Review: The Darkwoods Trilogy #1, The Mayfair Moon by J.A. Redmerski

The Mayfair Moon (The Darkwoods Trilogy, #1)

Blurb from Goodreads

After a nightmarish encounter with a werewolf, seventeen-year-old Adria Dawson loses her sister, but gains the love of a mysterious young man and his legendary family.

Strange and tragic things begin to happen in the small town of Hallowell, Maine: residents come down with an unexplainable ‘illness’ and some disappear. In the midst of everything, Isaac Mayfair is adamant about keeping Adria safe, even from her sister whom he has warned her to stay away from.

As unspeakable secrets unfold all around Adria, impossible choices become hers to bear. Ultimately, no matter what path she takes, her life and the lives of those she loves will be in peril. As she learns about the werewolf world she also learns why her place in it will change the destinies of many.

Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 6th 2012 (first published January 6th 2012)
edition language: English
genre: Paranormal, New Adult
series: The Darkwoods Trilogy #1
My Thought

Remember Jacob Black from Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyer?

No offense to his fans but I’m kind of feel sorry for him. He’s the most misfortune werewolf I’ve ever read. He seems always in the wrong place meet wrong person in wrong time.

And then there’s Sam Roth from The Wolves of Mercy Falls series by Maggie Stiefvater, a sentimental musician werewolf which surprisingly I enjoyed his story.

Now meet Isaac Mayfair,

a 19 years old werewolf from the most famous bloodline. He’s pureblood, second in line and his Alpha is feared by other werewolves. He met Adria Dawson, female main character in this story, when he has to watch her sister. She is a 17 years old human who has to move to Maine, where she met Isaac.

Werewolf isn’t my favorite story. That’s why I rarely read it but after my awesome encountered with Redmerski’s book in The Edge of Never, I kind of promise to her that I’ll read her other books. And I didn’t regret it.

Although this book written from Adria’s POV I really enjoyed it. She’s a lovable character. She’s brave yet vulnerable. But not in that kind of whine female character, yes she cry but she also fight hard for her sister. Isaac and his pack are also well described, they have their own story I’m willing to read in the future.

I really love the way Redmerski described the werewolf. It’s the werewolf I know for a long time.

A werewolf, also known as a lycanthrope (from the Greek λυκάνθρωπος: λύκος, lykos, “wolf”, and ἄνθρωπος, anthrōpos, “man”), is a mythological or folkloric human with the ability to shapeshift into a wolf or an therianthropic hybrid wolf-like creature, either purposely or after being placed under a curse or affliction (e.g. via a bite or scratch from another werewolf). This transformation is often associated with the appearance of the full moon. In addition to the natural characteristics inherent to both wolves and humans, werewolves are often attributed strength and speed far beyond those of wolves or men. The werewolf is generally held as a European character, although its lore spread through the world in later times. (Wikipedia)

Her werewolves are dangerous tall big kind of beast, it just like Remus Lupin from Harry Potter series by J.K Rowling.

She also took European story to describe it. It reminds me of Richelle Meade’s Vampire story who wrote vampire from Russian story. It’s like I read werewolf story based on original description.

All in all, I love this werewolf story and can’t wait to read the sequel. I think I have my favorite werewolf now 😀

Favorite Quote:

“Time is cruel like life. It slows down so that you can truly experience the worst moments of it. Only if you make it through them do you get to say ‘It all happened so fast.”

Result: 4/5 Stars

Jacob Black, Sam Roth and Remus Lupin:
Model of Isaac Mayfair:


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