Synopsis: After a horrific fire claims the life of her mother, seventeen year old Rowan Bliss finds herself in the miniscule town of Ipswich, Massachusetts. It’s here that she meets Alex, a deliciously mysterious boy who holds the key to unlocking her family’s dark secret.
As Rowan falls helplessly over the edge for Alex, the secrets that he insists on keeping refuse to be contained, and the truth that she uncovers challenges everything she has ever believed. Alex is a witch. And now he’s awakened something within her she never even knew existed. But out of all of this, the one thing Rowan won’t accept is the fact that Alex is destined to die.
Now Rowan must unearth the buried power she harbors within to escape a deadly prophecy, defy the very laws of time, and prevent the hands of fate from taking yet another person she loves.
Thoughts: Perigee Moon is filled with time travel, magic, and a beautiful romance. I absolutely adored this book. From the opening paragraph, all the way to the end… I was completely hooked.
We start with Rowan, who has lost her mother and is now moving to live with her grandparents in Ipswich, Massachusetts. It’s here that she meets the mysterious and sexy Alex Foster. She has no idea where he’s from, but she does know that she’s falling for him… just as he is for her. The closer these two get, the more secrets that begin to unravel. Alex is a witch. And, he’s destined to die. But after everything that Rowan has been through, she will not lose anyone else she loves… no matter what the consequence is.
I cannot even begin to explain how much I loved this book. I bought it after author Melissa West recommended it, and I just got around to reading it recently. I always kick myself when I wait and wait and wait and then the book ends up blowing me away. And, most of the time it’s just me completely falling in love with the story. Not with this book though. Not only did I adore the story, but the writing was phenomenal. It was perfect for me. Tara has this way of describing things, this way of making a situation that much more real and beautiful. I mean, check out these lines:
“Something heated like desire and dark like sludge crawled out of his gaze, wrapping around me like a tourniquet.”
“But I don’t know why you’re sad. I don’t know why you can’t sleep, or who you could possibly be waiting for while the rest of the world is sleeping.”
I. Just. Die. There were so many lines and parts that had me saying “oh god I love that line” or “holy canoli that part is perfect”. There were so many parts and words that I could relate to. I just absolutely fell in love with Tara’s writing and want to read more of her work ASAP.
Not only did I fall in love with the writing, but all the characters also. Rowan has struggled with so many things, and yet she ends up on top. If you’ve read the book… I absolutely adore the opening paragraphs about Rowan, I don’t know if that says bad things about me (since it’s not about such a great topic) but I loved it. It intrigued me and pulled me in. I also adored her best friend Bevin. Everyone deserves a best friend like that! There’s also the sweet heart, cutie pie, Tyler who you can’t help but love. And, I also found myself loving her grandmother!
And of course… last but not least is Alex. Oh gosh I heart him. New book boyfriend for sure! Amazingly beautiful blue eyes, dark hair, nice strong built… plus this kid has a heart of gold. There’s nothing not to love about him. I was rooting for him and Rowan the whole book! I loved falling in love with their romance.
Overall, I truly enjoyed this book. The story is brilliantly done. The romance is lovely. The writing has become one of my all time favorites. I, personally, don’t think you can go wrong with this book. If you like some magic, some love, and fantastic writing… I say pick this one up!