Review & Giveaway: A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang

Posted October 23, 2012 by B. in 4.5 stars, Blog Tour, Rating A, Urban Fantasy Tags: , , ,

A Trace of Moonlight
Author: Allison Pang 
Release Date: Oct. 30, 2012
Publisher: Pocket Books
Abby Sinclair #3
ISBN: #978-1439198360
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Format(s): Paperback (400 pgs), e-book
Book Source: Book Tour
About the book:
Drinking from the waters of lethe and offering herself up as Faerie’s sacrificial Tithe …these just might be the least of Abby Sinclair’s problems.
Abby’s pact with a demon—whether or not she remembers making it—is binding, so she’d better count herself lucky that (in the words of a daemon who knows better) there’s nearly always a loophole. But her friends’ reckless attempts to free her, well intentioned though they may be, set off a disastrous chain of events. In no time at all, Abby turns her incubus lover mortal and gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead. She might have even been able to recover from all that had she not lost the Key to the CrossRoads to her mortal enemy, who promptly uses his restored power to wreak havoc on the OtherWorld and put its very existence in jeopardy.
Only one person can make things right again, but to find her, Abby must place her trust in allies of mixed loyalties, and conquer her nightmares once and for all.
What B is talking about:
Trapped in Faery with no memory of how she got there or the destiny that still awaits her, Abby Sinclair finds herself at the center of a brewing unrest between the different paths of the Crossroads. Although dying (and coming back to life) certainly puts a new perspective on the happenings around her, Abby has to learn to trust in those dearest to her before time runs out, and any hope of a world worth living in is lost forever.
Abby is back in the third, and final, installment of this wonderful series from Allison Pang, and is just as much a danger to herself and others as ever. As a TouchStone, Dreamer, and KeyStone, Abby has had to shoulder enormous responsibility, and has made some disastrous mistakes along the way. Caught between the arrogance of powerful immortals and the impatience of her own mortality, Abby has often caused more trouble than she could possibly solve. But, the Abby in A Trace of Moonlight has changed. She is more cautious, less self-assured, as well as more giving. She is a better, wiser Abby, and more deserving of the dedication and sacrifice of those who love her.
That’s not to say she doesn’t make mistakes this time around, too. Although Abby again manages to cause some problems and heartache, she still has the loyalty and faith of her closest friends, all of whom I was very happy to see again. Brystion and Talivar have returned, each vying for Abby’s love and both proving themselves to be devoted and worthy of real happiness. Phineas, possibly my favorite character in the series, is back as well, in all his pervy, flatulent glory, still playing the role of Abby’s confidant and advisor. Also joining Abby are Melanie and Charlie, their friends from The Hallows, and the colorful denizens of the Barras.
Although I have enjoyed this series from the beginning, A Trace of Moonlight is my favorite story yet; the world Ms. Pang has created having grown richer and more inventive with each successive novel. While not a romance, A Trace of Moonlight devotes a good many of its pages to Abby’s tangled love life, finally giving some closure to the inevitable turmoil that comes from considering any sort of love between those who are mortal and those who aren’t. Told from Abby’s perspective, the series has allowed me to cringe at her failures and cheer her accomplishments, especially as she comes to realize that the weight of destiny isn’t hers to bear alone. While I’m happy that Abby’s tale turned out as it did, I am very sorry to see this series end. It’s been a good one.
Bs Rating:
Loved it – enthusiastically recommend (A)
GIVEAWAY: As part of the blog tour, Allison is sponsoring a giveaway of A Trace of Moonlight at each stop on the tour. Thank you to Allison for sponsoring the giveaway! To enter, please use the RAFFLECOPTER entry form, below. This is open INTERNATIONALLY! For more information about the giveaway and tour, please visit Bewitching Book Tours.

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Stops on the Tour:
October 16 Interview
October 16 Review
Place of Reads book blog
October 17 Guest blog and review
The Book Nympho
October 18 Guest blog
Urban Fantasy Investigations
October 18 Promo and review
Confessions from Romaholics:
October 19 Interview
October 20 Promo and review
Bitten By Love Reviews
October 21 Review
Sky Rose Reviews –
October 22 Interview and review
Urban Girl Reader –
October 23 Interview
Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews
Oct 23 Review
October 24 Review
Between Dreams and Reality:
October 25 Guest blog
Ramblings From This Chick
October 26 Promo and review
Mama Knows Books
October 27 Promo
Cabin Goddess
October 27 Promo and review
Gizmos Reviews
October 28 Promo (review)
Nikki Brandyberry
Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
October 29 Guest blog and review
Tynga’s Reviews
October 30 Promo and review
The Book Tart
October 31 Interview and review
Fangs, Wands & Fairydust and Winged Effigy
November 1 Interview
Juniper Grove
November 1 Promo
My Miscellaneous Bookshelf.
November 2 Interview
Books & Other Spells.
November 2 Promo
Bookin’ It Reviews ~
November 3 Promo and review
Snowdrop Dreams of Books
November 4 Interview
Simply Infatuated
November 4 review
LilyElement Book Reviews
November 5 Promo
Mimmi’s Musings
November 5 Promo and review
Booked & Loaded
November 6 promo
November 7 Promo
V’s Book Life
November 7 Review
A Bibliophile’s Thoughts on Books
November 8 Interview
November 9 Interview and review
The Reading Diaries
November 10 Interview and review
Never Judge a Book by its Cover
November 11 Interview
Under the Covers Blog
November 11 review
Book Briefs
November 12 Promo and review
Starry night book reviews
November 13 Review
Butterfly-o-Meter Books
November 14 Interview and review
The Speculative Salon:
November 14 Promo and review
On the Broomstick

5 responses to “Review & Giveaway: A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang

  1. 4.5 stars. Yay! I love this series and can’t wait to read the next book. Thanks for sharing. I’m following along the tour.

  2. thanks for the great review! I love this series and I can’t wait for this new book. Especially cuz of the cliffchanger from the last one 🙂