Monday, 7 February 2011

TEEN: Low Red Moon - Ivy Devlin

Release Date: 07/02/11


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.


For me, this title was a bit of a strange one, firstly you have supernatural elements and when you add emotional aspects alongside a journey of discovery, the reader gets a story that is fantastical as well as draining. It has touches of magic, it has a love story but most of all its based around solving a mystery that happens prior to the books opening. Definitely a title that was adventurous and one that took us on one hell of a journey which at the end of the day is what each book needs to do for the reader. Personally I’d recommend this one for teens as some of the themes are quite graphic.

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