Review: Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett (Arcadia Bell #1)


Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett (Arcadia Bell #1)Kindling the Moon (Arcadia Bell #1)
Jenn Bennett
Published: June 28, 2011 (Pocket)
Purchase at: Book Depository, B&N or Amazon

Rating (out of 5): 4 stars

Why did I wait so long to read this book?


Kindling the Moon has quick writing, a heroine who can kick ass but is still learning about herself and a hero who sure tries to steal the show. It’s a great read from cover to cover.

Arcadia Bell is a magician on the run. She’s a little different than your normal human doing magic. Cady is able to see Earthbound demons for what they are. Most act like humans, so it’s not really an issue. But she can keep their powers in check by binding them and runs a bar that caters to them. Laying low and running her tiki lounge worked well until her parents showed up on TV. The world at large was sure she and they were dead. Seven years ago, they’d faked their deaths when another magical order framed them for murder — the kind that caught national media attention.

Now the other order is seeking them down. They’ve given Cady two weeks to help find them, or they’re taking her. And that means death of the most unpleasant sort. So Cady seeks out the truth about who really committed the murders. She needs the help of Earthbound demon Lon Butler in finding the mystery demon she’s sure was used for the killings.

It’s not that easy. The two battle against the clock, their pasts, demons and one very precocious 13-year-old to try and save Cady and her parents. Along the way there are scary demons, kidnappings, movie nights and — oh, yes — sexy times. On that last part, Lon Butler is a new favorite. The single father who is also a badass is going on the book boyfriend list. Yep. That good.

The plot is twisty enough to keep you turning the pages and the characters may become your new best friends. Urban fantasy readers who love a dash of romance will love Kindling the Moon. I promise.

Sexual content: Sex, kissing

6 Responses to “Review: Kindling the Moon by Jenn Bennett (Arcadia Bell #1)”

  1. I love this book! So glad you enjoyed it! <3

  2. Carol says:

    I am so glad you liked the book! This was one of my my top five favorites of 2011. Lon is a great hero. I love the single father aspect. I can’t wait for the next installment.

  3. Karen says:

    I have heard so many good things about this book. I just bought it and hope to get to it by next week.

  4. Julie says:

    This book has been on pick-it-up-eventually-list for awhile now, but it just got pushed the top of the list. Thanks for recommendation.

  5. @Karen and Julie — You’ll be glad you read this one. I’m kicking myself for not reading this sooner.

  6. melliane says:

    I’m glad you enjoyed it, It was a really great book! You’re right the plot was so unpredictable, it was really interesting. I’m sure you’ll love the second one, it’s an amazing book as well. Great review!

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