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Some nights never end. Some desires never die. . . . She ventures where no one else dares—into realms of peril and pleasure. But will this next journey be her last? Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death–causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead–and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampi Some nights never end. Some desires never die. . . . She ventures where no one else dares—into realms of peril and pleasure. But will this next journey be her last? Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death–causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead–and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampire lover, Quinn, can fully ease her mind, for she has begun questioning everything that makes her Riley–including her job at the Directorate. Now, the ritualistically slain bodies of ex-cons have started turning up. Reluctantly, Riley takes the case, but something even worse is waiting in the wings. For a vicious enemy from her past is determined to strip Riley of everything that gives her life any meaning: her lover, her brother–and even her own identity. Can Riley survive this ultimate assault? All she knows is, she must fight one last time to find answers, before everything goes dark forever…


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Some nights never end. Some desires never die. . . . She ventures where no one else dares—into realms of peril and pleasure. But will this next journey be her last? Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death–causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead–and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampi Some nights never end. Some desires never die. . . . She ventures where no one else dares—into realms of peril and pleasure. But will this next journey be her last? Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death–causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead–and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampire lover, Quinn, can fully ease her mind, for she has begun questioning everything that makes her Riley–including her job at the Directorate. Now, the ritualistically slain bodies of ex-cons have started turning up. Reluctantly, Riley takes the case, but something even worse is waiting in the wings. For a vicious enemy from her past is determined to strip Riley of everything that gives her life any meaning: her lover, her brother–and even her own identity. Can Riley survive this ultimate assault? All she knows is, she must fight one last time to find answers, before everything goes dark forever…

30 review for Moon Sworn

  1. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    The final book of the Riley Jenson series! I am going to keep this review short so as not to spoil anything. Simply to say, this was a very enjoyable series. All lose ends come together for our heroine in this final case the Riley takes on. Her view on packs, family, the directorate and her own desires finally meet up in this conclusion. Mini-synopsis: Riley is kidnapped by Blake while on a case, has her memory erased and must re-discover herself and those she knows before it is too late. All wh The final book of the Riley Jenson series! I am going to keep this review short so as not to spoil anything. Simply to say, this was a very enjoyable series. All lose ends come together for our heroine in this final case the Riley takes on. Her view on packs, family, the directorate and her own desires finally meet up in this conclusion. Mini-synopsis: Riley is kidnapped by Blake while on a case, has her memory erased and must re-discover herself and those she knows before it is too late. All while somehow still working the case, as another victim is claimed where she is at and it strikes chord in her memory. Honestly the addition case seemed to detract from this last book. I wish it had been simply the kidnapping and another way of regaining her memories. The added case plot took away from the tension that has been underlining Riley's very existence as she gets to face her past. Otherwise I was alright with the book. My only other wish would have been for an epilogue following the last few sentences made. Set a few years into the future would have been nice. But alas, I was denied further details. Still satisfied however. Be warned, to those of you who read this series for its more sensual scenes, this book is lacking in those compared to the other books. However, to me, this did not take away from the book or series. In fact, it heightened my respect for the author with how the focus was tying up loose ends.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Natasha

    I CANNOT wait for this to be released. It's going to be a winner. BOUND TO SHADOWS(book 8) was amazing. The last chapter had me in tears and begging for more. I cannot wait to see what happens next with Riley and everyone. I highly recommend this series!

  3. 5 out of 5

    Catie

    2 1/2 stars I almost gave up on this series after the great “soul mate fiasco” of 2009. But, I am a complete sucker for closure. I will typically come crawling back for a promised finale, especially if I can read said finale for free. Plus, it just seems like so much wasted effort to read eight books out of a series of nine, like running twenty six point one miles of a marathon and then quitting. And I really want one of those “26.2” stickers to display in a prominent location on my vehicle. My e 2 1/2 stars I almost gave up on this series after the great “soul mate fiasco” of 2009. But, I am a complete sucker for closure. I will typically come crawling back for a promised finale, especially if I can read said finale for free. Plus, it just seems like so much wasted effort to read eight books out of a series of nine, like running twenty six point one miles of a marathon and then quitting. And I really want one of those “26.2” stickers to display in a prominent location on my vehicle. My expectations were extremely low going into this book, but I was pleasantly surprised. This book made me remember all the things that I love about Riley: 1) She’s completely unapologetic about wanting to sleep around. This one is both refreshing and dismaying. I have to roll my eyes a little bit, because…really ladies? Can we not just admit that we like to be promiscuous just as much as men do? Apparently we need to instead construct elaborate fantasy worlds with a heroine that not only likes to sleep around, but has to…for her health. In fact, she would actually die if she didn’t! Sorry, Quinn…I really want to be monogamous with you, but you see…if I don’t continue to sleep around, then my soul will wither and die. So you see, my hands are tied on this one! On the other hand, I love that Riley makes no apologies for her activities. Which brings me to… 2) She stands on her own two feet. Every time Quinn gets all controlling and possessive and judgmental with his prudish self-denial, Riley tells him to go eat shit and die. Quinn fits the patronizing ancient vampire archetype to a T, and he’s done some pretty unforgivable things, but Riley never stands for it, and she always finds a way to subvert every control he tries to place on her. However, it’s been nice to see him come around. I’ve been a fan of Quinn since the amnesia days (really, he was so much more attractive without a memory), and I was extremely happy to see him lose the stick up his butt. 3) She has a kick-ass support team. Oh Rhoan…how I love you. You are the cold blooded Guardian that Riley could never really become. Sure, you are completely devoted to your boyfriend Liander, but I think that we both know you’ll never settle down. You’re also man enough to step aside and let Riley take the spotlight, even though you’ve always been the better character. And, even though I think that the idea of an all-powerful law enforcement agency with homicidal agents that have carte blanche authority to spy on, stalk, and kill anyone they want is a seriously bad one, I will miss everyone over at the Directorate. Especially you, Sal. Your bitchiness kept me laughing through many a repetitive “ritual murder” mystery. 4) She’s just a girl…standing in front of a boy…asking him to love her for all eternity in a contractually binding moon ceremony. Yes, I fell deep for the soul mate plot line. I started reading this series quite a while ago, and I had fun speculating about who it would be. I know who I really wanted (see below), but it was not meant to be. Instead we got (view spoiler)[ poor, blood thirsty Kye, who dies almost as soon as we’ve met him and gotten used to the idea. (hide spoiler)] What a waste! Whoops, I guess these are starting to get negative. My major complaint about this ending is how little time is spent on the big bad villain/grand battle finale. Did we really need the whole side-tracking ritual murder mystery? I’ve spent eight books hearing about Riley and Rhoan’s horrible childhood, and the injustices that they suffered at the hands of their pack leaders, and this is all I get?!! I didn’t care one iota about the ritual murders. I read this book last night and I don’t even remember whodunit or why! That whole side story is just completely unnecessary. But, I did like to see Riley get her HEA. It’s a little over the top happy, but after all the crap she’s been through in nine books, I think she deserves it. So, here’s to you Riley “I don’t need an army. I can do plenty of damage on my own” Jensen! May you never lose your lusty ways. Perfect Musical Pairing Gladys Knight and the Pips – If I Were Your Woman This one’s for you Cole, the man I would choose for Riley’s soul mate. With your silvery hair, bright blue eyes, and intelligent shrewdness, you were a cut above most of Riley’s other boyfriends. Sure, when you two first met, you were confused by your prejudice for guardians and werewolves. But then she went and barfed at your crime scene, and you began to suspect that she had…dare I say it? A heart. Yes, you were intrigued…and it didn’t help that Riley simply insisted on clothing her above average curviness in flimsy lace garments that would shred to bits every time she changed shape. There was plenty of flirting and back and forth going on until you let the bomb drop that your love was taken. How could that be, Cole? If I were your woman, you would have no other woman. You’d be weak as a lamb.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kindlelicious

    Warning: Spoilers from previous books are unavoidable. Since Riley Jenson is one of my favorite heroines ever and this concludes the series, I’m abandoning my normal review format to discuss Moon Sworn, but I will do my best to avoid spoilers. Moon Sworn picks up weeks after the death of Riley’s friend Kade and her soul mate Kye. While she survived his death, she is deeply depressed and battling the emptiness of his loss. Riley, Rhoan, Liander and Quinn are still awaiting the child Liander’s sist Warning: Spoilers from previous books are unavoidable. Since Riley Jenson is one of my favorite heroines ever and this concludes the series, I’m abandoning my normal review format to discuss Moon Sworn, but I will do my best to avoid spoilers. Moon Sworn picks up weeks after the death of Riley’s friend Kade and her soul mate Kye. While she survived his death, she is deeply depressed and battling the emptiness of his loss. Riley, Rhoan, Liander and Quinn are still awaiting the child Liander’s sister is carrying for them, which gives Riley the will to live. Shortly after saying good bye to Kade, Riley’s boss Jack calls in her help on a murder case. Because of the experimental drugs given to Riley in a previous book, she has developed the ability to speak with the souls of the recently deceased. The soul gives her enough information to figure out this murder was motivated by revenge. As with all the other cases Riley works, she quickly gets the details she needs and solves the case. However, Blake Jenson is still seeking revenge. Blake has developed an elaborate plot to make Riley suffer from memory loss and adjust to a new life before he kills her. Of course, Riley is not going down without a fight, even if she doesn’t know who she is. When she finds herself lost in a small town with a new identity, she somehow keeps being Riley…and being Riley means finding all trouble possible. Luckily another murder case pops up and has so many similarities to the vengeance murders she was investigating, her memory is jogged. Before Blake’s plan comes to an end, Riley must figure out who she really is and take care of the Jenson pack once and for all. That’s all I can really say without giving away the ending so I will move on. My thoughts on Moon Sworn and Riley Jenson’s journey: I am literally wincing as I type this, but I did not love this book. Over the past 8 books Riley Jenson has been through some serious stuff. SERIOUS stuff. She has been beaten (a lot), shot (even more), kidnapped, drugged, raped while drugged, genetically altered and forced to kill her own soul mate. So, as far as I’m concerned, being dumped in a small town with no memory was like child’s play for Riley. She also happens to have a crazy lethal twin brother and the most bad-ass vamp boyfriend on Earth who can tear a small town apart. And the case she was working didn’t even have layer upon layer of messed up Aussies to peel away. She solved it with only like 2 gun shot wounds and a dead hooker! So seriously? This was the send off she got? Sigh…I guess it depends on how you look at it. If you were sick of fate kicking the crap out of Riley, then maybe you were relieved that things finally got easy for her. But the reason I love Riley Jenson is how she always gets herself out of trouble on her own, without even relying on all the back-up she has available. She is one of the smartest, sexiest, most kick-ass heroines I have ever read, and I loved every minute of her journey up until this point. But this book felt almost formulaic to me. I was really hoping for something even more over the top than the multi-species fighting ring from Tempting Evil (which is my fav book in the series and has one of the most awesome climactic battles ever!), but maybe it was time for things to calm down for Riley. I am sure lots of people will love this final piece of Riley’s story. And I really did love the ending; it was nice to see Riley finally at peace with herself and her past. I think I was just ready to go on one more insane adventure with my favorite werewolf\vamp\seagull shifter and I don’t feel that I got it. But don’t let my semi-negative review take away from this series. I loved these books. They are so much fun. I will miss Quinn’s hotness, and Rhoan and Liander’s sweetness, and Jack and Sal being super annoying. I will miss Riley being that ridiculous seagull then shifting in midair to break someone’s jaw. I will miss (actually have been missing for a few books now) the horny wolfie full-moon sex clubs and Riley’s unapologetic promiscuity (why the hell couldn’t she hook up with Cole just once?!?). And finally I will miss getting to read all about Australia, which made these books unique for me. Okay, gushing is complete. It feels weird to actually have closure from one of these series though. Especially since book 8 left us with Riley on death’s door, its kind if nice to know everything is good now. So if I can give no other reason to read this series, read it because IT’S DONE.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Natasha

    Moon Sworn is the 9th and last installment in the Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur. Keri Arthur is a one of a kind writer. She has many excellent series under her belt, and each as popular as the last. I'm a huge fan of all her books, especially this series. Riley Jensen is a kick-ass heroine. One I will miss... Moon Sworn picks up a few months after the events from Bound to Shadows. And as much as I wanted to see Riley have her happy ending, (which is more than deserves), I didn't want this se Moon Sworn is the 9th and last installment in the Riley Jensen series by Keri Arthur. Keri Arthur is a one of a kind writer. She has many excellent series under her belt, and each as popular as the last. I'm a huge fan of all her books, especially this series. Riley Jensen is a kick-ass heroine. One I will miss... Moon Sworn picks up a few months after the events from Bound to Shadows. And as much as I wanted to see Riley have her happy ending, (which is more than deserves), I didn't want this series to end. Riley still suffers deeply from the events of the last book. She hurts, and she knows how lucky she should be to have everyone who loves her, like she does. But she can't help but feel pain. She's battling emptiness from her loss, and it's taking it's toll. Blake Jensen is seeking revenge on Riley. Coming up with an elaborate plot to make Riley suffer from memory loss, while being dumped into a small town, where he plans on killing her. It's a lot to plan to kill someone, but I suppose it's hard to kill Riley. especially when she has a extremely bad-ass twin brother and Quinn, one of the most powerful, strong vampire boyfriends ever? I guess I'd go through these lengths if I was to kill her as well. But being the most smartest, kick-ass heroine I've ever read, taking her memory away, and dumping her into a small town, is another day at the park... I can honestly say, this book has less of a punch than her last 8 adventures, but it's just a good, if not better. We get to learn fall in love with Riley and Quinn all over again. What's not to love? This book is a ride of emotions and an excellent finish to an amazing series. And although this is the last of Riley as a protagonist, it's not the end of her world. The spin-off series will center on Risa, and focus on the Aedh and demons. And we will see more Riley, Liander, Rhoan and Quinn! Probably not as much as we would like, but still, more Riley & the gang! I'm super excited to see what Ms. Arthur has in store for us!

  6. 5 out of 5

    Kitt

    I have mixed emotions about this edition in the Riley Jenson series. I was so afraid going in that we’d get an onslaught of emotions that were dragged out endlessly about Kades death in Bound to Shadows. His death was already hard for me the first time around and I didn’t want to keep reliving it over and over. I was pleased to see that the opposite was actually the case. While Riley does grieve for Kade in the beginning, Kye’s haunting last words to her become fulfilled. In the midst of another I have mixed emotions about this edition in the Riley Jenson series. I was so afraid going in that we’d get an onslaught of emotions that were dragged out endlessly about Kades death in Bound to Shadows. His death was already hard for me the first time around and I didn’t want to keep reliving it over and over. I was pleased to see that the opposite was actually the case. While Riley does grieve for Kade in the beginning, Kye’s haunting last words to her become fulfilled. In the midst of another case for the Directorate of vengeance killings made by a horned demon, Riley gets abducted and wakes without memory to a new life. She can’t remember much, but familiar words linger and faintly she knows she’ll have just one week to recover who she was. Moon Sworn is quite different from the last eight novels in this series. The whole novel had a different feel, and with the knowledge of this being the last edition to the series, made reading it all the more surreal. It’s a bitter sweet ending for me. I know all good things must come to an end, but that doesn’t mean I won’t mourn it’s passing. Because most of the novel is Riley without her memory, we’re denied proper good byes to all of the supporting characters. I desperately missed all of my favorites- Rhoane, Liander, Quinn, Jack, Sal and the rest of the gang. However, I will say that Ms. Arthur brought all of the long standing story arcs together very nicely and I’m left completely satisfied with how things turn out for Riley. I’m really going to miss Riley and Co. but I’m more happy about not seeing this dragged out to the point of irritation and boredom.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Anna 'Bookbuyer'

    Twins! OMG! I am so happy for them! I wonder if it will be a boy and a girl like Riley and Rhoan? Also, I still find that last statement weird. I think it's because Riley and Liander are not romantically or sexually involved so the sentence just seemed weird to me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Riley and Rhoan have siblings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Twins definitely run in the mothers side since she now has two sets of twins. Quinn and Riley are moon sworn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad Blake is dead. I sincerely wish he had b Twins! OMG! I am so happy for them! I wonder if it will be a boy and a girl like Riley and Rhoan? Also, I still find that last statement weird. I think it's because Riley and Liander are not romantically or sexually involved so the sentence just seemed weird to me. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Riley and Rhoan have siblings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Twins definitely run in the mothers side since she now has two sets of twins. Quinn and Riley are moon sworn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so glad Blake is dead. I sincerely wish he had been horribly tortured first though... :( Wonder what happened with the vampire killings? Wait was that what the security guy was about? I got a bit lost.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Sandra

    What a great way to end a series. Well done Ms Arthur!! Sorry there will be Spoilers for previous books. Riley, having decided to live at the end of the last book, following killing her soul mate, the psychopath Kye, is having a little trouble getting back into the swing of things. Having finally gone back to work, Jack is trying to ease her in gently and sends her to a ritual killing. Of course, nothing is simple with Riley. Trouble is playing with Fate and using silver bullets. So like always, the What a great way to end a series. Well done Ms Arthur!! Sorry there will be Spoilers for previous books. Riley, having decided to live at the end of the last book, following killing her soul mate, the psychopath Kye, is having a little trouble getting back into the swing of things. Having finally gone back to work, Jack is trying to ease her in gently and sends her to a ritual killing. Of course, nothing is simple with Riley. Trouble is playing with Fate and using silver bullets. So like always, there is more than one plot afoot, this time Blake Jenson, alpha of Riley & Rhoan's childhood pack is out for vengeance and has Riley kidnapped and her memory erased, right in the middle of the Directorate case. All hell breaks loose, in a small town in the middle of the desert in WA (Western Australia) and it felt like the middle of nowhere as well, when another ritual killing happens right there in town. With all the hallmarks of the original case. So memories start trickling down with the help of the local top cop, a werewolf named Harris. Loved this book, loved Quinn, loved the ending. Looking forward to reading the spinoff series about Dia's daughter Risa, who was the one who persuaded Riley to choose life in the last book.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Angela M

    I love this series. It was one of my first paranormal series and I have stuck with it from the beginning - and loved every twist and turn it has taken. I'm so completely sad that it is over. I'm going to miss these characters like they were friends who've moved away. I'm just glad that the series ended while it was still strong and that Keri really let Riley and company go out with a bang! Such a great wrap up to this series. I love so many of the characters in this series. Riley is so strong, me I love this series. It was one of my first paranormal series and I have stuck with it from the beginning - and loved every twist and turn it has taken. I'm so completely sad that it is over. I'm going to miss these characters like they were friends who've moved away. I'm just glad that the series ended while it was still strong and that Keri really let Riley and company go out with a bang! Such a great wrap up to this series. I love so many of the characters in this series. Riley is so strong, mentally and physically. She's an amazing heroine. Her lovers have all been interesting and some have made emotions stir in me that were both good and bad. Her brother has been her rock throughout the whole series. Rhoan and Liander are great guys that you can't help but love and root for from the beginning to the end. I don't want to give to much away, but I will just say, that after such a long journey with Riley, I was really hoping that she would get the happily ever after that she'd been dreaming of, and so deserved. But, as I learned right along with Riley, sometimes the happily ever after that we get is even better than the one we've dreamed of.

  10. 4 out of 5

    J-J lover of books

    *****This may contain spoilers***** What can i say....so many emotions are running through me at this moment, utter happiness, to utter sadness, sadness as the series has ended but happiness for Riley. I even cried both with joy & sadness. wow i am so happy that Riley got her happy ending. Not only Riley, but Quinn,Rhoan,Liander & she's going to be a mom she deepest wish, her dream. They are their own pack, a brand new beginning. This is the best ending to a wondrous, heart-stopping series,one th *****This may contain spoilers***** What can i say....so many emotions are running through me at this moment, utter happiness, to utter sadness, sadness as the series has ended but happiness for Riley. I even cried both with joy & sadness. wow i am so happy that Riley got her happy ending. Not only Riley, but Quinn,Rhoan,Liander & she's going to be a mom she deepest wish, her dream. They are their own pack, a brand new beginning. This is the best ending to a wondrous, heart-stopping series,one that i will read again. All the loss ends tied up. The beat, Rhoan & Riley, Blake & his tyrant hold over the Jenson pack for the better, the Jenson pack can go on to bigger & better things,they have a future. So does Riley having sworn herself to Quinn, he was there all along the one she should be with, the one how always loved her. I recommend this series to everyone.I can not rate this high enough & can't believe i had it sat on my book shelf for months before reading it.(shame on me)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Shera (Book Whispers)

    Fellow readers gave me soooo many warnings about this book. The conclusion to the much beloved Riley Jenson series. So I was bracing for the worst. Like some kind of gun-ho drama where everyone dies and the lead wakes up in an alternate universe where she is God. (Though those endings might only happen in Anime.) Because in my mind I have never read a truly brilliant final book. "The Ends" always disappoints. Maybe because you know everyone is going to get a Happily Ever After or the author spel Fellow readers gave me soooo many warnings about this book. The conclusion to the much beloved Riley Jenson series. So I was bracing for the worst. Like some kind of gun-ho drama where everyone dies and the lead wakes up in an alternate universe where she is God. (Though those endings might only happen in Anime.) Because in my mind I have never read a truly brilliant final book. "The Ends" always disappoints. Maybe because you know everyone is going to get a Happily Ever After or the author spelled it all out for you books ago. In my mind end books are just there to say P.S. this series is over here's your closure. Even Harry Potter's final book didn't blow me away. End books are average reads at best. That said, this book surprised me. Instead of pulling away from the general guidelines of this series, Arthur comfortably sticks to the good stuff. After all, if it's not broke don't fix it. Riley is set on a murder mystery where criminals released from jail are being killed by a red cloven hove demon. Kye's warnings of Blake, the alpha wolf that tossed Riley off the face of a mountain, are nagging at Riley. She's not sure whether she's paranoid or if Blake's "revenge" is coming. This is a Riley book, of course the bad guys are out to get her. After yet another car accident Riley wakes up in the desert with a patchy memory and only a week to get her memory back or die. Unlike the other many UF/PNR titles out there where the lead has no memory it's a real treat to have one up on the lead. It was beautiful frustration knowing more then Riley as she struggled to figure out what was going on. Of course, the original murder mystery follows her. So yeah, even the final book gets hung up on the same old formula that Arthur desperately clings to. At this point I wonder if this is the formula she will use for every book she writes. What is great about this final entry is that readers get closure. Quinn and Riley's relationship has been so intense and REAL for me. Especially Quinn. I've gone from mild interest, to loathing him, wanting him dead, and now to absolute adoration. Riley has grown from a free and loose wolf, with a white house picket fence complex, to a real person. Realizing that love can't be planned out or forced. The two have come so far, and I am beyond over joyed to see things come together. In the end, this isn't a brilliant conclusion. Arthur needed to break a way from her overly done plot. Shake it up! Quite borrowing plots from your own stories. However, for this series it worked just find. All a reader can ask for at the end of a series is for closure. That's exactly what Moon Sworn delivers. Sexual Content: For a Riley Jenson book pretty sparse. There is abuse of a pregnant woman, while it’s not graphically illustrated it’s mentioned. 3/5- Adored it, just a few minor details held it back. Originally reviewed on Book Whispers.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Ithlilian

    I've been a huge fan of this series since the beginning. I love Riley's no nonsense attitude, she is who she is and isn't going to change no matter what is thrown in her face. I love the mysteries presented in each book and feel that Keri Arthur is one of the best out there at keeping readers interested in what is going on. These books balance plot and character development perfectly, and that is why I am still around at book nine. Unfortunately, Moon Sworn was a total miss for me. There wasn't I've been a huge fan of this series since the beginning. I love Riley's no nonsense attitude, she is who she is and isn't going to change no matter what is thrown in her face. I love the mysteries presented in each book and feel that Keri Arthur is one of the best out there at keeping readers interested in what is going on. These books balance plot and character development perfectly, and that is why I am still around at book nine. Unfortunately, Moon Sworn was a total miss for me. There wasn't very much character progression, the mystery was unimportant, and the confrontation was anticlimactic. The book starts out a bit slow because it picks up after the end of the last one, on one hand I wanted Riley to be strong, but on the other hand I appreciate that an author is taking the time to have a character mourn a loss. How often do you really see that in other books? With the breakneck pace at which most UFs progress, it is nice to have a serious moment here or there. The ritual murders are interesting and the mystery is presented well, but everything falls apart after that. All of the sudden Riley is in another body and has to spend hundreds of pages remembering who she is. Then, there is a confrontation with the big bad guy and it's over with a lovely ending. It's just too easy. Where is the compelling page turning edge of your seat plot? Maybe it's just a personal preference issue, and everyone else will like this book, but I felt like it was largely a cop out. Simple mystery, large section of nothing happening, happy ending. I just don't like sitting through a large chunk of a book where the main character has to rehash everything we already know. It's not good enough, and not up to par with the rest of the series. I'm extremely disappointed, and now it's over. The exciting ideas presented in book one were never fully explored, now this book makes me wonder what could have been.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Megan (BookWifeReviews)

    Mild spoilers.. maybe? Probably. hm. It's over. Not quite sure how I feel about that.. Except that I am happy that it's over. I was basically forcing myself to go on in the series. It was a lot of the same story in each book. The only difference was who she was sleeping with at the time and her only steady lover(Quinn) I absolutely hated. So I just had a really hard time getting emotionally attached to the characters. But by time I formulated that opinion I was already 4 or 5 books in and I just Mild spoilers.. maybe? Probably. hm. It's over. Not quite sure how I feel about that.. Except that I am happy that it's over. I was basically forcing myself to go on in the series. It was a lot of the same story in each book. The only difference was who she was sleeping with at the time and her only steady lover(Quinn) I absolutely hated. So I just had a really hard time getting emotionally attached to the characters. But by time I formulated that opinion I was already 4 or 5 books in and I just had to finish it. I will say that this book was pretty good. There was a lot of unresolved problems that finally came to an end. Riley was dealing with Kade and Kye's deaths, so that added some depth to her, I think. She has always been kind of unemotional and I hated that. It sucks that it only happened in the last book. She also had Blake, her old packs leader, trying to get his revenge. I like what happened with the pack. Then there is Quinn... ugh... My opinion of him changed in the last book. From absolute loathing to ehhh I don't really care and this book brought him up just a little bit higher.. Just a little. I hold grudges against characters and I still can't get over the whole mind manipulation thing. Sorry buddy. At the end of this book though, I do think him and Riley are perfect together. I love Rhoan and Liander. They are by far the best people in the book. I think the only reason I read on was because of them. The ending was pretty much perfect. I won't lie. It's been pretty obvious from my reviews of this series that it hasn't been my favorite but the ending made up for it. It's got to be hard to end a 9 book series and Keri Arthur did a fantastic job. All the loose ends were tied and they all lived happily as a pack. Adorable.

  14. 4 out of 5

    L-D

    This was a pretty good ending to this series. It provides closure even though I felt the murder plot was a bit weaker than usual. So yeah, I admit it - Quinn finally has me in his corner. It took pretty much the entire series but I'm now a fan. Don't get me wrong - this isn't to say I was okay with the whole - my soul mate is a fuckbag fiasco that was Bound to Shadows - I'm just saying that the closure was decent. I still argue that for all the times in this series wolves insist that your soul m This was a pretty good ending to this series. It provides closure even though I felt the murder plot was a bit weaker than usual. So yeah, I admit it - Quinn finally has me in his corner. It took pretty much the entire series but I'm now a fan. Don't get me wrong - this isn't to say I was okay with the whole - my soul mate is a fuckbag fiasco that was Bound to Shadows - I'm just saying that the closure was decent. I still argue that for all the times in this series wolves insist that your soul mates death will kill you, it seems to happen more than you think. Of course there's Ben who was purportedly kept alive through the love of his sister. Riley herself was brought back from the brink by Risa going in and escorting her soul home. But if it wasn't for Risa, I really think that Riley would have died so what does this really say about her relationship with Quinn? If I were Quinn I would always feel like second best. Sure, they make their relationship work and it works well, but that hole in Riley's soul? Always gonna be there, bub. And then we meet Harris - a wolf sheriff and he mentions that his soul mate died also. So what the heck? This book finally brings to a head the feud between Riley, Rhoan, and their old pack. It was a decent ending but I felt it to be a bit anti-climactic. It's hard to finish a series and this one did a fine job, but I think I give it 4 stars mainly because I am going right into the Dark Angels spin-off

  15. 5 out of 5

    Megan

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. As good as ever. This book was one of my favorites of the series. I am super glad that Kye is gone he was such a jerk but I was really sad about Kade. You could see how much Riley was struggling with what happened and how much guilt she had over Kade's death. I loved the whole memory loss storyline because really it proved that even in the dark she finds her way back to fighting monsters and helping people every time. Blake was so stupid to believe that he could try and get Riley out of the way As good as ever. This book was one of my favorites of the series. I am super glad that Kye is gone he was such a jerk but I was really sad about Kade. You could see how much Riley was struggling with what happened and how much guilt she had over Kade's death. I loved the whole memory loss storyline because really it proved that even in the dark she finds her way back to fighting monsters and helping people every time. Blake was so stupid to believe that he could try and get Riley out of the way for long. Especially when he didn't know everything there was to know about her. I mean he thought he had every contingency accounted for when really all of his attempts to get a handle on Riley failed miserably. I also couldn't figure out why he was so sure that he was going to beat Riley in the arena? I think the only reason was his son with the gun but still that was a lot of faith to put into one person and obviously it was misplaced. I'm sooo happy that Riley FINALLY admitted how in love with Quinn she is. I've been waiting for that the entire series. I'm also excited that they are moon sworn/married and that her and Liander are having TWINS!! I mean is there really anything else to complete the story besides all of them raising the next generation. I am a bit sad that the story is over but I think it ended on a very good note.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bridget

    Aww... Bittersweet,bittersweet... I am happy with the outcome but am sad to see Riley go. I really loved this series! Can't believe it's over. So much to say but can't think of where to start. Ugh Kade!! soo sad, the most emotional start to a book i have ever read. I was never 100% sure of both her soulmates but of Kade? He was perfect, was my favorite of all Riley's men, so for her to kill him off as well as Kye was genius just because it made such an impact. Quinn definetly grew on me as i kn Aww... Bittersweet,bittersweet... I am happy with the outcome but am sad to see Riley go. I really loved this series! Can't believe it's over. So much to say but can't think of where to start. Ugh Kade!! soo sad, the most emotional start to a book i have ever read. I was never 100% sure of both her soulmates but of Kade? He was perfect, was my favorite of all Riley's men, so for her to kill him off as well as Kye was genius just because it made such an impact. Quinn definetly grew on me as i knew he probably would, she has a way of really bringing out their characters. So charming, sexy and protective, and not so clean cut, he has a past and a bunch of tricks up his sleeve, somebody i would definetly want to have my back! There's a couple loose ends that are wandering around in my head but thats good right, cause Riley Jenson's life continues we just won't be there to see it. Ha "One will hurt her, one will heal her and one will always be around" ?? I got 2/3 just stuck on the healing part, i have a couple people for that one but not positive. That's been racking my brain since book 5!!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Yodamom

    "And you are my world, and everything that means anything to me, Remember that, when the Demons are getting the better of you"-Quinn to Riley Fantastically romantic and horrifically nightmarish at the same time. Riley is taken and her love may be dead, that is only the beginning, her memory is gone. She is confused and fears an unknown pain from.... ? She is beaten, burned and with people she doesn't think she knows...Her greatest challenge is yet to come, as her chance finally for happiness. Her "And you are my world, and everything that means anything to me, Remember that, when the Demons are getting the better of you"-Quinn to Riley Fantastically romantic and horrifically nightmarish at the same time. Riley is taken and her love may be dead, that is only the beginning, her memory is gone. She is confused and fears an unknown pain from.... ? She is beaten, burned and with people she doesn't think she knows...Her greatest challenge is yet to come, as her chance finally for happiness. Her quest is heart breaking. This book is a roller-coaster ride, I loved it, especially the ending. If you love this series don't miss this one ! The series could not have ended any better.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Aure, The Bored of the Quarantine

    Moon Sworn (Riley Jenson Guardian, #9)     5  Stars is not enough for this book!   Keri Arthur blew my mind away with this one.   I was getting tired of the same pattern in all Riley's books, but this one!!   Haven't saw it coming!   By far, the best in the series and with a perfect ending!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Melanie

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I should start out by saying that I am sad that this series has finally came to an end.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Denisa

    Just one review for the whole series, I'm lazy like that. I'd love to write reviews for each book but... I really enjoyed this one, it was definitely an unexpected read. Riley is awesome, and so are all the side-characters (you can't help but fall for most of them). It's a fast-paced read, with an awesome plot and a pretty good world-builder (even if it's UF). This series is that unexpected surprise, it happens when you're just looking for a nice story but end up with an awesome series that you're Just one review for the whole series, I'm lazy like that. I'd love to write reviews for each book but... I really enjoyed this one, it was definitely an unexpected read. Riley is awesome, and so are all the side-characters (you can't help but fall for most of them). It's a fast-paced read, with an awesome plot and a pretty good world-builder (even if it's UF). This series is that unexpected surprise, it happens when you're just looking for a nice story but end up with an awesome series that you're sad to see ending. Goodbye Riley, I'll miss you, all of you! All in all, definitely worth reading!

  21. 4 out of 5

    Brina Brighton

    Love this series.

  22. 4 out of 5

    pstreads

    This was such a brilliant finish to an incredible series. I honestly have no regrets staying up so many nights reading these books!!! I can already tell this is going to be one of those series I'll love forever.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Marcia

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I guess after reading this book, it did answer the question I had when I finished the book before (if she was ending this series). I wasn’t exactly displeased with this book, as I was with the last one. So, here’s just a quick list of positive/negatives from the final book in the Riley Jenson series: - The beginning felt like it was copy/pasted pieces from the previous novel. I swear I had to double check the cover a few times, because some of the paragraphs were word for word from parts of the l I guess after reading this book, it did answer the question I had when I finished the book before (if she was ending this series). I wasn’t exactly displeased with this book, as I was with the last one. So, here’s just a quick list of positive/negatives from the final book in the Riley Jenson series: - The beginning felt like it was copy/pasted pieces from the previous novel. I swear I had to double check the cover a few times, because some of the paragraphs were word for word from parts of the last novel. I almost gave up reading the book. + The book did pick up nicely in the middle, and the storyline actually got interesting. I was really into the whole plot. For once she was creating a really good story for her characters that didn’t feel reused from previous books, and they felt alive again. - Part of the ‘new’ plot had a murder she was investigating, and this was almost exactly like the one’s she’d been investigating in the previous books. It seems all it takes is some fairy dust and everyone in all of her books are incapable of ever fighting back against the murderer .. causes a very boring/repetitive plot. + I did like how she decided to twist this final book to give it a more interesting ending; I do think she ended up giving the characters some justice. - I think she’s decent at writing action scenes, but they almost always involve the ‘same’ type of drama. Riley gets shot by silver in every single book … not once has she just been ‘shot’ or had some other type of really bad injury (which come on? So many ideas out there). Then someone has to rush to pull it out of her before she passes out, and there’s drama around that, which feels the same in every book. I know it’s not easy to come up different ways to harm your character, but most authors seem to be able to do it. It just felt too repetitive. - Speaking of repetitive, other than the (new) middle plot she had going on … it felt very repetitive (isn’t this review getting repetitive? Exactly! Which has been the theme the last 4 books, which I found disappointing). I guess it’s a good thing she ended the series with this one … it really doesn’t seem like she had much desire to keep going. - Rushed ending. I know she wanted to end it …but once things in the middle were all figured out, the last ¼ of the book is a rushed mess. She rushes to catch a killer to the murderer the book started with (which was quickly solved, of course, and didn’t really explain the madness behind the murders—as is the theme with the last couple of books), then she rushes off to save the life of someone who was caught up in the drama that is her life, then she rushes off to seek revenge … and then she rushes off to get hitched and live happily ever after … all of this in a span of about 50 pages. I mean, really?! + With all of that, I did still think it was an ‘alright’ ending, even if it was rushed. I’m glad Riley finally found the happiness she’s deserved all along … and I think it was a decent final book to the series. That’s why it’s getting a 3 star instead of 2 star review. Overall, I really enjoyed the Riley Jenson character. She was a totally kickass femme-fatal, and I enjoyed reading her quips and her barbs, and her chemistry with the characters in the novels. Although I think the author could have really done a lot more with her, I did enjoy her as a character. She was tough, funny, no-nonsense, and confident in her sexuality and just an interesting character. I wish we’d had more time to see her interactions with Quinn … it seemed that love came too late, and we didn’t get to enjoy it all that much. I also think Quinn was an extremely interesting character to have unraveled to the readers—he had so much mystery, I liked that, and liked learning pieces here and there. I also wish she’d kept Kye around at least a couple more novels, but she really was in a rush to end this series. He was so badass, evil, and the almost total opposite of Riley (but not), which made for really interesting chemistry and what an evil twist… that he’d been her soul mate? I mean, she could have had four novels on that alone! Yet, the minute he arrived on the scene, he was gone; which was disappointing. I really hope this new series she’s started is good. I do have the first book in the series (I got it when I bought the last 3 of Riley’s a while back). So, if she was slacking on this series to really work on the new one, I will be happy to keep buying her books … but if this new series is anything like these last couple of the Riley series, I might be done with Keri.

  24. 5 out of 5

    keikii Eats Books

    To read more reviews in this series and others, check out keikii eats books! 80 points/100 (4 ¼ stars/5) Riley Jenson has been through a lot, but killing her soulmate took almost everything she had left. Now she has to be content with the life she has: a sexy vampire, a loving brother, and a child on the way through a surrogate - her brother's soulmate's sister. The world isn't content to leave her alone though, it has one more trial for her to get through. And there is a new serial killer in Melb To read more reviews in this series and others, check out keikii eats books! 80 points/100 (4 ¼ stars/5) Riley Jenson has been through a lot, but killing her soulmate took almost everything she had left. Now she has to be content with the life she has: a sexy vampire, a loving brother, and a child on the way through a surrogate - her brother's soulmate's sister. The world isn't content to leave her alone though, it has one more trial for her to get through. And there is a new serial killer in Melbourne, one who is dressing up as a mock demon? Moon Sworn is Keri Arthur's last chance at trying to fuck up Riley's life once and for all before she ends up happy anyway. I have to say, for this being the last book in the series, it doesn't really feel that way for most of the time. I don't mean the end. The ending is perfectly fine for the series. We have taken a character in the prime of her life, stripped away all her hopes and dreams, and then built her back up again so that she is still happy at the end. I call that a win. No, it is just that Bound to Shadows had more of an impact on me than Moon Sworn did. See, Moon Sworn is all about her pack alpha trying to get revenge on her (and  stopping yet another serial killer, but this isn't really large portion of the book. Thankfully). Only, it takes a particularly weird turn for me. See, it involves memory loss on the part of Riley's, and she isn't really actively in danger at any time during her memory loss period. So, the danger level just isn't there for me to feel like this has a good level of tension. The previous book was just so much more tense. You can tell throughout the book that Riley is really on her last straw with just about everything. In the previous book, she lost one of her best friends (who just feels almost thrown away to me - I actually couldn't believe I had forgotten that he died. It was just so casual!) as well as the soulmate she abhorred but was part of her soul anyway. She is basically at the breaking point in this one. She is just done, and you can tell. I hate that I like Quinn in Moon Sworn. I keep trying to tell myself that it doesn't matter how he changes, it doesn't excuse using mind control to get his way. Yet, it is hard to remember throughout this book. Quinn almost feels like an entirely different person than the one who committed those acts. You can only find the bare hints in this Quinn that were the driving force behind his actions before. I have the hardest time not liking this Quinn. Part of it is because younger me absolutely loved Quinn and always thought he was perfect for Riley. Part of it is that this Quinn is just a much, much better person. This was a good end to the series. We end happy, we end on a high note. Everything that was started has been finished. This is a good, solid ending. There is a spinoff that takes place about 20 years in the future, though! So look forward to those reviews, coming soon.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    It's always a bittersweet moment when you reach the final book in a series you love. There's that sense of sadness that the journey is over but if the author has done it well there is also gratitude that the series is ending on a high note rather than dragging on for too long and ruining things. I think Keri Arthur has ended the Riley Jenson series at just the right time, I'd much rather be left wanting more than be dreading yet another installment. Although this review won't contain spoilers fo It's always a bittersweet moment when you reach the final book in a series you love. There's that sense of sadness that the journey is over but if the author has done it well there is also gratitude that the series is ending on a high note rather than dragging on for too long and ruining things. I think Keri Arthur has ended the Riley Jenson series at just the right time, I'd much rather be left wanting more than be dreading yet another installment. Although this review won't contain spoilers for Moon Sworn please bear in mind that this is the ninth and final book in the series and I will be mentioning things that could spoil earlier books if you've not already read them. If you haven't started the Riley Jenson series yet then it is one I'd highly recommend. Moon Sworn picks up not long after the ending of Bound to Shadows, Riley is just returning to work after the death of her soul mate. She may have hated Kye but she didn't want to be forced into killing him and her wolf side is devastated by his loss. Luckily she has Quinn, Rhoan and Liander to help her pick up the pieces. Nothing is ever simple for Riley though and a blast from her past has an elaborate plan to destroy everything she loves. Riley will be forced to face her toughest challenge yet if she wants to be able to keep her family close. The Riley that we say goodbye to at the end of the series is very different to the Riley we met in Full Moon Rising. She has gone through physical changes thanks to the drugs that were slipped into her system by Talon and she has grown stronger mentally thanks to her Guardian training. She has never been comfortable with what the Directorate want her to become though so although she will do what she has to to protect herself and those she loves she doesn't want to become a stone cold killing machine. I have to admire her for knowing her limits and sticking to them. I don't want to give any spoilers so I'm just going to say that I loved Moon Sworn and think it was my favourite book in the series. I loved the way Keri Arthur has left things with Riley, Quinn, Rhoan and Liander and I couldn't have picked a better ending. This was a fabulous end to a great series and although I'm sad to have reached the end of the journey I'm excited to start the spin off Dark Angels series starring Risa which I believe will have occasional appearances from Riley and the gang.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Between the Bind

    **4.5 Stars from betweenthebind.blogspot.com** Moon Sworn is the 9th and final book in the Riley Jensen series. And boy do I loooove Ms. Arthur's world! She's created one of the most addicting series I've ever read and Moon Sworn is the perfect ending to such a dynamic series. I was most impressed with the characters growth. Ms. Arthur gave them room to evolve without compromising who they've been in the past 9 books. In her heart, Riley is still Riley, straight out of Full Rising, only with more **4.5 Stars from betweenthebind.blogspot.com** Moon Sworn is the 9th and final book in the Riley Jensen series. And boy do I loooove Ms. Arthur's world! She's created one of the most addicting series I've ever read and Moon Sworn is the perfect ending to such a dynamic series. I was most impressed with the characters growth. Ms. Arthur gave them room to evolve without compromising who they've been in the past 9 books. In her heart, Riley is still Riley, straight out of Full Rising, only with more internal and external scars, that even shifting can't heal. I did have one main issue with this book, that being the removal of Quinn, Rhoan, and Lisander from the bulk of it. I understand the necessity of them taking a back seat to Riley's journey - I mean, it is ultimately her series...however, we have grown to love and build relationships with these characters and being that this was the finale, I just wanted to immerse myself in each and every one of them. Even if Ms. Arthur was able to just add more Quinn to Riley's journey, it would've been a 5 star for me. **Please only continue reading if you don't mind series SPOILERS** In the beginning of Moon Sworn, Riley is reeling after killing her psycho soulmate, Kye, in response to him murdering her close friend Kade. After the loss of both of these people, she is trying to find herself again - her self assurance, a way to heal her broken soul, and how to move forward with Quinn. Riley has yet to give all of herself to Quinn and she is debating whether or not she still wants to be a Guardian. While this internal debate continues, Riley begins working at the Directorate again, needing to have something to distract her from her emotions and obsessing with her loss. She gets involved in a case where released criminals are getting brutally murdered. During this investigation, revenge is taken on Riley in the most unexpected way - and we may just lose the character we have all come to love. Please join Riley on her journey as she tries find what was lost and faces her darkest demons. That's all I can really say without ruining this book for you - but man, PLEASE read this series - so you can get to Moon Sworn and reflect on the epic wonderousness that is Keri Arthur's Riley Jensen series.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Steph

    From Keri Arthur's Website: "Q: How many books will be in the Riley series? A: I have nine books planned in total. There will be an offshoot series, set in the same world and featuring Risa, Dia’s little girl. It’ll focus more on the Aedh and demons rather than vamps and werewolves." **********Review for BOOK 9 - Spoilers for previous book*********** Moon Sworn is, sadly, the last book in the Riley Jenson, Guardian series. As the story begins, Riley is struggling with the loss of Kye, her wolf' From Keri Arthur's Website: "Q: How many books will be in the Riley series? A: I have nine books planned in total. There will be an offshoot series, set in the same world and featuring Risa, Dia’s little girl. It’ll focus more on the Aedh and demons rather than vamps and werewolves." **********Review for BOOK 9 - Spoilers for previous book*********** Moon Sworn is, sadly, the last book in the Riley Jenson, Guardian series. As the story begins, Riley is struggling with the loss of Kye, her wolf's soul mate whom she killed in Bound to Shadows and Kade, her occassional partner (at work) and horse shifter. She's only been back to work for a few days when she's called in on a case. She's struggling with staying with the Directorate. She knows that, due to the changes that she continues to experience from the drug, she must work for either the Directorate or the military. Neither of which is something she is interested in doing any longer. The changes can't be ignored though. One of her powers the Directorate doesn't want to lose is her ability to see and speak to spirits of the recently murdered. Can't ask for better help with a case than that. While on this case, she's kidnapped and wakes up with little to no memories. Her "brother" is there to reassure her, but what she's being told doesn't feel right. I gave this book 5★ because I think Keri Arthur did a good job of wrapping things up. When I read it, I didn't know it was the last book of the series, so nothing felt rushed or wrapped to neatly. It did leave me wanting more, but sadly that wouldn't happen. I was happy to see more of Quinn in this one. I love Quinn and am so happy she didn't end up with Kye. I'm looking forward to the new series and hope to learn more about the Aehe, Quinn's "people". [Format Read: Paperback]

  28. 5 out of 5

    Cindi

    Keri Arthur is one of my very fav authors, and for years now I have loved Riley Jenson and her "pack". This 9th book in the series draws it all to a close beautifully. I'm not giving it 5 stars just because I'm mad that this is the last book for Riley . . . If you read the series, you know that Riley is a tough but sexy dhamphir - half werewolf and half vampire. You'll also know that due to some seriously experimental drugs unknowingly (at first) forced on her, her body makeup is ever changing ge Keri Arthur is one of my very fav authors, and for years now I have loved Riley Jenson and her "pack". This 9th book in the series draws it all to a close beautifully. I'm not giving it 5 stars just because I'm mad that this is the last book for Riley . . . If you read the series, you know that Riley is a tough but sexy dhamphir - half werewolf and half vampire. You'll also know that due to some seriously experimental drugs unknowingly (at first) forced on her, her body makeup is ever changing genetically. Most importantly, you also know that Riley's biggest dream was the house w/white picket fence, a soulmate husband and lots of little kiddos. All this is dealt with in Moon Sworn. Many times in reading final books in a series, I have felt that there were still so many unresolved issues at the end. That makes it so hard to walk away; it feels like daytime TV soaps, where a death is left with a question mark - just in case they want to bring the character back. Not so here. Ms. Arthur realistically portrays Riley's suffering and doubts about continuing with as a Guardian and her hopes to finally settle down, and you heave a sigh of relief for Riley when she makes her final decisions. I will miss these interesting characters but hear that they will make appearances in her new spinoff series. I hope so; I want to believe Riley is still out there, dancing with the moon.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Archer

    Goodreads Blurb: Some nights never end. Some desires never die. . . . She ventures where no one else dares—into realms of peril and pleasure. But will this next journey be her last? Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death–causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead–and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampire lover, Quinn, can fully ease her mind, for she has begun questioning everything that makes her Riley–in Goodreads Blurb: Some nights never end. Some desires never die. . . . She ventures where no one else dares—into realms of peril and pleasure. But will this next journey be her last? Shape-shifting werewolf and vampire Riley Jenson is through with death–causing it, solving it, surviving it. Her soul mate, Kye Murphy, is dead–and at Riley’s own hands. Not even the seductive embrace of her vampire lover, Quinn, can fully ease her mind, for she has begun questioning everything that makes her Riley–including her job at the Directorate. Now, the ritualistically slain bodies of ex-cons have started turning up. Reluctantly, Riley takes the case, but something even worse is waiting in the wings. For a vicious enemy from her past is determined to strip Riley of everything that gives her life any meaning: her lover, her brother–and even her own identity. Can Riley survive this ultimate assault? All she knows is, she must fight one last time to find answers, before everything goes dark forever… The Review: As the Ninth and final book of the series, I'm sad to see it end. Moon Sworn wrapped everything up nicely. Grrr, I dont want to ruin this for anyone.. So, just gonna say Farewall to Riley Jenson and the beautiful Quinn and So long to Rhoan and Liander. You guys will be missed.. Thanks Keri for a wonderful series..

  30. 4 out of 5

    * Kazzy * -aka Stryker-

    Well, I am totally sad now there are no other books in the series to read, but what an absolutely fantastic series. Riley Jensen is one 'kick arse' character, and wouldn't everybody want to be her and have such fit guys falling at her feet. The series was full of twists and turns, a couple of books in the middle became a bit predictable, but hey that didn't detract from the excitement and grip of the books. Full of fighting, a bit gory in places, lots of steamy sex scenes and beautiful romantic Well, I am totally sad now there are no other books in the series to read, but what an absolutely fantastic series. Riley Jensen is one 'kick arse' character, and wouldn't everybody want to be her and have such fit guys falling at her feet. The series was full of twists and turns, a couple of books in the middle became a bit predictable, but hey that didn't detract from the excitement and grip of the books. Full of fighting, a bit gory in places, lots of steamy sex scenes and beautiful romantic bits, and plots/story-lines to keep you on the edge of your seat. I absolutley loved these books and Keri Arthur is in the top half of my top 10 favourite authors. Not sure what to read next, as I feel bereft, but will find something else to fill the gap no doubt! If you love paranormal romance, vampires, werewolves, or any other kind of 'other-wordly' demons then you must get these, you will love them. Read this book originally 24-28th January 2011. Started re-read 26th February 2012 finished 8th March 2912. The second time around was just as good as the first! I cried at the beginning of this book and the end, (for different reasons), and what a beautiful HEA! A very intricate plot, very well thought out and interesting. An all time favourite series that I will no doubt read again.

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