Monday, December 31, 2012
Once in a Full Moon by Ellen Schreiber
292 pages, YA Paranormal--Werewolves
Full Moon #1
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.
My 2 cents
I've always liked reading Ellen Schreiber's books. They are light, easy fun reading. This is a new series from her, but instead of vampires, its about werewolves. Or, more specifically, about a girl falling in love with a werewolf!
Overall, I liked the story. Other than Celeste and Brandon, though, the characters were pretty flat. I couldn't figure out why Celeste was even friends with her 2 best friends. I got the reason she was dating Nash, to keep the peace in the group, but I couldn't understand why she cared so much about what Abby and Ivy thought. She tried to tell them what was going on with her many of times, but they just brushed her comments under the rug and basically ignored her. Not very good friends!
The paranormal and suspense element is really well done in this story. I really felt the romance side of things, too. It was an enjoyable read, if you are looking for something a bit lighter in paranormal! 3.5 stars!