What a fantastic book! I absolutely adored the characters, especially Cerise's nutty family! seeing them from William's POV was hilarious. And Cerise and William themselves were wonderful characters, it was an exciting experience reading from their POV.
I enjoyed this book even more than the 3rd one (I read the series out of order) William and Cerise always intrigued me in the 3rd book and i had hopped to get to know them better, Bayou Moon was greater than anything I could have expected!!
The Mire made this book, thinking of people living in the squalor and mud, hiding in the weeds and swamps while picking each other off with guns, swords, knifes and their own special brand of magic was awesome, then turn around and add a wolf and a whole band of magically-mutated weirdo's and you have a hilarious, action packed adventure.
The back story was well provided over a slow period of time, giving us just enough tidbits to know where the characters stand in relation to each other but keeping enough secret to shock and surprise us when certain things when revealed.
Overall I'm very impressed with the book, the only reason I rated Bayou Moon 4 stars instead of 5 was because some lines from here have been repeated (or similar enough) in IA other series, Kate Daniels. I probably wouldn't have noticed but I have only just finished binge re-reading the series. Also Cerise is vaguely similar to Kate while William also has similar traits to Curran
Cerise & Kate both using a sword, having a twisted family thinking it was strange, once they took someone under their wing they'd do anything for them, etc etc. William & Curran both being Alpha male, knowing best over the female, expect having to save her etc, but least Will was surprised and impressed with Cerise skill with a sword - of course there where a lot of differences as well, but these were just things that stood out to me
which slightly bothered me while reading. I know, I know written by the same person, but there two different characters, I don't like them reminding me so much of one another. Either way fan-fucking-tastic book. Glad I finally read it.
I'll definitely be re-reading this book again
P.S. Terrible cover, I had to hide it while reading in public, didn't want people to think i was reading sappy romance :P