Serious Moonlight

by Jenn Bennett

Relationship Stories Children's & YA Fiction Crime and Mystery

LoveReading Expert Review of Serious Moonlight

Mystery, destiny and nourishing romance

Eighteen-year-old Birdie is fanatical about mystery and crime fiction, a world in which she immersed herself while being brought up by her strict grandparents following the death of her mom. Birdie’s perception of detectives reveals much about her own aspirations and personality: “Detectives were cool, calm, and capable. They were usually loners, helping people from a distance...underdogs that people miscalculated.” Now, following the death of her gran and with the support of her mom’s fabulously flamboyant best friend, Birdie tries to find her own way in the world by taking a summer job as a night clerk at a glamorous historic hotel. It’s here that she forms a swoon-some, life-changing relationship with Daniel, the hotel’s handsome, hearing-impaired night driver, as they try to solve a real-life mystery involving a guest. Then, alongside the edge-of-your-seat twists and turns of their investigation, and their fast-blossoming, fated romance, it turns out that Daniel is harbouring secrets of his own.

Underpinned by relatable real-life complications and curveballs aplenty, this engaging feast of young adult fiction fizzes with multiple mysteries and the jittery joys of first love. Head here to discover the author’s previous novels, which come equally recommended for their compassionate championing of offbeat, authentic young adult characters.

Joanne Owen

Serious Moonlight Synopsis

From award-winning Jenn Bennett comes a swoon-worthy story with a compelling mystery at its heart Raised in isolation and home-schooled by her strict grandparents, the only experience Birdie has had of the outside world is through her favourite crime books. But everything changes when she takes a summer job working the night shift at a historic Seattle hotel. There she meets Daniel Aoki, the hotel's charismatic driver, and together they stumble upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer-never before seen in public-is secretly meeting someone at the hotel. To uncover the writer's puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell, and in doing so, realize that the most confounding mystery of all may just be her growing feelings for Daniel.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781471180729
Publication date: 16th May 2019
Author: Jenn Bennett
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 432 pages
Primary Genre Children's & YA Fiction
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Jenn Bennett Press Reviews

‘A breath of wisdom and adventure … a story I will remember for a long time’   Netgalley Review

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‘Artsy, cool … Get ready to be swept away’ Maximum Pop

‘This book was just amazing, I can’t recommend it enough’ The Guardian

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ISBN: 9781471180729
Publication date: 16/05/2019
Format: Paperback

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About Jenn Bennett

Jenn Bennett is an artist and author who writes books for adults and teens. Born in Germany, she's lived and travelled extensively throughout Europe, the US, and the Far East. She currently lives near Atlanta with one husband and two evil pugs. Follow Jenn Bennett on Instagram here.

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