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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Review: Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber

Released: December 28, 2010
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
Rated: YA

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.

Psychic predictions, generations-old secrets, a town divided, and the possibility of falling in love with a hot and heroic werewolf are the perfect formula for what happens . . . once in a full moon.

What I thought:

In a genre full of werewolves, I really loved how this was a little different. This was based more on the older tales of werewolves. Mixture of man and beast, who walked on two legs. The Wolfman. It was a nice change from the rest.

I had waited a bit before reading this after it came out, to let a little of what I'd heard die down. I liked it, I did. But it wasn't anything I felt was amazing. I'm not sure if this leads into a series or not, but I liked the story.

We get a little bit of a Romeo and Juliet feel in it and I thought it was well done. Celeste is very open minded, helpful and just wants to reach out to others. Even if they are from the wrong side of town. Her friends don't support her whatsoever in this and it made the novel a bit frustrating, not in the sense I didn't like it, but in the sense I really started to pull for Celeste. While her friends wanted nothing more than for her to date Nash, a complete self absorbed jerk, I was glad that she had found that something that made her come alive.

My Rating:


abeautifulmadness said...

I was curious about this book, but I heard so many mixed review. I'll check it out, but I won't put it on the top of my TBR pile

The Lovely Getaway said...

i'm not going to lie, your review is probably the first good review i read for Once in a full moon... and you know what- THANK YOU for sharing! like you i enjoyed reading it BUT i didnt do a review for it.... lets see if i can do justice this coming up weekend!

Aimee said...

Thanks! I think it is definitely worth borrowing from the library.

Thanks! Usually I'm pretty easy to please with books so I rarely hate a book. I can't wait to read your thoughts on this one! I've read a lot of negative reviews not many good ones.

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