Saturday, June 26, 2010

Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
Release Date: Sept 14th, 2010
Details: 256 pages, hardcover

Source: Author
Summary (goodreads):
Avery Hood is reeling from the loss of her parents--and the fact that she can't remember what happened to them even though she was there. 

She's struggling to adjust to life without them, and to living with her grandmother, when she meets Ben, who isn't like any guy she's ever met before. 

It turns out there's a reason why, and Ben's secret may hold the key to Avery finding out what happened to her parents... 

But what if that secret changes everything she knows about--and feels for--Ben?

Avery doesn't remember what happened the night her parents were murdered. She remembers being there, she remembers their blood flowing towards her and making her shoes sticky (she remembers that part a lot), she doesn't remember what happened before that and barely what happened after that. She's sent to live with her grandmother who she use to love but after conflicts between her father and her grandmother (a huge misunderstanding if you ask me), she grew up without her grandmother. Avery has a hard time dealing with the loss of her parents and with her new friend turning her back on her... then there's this new kid, Ben. And he has silver eyes. The silver sparks a little bit of her memory and why is she so attracted to Ben? And why is he so attracted to her? 

I don't really know how I feel about this book, some parts were interesting and other parts were not. There was an excessive use of the hyphen and there would be a lot of times where Avery would lose her train of thought and it would just go into "...." and the subject would completely change. Which I mean, there's nothing wrong with but every three pages? The girl can't keep her mind straight! I'm not a huge fan of werewolves (and if you must know, I'm not a huge fan of vampires either) but for someone who isn't, I still found myself enjoying certain parts of Low Red Moon. The plot was a bit slow at first, since Avery is trying to make sense of everything and then the pieces start to fall together and she starts to remember more and more and that's when the plot starts to really pick up.

I LOVED the twist at the end! But I felt that the romance between Ben and Avery wasn't very clear and was rushed through. I also felt like there was something huge lacking in the book. Overall, it was a decent read but I don't see myself re-reading this any time soon.

1 comment:

  1. i just got this book. i'm looking forward to reading it--thanks for the review.