Friday, August 31, 2012

Moon Dust (eBook) by J.E. Nicassio

Moon Dust is a sci-fi adventure that begins when Samantha Hunter is the only survivor of a car crash that claims the life of her mother and younger brother, Cody. Although her car accident wounds are healed by a mysterious stranger, Samantha is haunted by the knowledge that the accident was her fault. When she and her father move to New Mexico, it is a chance to get away from the bittersweet memories of her family, and start over new. However, the arrival of a pale, dark haired stranger into her life changes everything. The stranger, a boy named Lucien, introduces Sam to the hidden world of real-life aliens. Romance and adventure follow Sam in her new life as she works to decipher her complicated alien-human relationship, and to discover what connects her to this strange alien boy. 

The plot of Moon Dust moved at a fast, exciting pace, and the details of Sam and Lucien's world were interesting and detailed. Sam was very realistic as a character, but Lucien did not make a lot of sense to me. The story lacked clarity, and even at the end of the book I was not able to understand even the surface of alien politics.

Another problem I had with Moon Dust was its similarity to many currently popular teen novels. With the love interest being an alien in lieu of a vampire, the plot could have been wildly different than that of Twilight, but I couldn't help but notice the many parallels- Lucien's skin changes when he is in the sunlight, a blood transfusion heals Sam but leaves her part alien, and Lucien eats only raw meat.

All in all, Moon Dust is an alien love story aimed at teenage girls, and I would recommend the book to fans of Twilight and others looking for a quick read. I would not recommend Moon Dust to those who prefer getting the whole story, or those who are looking for a unique plot.

There is some sexual content.

Reviewer Age:16
Reviewer City, State and Country: Harleysville, Pennsylvania USA


Anonymous said...

I loved MOONDUST. Lucien is nothing like Edward, He's an alien from a different planet....Edward glitters??? Lucien's skin gets tan because he's photo sensitive due to an element in his blood...The novel is based on true accounts that really happened in 1947..

Vampires suck blood...Lucien healed using his blood. How is that the same as a vampire.


Ashley B said...

Let me begin by saying how much I enjoyed MOONDUST. It was a fantastic read. It was not a difficult read and it was something that you read quickly due to the fast paced plot and exciting encounters. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to escape for a bit into a world where anything is possible. The whirlwind romance is adorable and unlike that in Twilight it is a healthier relationship without controlling guys and lacks the love triangle. There are several things that are alike such as it is about a teenage girl and her relationship with a boy "out of this world" and that they partake in normal ten age events but the likeness basically stops there.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.