Moon Mountain

Fiction - Fantasy - Urban
296 Pages
Reviewed on 03/06/2023
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Author Biography

Jess Porto grew up in the Adirondack region of upstate New York and subsequently moved to a handful of other states, including Illinois, Iowa, where she graduated from high school and attended Iowa State University, then to South Carolina, Florida, and North Carolina.

Jess graduated from Southwest Florida College with an Associate of Science degree in interior design. After various positions in retail, construction, and design, she is currently the marketing director for her longtime employer in Florida and works from home in North Carolina, which allows her more time for writing.

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Reviewed by Michaela Gordoni for Readers' Favorite

In Moon Mountain by Jess Porto, we learn that Morgan Thomas is an intelligent college student and bartender. Her goal is to complete her studies, but she is about to get thrown into a mysterious and dangerous situation. She has an odd encounter with a stranger at a college party, and after partying hard that night, she wakes up lying on the forest floor, gazing at the moon. This incident is just the beginning of her problems. She starts having unsettling and frightening dreams and wakes up in unfamiliar locations. When a dear friend dies under mysterious circumstances, Morgan begins to suspect her involvement. The influential family of Morgan's best friend starts to exhibit unusual behavior, and the introduction of an attractive detective further complicates matters.

I was impressed by the intricacy of the plot in Jess Porto's novel Moon Mountain. It is evident that the author has taken great care to plan every detail meticulously, and the result is a story full of suspenseful twists and turns. Porto has skillfully incorporated a multitude of innovative elements into the narrative, adding even more intrigue to an already tense tale. The author has managed to captivate readers with the mystery and excitement of the story, making it an incredibly enjoyable read. Porto has exceptional talent as an author, her writing skills are top-notch, and her ideas are simply stellar. Her ability to execute those ideas with near perfection is a testament to her dedication. I loved the book and I’m looking forward to the sequel.