The action-packed follow up to The Rising, from acclaimed thriller-suspense novelists Heather Graham and Jon Land, this is Blood Moon
The recipient of RWA’s Lifetime Achievement Award and ITW’s ThrillerMaster Award, Heather Graham is at the pinnacle of her career. Now she’s teamed up with USA Today bestselling author Jon Land to continue the story of high school seniors Alex Chin and Samantha Dixon.
They may have managed to win a major battle against the powerful enemy determined to destroy civilization as we know it. But the war continues, with Alex and Sam embarking on a desperate journey to save mankind, even as their friendship blossoms into something much more.
The roadmap for their journey lies in a mysterious book, the language of which has never been deciphered, until Alex finds himself able to translate the words that may hold the keys to saving the future. Toward that end, Alex’s and Sam’s quest spirits them away to a myriad of locations around the world, each of which holds another piece of the puzzle that can defeat the alien invaders.
But an ageless foe, long the guardian of the secrets his race has left behind on Earth, arises to stop them at all costs. At his disposal is a deadly and merciless army that has been awaiting this very war, an army as unstoppable as it is relentless.
Over the ruins of the lost Mayan city of El Mirador, a blood moon is about to rise, triggering the end of mankind unless Alex and Sam can prevail in a struggle that will determine the fate of the planet. As forces both ancient and modern converge, as painful choices must be made and sacrifices accepted, two young heroes will rise again to stand as the final line of defense to preserve their world and their love.
Blood Moon by Heather Graham and Jon Land is a phenomenal journey. This is the perfect YA paranormal sci-fi read. The main characters from book one is presented here again. Alex is a key character and with his best friend/girlfriend (Sam), they can maybe prevent their planet Earth from being destroyed forever. I loved the dramatic telling of their adventure from one place to another. Their travels are epic and remind me a bit of Back to the Future. Alex is the bravest young hero. He runs into danger not because he wants to but because he wants to save humanity. Sam is like Alex. She follows him anywhere and is ready to help him fight any battle. His bravery and her intellectual help combined make them a dynamic team. I loved how this book dived deeper into the secrets of Alex’s world that he knows very little about himself. Truths were discovered, lies uncovered, secrets broken, and adrenaline hikes sky high with the information learned. Heart pounding, Heather Graham and Jon Land have created an addictive series. One that I hope continues to be written. Sam and Alex’s journey have only just started. Overall, if you want a journey like no other filled with action, adventure, and deadly situations-then, this is the book you must read!