkie with a love of all things witchy, paranormal, and historical. Plus a dash of sci-fi when the mood hits.

Hunter's Moon is her debut novel!

When she's not writing, it's a mad world of toddler tantrums, dogs barking, and a cat dashing underfoot all while sneaking kisses from the bemused husband.

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