Book review

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett | Book Review

I honestly can’t remember why I picked this book up, but maybe it was the book community that made me do it. I vaguely remember seeing people talking about it and back then I was in the mood for a romance book with a hint of mystery.

Serious Moonlight is about Birdie and Daniel, who have an awkward first encounter, but they end up working together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life. Birdie and Daniel take it upon themselves to investigate this great mystery. I’m going to leave the link here to the Goodreads’s page of this book so you can read the whole synopsis.

I liked this book. It was cute, mysterious and it had the right amount of angst. The plot was interesting, although I guessed some of the plot twists before they happened, but that didn’t make me not like them, I actually enjoyed how everything developed. However, there were somethings that were too convenient or just too unbelievable, in my opinion.

I think the characters were intriguing too and they felt so diverse. The main characters are not perfect at all, starting by the fact that Birdie has narcolepsy with cataplexy, which I didn’t know about but I like that I know of it now; and Daniel has ear impairment, besides being young and having flaws. They just seemed too real to me.

I liked Birdie because I could relate to her because she overthinks everything, but I can also get the feeling that because of that same reason, she might come across as annoying and immature, maybe.

I don’t read thriller or mysteries, but in my opinion this book has the perfect amount of mystery, romance, and contemporary issues. So if you want to get into one of these genres, this might be a great book to start with. However, be aware that there are some trigger warnings such as death of family members, absent parent, the mentioned of depression and suicide.

This book is for everyone, really, our main characters are eighteen and nineteen so they are on the edge of their teenage years, they are not kids anymore but they are not adults either yet. They talk about some mature things and they mention having sex, but those scenes are not even described, just mentioned. So it is perfect for young readers, just be careful of the trigger warnings I mentioned.

Until the next post!

Happy reading 💙

13 thoughts on “Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett | Book Review”

  1. Great review! This sounds like a good book. I really love flawed characters, and I especially appreciate characters who also have some sort of disability or health issue, as it makes it easier for me to relate. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this book!

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  2. I read this book last year and thought it was cute. It wasn’t my favorite Jenn Bennett though. I think Starry Eyes and The Anatomical Shape of a Heart are my favorites of the ones that I’ve read! But I did think it was really cool how she incorporated diversity and disability so naturally into the story, which is something that I think a lot of other books don’t tend to do!

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    1. I should add those books to my list then! And yes, you are right, diversity and disability aren’t that common in books so it’s gratifying to read about them and even more so when they are well written and represented

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