Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Once In a Full Moon
Once in a Full Moon
by Ellen Schreiber
Beware of a kiss under the full moon. It will change your life forever.
Celeste Parker is used to hearing scary stories about werewolves—Legend's Run is famous for them. She's used to everything in the small town until Brandon Maddox moves to Legend's Run and Celeste finds herself immediately drawn to the handsome new student. But when, after an unnerving visit with a psychic, she encounters a pack of wolves and gorgeous, enigmatic Brandon, she must discover whether his transformation is more than legend or just a trick of the shadows in the moonlight.
Her best friends may never forgive her if she gives up her perfect boyfriend, Nash, for Brandon, who's from the wrong side of town. But she can't deny her attraction or the strong pull he has on her. Brandon may be Celeste's hero, or he may be the most dangerous creature she could encounter in the woods of Legend's Run. (description from Amazon.com)
Having read the first few books in Ellen Schreiber's Vampire Kisses series, I knew that her audience skews a little younger. That being said, I thought that this werewolf book would be perfect to hand to a tween reader that wants to venture into the paranormal, but can't quite handle something like Andrea Cremer's Nightshade.
The characters were likeable, if somewhat tepid. The plot was interesting, though imminently predictable. It was an okay book, but nothing spectacular. For an eleven year old, though, it could be just the right thing.
Full disclosure: ARC received as a gift, e-ARC from Netgalley