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A Trace of Moonlight ❮KINDLE❯ ❄ A Trace of Moonlight Author Allison Pang – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk 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 problemsAbby s pact with a daemon whether or not she remembers 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 problemsAbby s pact with a daemon 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 A Trace Kindle - events In no time at all, Abby turns her incubus lover mortal, then gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead On top of everything else, she s 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.

    Load results Apple Footer Apple Support incubus lover mortal, then gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead On top of everything else, she s 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."/>
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  • 381 pages
  • A Trace of Moonlight
  • Allison Pang
  • English
  • 11 March 2018
  • 1439198365

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  1. Ferdy Ferdy says:

    A long, spoilery, ranty, repetitive, haphazard, bitchy and nonsensical review.This was utter fucking rubbish.The love triangle was a complete mess Abby was a silly bitch, she wanted Ion but still made sure to string Talliver along, Ion suddenly acted like he gave a fuck about Abby when he never cared about her before and poor Talliver had to suggest an open relationship just so he wouldn t lose Abby completely In the previous book, Abby developed strong feelings for Talliver, their relationsh A long, spoilery, ranty, repetitive, haphazard, bitchy and nonsensical review.This was utter fucking rubbish.The love triangle was a complete mess Abby was a silly bitch, she wanted Ion but still made sure to string Talliver along, Ion suddenly acted like he gave a fuck about Abby when he never cared about her before and poor Talliver had to suggest an open relationship just so he wouldn t lose Abby completely In the previous book, Abby developed strong feelings for Talliver, their relationship had a lovely, slow build they were friends and lived together and the change from friends to lovers felt genuine and romantic But in this installment, Abby s feelings for Talliver changed without rhyme or reason she suddenly didn t feel as strongly about him and sheor less dismissed him for Ion All she cared about was Ion you know, the guy that treated her like shit, the guy that gave her to a sadistic bastard to be tortured and killed, the guy that betrayed her and then dumped her, the guy that refused to help her when she was in trouble, the guy that didn t respect her and the guy that she d only actually spent a total of a few weeks with..Yea, that one Brystion was one gigantic whiny wanker dogbitch of a mother fucker I don t know what bullshit was going on but through Ion and Abby the author tried to rewrite history and make it out that Ion was actually noble and some sort of a hero and that he had never betrayed Abby in the first book and that he was the only one who had ever cared about her Honestly, what s the point of even adding in a huge betrayal if it s not dealt with properly and is instead glossed over and made out to be not that big of a deal For some bastard reason, Brystion kept having a go at Talliver for using Abby even though Talliver had never used her before..Sure, Abby got stuck in his and his families problems but only because she repeatedly stuck her big nose in and offered to help Nobody forced or manipulated Abby into doing anything Unlike Ion, who went behind her back, lied to her, used her and manipulated her for his own benefitYet, he had the gall to act self righteous about Talliver supposedly using Abby when in actual fact, Ion was the only one to have ever used her The author thought that by brushing Ion s betrayal under the carpet and having Ion claim that Talliver was using Abby and risking her life..that suddenly both me and Abby would believe that was true Thankfully, I m not dumb like Abby and I wasn t fooled one bit the crap Ion the author was coming out with didn t work on me My brain was too powerful to buy the bullshit that was being thrown around.And then that ridiculous bastard ending How can the ending of a book be a bastard, you say IT JUST FUCKING CAN Yea, I know that s not a proper answer but like the majority of authors in UF PNR YA, I m not going to bother explaining thingsI m just going to make statements and expect readers to believe that what I ve written is true A bit like how the author wrote that Ion loved Abby and that Abby loved Ion..Really Since when How Why Who knows They just fucking did The ending didn t feel like an ending it felt unfinished and somewhat unclear But I m fairly sure Abby chose Brystion I m guessing I was meant to be happy with that But just because the so called hero ends up with the heroine and impregnates her, it doesn t equal a decent HEA How can I believe in the HEA and the love between the couple when there s no evidence of it Ion doesn t love Abby and she doesn t love him they just find each other attractive and have good sex there was NOTHING else between them yet I m meant to believe they wuv each other What a ridiculous and unbelievable couple Ion and Abby s supposed epic romance In the first book Ion used Abby, handed her over to a madman to be tortured, then told her the only reason he didn t let her get killed was because of her Dreamer powers and then he dumped her Swoon In the second book he was fucking other girls, he ignored Abby for months, he told her to fuck off when she needed help, he bulldozed his way back into Abby s life when she was finally moving on and generally treated her like shit Be still my heart In the third book he made Abby feel guilty about helping her family, he had no trust in her, he constantly demeaned her and also talked down to her Jealous sigh In between all that romance they occasionally had sex And of course, it was the bestest sex ever for Abby Abby didn t click on to the fact that Ion was an incubus a professional manslut, so the sex would obviously be brilliant..she seemed to think that the great sex they had meant they had a love like no other Abby should have realised that all women Ion has sex with experience the same thing but no, the silly cow thought because Ion and her had awesome sex it meant that they had something speshul and unique.Ugh..After all of the rubbish Ion put Abby through, I m magically meant to believe that Abby and Ion are meant to be FUCK THAT What a shit couple I guess I was supposed to be happy because they said they loved each other and because they re going to have a baby but I m not I needthan a silly pregnancy and a handful of unconvincing ILY s to be satisfied with the HEA.Its bullshit that Abby even chose Ion after everything he d done to her he betrayed her, treated her like shit and didn t believe in her Whereas Talliver respected her, protected her, had faith in her and trusted her..It made no sense Talliver and Abby worked hard for their relationship and their feelings grew naturally there was no insta love yet in this one, Abby doesn t even feel strongly about Talliver and then the author tried to portray Talliver as the weaker love interest it didn t work Ion was the shitty love interest, he threw Abby to the wolves in the first book and there was no evidence to suggest that if he needed something again that he wouldn t toss her overboard so he could get that something I hated that Ion kept throwing hissy fits and kept acting self righteous when anyone else so much as asked for Abby s help..Apparently, he was the only one that was allowed to put Abby in danger and get her killed..at least unlike Ion, other people didn t hide and lie about what they were asking of her Whereas, Ion would probably ask Abby to come with him to visit his grandma and then he d end up selling her to a pimp or a cannibal because he needed some new shoes I m guessing that s what happens in their future, but don t worry, dumb Abby would most likely find love again with her pimp daddy or her cannibal lover..since she loves guys that treat her like shit.I wouldn t have minded her telling Talliver to fuck off as long as she didn t end up with Ion..and instead ended up on her own with her baby What s going to happen when Abby dies..Is Ion just going to fuck other girls for the rest of his life Will Ion still be with Abby when she s old and wrinkly There s no way Ion would stick around..he d put Abby in a nursing home and go on his merry way fucking anything that walks.Maybe once Abby dies, like all the other immortal mansluts in fiction, he ll meet a blushing, boring, dumb virginal teenage girl and start stalking and grooming her and then he ll make her fall in wuv him and he ll occasionally growl at her and he ll be threatened and hurt by her geeky best guy friend, Neil Bottomless and he ll tell Neil to keep away from his little girl and Neil will be all but I secretly wuv her and Ion will be like Yea, but I m her pedo sex daddy and then Ion s enemies will try to kill his virginal dumbo, so he ll leave her but like any other respectable stalker he ll watch her from a distance, she ll naturally wallow in pity, he ll see her hanging with Neil Bottomless and Ion will be pissed and will no doubt shoutDamn you Bottomless Damn youfrom the rooftops And then he ll make a dramatic return by saving his dumb virgin from a possessed kangaroo and he ll be a cold, cold bastard to her, his virginal twit will be hurt and confused, Ion will see how hurt she is and get turned on by that, so he ll keep on emotionally abusing her and then when his idiotic virgin decides enough is enough, he ll pounce again and whisper sweet nothings to her in between snarling and smirking at her, he ll then take her sweet, sweet virginity and she ll be his bitch forever Now, that s a real ending.Most of the other characters were irritating as hell I can t believe that doormat Charlie was still with Robert after he cheated on her for who knows how long and not only that she was also looking after his love child with Moira Charlie was a weak doormat, she had no spine or self respect And Robert obviously never loved Charlie if he cheated on her and then lied about it for over a year, Charlie only found out because everyone else did Robert was a wanker.Abby s dad, Thomas, was a dickwhat was the point of even having Thomas as Abby s dad when he didn t give a fuck about her and when they had no real development or resolution in their relationship Abby was pathetic wanting his love when he made it clear she meant very little to him Moira was a bitch Why she acted like she was a good, decent person when she had an affair with a guy who had a girlfriend, I don t know Moira was an evil cow.Moira, Robert, Thomas, Ion none of them got what they deserved for them treating people like shit Their character arcs were unsatisfying and left a bitter taste.I almost forgot, I hated Abby s lame inner voice and her rubbish taste in music.In all fairness, they ll be readers who ll probably like this book, the writing and plot bar the love triangle and romance was decent enough but I hated Ion, Abby and the romance far too much to enjoy any of it Those that like Abby Ion or don t mind or care that the hero treats the heroine like crap will probably like this.I just hated this book.Ugh..why is every single book filled with either manslut, cheating, abusive, arsehole, dick head, rapey or bastard heroes Honestly, I don t even want to read any because of the shitty romances depicted in so many books

  2. Experiment BL626 Experiment BL626 says:

    CAUTION minor spoilerBook 3 concluded the Abby Sinclair series, and it disappointed me big time the plotI was very relieved that the story allowed Abby to quickly regain her memory because the book would have been an insufferable read otherwise In her amnesiac state, Abby was stupid and whiny I thought after the memory gain things would get better I thought wrong Things slowed down considerably, so slow that the the plot virtually went nowhere I thought war was imminent because of what CAUTION minor spoilerBook 3 concluded the Abby Sinclair series, and it disappointed me big time the plotI was very relieved that the story allowed Abby to quickly regain her memory because the book would have been an insufferable read otherwise In her amnesiac state, Abby was stupid and whiny I thought after the memory gain things would get better I thought wrong Things slowed down considerably, so slow that the the plot virtually went nowhere I thought war was imminent because of what happened in book 2 and the resulting state of affairs in book 3, but apparently not For two third of the book, ennui smushed me.The plot eventually picked up pace at the last third of the book, but it rolled off a cliff The sense of urgency was dreadfully weak The story tried to recuperate by slapping on a bunch of twists and turns, but it slapped on so much that it convoluted the plot and birthed ridiculous drama the romanceThe romance was no better It was an irritating mess I expected book 3, as the final book of the series, to quickly resolve the love triangle, but no The story was bent on stretching the stupid romance as long it could to the point that I just wanted to kick all the parties involved in the shin I didn t care who she picked I just wanted the love triangle to end already It should have ended in book fucking 2 Abby finally picked a guy at the end of book 3, but much to my frustration the door was left open so that she could easily dump that guy and pick the other one later on Or someone else entirely never introduced in the series because who knows Damn girl was flaky But oh no, this shit called romance got shittier Spoiler ahead.Surprise Abby got pregnant I should have seen that coming because neither she nor her lover used protection The story never told us who the father was because she had intercourse with both romance interests separately throughout the book Dumbasses the three of them It aggravated me that the story left the reader to imagine who the father could be.I despise loose ends at the end of series I despise it a lot when the story purposely and unnecessarily introduces a loose end at the end of a series because, hey, tightly wrapped up endings are for losers, right Fuck you, book the charactersAbby was an unremarkable heroine to say the very least I really don t see anything about her that earned her the romantic interest from a smoking hot incubus and a charming dutiful elf prince cough Mary Sue cough Her perverted miniature unicorn sidekick was only funny in one scene the rest of the time he was bland His character no longer excited me as it did in book 1.Frankly speaking, Abby, her unicorn sidekick, and her romantic interests were not compelling enough for their story to last a trilogy The cast shilled me.In ConclusionI begrudgingly rate A Trace of Moonlight 2 stars for it was okay Book 1 was the best of the series, book 3 was the worst Overall, the series was painfully mediocre For a story that involved the race of humans, elves, and daemons and threatened their fate and all the worlds, it was utterly UN fucking epic I do not recommend the series

  3. Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞ Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞ says:

    The story starts with Abby still not having her memory back and of course, all her friends are trying to figure out ways to help her But Abby being Abby knows there sthan what and who she is being told The problem is she keeps forgetting what that is I just don t know how I feel about this bookespecially the ending Ugghhhh The last book,A Sliver of Shadow, had this crazy ending and left itself open to sooo many possibilities that there was really no way to predict what could The story starts with Abby still not having her memory back and of course, all her friends are trying to figure out ways to help her But Abby being Abby knows there sthan what and who she is being told The problem is she keeps forgetting what that is I just don t know how I feel about this bookespecially the ending Ugghhhh The last book,A Sliver of Shadow, had this crazy ending and left itself open to sooo many possibilities that there was really no way to predict what could happen And there is so much that happens.so much that it makes your head spin I was actually shocked that the ending was the ending And it is certainly true that thethings change, thethey remain the same I m not happy with that I don t really care if there will be spin offs or whateverI wanted some resolutions sigh I love Abby I love Brystion I love Talivar I m totally down for a m nage between these guys and the problem isI think they would totally be okay with it to There is just no way to choose one over the other And we ve been bounced back and forth between the two guys enough to love em and hate em but never, never leave em Maybe that s why it ended the way it did And even though I think I know how it ended upI still want both I did enjoy everyone coming together and all the battles and going after the bad guyand the Tree The Tree was sooo amazingI want one The hunt was fantastic I about peed my pants when Abby called out Frodo lives I love all the great one liners that AP puts in her stories even though some of them are definitely pushing the boundariesunicorn milk shakes anyone Eewwww.I was really pulled into the story of Mel and Nobu and I do wantI m just really torn about how everyone is doing spin offs What if it s not as good as this story I do want to say that I m sorry if you re reading this and don t have a clue as to what I m talking about I just can t say much of anything without giving things away So if you re interested, go back and read the reviews for the first book and give it a tryyou won t be disappointed Favorite quotes Why do I suddenly feel like I m on the Island of Misfit Toys Take care of my wife I ll be coming back for her It belongs to us

  4. Miscjoy Miscjoy says:

    Original review was posted on October 18, 2012 at The Book Pushers Trace of Moonlight is the third and final book of the Abby Sinclair series I was unfamiliar with Allison Pang s work prior to being assigned this ARC, so I downloaded the sample of the first book to get a sense of the series The sample hooked me and I ended up purchasing both of the first two books A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow and proceeded to gorge myself on them If y Original review was posted on October 18, 2012 at The Book Pushers Trace of Moonlight is the third and final book of the Abby Sinclair series I was unfamiliar with Allison Pang s work prior to being assigned this ARC, so I downloaded the sample of the first book to get a sense of the series The sample hooked me and I ended up purchasing both of the first two books A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow and proceeded to gorge myself on them If you haven t yet read the first two books, I highly recommend doing so This is a great action based Urban Fantasy series with a strong thread of romance and yes, sex woven throughout It is a progressive series so the books are not stand alone reads A Trace of Moonlight picks up right after the cliffhanger of A Sliver of Shadow where Abby makes the personal sacrifice and drinks the water of lethe in an attempt to save her friends.What struck me upon beginning this series was the writing Oh, what lovely writing Here is an author who chooses her words with care and precision I thoroughly enjoyed how Pang uses the first person POV In book 1, Abby doesn t know much about the Otherworld As a result, neither do we Pang lets the story unfold in an organic way and as a result we, the reader, get to experience all the delicious confusion that Abby is experiencing We learn as Abby learns Pang does not attempt to cheat the first person POV rules just to put the reader at ease or to break her consummate balance between Show v Tell With Pang, we do not get loads of information dump She uses sensation and sense memory to create powerful and poignant scenes such as this one from A Brush of Darkness Helpless, I let the memory wash over me, a bittersweet wave tinged by the copper taste of blood and the blinding gleam of headlights It was wrapped in the perfect stillness of the asphalt and pine trees through the cracked windshield, overcome by the repetitious seat belt chime and the remainder of my mother s brainpan in my lap.This is how we learn, early on, of the car accident that took her mother s life When I first read that paragraph, the beauty of that prose stopped me in my reading tracks Literally stopped me Pang does not just come out and tell us that Abby s mom was killed in a car accident No, she recreates Abby s experience of it and shares it with us and it is all thecompelling Brava, Ms Pang, Brava.I like it when an author drops me in the middle of the story and introduces terms, ideas and characters without explicitly defining them right up front It requires me to squirrel away information to piece together like a puzzle It draws me into the story and involves me in the mystery of it all Pang masterfully pulls all the pieces together as the story develops so that in the end, it all makes sense at least to the degree that Abby understands it It really is a great ride.So often in Urban Fantasy, a strong female character refers to a kick ass heroine with fighting skills and the ability to put down any baddie that gets in her way In Abby s case, her strength lies in her love for her friends and sense of duty and responsibility Abby will make a decision with the information she has in the moment, act on that decision and accept the consequences of that action and there are consequences without whining about it She will admit her TSTL too stupid to live moments and do whatever she can to mitigate the situation often willing to put herself up as sacrifice to save those she cares about Her ability to see a person for who they are despite outward appearances is a transformative act of pure grace It was a pleasure to see her world through her eyes.Brystion, at times, broke my heart His level of self awareness of what he was and his ultimate acceptance of that even in the face of loathing it was painful to experience The archetypal pattern of the incubus similar to vampire at its core is based on the need to feed off of others to survive Something he is well aware of Archetypal patterns are in themselves neutral however they can manifest in both Light and Shadow ways Brystion can t change what he is but he does develop an honor code to live by and he holds himself stringently to it In so doing, he transforms what could be so easily be a Shadow archetypal pattern into a Light manifestation of it He wants his relationship with Abby to beof an exchange rather than a one way feeding His steadfast refusal to take anything that is not freely given despite his own needs is admirable In this third installment, Brystion gets to experience something he has always wanted but could never have It brings him both joy and sorrow In the end, he will have to decide what he is willing to sacrifice in order to keep it.I must admit a soft spot for Talivar, the elven Prince If there were teams, I d probably be on his he paints such a tragic figure it pulls on my heart strings Brystion isself assured than Talivar and I m usually one to root for the underdog As for archetypal patterns that a character needs to transform, the Martyr would seem to fit Talivar of course, he isthan just that The archetypal pattern of the Martyr is one who endures suffering that may either be self imposed or in the service of others Even after Talivar was so grievously wounded by his father and essentially cast out of the Seelie court, he still longed to return and did so But his physical presence in the Seelie court was something tolerated rather than accepted He so craved to be accepted and suffered for it Talivar will have to decide if he is willing transform the Martyr and let go of his desire to be accepted by his family in order step into the role that is waiting for him with the Unseelie court.For those familiar with the series, you know that we ve been set up for a love triangle between Abby, Brystion and Talivar While the romance element is a significant aspect to the storyline, the action of the plot is front and center and the romance element orbits around that Normally, I dislike love triangles And if I m honest, I didn t particularly enjoy that element in A Trace of Moonlight Somebody always gets hurt and knowing that inevitability puts a serious buzzkill on my hopeful romantic self Having said that, if a love triangle must be part of a story, Pang approaches the subject in an artful way The relationship that Abby has with Brystion book 1 comes across just as real as the one that later develops between her and Talivar book 2 Each relationship is unique to the blending of the individuals involved.The secondary characters felt just as real and fleshed out as the primary characters Their presence added depth to the story whereby their absence would have been felt So often, secondary characters serve littlethan to act as a foil to the main character s But Pang weaves them into the story and makes them integral to the over arching series plot line Melanie, Nobu, Sonja, Moira any one of them could easily have their own stories to tell I really enjoyed learningabout Melanie and Nobu in A Trace of Moonlight as they came to play key roles at the conclusion of this series And let s not forget Phineas I m sure I m not alone in enjoying the comic relief that is Phin the horny, miniature unicorn One of my favorite lines in A Brush of Darkness involved Phin at the moment Abby was trying to capture save him I raised my voice, craning my head over the shelves, trying to remember whatever bits of unicorn lore I knew Is anyone here a virgin Silence.Of course not snort If you haven t read the series yet, trust me when I say this bitty snippet sets the tone for Phin s character.Overall, I loved this series and I highly recommend it I took a bit off because of a few nits including Abby s inability to learn not to call someone s name out at the wrong time seeing as how she did so in all three books on multiple occasions, she had ample opportunity to develop some restraint and it felt like a crutch to get the action going in a scene , the author s distracting overuse of the word shuddered ing and its related shivered ing although it would make a great drinking game and because I disliked the love triangle that developed between Abby, Brystion and Talivar even if it was handled deftly by the author

  5. FV Angela FV Angela says:

    Review originally posted at Trace of Moonlight is the third installment in the Abby Sinclair urban fantasy series by Allison Pang The second book, A Sliver of Shadow, ended in a huge cliffhanger I will admit that I m not a huge cliffhanger fan, which is why sometimes in an urban fantasy series I will wait until I have several books in a row and then read them back to back Yes, I know, it s like cheating, but it keeps me from throwing books against wal Review originally posted at Trace of Moonlight is the third installment in the Abby Sinclair urban fantasy series by Allison Pang The second book, A Sliver of Shadow, ended in a huge cliffhanger I will admit that I m not a huge cliffhanger fan, which is why sometimes in an urban fantasy series I will wait until I have several books in a row and then read them back to back Yes, I know, it s like cheating, but it keeps me from throwing books against walls and being completely frustrated I absolutely loved the first book in the series, and when I read the reviews about the second book and heard about this cliffhanger I made the executive decision to wait and read book two and three together At the end of A Sliver if Shadow Abby has, once again, sacrificed herself for her friends and family She has agreed to be the tithe to the Devil in exchange for the lives of Brystion and Talivar and has brokered a deal with the Unseelie Court in order to help the Queen She ended up being tricked and in the last paragraph is forced to drink a potion that will erase her memory of everything It seems like Abby is always giving so much of herself for everyone else, and getting so very little back In fact, the only friend she has that even comes close to being completely loyal to her is her wonderful sidekick, Phineas The impression I was left with at the end of the second book was that Abby has all these supposed friends, and lovers and family who she gives her all to, but who never give their all back It makes me feel a little sad for her In the opening of A Trace of Moonlight, Abby is wandering through the dreaming unaware of who she is, while in the meantime her friends are looking for a loophole so that they can free her and give her back her memory Of course, when she overhears their plans she thinks the worst and inadvertently sets off a chain of events that include her death, betrothal and losing the Key to the Crossroads to her enemy This being the end of the story arc, everyone must come together to help Abby finally defeat Maurice and save all of Faery As much as I loved the first book, I didn t love the second book so much It was just okay for me In fact some of the humor was missing and I desperately wanted someone to actually prove that they give a shit about Abby She just seems to give and give and give while everyone just takes from her Her Dad is a complete ass, no one ever seems to tell her the whole story and she is constantly put in these positions where she has to make yet another sacrifice to save everyone A Trace of Moonlight gave me everything I wanted People coming together, her lovers making sacrifices FOR HER, a better sense of why the people around her make the decisions that they do, and finally a feeling that things will work out The world building in this series is simply amazing I love the thought of all the different paths and how they interact with each other We are constantly bounced back and forth between the Dreaming, running through Faery, and walking the Crossroads Every character is given life changing decisions to make and choices that will ultimately decide the fate of not only themselves but, everyone around them There is a lot of emotion packed into these pages We see not only Abby s personal story wrapping up, but those of Robert, Charlie and Moira, and Melanie and Nobu The love triangle Abby s been involved in with Brystion and Talivar is all mixed up and left me confused about who I wanted her to end up with I usually have a favorite whom I root for the heroine to choose throughout a series Not so here, Talivar is understated but princely and Brystion sexy and intense They both seem to prove in this installment that they really love Abby, and Abby can t decide who she wants and who she will give up I m still not sure if I love the ending that was given, or how other readers will react to it I get the feeling that this is supposed to be the last book in the series but, the ending leaves off in a way where I can seebooks, maybe with a new story arc, continuing the series My favorite character in this series is Phineas He is probably the best sidekick in any urban fantasy series anywhere How do you not love a horndog miniature unicorn who says things like this Just think, Phineas piped up from my arms Now you re sisters twice over He ignored the sour look the three of us sent his way, giving an equine shrug His beard waggled at us Calling it like I see it you know what they say right If you can t keep it in your pants, keep it in the fam He let out a squeal as I yanked on the offending bit of fluff Or this Social security Please Tough is not being able to walk into the Spank Bank and pick out my own movies At least you look human Phineas clambered onto one of the extra chairs, his nose quivering Think maybe you could just say somebacon my way I shoved the remaining slices in his direction, slumping against my own chair Why don t you just use the Internet for your porn like everyone else The unicorn fixed me with a cool stare You really want to see my browser history pop up every time you go to check your email Or my favorite Bah Mr Sword Up the Ass wanted aged dragon cheese or something We don t have that Do dragons even produce a dairy product I frowned at the thought, trying to remember if I d ever seen it on the inventory Hell if I know His face became sly I told the little lady if she rubbed my belly I d make her a unicorn milkshake, though Phin is constantly hitting on hedgehogs and goats, getting into Abby s underwear drawer, biting asses, and making crude jokes, but he has been Abby s most constant friend and the most loyal character throughout the series I enjoyed the banter between him and Abby so much that sometimes I laughed out loud at some of their conversations All in all, this was an awesome addition to the series It s action packed and full of emotion It most definitely should be read in order, there is an over all story arc that starts in book one and finishes in A Trace of Moonlight For those readers that were slightly disappointed with book two I would say give this one a try, it is well worth it I m hoping that this author continues on with books in this world, but even if she doesn t I will most certainly be adding her to my auto buy list Favorite Quote She put her arm around me and the two of us sat there for a moment, two mortals caught up in a whirlwind of OtherFolk magic We re pretty fucked, aren t we she said finally Probably Suppose we ought to do something about it, eh Yeah Rating A

  6. Julie Julie says:

    Posted at Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks A Trace of Moonlight is the third book in Allison Pang s Abby Sinclair series and it is the end to the current story arc With all the twists and turns and the did she really just go there and do that to our girl Abby moments, I figure this could not have been an easy installment for Allison to write Important questions that have come up in the first two books needed to be answered and many things needed to be explained But Allison rose to the occasi Posted at Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks A Trace of Moonlight is the third book in Allison Pang s Abby Sinclair series and it is the end to the current story arc With all the twists and turns and the did she really just go there and do that to our girl Abby moments, I figure this could not have been an easy installment for Allison to write Important questions that have come up in the first two books needed to be answered and many things needed to be explained But Allison rose to the occasion making this not only a great installment but also a wonderful end to the current main storyline.Are there a few things sort of left open Of course But I ll get to that in a sec.Abby is the main lady of the series as you can probably tell by the fact that the series carries her name and I love this gal She was a somewhat regular girl, down on her luck, thrown into an insane situation and did what she had to do to survive She wasn t this crazy too good to be true and good at everything chick she was real and sincere She sometimes panicked and she sometimes went with the flow but she always did what she thought was best for everyone involved sometimes at her own expense She really did sacrifice a lot for her friends in this series In A Trace of Moonlight she grows and matures evenWatching Abby come into her own and grow fully into herself was great to witness Allison really did a fantastic job with her.Yes, there is a love triangle in this series and it is extra prominent in this book but the way it s written is amazing I don t think I ve ever read one done quite this way I mean the characters are all adults about it gasp I know Amazing that some characters tied romantically and what not tothan one character in a book can act like adults though it all I thought it was genius that well I can t tell you who Abby ends up with but I enjoyed that it wasn t damn I can t tell you that either Tell you what once you finish the book, if you are as happy with the way the relationships ended in this book as I am, email me and we ll chat Man number one is Brystion He is a succubus but not in your typical sense I adored him in the first book Damn him he actually made me cry at the end of that book But then I wanted to kick him in his special area in the second book and subsequently started adoring Talivar and found that for sure, hands down, he was the best choice for Abby Talivar is man number two and is just a fantastic character trapped in a bum situation and fighting to just survive My heart goes out to him in this series and especially in this third book But my heart also goes out to Brystion in this book Both men have a few faults but are mostly both good enough for our Abby Through the entire book I couldn t really decide who I wanted her to ultimately end up with Plus, I was so sucked into the story that I didn t have the time to sit and ponder over it either But I will repeat again that I am very happy with how everything turned out for everyone involved Allison, you wrote one amazing relationship mess As with the last book, I found this one a little slow to get into The story wasn t slow, heck it was the total opposite really, but I still found myself trudging along until about the 50 page mark where I was sucked in completely and wasn t spat out until the very end And let me just say, thank goodness for that epilogue That was a brilliant epilogue.As I said, there are many loose ends tidied up but a few little details are still left open But not as open as last book Hell, that ending it hurt But hurt so good But let s not bring that up again The way this book ended was just perfect I actually sighed In fact, I m sighing right now just thinking about it sigh As to what happens in the actual book, there is no way I could ever get into that From one chapter to the next, there are constant changes and events that are crazy important to the story and to the outcome of the series You have to make sure you read each and every line or you will miss something This is a series that has gone to so many whoa places, I ve lost count It is a series that introduced readers to the Dreaming and a really interesting twist on Other beings and how they travel to our plane and how they can survive here It is a series that has a talking horny little unicorn that loves bacon like there is no tomorrow It really is an inventive and unique urban fantasy series.All in all I was super pleased with this book Much is explained things are settled but not all is perfect It leaves open many possibilities like spin off possibilities But even though this particular story arc has ended and even though it s not all tied up in a pretty little bow, I feel completely content by the way it all went down Allison has a vivid imagination and she is very good at putting it to words I am glad I tagged along with her for this ride The first two books of this series are on my favorites list and A Trace of Moonlight is right there alongside them If you are a fan of urban fantasy reads with fantastical elements, definitely check out this series You will not be disappointed.4.5 starsp.s This book releases in exactly one week so that gives you one week to catch up on the series

  7. mrsj mrsj says:

    My reaction after finishing the book. sigh I am frustrated and angry.My hair is in a mess.My head is a mess after reading this.This book, in my opinion, is a mess.Messy wars, messy politics, messy schemes, messy dreams.Messy relationship.Did I mention. messy relationship Things I hate to read about 1 Love triangles it gives me headache2 Politics it gives me migraine3 Cheating hearts it gives me high blood pressure4 Unsolved love triangles it gives me all of the above and breathing My reaction after finishing the book. sigh I am frustrated and angry.My hair is in a mess.My head is a mess after reading this.This book, in my opinion, is a mess.Messy wars, messy politics, messy schemes, messy dreams.Messy relationship.Did I mention. messy relationship Things I hate to read about 1 Love triangles it gives me headache2 Politics it gives me migraine3 Cheating hearts it gives me high blood pressure4 Unsolved love triangles it gives me all of the above and breathing problem sigh So why 3 stars 1 That unicorn He may be too pervy to my liking, but at some part of the book, he redeem himself well.2 TALIVAR My heart aches just the mention of him.3 Melanie and Nobu Well view spoiler i am a sucker for forbidden love hide spoiler A pity, we don t getstory about them.4 Abby. when she is not irritating.5 Ion. the things he did for Abby sigh

  8. Ana Ana says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Somy first thought after reading this book is something like What the hell Seriously That s the best ending you could come up with Abby spent the last two books saying she loved them both and you have her pregnant with Ion but still hand fasted to Talivar Really What kind of ending is that She chooses to be human and not make a life in Faerie therefore refusing to become Talivar s Queen The Seelie Queen who s batshit crazy in my modest opinion says that s impossible to ever break her Somy first thought after reading this book is something like What the hell Seriously That s the best ending you could come up with Abby spent the last two books saying she loved them both and you have her pregnant with Ion but still hand fasted to Talivar Really What kind of ending is that She chooses to be human and not make a life in Faerie therefore refusing to become Talivar s Queen The Seelie Queen who s batshit crazy in my modest opinion says that s impossible to ever break her connection with Faerie because she s pregnant too bad she just assumes it s Talivar s kid not Ion s Abby returns to the mortal plane apparently without even talking to her father and reopens the market Talivar comes with her Ion shows up in her Dreaming, tells her she s having a little girl and he s the father And BOOM it ends I m sorry Ms Pang but I do not care one bit for that ending She still doesn t ultimately chooses one of them Seems like she s still somehow having them both A woman who never talks once about having children suddenly gets pregnant and noexplanations are in order No talking about if there s a shift of power or not If she really is staying human with her child while the father is immortal What exactly is the child anyway Has a protectorate been chosen Is Abby still supposed to be the Protectorate s TouchStone considering she s still working at the Pit and opening the market for Moira Nothing actually is explained dammit The Tree is growing The Paths have been re established Talivar is the Unseelie King and Moira is being groomed to replace her mother as the Seelie Queen Ok but there are so many questions yet to be answered I m rambling I know but I m so damned unhappy right now I think there are evenquestions now then when I read the first book honestly

  9. Alana Abbott Alana Abbott says:

    I just finished reading the whole Abby Sinclair set back to back I d read and loved the first in an advance copy before its publication , and I m already feeling somewhat bereft at its conclusion Pang does a marvelous job creating characters that are, for all their otherworldly abilities and worldviews, fundamentally and humanly flawed They don t always get things right, they often have to backtrack to figure out how to solve those mistakes, and they love with abandon, even when jumping in he I just finished reading the whole Abby Sinclair set back to back I d read and loved the first in an advance copy before its publication , and I m already feeling somewhat bereft at its conclusion Pang does a marvelous job creating characters that are, for all their otherworldly abilities and worldviews, fundamentally and humanly flawed They don t always get things right, they often have to backtrack to figure out how to solve those mistakes, and they love with abandon, even when jumping in head first is dangerous All this, set against a world that is at once full of magic and grounded in mundane concerns eg one character leaves for college, despite the magical catastrophes happening in her hometown there s a discussion of creating paperwork for an OtherFolk who has become mortal so he can get a job.One of the ways that the series best reflects the real world, however, is that when the book ends, not everything is resolved Yes, the characters have saved the world from disaster and with stakes that high, the third book seems like a series ender but life goes on its messy way, and some of the personal aspects are left hanging A conclusion like this might not be completely satisfying and perhaps there is a window left open for future stories but there s a rightness to it that fits incredibly well with Pang s world Life is messy, and there are rarely easy answers I m glad that the finale stuck to that worldview And I m excited to keep reading Pang s projects, whether in Abby Sinclair s universe or elsewhere

  10. Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded) Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded) says:

    This review is from A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang is the third installment of the Abby Sinclair series It also happens to be my favorite so far A Trace of Moonlight was action packed and thoroughly original Abby is stuck smack dab in the middle of a full out catastrophe Abby gives so much without much thought to the consequences that could fall upon her Abby pulls this off with a feel of complete love and connection to her friends I whined about her inabil This review is from A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang is the third installment of the Abby Sinclair series It also happens to be my favorite so far A Trace of Moonlight was action packed and thoroughly original Abby is stuck smack dab in the middle of a full out catastrophe Abby gives so much without much thought to the consequences that could fall upon her Abby pulls this off with a feel of complete love and connection to her friends I whined about her inability to make a decision in her two love interests, but A Trace of Moonlight was full of so much other conflict it fit perfectly into this book I loved Allison Pang s invention of the Dreaming Heart and it s connection in the subconsciousness of friends and foe What a truly beautiful book This is what I was waiting for in this series Allison Pang held nothing back and I was completely fulfilled by the world she created I received this book from the author via Bewitching Book Tours for the purpose of giving an honest review and received NO compensation for this review

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  1. Ferdy Ferdy says:

    A long, spoilery, ranty, repetitive, haphazard, bitchy and nonsensical review.This was utter fucking rubbish.The love triangle was a complete mess Abby was a silly bitch, she wanted Ion but still made sure to string Talliver along, Ion suddenly acted like he gave a fuck about Abby when he never cared about her before and poor Talliver had to suggest an open relationship just so he wouldn t lose Abby completely In the previous book, Abby developed strong feelings for Talliver, their relationsh A long, spoilery, ranty, repetitive, haphazard, bitchy and nonsensical review.This was utter fucking rubbish.The love triangle was a complete mess Abby was a silly bitch, she wanted Ion but still made sure to string Talliver along, Ion suddenly acted like he gave a fuck about Abby when he never cared about her before and poor Talliver had to suggest an open relationship just so he wouldn t lose Abby completely In the previous book, Abby developed strong feelings for Talliver, their relationship had a lovely, slow build they were friends and lived together and the change from friends to lovers felt genuine and romantic But in this installment, Abby s feelings for Talliver changed without rhyme or reason she suddenly didn t feel as strongly about him and sheor less dismissed him for Ion All she cared about was Ion you know, the guy that treated her like shit, the guy that gave her to a sadistic bastard to be tortured and killed, the guy that betrayed her and then dumped her, the guy that refused to help her when she was in trouble, the guy that didn t respect her and the guy that she d only actually spent a total of a few weeks with..Yea, that one Brystion was one gigantic whiny wanker dogbitch of a mother fucker I don t know what bullshit was going on but through Ion and Abby the author tried to rewrite history and make it out that Ion was actually noble and some sort of a hero and that he had never betrayed Abby in the first book and that he was the only one who had ever cared about her Honestly, what s the point of even adding in a huge betrayal if it s not dealt with properly and is instead glossed over and made out to be not that big of a deal For some bastard reason, Brystion kept having a go at Talliver for using Abby even though Talliver had never used her before..Sure, Abby got stuck in his and his families problems but only because she repeatedly stuck her big nose in and offered to help Nobody forced or manipulated Abby into doing anything Unlike Ion, who went behind her back, lied to her, used her and manipulated her for his own benefitYet, he had the gall to act self righteous about Talliver supposedly using Abby when in actual fact, Ion was the only one to have ever used her The author thought that by brushing Ion s betrayal under the carpet and having Ion claim that Talliver was using Abby and risking her life..that suddenly both me and Abby would believe that was true Thankfully, I m not dumb like Abby and I wasn t fooled one bit the crap Ion the author was coming out with didn t work on me My brain was too powerful to buy the bullshit that was being thrown around.And then that ridiculous bastard ending How can the ending of a book be a bastard, you say IT JUST FUCKING CAN Yea, I know that s not a proper answer but like the majority of authors in UF PNR YA, I m not going to bother explaining thingsI m just going to make statements and expect readers to believe that what I ve written is true A bit like how the author wrote that Ion loved Abby and that Abby loved Ion..Really Since when How Why Who knows They just fucking did The ending didn t feel like an ending it felt unfinished and somewhat unclear But I m fairly sure Abby chose Brystion I m guessing I was meant to be happy with that But just because the so called hero ends up with the heroine and impregnates her, it doesn t equal a decent HEA How can I believe in the HEA and the love between the couple when there s no evidence of it Ion doesn t love Abby and she doesn t love him they just find each other attractive and have good sex there was NOTHING else between them yet I m meant to believe they wuv each other What a ridiculous and unbelievable couple Ion and Abby s supposed epic romance In the first book Ion used Abby, handed her over to a madman to be tortured, then told her the only reason he didn t let her get killed was because of her Dreamer powers and then he dumped her Swoon In the second book he was fucking other girls, he ignored Abby for months, he told her to fuck off when she needed help, he bulldozed his way back into Abby s life when she was finally moving on and generally treated her like shit Be still my heart In the third book he made Abby feel guilty about helping her family, he had no trust in her, he constantly demeaned her and also talked down to her Jealous sigh In between all that romance they occasionally had sex And of course, it was the bestest sex ever for Abby Abby didn t click on to the fact that Ion was an incubus a professional manslut, so the sex would obviously be brilliant..she seemed to think that the great sex they had meant they had a love like no other Abby should have realised that all women Ion has sex with experience the same thing but no, the silly cow thought because Ion and her had awesome sex it meant that they had something speshul and unique.Ugh..After all of the rubbish Ion put Abby through, I m magically meant to believe that Abby and Ion are meant to be FUCK THAT What a shit couple I guess I was supposed to be happy because they said they loved each other and because they re going to have a baby but I m not I needthan a silly pregnancy and a handful of unconvincing ILY s to be satisfied with the HEA.Its bullshit that Abby even chose Ion after everything he d done to her he betrayed her, treated her like shit and didn t believe in her Whereas Talliver respected her, protected her, had faith in her and trusted her..It made no sense Talliver and Abby worked hard for their relationship and their feelings grew naturally there was no insta love yet in this one, Abby doesn t even feel strongly about Talliver and then the author tried to portray Talliver as the weaker love interest it didn t work Ion was the shitty love interest, he threw Abby to the wolves in the first book and there was no evidence to suggest that if he needed something again that he wouldn t toss her overboard so he could get that something I hated that Ion kept throwing hissy fits and kept acting self righteous when anyone else so much as asked for Abby s help..Apparently, he was the only one that was allowed to put Abby in danger and get her killed..at least unlike Ion, other people didn t hide and lie about what they were asking of her Whereas, Ion would probably ask Abby to come with him to visit his grandma and then he d end up selling her to a pimp or a cannibal because he needed some new shoes I m guessing that s what happens in their future, but don t worry, dumb Abby would most likely find love again with her pimp daddy or her cannibal lover..since she loves guys that treat her like shit.I wouldn t have minded her telling Talliver to fuck off as long as she didn t end up with Ion..and instead ended up on her own with her baby What s going to happen when Abby dies..Is Ion just going to fuck other girls for the rest of his life Will Ion still be with Abby when she s old and wrinkly There s no way Ion would stick around..he d put Abby in a nursing home and go on his merry way fucking anything that walks.Maybe once Abby dies, like all the other immortal mansluts in fiction, he ll meet a blushing, boring, dumb virginal teenage girl and start stalking and grooming her and then he ll make her fall in wuv him and he ll occasionally growl at her and he ll be threatened and hurt by her geeky best guy friend, Neil Bottomless and he ll tell Neil to keep away from his little girl and Neil will be all but I secretly wuv her and Ion will be like Yea, but I m her pedo sex daddy and then Ion s enemies will try to kill his virginal dumbo, so he ll leave her but like any other respectable stalker he ll watch her from a distance, she ll naturally wallow in pity, he ll see her hanging with Neil Bottomless and Ion will be pissed and will no doubt shoutDamn you Bottomless Damn youfrom the rooftops And then he ll make a dramatic return by saving his dumb virgin from a possessed kangaroo and he ll be a cold, cold bastard to her, his virginal twit will be hurt and confused, Ion will see how hurt she is and get turned on by that, so he ll keep on emotionally abusing her and then when his idiotic virgin decides enough is enough, he ll pounce again and whisper sweet nothings to her in between snarling and smirking at her, he ll then take her sweet, sweet virginity and she ll be his bitch forever Now, that s a real ending.Most of the other characters were irritating as hell I can t believe that doormat Charlie was still with Robert after he cheated on her for who knows how long and not only that she was also looking after his love child with Moira Charlie was a weak doormat, she had no spine or self respect And Robert obviously never loved Charlie if he cheated on her and then lied about it for over a year, Charlie only found out because everyone else did Robert was a wanker.Abby s dad, Thomas, was a dickwhat was the point of even having Thomas as Abby s dad when he didn t give a fuck about her and when they had no real development or resolution in their relationship Abby was pathetic wanting his love when he made it clear she meant very little to him Moira was a bitch Why she acted like she was a good, decent person when she had an affair with a guy who had a girlfriend, I don t know Moira was an evil cow.Moira, Robert, Thomas, Ion none of them got what they deserved for them treating people like shit Their character arcs were unsatisfying and left a bitter taste.I almost forgot, I hated Abby s lame inner voice and her rubbish taste in music.In all fairness, they ll be readers who ll probably like this book, the writing and plot bar the love triangle and romance was decent enough but I hated Ion, Abby and the romance far too much to enjoy any of it Those that like Abby Ion or don t mind or care that the hero treats the heroine like crap will probably like this.I just hated this book.Ugh..why is every single book filled with either manslut, cheating, abusive, arsehole, dick head, rapey or bastard heroes Honestly, I don t even want to read any because of the shitty romances depicted in so many books

  2. Experiment BL626 Experiment BL626 says:

    CAUTION minor spoilerBook 3 concluded the Abby Sinclair series, and it disappointed me big time the plotI was very relieved that the story allowed Abby to quickly regain her memory because the book would have been an insufferable read otherwise In her amnesiac state, Abby was stupid and whiny I thought after the memory gain things would get better I thought wrong Things slowed down considerably, so slow that the the plot virtually went nowhere I thought war was imminent because of what CAUTION minor spoilerBook 3 concluded the Abby Sinclair series, and it disappointed me big time the plotI was very relieved that the story allowed Abby to quickly regain her memory because the book would have been an insufferable read otherwise In her amnesiac state, Abby was stupid and whiny I thought after the memory gain things would get better I thought wrong Things slowed down considerably, so slow that the the plot virtually went nowhere I thought war was imminent because of what happened in book 2 and the resulting state of affairs in book 3, but apparently not For two third of the book, ennui smushed me.The plot eventually picked up pace at the last third of the book, but it rolled off a cliff The sense of urgency was dreadfully weak The story tried to recuperate by slapping on a bunch of twists and turns, but it slapped on so much that it convoluted the plot and birthed ridiculous drama the romanceThe romance was no better It was an irritating mess I expected book 3, as the final book of the series, to quickly resolve the love triangle, but no The story was bent on stretching the stupid romance as long it could to the point that I just wanted to kick all the parties involved in the shin I didn t care who she picked I just wanted the love triangle to end already It should have ended in book fucking 2 Abby finally picked a guy at the end of book 3, but much to my frustration the door was left open so that she could easily dump that guy and pick the other one later on Or someone else entirely never introduced in the series because who knows Damn girl was flaky But oh no, this shit called romance got shittier Spoiler ahead.Surprise Abby got pregnant I should have seen that coming because neither she nor her lover used protection The story never told us who the father was because she had intercourse with both romance interests separately throughout the book Dumbasses the three of them It aggravated me that the story left the reader to imagine who the father could be.I despise loose ends at the end of series I despise it a lot when the story purposely and unnecessarily introduces a loose end at the end of a series because, hey, tightly wrapped up endings are for losers, right Fuck you, book the charactersAbby was an unremarkable heroine to say the very least I really don t see anything about her that earned her the romantic interest from a smoking hot incubus and a charming dutiful elf prince cough Mary Sue cough Her perverted miniature unicorn sidekick was only funny in one scene the rest of the time he was bland His character no longer excited me as it did in book 1.Frankly speaking, Abby, her unicorn sidekick, and her romantic interests were not compelling enough for their story to last a trilogy The cast shilled me.In ConclusionI begrudgingly rate A Trace of Moonlight 2 stars for it was okay Book 1 was the best of the series, book 3 was the worst Overall, the series was painfully mediocre For a story that involved the race of humans, elves, and daemons and threatened their fate and all the worlds, it was utterly UN fucking epic I do not recommend the series

  3. Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞ Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞ says:

    The story starts with Abby still not having her memory back and of course, all her friends are trying to figure out ways to help her But Abby being Abby knows there sthan what and who she is being told The problem is she keeps forgetting what that is I just don t know how I feel about this bookespecially the ending Ugghhhh The last book,A Sliver of Shadow, had this crazy ending and left itself open to sooo many possibilities that there was really no way to predict what could The story starts with Abby still not having her memory back and of course, all her friends are trying to figure out ways to help her But Abby being Abby knows there sthan what and who she is being told The problem is she keeps forgetting what that is I just don t know how I feel about this bookespecially the ending Ugghhhh The last book,A Sliver of Shadow, had this crazy ending and left itself open to sooo many possibilities that there was really no way to predict what could happen And there is so much that happens.so much that it makes your head spin I was actually shocked that the ending was the ending And it is certainly true that thethings change, thethey remain the same I m not happy with that I don t really care if there will be spin offs or whateverI wanted some resolutions sigh I love Abby I love Brystion I love Talivar I m totally down for a m nage between these guys and the problem isI think they would totally be okay with it to There is just no way to choose one over the other And we ve been bounced back and forth between the two guys enough to love em and hate em but never, never leave em Maybe that s why it ended the way it did And even though I think I know how it ended upI still want both I did enjoy everyone coming together and all the battles and going after the bad guyand the Tree The Tree was sooo amazingI want one The hunt was fantastic I about peed my pants when Abby called out Frodo lives I love all the great one liners that AP puts in her stories even though some of them are definitely pushing the boundariesunicorn milk shakes anyone Eewwww.I was really pulled into the story of Mel and Nobu and I do wantI m just really torn about how everyone is doing spin offs What if it s not as good as this story I do want to say that I m sorry if you re reading this and don t have a clue as to what I m talking about I just can t say much of anything without giving things away So if you re interested, go back and read the reviews for the first book and give it a tryyou won t be disappointed Favorite quotes Why do I suddenly feel like I m on the Island of Misfit Toys Take care of my wife I ll be coming back for her It belongs to us

  4. Miscjoy Miscjoy says:

    Original review was posted on October 18, 2012 at The Book Pushers Trace of Moonlight is the third and final book of the Abby Sinclair series I was unfamiliar with Allison Pang s work prior to being assigned this ARC, so I downloaded the sample of the first book to get a sense of the series The sample hooked me and I ended up purchasing both of the first two books A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow and proceeded to gorge myself on them If y Original review was posted on October 18, 2012 at The Book Pushers Trace of Moonlight is the third and final book of the Abby Sinclair series I was unfamiliar with Allison Pang s work prior to being assigned this ARC, so I downloaded the sample of the first book to get a sense of the series The sample hooked me and I ended up purchasing both of the first two books A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow and proceeded to gorge myself on them If you haven t yet read the first two books, I highly recommend doing so This is a great action based Urban Fantasy series with a strong thread of romance and yes, sex woven throughout It is a progressive series so the books are not stand alone reads A Trace of Moonlight picks up right after the cliffhanger of A Sliver of Shadow where Abby makes the personal sacrifice and drinks the water of lethe in an attempt to save her friends.What struck me upon beginning this series was the writing Oh, what lovely writing Here is an author who chooses her words with care and precision I thoroughly enjoyed how Pang uses the first person POV In book 1, Abby doesn t know much about the Otherworld As a result, neither do we Pang lets the story unfold in an organic way and as a result we, the reader, get to experience all the delicious confusion that Abby is experiencing We learn as Abby learns Pang does not attempt to cheat the first person POV rules just to put the reader at ease or to break her consummate balance between Show v Tell With Pang, we do not get loads of information dump She uses sensation and sense memory to create powerful and poignant scenes such as this one from A Brush of Darkness Helpless, I let the memory wash over me, a bittersweet wave tinged by the copper taste of blood and the blinding gleam of headlights It was wrapped in the perfect stillness of the asphalt and pine trees through the cracked windshield, overcome by the repetitious seat belt chime and the remainder of my mother s brainpan in my lap.This is how we learn, early on, of the car accident that took her mother s life When I first read that paragraph, the beauty of that prose stopped me in my reading tracks Literally stopped me Pang does not just come out and tell us that Abby s mom was killed in a car accident No, she recreates Abby s experience of it and shares it with us and it is all thecompelling Brava, Ms Pang, Brava.I like it when an author drops me in the middle of the story and introduces terms, ideas and characters without explicitly defining them right up front It requires me to squirrel away information to piece together like a puzzle It draws me into the story and involves me in the mystery of it all Pang masterfully pulls all the pieces together as the story develops so that in the end, it all makes sense at least to the degree that Abby understands it It really is a great ride.So often in Urban Fantasy, a strong female character refers to a kick ass heroine with fighting skills and the ability to put down any baddie that gets in her way In Abby s case, her strength lies in her love for her friends and sense of duty and responsibility Abby will make a decision with the information she has in the moment, act on that decision and accept the consequences of that action and there are consequences without whining about it She will admit her TSTL too stupid to live moments and do whatever she can to mitigate the situation often willing to put herself up as sacrifice to save those she cares about Her ability to see a person for who they are despite outward appearances is a transformative act of pure grace It was a pleasure to see her world through her eyes.Brystion, at times, broke my heart His level of self awareness of what he was and his ultimate acceptance of that even in the face of loathing it was painful to experience The archetypal pattern of the incubus similar to vampire at its core is based on the need to feed off of others to survive Something he is well aware of Archetypal patterns are in themselves neutral however they can manifest in both Light and Shadow ways Brystion can t change what he is but he does develop an honor code to live by and he holds himself stringently to it In so doing, he transforms what could be so easily be a Shadow archetypal pattern into a Light manifestation of it He wants his relationship with Abby to beof an exchange rather than a one way feeding His steadfast refusal to take anything that is not freely given despite his own needs is admirable In this third installment, Brystion gets to experience something he has always wanted but could never have It brings him both joy and sorrow In the end, he will have to decide what he is willing to sacrifice in order to keep it.I must admit a soft spot for Talivar, the elven Prince If there were teams, I d probably be on his he paints such a tragic figure it pulls on my heart strings Brystion isself assured than Talivar and I m usually one to root for the underdog As for archetypal patterns that a character needs to transform, the Martyr would seem to fit Talivar of course, he isthan just that The archetypal pattern of the Martyr is one who endures suffering that may either be self imposed or in the service of others Even after Talivar was so grievously wounded by his father and essentially cast out of the Seelie court, he still longed to return and did so But his physical presence in the Seelie court was something tolerated rather than accepted He so craved to be accepted and suffered for it Talivar will have to decide if he is willing transform the Martyr and let go of his desire to be accepted by his family in order step into the role that is waiting for him with the Unseelie court.For those familiar with the series, you know that we ve been set up for a love triangle between Abby, Brystion and Talivar While the romance element is a significant aspect to the storyline, the action of the plot is front and center and the romance element orbits around that Normally, I dislike love triangles And if I m honest, I didn t particularly enjoy that element in A Trace of Moonlight Somebody always gets hurt and knowing that inevitability puts a serious buzzkill on my hopeful romantic self Having said that, if a love triangle must be part of a story, Pang approaches the subject in an artful way The relationship that Abby has with Brystion book 1 comes across just as real as the one that later develops between her and Talivar book 2 Each relationship is unique to the blending of the individuals involved.The secondary characters felt just as real and fleshed out as the primary characters Their presence added depth to the story whereby their absence would have been felt So often, secondary characters serve littlethan to act as a foil to the main character s But Pang weaves them into the story and makes them integral to the over arching series plot line Melanie, Nobu, Sonja, Moira any one of them could easily have their own stories to tell I really enjoyed learningabout Melanie and Nobu in A Trace of Moonlight as they came to play key roles at the conclusion of this series And let s not forget Phineas I m sure I m not alone in enjoying the comic relief that is Phin the horny, miniature unicorn One of my favorite lines in A Brush of Darkness involved Phin at the moment Abby was trying to capture save him I raised my voice, craning my head over the shelves, trying to remember whatever bits of unicorn lore I knew Is anyone here a virgin Silence.Of course not snort If you haven t read the series yet, trust me when I say this bitty snippet sets the tone for Phin s character.Overall, I loved this series and I highly recommend it I took a bit off because of a few nits including Abby s inability to learn not to call someone s name out at the wrong time seeing as how she did so in all three books on multiple occasions, she had ample opportunity to develop some restraint and it felt like a crutch to get the action going in a scene , the author s distracting overuse of the word shuddered ing and its related shivered ing although it would make a great drinking game and because I disliked the love triangle that developed between Abby, Brystion and Talivar even if it was handled deftly by the author

  5. FV Angela FV Angela says:

    Review originally posted at Trace of Moonlight is the third installment in the Abby Sinclair urban fantasy series by Allison Pang The second book, A Sliver of Shadow, ended in a huge cliffhanger I will admit that I m not a huge cliffhanger fan, which is why sometimes in an urban fantasy series I will wait until I have several books in a row and then read them back to back Yes, I know, it s like cheating, but it keeps me from throwing books against wal Review originally posted at Trace of Moonlight is the third installment in the Abby Sinclair urban fantasy series by Allison Pang The second book, A Sliver of Shadow, ended in a huge cliffhanger I will admit that I m not a huge cliffhanger fan, which is why sometimes in an urban fantasy series I will wait until I have several books in a row and then read them back to back Yes, I know, it s like cheating, but it keeps me from throwing books against walls and being completely frustrated I absolutely loved the first book in the series, and when I read the reviews about the second book and heard about this cliffhanger I made the executive decision to wait and read book two and three together At the end of A Sliver if Shadow Abby has, once again, sacrificed herself for her friends and family She has agreed to be the tithe to the Devil in exchange for the lives of Brystion and Talivar and has brokered a deal with the Unseelie Court in order to help the Queen She ended up being tricked and in the last paragraph is forced to drink a potion that will erase her memory of everything It seems like Abby is always giving so much of herself for everyone else, and getting so very little back In fact, the only friend she has that even comes close to being completely loyal to her is her wonderful sidekick, Phineas The impression I was left with at the end of the second book was that Abby has all these supposed friends, and lovers and family who she gives her all to, but who never give their all back It makes me feel a little sad for her In the opening of A Trace of Moonlight, Abby is wandering through the dreaming unaware of who she is, while in the meantime her friends are looking for a loophole so that they can free her and give her back her memory Of course, when she overhears their plans she thinks the worst and inadvertently sets off a chain of events that include her death, betrothal and losing the Key to the Crossroads to her enemy This being the end of the story arc, everyone must come together to help Abby finally defeat Maurice and save all of Faery As much as I loved the first book, I didn t love the second book so much It was just okay for me In fact some of the humor was missing and I desperately wanted someone to actually prove that they give a shit about Abby She just seems to give and give and give while everyone just takes from her Her Dad is a complete ass, no one ever seems to tell her the whole story and she is constantly put in these positions where she has to make yet another sacrifice to save everyone A Trace of Moonlight gave me everything I wanted People coming together, her lovers making sacrifices FOR HER, a better sense of why the people around her make the decisions that they do, and finally a feeling that things will work out The world building in this series is simply amazing I love the thought of all the different paths and how they interact with each other We are constantly bounced back and forth between the Dreaming, running through Faery, and walking the Crossroads Every character is given life changing decisions to make and choices that will ultimately decide the fate of not only themselves but, everyone around them There is a lot of emotion packed into these pages We see not only Abby s personal story wrapping up, but those of Robert, Charlie and Moira, and Melanie and Nobu The love triangle Abby s been involved in with Brystion and Talivar is all mixed up and left me confused about who I wanted her to end up with I usually have a favorite whom I root for the heroine to choose throughout a series Not so here, Talivar is understated but princely and Brystion sexy and intense They both seem to prove in this installment that they really love Abby, and Abby can t decide who she wants and who she will give up I m still not sure if I love the ending that was given, or how other readers will react to it I get the feeling that this is supposed to be the last book in the series but, the ending leaves off in a way where I can seebooks, maybe with a new story arc, continuing the series My favorite character in this series is Phineas He is probably the best sidekick in any urban fantasy series anywhere How do you not love a horndog miniature unicorn who says things like this Just think, Phineas piped up from my arms Now you re sisters twice over He ignored the sour look the three of us sent his way, giving an equine shrug His beard waggled at us Calling it like I see it you know what they say right If you can t keep it in your pants, keep it in the fam He let out a squeal as I yanked on the offending bit of fluff Or this Social security Please Tough is not being able to walk into the Spank Bank and pick out my own movies At least you look human Phineas clambered onto one of the extra chairs, his nose quivering Think maybe you could just say somebacon my way I shoved the remaining slices in his direction, slumping against my own chair Why don t you just use the Internet for your porn like everyone else The unicorn fixed me with a cool stare You really want to see my browser history pop up every time you go to check your email Or my favorite Bah Mr Sword Up the Ass wanted aged dragon cheese or something We don t have that Do dragons even produce a dairy product I frowned at the thought, trying to remember if I d ever seen it on the inventory Hell if I know His face became sly I told the little lady if she rubbed my belly I d make her a unicorn milkshake, though Phin is constantly hitting on hedgehogs and goats, getting into Abby s underwear drawer, biting asses, and making crude jokes, but he has been Abby s most constant friend and the most loyal character throughout the series I enjoyed the banter between him and Abby so much that sometimes I laughed out loud at some of their conversations All in all, this was an awesome addition to the series It s action packed and full of emotion It most definitely should be read in order, there is an over all story arc that starts in book one and finishes in A Trace of Moonlight For those readers that were slightly disappointed with book two I would say give this one a try, it is well worth it I m hoping that this author continues on with books in this world, but even if she doesn t I will most certainly be adding her to my auto buy list Favorite Quote She put her arm around me and the two of us sat there for a moment, two mortals caught up in a whirlwind of OtherFolk magic We re pretty fucked, aren t we she said finally Probably Suppose we ought to do something about it, eh Yeah Rating A

  6. Julie Julie says:

    Posted at Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks A Trace of Moonlight is the third book in Allison Pang s Abby Sinclair series and it is the end to the current story arc With all the twists and turns and the did she really just go there and do that to our girl Abby moments, I figure this could not have been an easy installment for Allison to write Important questions that have come up in the first two books needed to be answered and many things needed to be explained But Allison rose to the occasi Posted at Yummy Men Kick Ass Chicks A Trace of Moonlight is the third book in Allison Pang s Abby Sinclair series and it is the end to the current story arc With all the twists and turns and the did she really just go there and do that to our girl Abby moments, I figure this could not have been an easy installment for Allison to write Important questions that have come up in the first two books needed to be answered and many things needed to be explained But Allison rose to the occasion making this not only a great installment but also a wonderful end to the current main storyline.Are there a few things sort of left open Of course But I ll get to that in a sec.Abby is the main lady of the series as you can probably tell by the fact that the series carries her name and I love this gal She was a somewhat regular girl, down on her luck, thrown into an insane situation and did what she had to do to survive She wasn t this crazy too good to be true and good at everything chick she was real and sincere She sometimes panicked and she sometimes went with the flow but she always did what she thought was best for everyone involved sometimes at her own expense She really did sacrifice a lot for her friends in this series In A Trace of Moonlight she grows and matures evenWatching Abby come into her own and grow fully into herself was great to witness Allison really did a fantastic job with her.Yes, there is a love triangle in this series and it is extra prominent in this book but the way it s written is amazing I don t think I ve ever read one done quite this way I mean the characters are all adults about it gasp I know Amazing that some characters tied romantically and what not tothan one character in a book can act like adults though it all I thought it was genius that well I can t tell you who Abby ends up with but I enjoyed that it wasn t damn I can t tell you that either Tell you what once you finish the book, if you are as happy with the way the relationships ended in this book as I am, email me and we ll chat Man number one is Brystion He is a succubus but not in your typical sense I adored him in the first book Damn him he actually made me cry at the end of that book But then I wanted to kick him in his special area in the second book and subsequently started adoring Talivar and found that for sure, hands down, he was the best choice for Abby Talivar is man number two and is just a fantastic character trapped in a bum situation and fighting to just survive My heart goes out to him in this series and especially in this third book But my heart also goes out to Brystion in this book Both men have a few faults but are mostly both good enough for our Abby Through the entire book I couldn t really decide who I wanted her to ultimately end up with Plus, I was so sucked into the story that I didn t have the time to sit and ponder over it either But I will repeat again that I am very happy with how everything turned out for everyone involved Allison, you wrote one amazing relationship mess As with the last book, I found this one a little slow to get into The story wasn t slow, heck it was the total opposite really, but I still found myself trudging along until about the 50 page mark where I was sucked in completely and wasn t spat out until the very end And let me just say, thank goodness for that epilogue That was a brilliant epilogue.As I said, there are many loose ends tidied up but a few little details are still left open But not as open as last book Hell, that ending it hurt But hurt so good But let s not bring that up again The way this book ended was just perfect I actually sighed In fact, I m sighing right now just thinking about it sigh As to what happens in the actual book, there is no way I could ever get into that From one chapter to the next, there are constant changes and events that are crazy important to the story and to the outcome of the series You have to make sure you read each and every line or you will miss something This is a series that has gone to so many whoa places, I ve lost count It is a series that introduced readers to the Dreaming and a really interesting twist on Other beings and how they travel to our plane and how they can survive here It is a series that has a talking horny little unicorn that loves bacon like there is no tomorrow It really is an inventive and unique urban fantasy series.All in all I was super pleased with this book Much is explained things are settled but not all is perfect It leaves open many possibilities like spin off possibilities But even though this particular story arc has ended and even though it s not all tied up in a pretty little bow, I feel completely content by the way it all went down Allison has a vivid imagination and she is very good at putting it to words I am glad I tagged along with her for this ride The first two books of this series are on my favorites list and A Trace of Moonlight is right there alongside them If you are a fan of urban fantasy reads with fantastical elements, definitely check out this series You will not be disappointed.4.5 starsp.s This book releases in exactly one week so that gives you one week to catch up on the series

  7. mrsj mrsj says:

    My reaction after finishing the book. sigh I am frustrated and angry.My hair is in a mess.My head is a mess after reading this.This book, in my opinion, is a mess.Messy wars, messy politics, messy schemes, messy dreams.Messy relationship.Did I mention. messy relationship Things I hate to read about 1 Love triangles it gives me headache2 Politics it gives me migraine3 Cheating hearts it gives me high blood pressure4 Unsolved love triangles it gives me all of the above and breathing My reaction after finishing the book. sigh I am frustrated and angry.My hair is in a mess.My head is a mess after reading this.This book, in my opinion, is a mess.Messy wars, messy politics, messy schemes, messy dreams.Messy relationship.Did I mention. messy relationship Things I hate to read about 1 Love triangles it gives me headache2 Politics it gives me migraine3 Cheating hearts it gives me high blood pressure4 Unsolved love triangles it gives me all of the above and breathing problem sigh So why 3 stars 1 That unicorn He may be too pervy to my liking, but at some part of the book, he redeem himself well.2 TALIVAR My heart aches just the mention of him.3 Melanie and Nobu Well view spoiler i am a sucker for forbidden love hide spoiler A pity, we don t getstory about them.4 Abby. when she is not irritating.5 Ion. the things he did for Abby sigh

  8. Ana Ana says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Somy first thought after reading this book is something like What the hell Seriously That s the best ending you could come up with Abby spent the last two books saying she loved them both and you have her pregnant with Ion but still hand fasted to Talivar Really What kind of ending is that She chooses to be human and not make a life in Faerie therefore refusing to become Talivar s Queen The Seelie Queen who s batshit crazy in my modest opinion says that s impossible to ever break her Somy first thought after reading this book is something like What the hell Seriously That s the best ending you could come up with Abby spent the last two books saying she loved them both and you have her pregnant with Ion but still hand fasted to Talivar Really What kind of ending is that She chooses to be human and not make a life in Faerie therefore refusing to become Talivar s Queen The Seelie Queen who s batshit crazy in my modest opinion says that s impossible to ever break her connection with Faerie because she s pregnant too bad she just assumes it s Talivar s kid not Ion s Abby returns to the mortal plane apparently without even talking to her father and reopens the market Talivar comes with her Ion shows up in her Dreaming, tells her she s having a little girl and he s the father And BOOM it ends I m sorry Ms Pang but I do not care one bit for that ending She still doesn t ultimately chooses one of them Seems like she s still somehow having them both A woman who never talks once about having children suddenly gets pregnant and noexplanations are in order No talking about if there s a shift of power or not If she really is staying human with her child while the father is immortal What exactly is the child anyway Has a protectorate been chosen Is Abby still supposed to be the Protectorate s TouchStone considering she s still working at the Pit and opening the market for Moira Nothing actually is explained dammit The Tree is growing The Paths have been re established Talivar is the Unseelie King and Moira is being groomed to replace her mother as the Seelie Queen Ok but there are so many questions yet to be answered I m rambling I know but I m so damned unhappy right now I think there are evenquestions now then when I read the first book honestly

  9. Alana Abbott Alana Abbott says:

    I just finished reading the whole Abby Sinclair set back to back I d read and loved the first in an advance copy before its publication , and I m already feeling somewhat bereft at its conclusion Pang does a marvelous job creating characters that are, for all their otherworldly abilities and worldviews, fundamentally and humanly flawed They don t always get things right, they often have to backtrack to figure out how to solve those mistakes, and they love with abandon, even when jumping in he I just finished reading the whole Abby Sinclair set back to back I d read and loved the first in an advance copy before its publication , and I m already feeling somewhat bereft at its conclusion Pang does a marvelous job creating characters that are, for all their otherworldly abilities and worldviews, fundamentally and humanly flawed They don t always get things right, they often have to backtrack to figure out how to solve those mistakes, and they love with abandon, even when jumping in head first is dangerous All this, set against a world that is at once full of magic and grounded in mundane concerns eg one character leaves for college, despite the magical catastrophes happening in her hometown there s a discussion of creating paperwork for an OtherFolk who has become mortal so he can get a job.One of the ways that the series best reflects the real world, however, is that when the book ends, not everything is resolved Yes, the characters have saved the world from disaster and with stakes that high, the third book seems like a series ender but life goes on its messy way, and some of the personal aspects are left hanging A conclusion like this might not be completely satisfying and perhaps there is a window left open for future stories but there s a rightness to it that fits incredibly well with Pang s world Life is messy, and there are rarely easy answers I m glad that the finale stuck to that worldview And I m excited to keep reading Pang s projects, whether in Abby Sinclair s universe or elsewhere

  10. Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded) Annie Slasher (Booked & Loaded) says:

    This review is from A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang is the third installment of the Abby Sinclair series It also happens to be my favorite so far A Trace of Moonlight was action packed and thoroughly original Abby is stuck smack dab in the middle of a full out catastrophe Abby gives so much without much thought to the consequences that could fall upon her Abby pulls this off with a feel of complete love and connection to her friends I whined about her inabil This review is from A Trace of Moonlight by Allison Pang is the third installment of the Abby Sinclair series It also happens to be my favorite so far A Trace of Moonlight was action packed and thoroughly original Abby is stuck smack dab in the middle of a full out catastrophe Abby gives so much without much thought to the consequences that could fall upon her Abby pulls this off with a feel of complete love and connection to her friends I whined about her inability to make a decision in her two love interests, but A Trace of Moonlight was full of so much other conflict it fit perfectly into this book I loved Allison Pang s invention of the Dreaming Heart and it s connection in the subconsciousness of friends and foe What a truly beautiful book This is what I was waiting for in this series Allison Pang held nothing back and I was completely fulfilled by the world she created I received this book from the author via Bewitching Book Tours for the purpose of giving an honest review and received NO compensation for this review

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