By Marcus Sedgwick
Audience: All Teens
This book is divided into seven sections and each takes place in a different time in the same location. In the description that I heard, it took place in the future. I wasn’t interested. Later, I heard that it took place in different times and I immediately changed my mind about the book.
I read it a section at a time. I kind of wish there would have been less sections. It was creepy but not outright scary. For a while, I was confused, but I liked how it all came together in the end. I’m glad that I read it but I’d only give it about three stars.
Have you ever had the feeling that you've lived another life? Been somewhere that has felt totally familiar, even though you've never been there before, or felt that you know someone well, even though you are meeting them for the first time? It happens. In 2073 on the remote and secretive island of Blessed, where rumour has it that no one ages and no children are born, a visiting journalist, Eric Seven, and a young local woman known as Merle are ritually slain. Their deaths echo a moment ten centuries before, when, in the dark of the moon, a king was slain, tragically torn from his queen. Their souls search to be reunited, and as mother and son, artist and child, forbidden lovers, victims of a vampire they come close to finding what they've lost. In a novel comprising seven parts, each influenced by a moon - the flower moon, the harvest moon, the hunter's moon, the blood moon - this is the story of Eric and Merle whose souls have been searching for each other since their untimely parting.