Google+ Reading Teen: Book Review: The Crescent by Jordan Deen

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Book Review: The Crescent by Jordan Deen

Reading level: Young Adult
Paperback: 190 pages
Publisher: Black Rose Writing (January 14, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0982582366
ISBN-13: 978-0982582367
Buy the Book: Amazon
Visit the site: Jordan Deen

Becoming a werewolf is not an option for seventeen-year-old Lacey Quinn, but death can be a strong motivator.

Lacey is so focused on her future, that everyday life has past her by. Counting down the days to her eighteenth birthday, she's almost home free. But when she falls for the mysterious Alex Morris, she lands in the middle of an ancient war between two enemy wolf packs. Tempting dreams, tantalizing lies and a dangerous love triangle ensues, leaving Lacey heartbroken and confused.

Lacey’s fate rests in the hands of Alex and Brandon, but both are pulling her strings for their own agendas. Even as she slips further into the dark world of werewolves, Lacey struggles to find the truth and save the only family she’s ever known. - In honor of June being 'Werewolf-Mania' month a sneak peek of Chapter 1 is posted on the authors website. YAY.  courtesy of  Jordan Deen






My Review
Let's see, did I like this book? Yes, very much so. I thought the storyline was very good. The story centers around Lacey and her love life. (which is my kind of story) There are two - not one - but TWO gorgeous guys trying to win Lacey's affection. Not a bad problem to have if you ask me.

When I'm reading a book I like for the main female character to be strong, independent and knows what she wants in life. Lacey has some trouble in her life with her parents fighting all the time. I felt really sorry for her. So to me, Lacey seemed like she was always missing something, she seemed sad. She definitely needed rescuing. Her character seemed somewhat helpless. But then again... I like when a man comes riding in on a white horse sword drawn ready to swoon. Deep sigh.

It starts out with Lacey meeting Alex. As the author describes him as 6 foot 5 inches tall, sandy brown hair, perfectly cut jaw line and eyes so brown and inset that it didn't look like he had any retinas. That would make any girls heart skip a beat. She falls for Alex hard and fast.
 
Right when she gets comfortable with Alex, Brandon is introduced ---> making for one heck of a love triangle. Goody Goody Gumdrops. With dark brown hair, bangs barely brushing above his eyebrows, perfectly fair skin, almost 6 ft. tall and hazel green eyes... Brandon really gives Alex some great competition. I went back and fourth every time I picked the book up between both leading male characters. So did Lacey.

Sadly, The Crescent fell a little flat in some areas, like the setting. I really like a lot of description when reading. It helps me picture things in my head. A good description helps my dreams to be more accurate too. ( YES, I tend to always dream about the book I am reading at the time. Weird, I know ) Things like the way the house looks or what kind of school is in the story. Also, the supporting characters like Jillian, her best friend-for-life and her parents, could have used a little more substance to round out the story line making it just a bit deeper.

All-n-all, I enjoyed this book very much. Seriously - I was making risotto while reading in the kitchen. Standing there constantly stirring with one hand, holding the book in the other hand, while adding more broth every five seconds. ( I'm really talented that way ) This book really left me wanting more werewolf goodness. The action scene near the end will have you white knuckled and breathing very heavy. I just recently found out there will be a sequel. I will definitely want to read what happens to Lacey and her two beautifully crafted husky macho boyfriends.


Well deserved, I freaking read it back-to-back!

Sexual - Extreme
Profanity - Heavy
Violence - Heavy 
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7 comments:

  1. I love your review! It makes me want to read it! And you know I don't mind the lack of details!!

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  2. OMG this book is AWESOME! Glad you liked it too :)

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  3. Awesome!Thanks for sharing and already put it on my TBR list.

    p/s:Wow..You ARE talented ;p

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  4. Hi Amy! Thank you so much for the awesome review! I promise I'm striving to make 'Half Moon' even more awesome with much more wolfy-goodness included! :)

    Happy Werewolf June!

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  5. @Lynsey @Darlyn @Andye @Jordan I really enjoyed reading your comments and can't wait to review the sequel Half Moon. Yes, go read now if you haven't! And Jordan thanks for the opportunity.

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  6. Great review. I'll have to look for it at the library.

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  7. I liked your review, it made the book sound real nice! I wish my problems were choosing between two gorgeous wolves... *here dreaming*

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