Book Reviews of Sign of the Crescent

Sign of the Crescent
Sign of the Crescent
Author: Debbie Federici
ISBN-13: 9780738708089
ISBN-10: 0738708089
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 302
Reading Level: Young Adult
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

4.2 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: Llewellyn Publications
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
The story of good versus evil on an alternate plane of the earth. Taryn has nightmares she doesn't understand, but once she does, she has to make a decision that will affect all of existence. Geared towards teens, but enjoyable for all.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was in first person narration, going between the two main characters. I found the narration to be overly simplistic. The book would have been way better had there been any depth to said narrations.

Also, I thought the plot line was very cliche. Very tall, muscular, handsome warrior and shorter, vulnerable human. Love at first sight. Fate, destiny, betrayal. A taboo surrounding their love/relationship. I absolutely loathe plots where it's "warrior rescues woman who swoons at his feet." And this was pretty much along those lines. So, nothing original really. Even the sentences used to describe all the above were the same sentences used in every romance novel the world over. So, nothing original in the language even.

There were some redeeming parts where, at least, the girl could put up a semi-good fight and wound up being an integral part of banishing the evil. I'm glad there was something for her to do, as opposed to waiting around to be rescued - which, she actually did do a lot of anyway.

That said, I did read to the end, so I gave it 2.5 stars just for that. However, this wouldn't be something I'd buy, recommend, or read more by the same author.