“Second Hand Stops” by Katie St. Claire is the first book in the Black Moons series. This YA book has everything you could possibly want from a book. Diverse and believable characters, wonderful settings, heart-stopping suspense, and thought-provoking intrigue. I couldn’t be happier with Ms. St. Claire’s offering to the YA genre. Most paranormal YA books today are still hanging for dear life to the fading fame of the Twilight series with their overdone storylines and boring, whiny teenage characters.
This is not one of those books.
In fact, “Second Hand Stops” is so far removed from those types of books that it should be the beginning of a new revolution of intelligent YA paranormal. If you go into it wanting the same old tired plot and youthful characters that need a good spanking, you’ve come to the wrong place. There is nothing ordinary about this book and it is one of the smartest YA paranormal books I’ve read in a long time. From the breathtaking cover to every suspenseful twist and turn, this book does not disappoint!