September 13, 2021

Darkest Moon (Shadow Guild - Wolf Queen Book 1) by Linsey Hall

Darkest Moon (Shadow Guild - Wolf Queen Book 1) by Linsey Hall
Rating: 3 Stars
Release Date: February 8, 2021
Format: eBook (Kindle Unlimited)
Publisher: Bonnie Doon Press

“My big secret? I was supposed to be the Alpha’s fated mate. I just didn’t want anyone to know”

The Shadow Guild universe is continuing, and this time it’s Eve’s turn to be the main character in the Wolf Queen series. Eve has been hiding a BIG secret for her entire time in Guild City. She’s been running around masquerading as a Fae and a potion master, when in reality she is the Fated Mate to the Alpha of the Shifters, Lachlan. After her treatment as a child, she decided she would choose her own fate and ran away from the pack and her destiny. Fate, however, is cruel and decides to throw them together when a string of deaths occurs in the pack and they are the ones who have to solve it.  

The familiars have always been one of my favorite parts of the Shadow Guild books, and Ralph is no exception. He’s a raccoon (like Carrow’s familiar Cordelia) and has just as much of an addiction to chocolate as his mistress Eve. Despite his raid of her stash, he does help her a lot in the book (like when Lachlan decides to keep her in the Shifter tower and Ralph brings her the tools necessary to escape). I also really enjoy how interconnected the books in the Shadow Guild universe are, as we get some fun cameos from Carrow and Seraphia in this book. While the books in the Shadow Guild are similar in format (pairing thrown together as the result of Fate and/or Destiny), they still feel very fresh and different. Each couple has very different personalities and interactions. For example, the dynamic between Carrow and Grey and Hades and Seraphia is very different than the dynamic that seems to be developing between Lachlan and Eve. 

I’m curious to see what’s next for Eve and Lachlan, especially with the threat of the Dark Moon curse hanging over their heads. 

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