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Who wants to live a century before seeing the outside world? Not Ariadne.
Restless and idealistic, the young immortal sneaks out of the Eves’ secret compound and finds the outside world more dangerous than she could have imagined. Cut off from her own kind and hunted by mortals, she is forced to hide among the Adams, the immortal sons born of her sisters.
But the Adams have sinister plans of their own. Ariadne must find a way to stop them, even if it means sacrificing her immortal life.
Praise for Moonblood
“Fans of dystopian fiction looking for something refreshingly original and truly different in the society-building/destruction theme will find Moonblood a standout…” –D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
“Moonblood may take place in a distant future but it is so timely. Set against a backdrop of xenophobia and sexism, this novel examines dark aspects of our own society through the lens of science fiction. I’ve come to expect this type of deep dive from T.W. Fendley’s other work. She uses anthropological insights and allegorical myths to bring us an immersive world and memorable plots. The alternating chapters of Ari and Blair pull us along on two converging storylines while keeping each young woman’s characterization distinct. The details to technology and societal evolution (not to mention human evolution) were outstanding and memorable.” –H. Miller, Amazon Review
“In a dystopian future mired in traditions whose origins have been lost, can one woman’s search for truth bring answers for her and for all of humanity? … Moonblood is an imaginative story with complex characters set in a future landscape that is all too easy to extrapolate from today’s world. It pulls you and will not let go.”
–Al Gritten, Goodreads review
“Delicious inevitability is built into nearly every page of this fast-paced, sci-fi thriller that answers the question why women and men seem to be from different planets (hint: it’s not Venus and Mars)…”
–Karen Cavalli, author of Bad Mind and Undercover Goddess
“T.W. Fendley has a knack for creating worlds that are both familiar and strange, mysterious and tangible, and then immersing the reader in them so deeply it’s easy to forget that it’s not real. Moonblood pulled me in and didn’t let go until the end. A roller coaster of a story that manages to be both deeply thought-provoking and exciting.”
–Terri Bruce, author of the Afterlife series
“Strong women and powerful vision… A wild ride with strong women through a thought-provoking world of light, life and creation. T.W. Fendley draws you into her world so completely, you never want to leave. I couldn’t put it down!” –Jennifer (Amazon reviewer)
Moonblood had me from page one. Fast-paced and engaging, Fendley’s expert storytelling drew me into her world of immortal Eves and made me care about their fate. These women, their unique connection to the Moon, and their struggle to preserve their sacred way of living haunted me long after I closed the book. –SoulSongPress (Goodreads review)
“… The narrator, Amanda Leigh Jerry, performed the audiobook beautifully. I enjoyed hearing her project the emotions of each character – specifically Ariadne. She spoke clearly and with a steady rhythm. This book is one of those edge-of-your-seat stories that captures the imagination of the listener and keeps them engaged well after the book ends. The story moves forward at a steady pace, sometimes quickly and other times deliberately slowly allowing the listener to catch their breath!”
“Summary: A “young” woman’s quest for freedom leads to a series of events that sets three societies on their ears. Another young woman’s quest to find her mother draws her into a dangerous ride.
— Narration is generally good, but there are a few bizarre pronunciations like cacophony.
— Interesting worldbuilding but you have to have some serious suspension of disbelief to believe most of it. And it’s not really explained why Eves can spontaneously have kids, but if they bear Adams (boys) they die. There are also Cains who are I’m guessing the rest of the world, not a part of either secret society.
–Book blurb concentrates on Ariade but the book itself spends times on several characters.
–It gets more interesting as the book moves on.
–The end is perhaps a tad too pat, but satisfying nonetheless.
— Content warnings: There’s some references to violence and adult themes, but nothing described. There are some curse words.
–Kind of not sure what to categorize it as. It’s sort of a fantasy, but has some scifi elements yet the government is at once modern and a dystopia.
Conclusion: Intriguing young adult book. Probably the start of a series.”