Book 4 in the Elder Races series
Author: Thea Harrison
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release date: 3/6/12
Author's website: Link
When Grace Andreas's sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister's two young children--neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn Prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace's impudence towards the Elder Races.Oracle's Moon can possibly be described as the most "normal" of the books in the Elder Races series so far. It's primarily because the main character of the story is Grace who is a human but also possess a type of power to help people talk to their loved ones that have passed away because she is the Oracle. She can also see prophecies and they are gifts that has been passed down to her. She sees something regarding Dragos who is the main character of book 1 in the series and leader of the Wyr. She must be protected against those that are evil and Khalil who happens to be a powerful Djinn decides to be the one to do this. At first he's impatient and kind of haughty as she is just a mere human. But as he gets the chance to know her, he sees that Grace is constantly trying to do the right thing for everyone and tends to put herself last. We get the opportunity to learn more about her gift and how it can effect others as well as see what her personal life as she is the guardian to two young children. She has real problems that a normal person has to face on a daily basis such as paying bills and taking care of a sick child. Because of this, I found that I was able to relate to her character and found her to be strong willed and kind hearted. Khalil felt the same way and soon found himself having a genuine interest in Grace and her kids.
My favorite part of the book of course was seeing Grace and Khalil's relationship change from one of irritation toward one another to being in love. Their love story was different than the others in the series because it was so focused on them and the paranormal part of their relationship was secondary. I loved the scenes in which they flirted and began to see each other in a different light. They knew how to push each others buttons and the scenes went from being tense to being adorable! They were also able to help each other with their gifts. Khalil saw Grace struggle and wanted to help her in any way possible while Grace was able to help someone who is near and dear to Khalil's heart with her gift. I don't want to spoil this part for you because it is truly heart touching. Khalil truly fell in love with Grace and her kids and that made me love him even more. I loved his interest in the children and thought he was so gentle and patient with them. He needed them to be a part of his life and was able to help him heal from something tragic that happened in his past.
I'm giving Oracle's Moon a rating of:
Oracle's Moon quickly became my 2nd favorite book in the series after Dragon Bound. It was an absolutely joy to read it because it contained all the magic of Thea Harrison's writing. This series is so refreshing and entertaining and I'm always sucked into the storyline from the beginning whenever I read one of the books. That is very important to me as a reader, for I need to be pulled into the storyline and not released until the very end. This has happened every time that I've read one of Thea's books and I'm sure it will continue to happen with her future releases.