Book Review The Moonlight Serenade

5 Jul

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00071]Title: The Moonlight Serenade

Author: Kate Hinderer

Genre: YA Fantasy

Purchase: Amazon

Determined to someday sing on the stage in New York City, Collette takes an internship at the luxury resort on Fascination Island. While she plans to hone her craft by singing nightly on the stage of the Moonlight Serenade restaurant, she never expected to be pushed outside her comfort zone. Shy and reserved, she is challenged to step outside herself and release the inner diva. When Falcon comes along, sparks fly and secrets are revealed. Before long Collette is forced to make life-changing decisions that will impact her future in ways she never even imagined.

We don’t review a lot of books, mostly out of time constraint and because we’re not that fond of reading eBooks, but we made an exception for this gem, The Moonlight Serenade, mainly because we liked the plot. Jen has always been interested in theater, whereas Jess loves music. The book’s setting is the Moonlight Serenade restaurant, with a singing stage, where main character Collette takes an intership and wants to hone her craft of singing, so naturally when we found out about the setting, both of us were intrigued. Jen got to read the book first, and Jess went second.

Jen’s thoughts: I loved Collette. She’s a shiny gem of a character, with a fun, vibrant personality. The setting was amazing as well. Oh, and don’t get me started on Falcon. He’s the epitome of ‘bad boyness’ in a gorgeous bag of mystery. He’s awesome. Trust me on that one. Collette’s main issue is her shyness, which she only gradually overcomes. When I’m performing on stage, shyness is my worst handicap as well, so I understood where she’s coming from. Loved the little subplots here about Fascination Island, about Collette herself, and the many secrets waiting to be revealed.

Jess’s thoughts: I fell in love with Falcon the moment he appeared on stage. I wasn’t that fond of Collette, because I thought she was a bit whiny and childish every now and then, but Falcon more than made up for it. The plot was exciting and fast-paced. This is a well-written book with an unique and crafty setting. I was a bit disappointed that, unlike Jen, I wasn’t completely enamored by the main character, but we all have our preferences. I definitely enjoyed The Moonlight Serenade though, and would definitely try out another book by this author.

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