Sunday, January 9, 2011

Once in a Full Moon

Author: Ellen Schreiber
Publisher: HarperCollins
Released: January 1, 2011
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Celeste Parker lives in a town where Eastsiders and Westsiders don't mix. But when mysterious Brandon Maddox moves into the wrong side of town, Celeste is intrigued by him and attracted to him. When he saves her from wolves and is bitten in the process, Celeste feels obligated to him. And when she witnesses him turn into a werewolf, she wants to help him and will do anything to cure him, because she loves him.

The reason I picked this book is because I've read Ellen Schreiber before and I loved Vampire Kisses. But I was really disappointed with Once in a Full Moon. Everything was just so unnatural and didn't flow at all. The plot points seemed to be just that - points, not a smooth flow of a plot. The characters are also like that, and the dialogue was unnatural as well. At one point, the class is talking and laughing, and they are "glaring" at Brandon. The two - laughing and glaring - just don't fit together. The whole book was like that. I just couldn't get into it because because nothing seemed real. Very disappointing from an author I like.

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