Author: Rio Youers
Publisher: Titan Books
Hey book readers!! Its my stop on the blog tour for Halcyon by Rio Youers!! I received my copy from Titan books for an honest review.
My thoughts and opinions in this post are entirely my own.
HALCYON is the answer for all Americans who want to escape, but paradise isn’t what it seems.
A beautiful island in the middle of Lake Ontario―a self-sustaining community made up of people who want to live without fear, crime, or greed. Halcyon is run by Valerie Kemp, aka Mother Moon, benevolent and altruistic on the outside, but hiding an unimaginable darkness inside. She has dedicated her life to the pursuit of Glam Moon, a place of eternal beauty and healing. And she believes the pathway there can only be found at the end of pleasure.
On the heels of tragedy, Martin Lovegrove moves his family to Halcyon. A couple of months, he tells himself, to retreat from the chaos and grind. He soon begins to suspect there is something beneath Halcyon’s perfect veneer and sets out to discover the truth―however terrible it might be―behind the island and its mysterious founder, Mother Moon.
I have read many books of different genres but the synopsis of this book looked too good to pass up.
The book follows the Lovegrove family who are struck down by tragedy as well as having to deal with a daughter that has “visions”. The other main character Mother Moon aka Valerie Kemp runs the remote island Halcyon a place that is safe away from the world.
Tragedy strikes the Lovegrove family and dad Martin makes the decision to move him and his family to Halcyon where the idea of being away from modern technology and supporting the others on the island and being a community sounds like Heaven… or is it?
I thoroughly enjoyed this book.. the back and forth between the Lovegrove family and Mother Moon was engaging and bizarre at times but as you went through the book and read more about her past you understood they way she was. It also kept you mind whizzing about what is going to happen!
All the secondary characters are well developed and felt necessary to the book to bridge the gap between what happens in each part of the book.
Rio Youers descriptions were so realistic and at times made me gasp out loud. I will say that this book does have some trigger warnings for those who have been involved in violent incidents.
Youers has created a book that is part thriller/paranormal everything in the book was relevant and made sense.