Review: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

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The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon
Published November 18, 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Buy this book from Amazon

I read this book as an ebook on my Kindle Paperwhite.

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“I didn’t want to see.  I wanted to feel.  And hear.  And taste.  But her mouth filled my mind with color.  Just like it always had.  Pink.  Her kiss was pink.  Soft, sunset pink, streaked with gold. ” Loc 3175

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Georgia, a 17-year-old horse whisperer, falls in love with Moses, who was abandoned as a baby in a laundry basket, but is now known as a deviant, an amazing artist, and just a little bit cracked.

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There has been no buzz about a movie adaptation for this book.

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At first, I was feeling a little disconnected with the book.  You had this girl who was really into horses, who wanted to grow up as a rodeo cowgirl.  (I could not have been raised any farther from a ranch and horses.)  Then you had this guy who the whole town attributed his strange and rebellious behavior to his addict-mother.  And they lived in Utah.  Utah.  The only thing I really knew about Utah was that my Mormon high school friend had moved there back in sophomore year.  That was it.

So I read the first few pages and thought, I dunnooooo.  But I had to continue because this was an Amy Harmon book.  Making Faces and A Different Blue were great books and I was sure that this one was going to be as well.  I just had to give it a chance.   And then something happened at around 7% and I was like WHOAAA.  And from that point on, I was hooked.

The thing that I liked most about this book was Georgia.  She was so sweet.  She was funny and patient and strong.  Usually when the female character chased around the guy, I couldn’t help but pity her and wished for her to get some sense knocked into her head, but with Georgia, it was different.  She was so self-assured that my feelings were reversed.  I was angry with Moses because he wouldn’t just admit the undeniable truth between them.

Amy Harmon’s parallel of horses to people and how Georgia handled both was what helped me understand why she acted the way she did.  And that was done in the most masterful way.  I started out feeling disconnected but as the book went on, I found myself so invested.  By invested, I mean, I cried a lot.  I won’t go into the whys because I can’t without giving away too much, but just know, this was an emotionally charged book.

I loved the idea of the Five Greats and Georgia’s tenacity and Amy Harmon’s idea of an artist with a tortured soul for Moses.  I loved that you grew up with the characters and saw the innocence of being in your teens to being adults with maybe too much experience under your belt.

Man, this book was a whirlwind.  But the good kind.  Oh, the very good kind.  A lot of people give New Adult more than its fair share of criticism.  And I have to admit, that yes, a lot of New Adult books have more sex scenes than depth, but Amy Harmon is definitely one of those exceptions.  So don’t let the genre associated with The Law of Moses discourage you from reading this, New Adult haters.  Because you’d be missing out on one amazing story.

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5stars
5 OUT OF 5 STARS
It has everything you could want in a book–love, art, paranormal (I’m going to stress PARANORMAL), mystery, thriller–without being overwhelming.  If you’re in the mood for a different type of love story, with grown-up themes, look no further.

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Amy Harmon is releasing a book on David “Tag” Taggert, a supporting character in The Law of Moses, which is coming out next week (June 13, 2015), called The Song of David.

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