Book Review #89: Desperate Moon


Author: Jennifer Ott

Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Contemporary Romance

Language: English

Series, if any: NA

Publisher: Independent

Date of publication: 23 November 2015

No. Of pages: 248


For 600 years Countess Katerina Vaduva has been alone. Being immortal and roaming as a vampire does come at a price. For centuries, she seeks shelter, company and security in the castles of counts and sultans.

When her husband the Count of Slovakia passes, she pursues a new life with a colonel in the Prussian military. While her ambitious husband seeks to collect trophies at a cost of his new bride. Katerina finds solace in the arms of a young scientist. Can she finally the peace she has been looking for so long?


Well Vampire books has become a tradition now. However, this book manages to set a tone apart from the way the plot has been formulated and narrated. There is an overall softness that has been created through the narrative style adopted by the author with its philosophical approach. I can’t say I am totally in love with the book, but the contemporary approach used for a common paranormal theme appears soothing to the readers. The plot has been written with a steadiness with a gradual flow in plot development.

Well, the characters are definitely well crafted though I found them too insightful and philosophical for my taste. The characters however complimented well with the tone of narration.

The cover image of course represents the paranormal genre. However the title somehow felt average compared to the overall tone of the book.

My opinion: 

It’s a nice book, unique in the way it dealt with the story of vampires.

My rating: 3 out of 5

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