Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Review - LOW RED MOON

Low Red Moon - Ivy Devlin
Genre: YA Paranormal
# of pages: 196 (ARC)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Recommended for: HS & beyond!
My Thoughts
This was a very fast read for me - I read it in just a few hours. The story intrigued me from page one and had me hooked until the very last page. Definitely an enjoyable reading experience in terms of action and excitement!
- Characterization was actually pretty good. There were times, though, when the MC (Avery) and the love interest (Ben) seemed to show emotions prematurely or a little too quickly, but I guess that's fair and understandable if you've got a plot that needs to keep moving. It just made it a little hard to get a feel for the characters because a lot of times, their emotions didn't really make a lot of sense.
One cool thing about Low Red Moon was that I read it with no idea what to expect, so I was able to keep a pretty open mind. I thought the story would be in-your-face WEREWOLVES! And while those creatures are part of the story, it's...it's just done in a very artful, subtle way. Props to the author for really maintaining suspense throughout.
- As much as I liked Low Red Moon, at times it was a little on the confusing side. At times I felt really unsure of what was supposed to be happening and how prior events were connected. In my opinion, the book could have been longer.
- The ending, for me, could have been better. I guess the ending twist wasn't "twisty" enough, if that makes sense...

Quick Say: Low Red Moon was a fun, paranormal mystery thrill ride, though the plot itself, while engaging, was a little foggy. However, this book was definitely a pleasure to read. It was EXCITING and OVERALL ENJOYABLE, and so I would recommend it!
Content: nothing mature teens couldn't handle: characters make out a lot. Just FYI :)

Final Grade:

Check out other reviews of Low Red Moon by:
The Fiction Enthusiast
Mindful Musings
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8 shout-outs!:

Melissa said...

Great review, Amelia! I've heard a lot of mixed reviews on this one, mostly saying it was light on the background and too heavy on the romance. I'm glad to see you think the romance was just fine! :)

Bella said...

I've been eyeing this one out, but haven't actually heard too much about it from other bloggers, so I wasn't really sure whether to give it a try ... you make it sound quite interesting, though! :) I'm all for books that are heavy on the romance, hehe ... and Shiver is one of my favourites, so if Low Red Moon is similar, this is going to be right up my alley.

brandileigh2003 said...

I haven't thought of the little red riding hood comparison- good thought.

It was a quick read with a few problems but overall I liked it.

Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Awesome review :) I love your quick say :)

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Katie said...

Great review!!! Very honest! I'm really on the fence on whether or not I'm going to read it.

Dazzling Mage said...

Great review! And yeah, I wouldn't have liked the "quick-love" thing between characters, especially if one of them is needlessly mean.

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