BOOK REVIEW: Hale and Gemini by R.S. McCoy


Hale and Gemini

R.S. McCoy



*A Paranormal Romance retelling of Hansel and Gretel.*

The third son of the Bear Clan, Hale thought he had his life figured out. He had a stunning bride, his iron faith in the Mother, and has spent the last five years training to be the future clan leader. But when his life comes crashing down around him, Hale knows he can’t stay home.

Leaving behind everyone he’s ever known, Hale is alone with his thoughts as he crosses the Alderwood in search of his sister. Then Gemini—the clan flirt and known gossip—follows him, demanding his protection. She’s just as determined to leave her life behind. Hale doesn’t know what made her leave her sisters or suitor, but he has no choice but to continue with a helpless girl at his side. Neither ever expected just how dangerous the Alderwood could be.

Oblivious of Hale’s departure, Parson and Raene travel to Terrana to ask political favors in exchange for their clan leader’s freedom, but lingering injuries threaten their arrival—and their lives. They’ll need the help of an unlikely ally if they hope to succeed.



McCoy has once again created a story that draws you and won’t let go!

Hale and Gemini can be read as a stand alone but I highly suggest you read this series from the beginning, especially when you read the ending she left us with.

Creating a world of fantasy is no easy feat yet McCoy has captured the very essence of what one would expect in this world. You have family fights, love triangles (sort of), the black sheep family member, dealing with the police, and those trying to find their way while fighting with all their might to make their world better.

I won’t retell the story here – I will say that her character building is phenomenal, her writing is fluid and never a lull in the story. Just when you think you know what is going on BAM she runs the story in a direction you never imagined and makes it work.

If you want a story that has love, jealousy, self-confidence issues, joy, pain, struggle, family, and determination of every character to make their own way then this series is a must read.

I am eagerly awaiting the next story in this series… *taps fingers on desk waiting not so patiently*


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