Mini Review of Hang the Moon

Book:  Hang the Moon by Alexandria Bellefleur

Source: I received a copy from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Avon

Release Date: May 25th, 2021

Pages: 384

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Requesting Hang the Moon on NetGalley was something I did a bit impulsively, which is rare for me. Usually I do some research before I request a book, not only because I want to like the book, but also because I know I have to review it, and I want to be sure that it’s a book that I’m more likely to enjoy than not. Thankfully, even though I requested this book somewhat on a whim, I enjoyed it and I’m now here to tell you my detailed thoughts!

I had heard good things about Written in the Stars that had me curious about picking it up, and I heard that the follow up story was cute as well, which gave me the push to start this series.

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This particular book follows Brendon, creator of the dating app OTP, which is designed to help you meet the love of your life. Brendon is the brother of the main character from Written in the Stars, Darcy. And when Darcy’s best friend, Annie, tries surprising Darcy with a visit, only to learn that Darcy is on a little vacation, that leaves it up to Brendon to show Annie around, and prove to her along the way that true love does in fact exist.

I thought Brendon was super sweet in Written in the Stars, so I was happy that he was getting his own happily ever after. He’s nerdy, supportive, fun, and dorky and super loveable. Annie was also a great character, and I appreciated how her flaws were realistic and fleshed out. The two of them worked really well together, and I was happy to see their story progress.

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My favorite moments in this book were the different dates that Brendon took Annie on to prove to her that romance isn’t dead. I didn’t necessarily find them the most romantic, but they were a lot of fun to read about! In particular, I loved the game night with Margot, Darcy, and Elle, because spending time with those characters again was fantastic.

However, besides for finding the dates cute, I don’t really have much to say about this book. For me this series sits solidly in the “It Was Good, But Not a Fave” category. I enjoyed my time reading the books, I would read the next book in the series, but I wouldn’t prioritize them if I had other books I was more interested in.

This book was a solid 3.5 star read for me. It was a good book, and I’m glad I read it, but I don’t think it will stick with me for too long. That being said, I’d still recommend it, and will probably read the next companion book when it comes out.

Which book was just okay for you recently? Are you a fan of companion stories? What are your thoughts on bookish rom-coms?


10 thoughts on “Mini Review of Hang the Moon

  1. I really love companion stories because I like that they allow me to revisit old favorite characters and to get the story of characters from the supporting cast. One of my all time favorites is the Psy-Changeling series and that too is basically a companion series in terms of having a different couple in each book. (Though the series – being paranormal romance – does have an underlying plot that develops in each book.) As for Hang the Moon, I really liked it and rated it four stars – my main issue with is what that I liked the first half way more than the second half. 😦 I liked Written in the Stars more than this one. Great review! 🙂

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    1. Yes! Companion stories are great! I adore how many romance series now function as companion stories! It’s nice getting a taste of a character’s personality before reading an entire book about them! Plus, I like that I can read the books out of order and not really spoil myself for anything besides who the couples are, which isn’t really a spoiler when it’s a romance series anyways!

      I’m so glad you enjoyed Hang the Moon! I thought it was good, just nothing super special. I think I also enjoyed Written in the Stars more, even though I gave both books the same rating!

      Thank you! 💕


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