Fiction Friday: Review ‘Low Red Moon.’

Bloomsbury, 2010.
Bloomsbury, 2010.

The Synopsis from goodreads:
The only thing Avery Hood can remember about the night her parents died is that she saw silver—deadly silver, moving inhumanly fast. As much as she wants to remember who killed them, she can’t, and there’s nothing left to do but try to piece her life back together. Then Avery meets the new boy in school—Ben, mysterious and beautiful, with whom she feels a connection like nothing she’s ever experienced. When Ben reveals he’s a werewolf, Avery still trusts him—at first. Then she sees that sometimes his eyes flash inhuman silver. And she learns that she’s not the only one who can’t remember the night her parents died.Part murder mystery, part grief narrative, and part heart-stopping, headlong romance, Low Red Moon is a must-read for teen paranormal fans. As breathless as Twilight and as spooky as Shiver, this is a book to be devoured in one sitting—by an acclaimed YA author making her paranormal debut under the pseudonym Ivy Devlin.

My Thoughts:
This was a nice little surprise for me. I had dismissed this book altogether at first, then I saw it for $5 at a discount bookstore and grabbed it. And I’m so glad I did. It turned out to be really good.

The synopsis says that it is part murder mystery, part grief narrative and part heart-stopping, headlong romance,’ and that’s exactly what it was.

Avery has witnessed the brutal murder of her family, but can’t remember a thing. She is grief-stricken; her parents were everything to her, and I felt her pain.
Then a new boy starts at school, and he is beautiful, and he becomes a light in Avery’s dark world. They realise they are bound, and they can’t stay away from each other. It was kind of insta love – but it worked, I believed their love to be real.
There was no love triangle in this, which was a nice change, (not that I don’t enjoy a good love triangle.) Another thing I loved about this was that I totally thought I had the killer worked out. But I was so wrong, and I loved being wrong because I can usually guess.

Devlin’s writing style was fresh. Her words flowed easily and they were almost lyrical. The book wasn’t overwhelmingly long, either, and I finished it within two sittings, unable to put it down.

This was a beautiful werewolf story that’s a stand out amongst countless others.
If you love werewolves and romance and mystery then this is for you.

4 out of 5 stars.

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