Night of the Purple Moon (The Toucan Trilogy #1)
written by Scott Cramer
published by Train Renoir Publishing
Why did I pick this book: The author, Scott Cramer, asked that I review his book. I gladly accepted his request. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. I read every free chance I had and I could not put this book down. I finished it in a bit over a day…it would have been less than a day if not for other obligations that did not permit reading.
Night of the Purple Moon was sad and heartbreaking yet endearing and had me cheering for the kids to survive. I couldn’t imagine a world where all of the children are left to fend for themselves. It was so encouraging to see the children of Castine Island band together to make their new situation work especially when there were other children in the country that were only out to save themselves and did not care about each other.
These children took care of the babies and toddlers, they learned to farm for food, they had to bury the dead. Through it all, they did what they had to do in order to survive. I felt so bad for the kids.
The main characters, Abby and Jordan, were so brave and strong willed. They really stepped up. I felt bad for Mandy in the end. Her decision broke my heart, as it did hers. All of the characters were so well-written and the reader connects with them.
I want to say so much more about this book and these characters but I don’t want to give anything away and spoil it for all of you. I was disappointed when I hit the end of the book because I wasn’t ready for it to end! I was so happy when I found out this was only the first book of a trilogy!
Would I recommend it: Simply put: Get the book and read it. It was a great read that I could not put down.
Will I read it again: I probably will not but it all depends on when the second book comes out. However, I will be anxiously awaiting book #2 in The Toucan Trilogy – Colony East!!!
About the book – from Goodreads: The epidemic strikes only those who have passed through puberty.
Abby Leigh is looking forward to watching the moon turn purple. For months, astronomers have been predicting that Earth will pass through the tail of a comet. They say that people will see colorful sunsets and, best of all, a purple moon.
But nobody has predicted the lightning-fast epidemic that sweeps across the planet on the night of the purple moon. The comet brings space dust with it that contains germs that attack human hormones. Older teens and adults die within hours of exposure.
On a small island off the coast of Maine, Abby must help her brother and baby sister survive in this new world, but all the while she has a ticking time bomb inside of her — adolescence.