Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books (September 14, 2010)
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin
Avery, 17, remembers her parents' broken bodies, the blood–enough to cover her–and a flash of silver; nothing more. She had been living in the woods with her mother and father, and their murders force her to move into town, to the home of a grandmother she barely knows. Enter the new boy in school. Ben lives in the woods, and something about him calls to Avery with a sharp, visceral pull. With his sometimes-silver eyes, Ben is something more than human, something that Avery wants but is not sure she can trust. Readers can feel Avery come alive in her sorrow, confusion, and desires. However, the romance aspect of the story continually threatens to overwhelm the mystery, which is wonderfully written.
Well I have to say, first of all... I absolutely LOVELOVELOVE werewolf books. But, not this one. Low Red Moon was very disappointing.
Avery needs to go to the nurses office during the first day of school after her parents death, because she's sad and frustrated (which is understandable) However, I knew that this is when she would meet Ben. I can't tell you how many books I've read where the main character meets their future love interest alone-at school-in the hallway-at the nurse's station-sitting in the principles office. On and On. And then what happens? The main character (since he/she are so readily available), has the privilege of getting to show the new kid around school... having that first one on one conversation that sparks such fireworks that they fall in love with each other then and there! I'm am so tired of this scenario in books, it's getting really old. I'm seriously not trying to pick on just this book, many are guilty of same scenarios and need new material.
It was somewhat frustrating that Avery was constantly talking about whether or not to trust Ben (wolf-love interest). Very redundant. I felt like Avery's character sounded more like fourteen years old, instead of seventeen years of age. The book mostly centered around Avery, her parents murders and what was going to happen to her home that she grew up in. She did not want to give up her house (again, understandable), I just did not find this type of storyline an interesting read.
This book only has about 250 pages and around page 120... still NOTHING - no action. Ugh. I gotta have some heart thumping action throughout a werewolf book to enjoy it. Waiting for one climax at the very end is not worth the read to me.
3 out of 6
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*A word to the parents this book contains some minor cursing and sexual content. For more info go to Parental Book Reviews.